MEET ‘N’ GREET MINGLE BINGO  (adaptable) Ice Breaker for the New Year/ Genetics Unit/ ESL Speaking

MEET ‘N’ GREET MINGLE BINGO (adaptable) Ice Breaker for the New Year/ Genetics Unit/ ESL Speaking

This ‘Mingle Bingo’ is a great ice- breaker for the start of the year. There are 25 spots on the card, each describing a physical attribute (such as green eyes), a capability (such as being able to lick your elbow!) or something specific about family and home (such as having a dog, or having two sisters). Students embark on a scavenger hunt to find someone in the class who fits that descripton. There are two slightly different Bingo cards (although they do have some of the same points on them) which could be used together with everyone randomly handed on or the other, or choose which you prefer according to what you know about characteristics within your class. The idea is that everyone mingles and asks specific each other questions. When students find someone who “ticks” one of the boxes on their sheet, that person writes their name down in the space provided. Each person can only be used once, so students have to use a little bit of tactical thinking about whose name to place where! For smaller classes adjust the game by giving students a certain number of boxes to fill in, or ask them to complete a row or two. The activity would also be great for use in a module on **Genetics **as many of the Bingo boxes ask about characteristics which are dominant and recessive genes The cards could also be used in an English as Second Language class in an activity about describing people.
underthedesk
ESL SPEAKING LESSON HABITS

ESL SPEAKING LESSON HABITS

ESL speaking lessons are topic based lessons. Each lesson comes with a wide range of activities to ensure sound development of fluency and accuracy of students. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Activities are easy to implement. They don’t require any extra preparation, just print and go to teach. ESL Speaking Lessons aim to meet CEFR B1/B2 level speaking goals. Therefore, lessons go well with students at these levels. This particular lesson includes following activities: list of habits to discuss discussion questions -how to stop a bad habit writing find someone who dialog completion
wordcraft
ESL Conversation: "Are you busy?" - Free ESL Resource!

ESL Conversation: "Are you busy?" - Free ESL Resource!

Great and easy conversation starter! I use it with elementary/pre-intermediate students mostly, though of course through follow up questions it can be used with higher level students as well :) I’ve found it’s also a good idea to give one of these to each small group and have the students share their answers and personal experiences :) Included: 1 jpg/A4 pdf file. If you enjoy this free resource, please help me with a nice review :)
planwitheve
All the pieces of me

All the pieces of me

A great getting to know you activity that I like to use at the start of term or with new groups of pupils. It could also be used as a character study for a novel or story.
invisible84
ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
ESL Conversation Activity Bundle 2

ESL Conversation Activity Bundle 2

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Fashion 2) Feelings 3) Food 4) Future 5) Geography 6) Health 7) History 8) Hobbies 9) Homes 10) Humour 11) Internet 12) Inventions 13) Languages 14) Love 15) Media 16) Money Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
Routines & Daily Life- ESL Conversation Activity

Routines & Daily Life- ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: ROUTINES & DAILY LIFE Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
Feelings - ESL Conversation Activity

Feelings - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: FEELINGS Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
Family - ESL Conversation Activity

Family - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: FAMILY Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Childhood  - ESL Conversation Activity

Childhood - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: CHILDHOOD Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
The wonders of water

The wonders of water

Topic- Positive thinking, Neuroscience Aim- to practise reading, listening and speaking skills; to discuss the effects of positive thinking Level-B2 Age group- Older teengers/adults Time - 60 min
InspirationalEnglish
Jobs - Vocabulary - Free Multiple Choice - Fillable PDF!

Jobs - Vocabulary - Free Multiple Choice - Fillable PDF!

Ideal for ESL students at an intermediate level or higher. PDF contains a MC exercise than can be complete digitally, and instruction for discussing meaning of similar nouns related to the topic of Jobs. Please leave a review if you download and enjoy using this resource :)
planwitheve
SPaG Bumper Bundle!

SPaG Bumper Bundle!

A series of five ready-to-use, editable worksheets and two lessons covering the following SPaG topics: Punctuation Modal verbs Prepositions (x 2) Conjunctions (x 3)
MissDFacey
Diving into something new

Diving into something new

Topic- Stepping out of your comfort zone, trying new things Aim- to practise listening, reading and speaking skills, to talk about trying new things Level - B2+ Age group- teengers/adults Time - 60 min
InspirationalEnglish
Idiolect

Idiolect

Idiolect. In essay style and very relaxed. Activity set at Wakefield College
lcork99
Lesson Starters

Lesson Starters

Twenty plus lesson starters that could be used in any secondary school age range and in any subject.
ahamid
Vegetarianism Persuasive Argument

Vegetarianism Persuasive Argument

Powerpoint Presentation on the benefits of being vegetarian. This thorough account is a good way to show the class persuasive arguing/create debate and discussion, etc.
BHOY01
Dilemma and Problem Cards - PSD/ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Tutorial

Dilemma and Problem Cards - PSD/ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Tutorial

A set of 18 dilemmas and problems aimed at teenage learners, perfect for the Dealing with Problems in Everyday Life unit of Personal and Social Development, use for teaching giving advice in ESOL and generally tackling problems in tutorial type lessons. These cards can be given to small groups or pairs of learners where they can discuss what they would do, what advice they would give and how simple or complex the problems are. Designed using a clear font and simple language, these cards are easy to print and use straight away. If you would like to see more of my resources, why not check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
islaflood
Completing forms English as Second Language

Completing forms English as Second Language

This English as a Second Language worksheet looks at how we fill in forms. The aim is fill in various forms, looking at what information is required and what rules we must abide by whilst filling them in. It looks a typical language used in a variety of genres. It covers both reading and writing, but could equally be opened up to small group of whole class discussion. Hope this is useful and your students enjoy it. Thank you for considering my resource.
MissMollyMop
Communication of Personal Information Worksheet

Communication of Personal Information Worksheet

This English as a Second Language worksheet looks at the ability and ways in which we communicate personal details and information. The aim in to complete a diary using reading, writing and speaking techniques. Hope this is useful and your students enjoy it. Thank you for considering my resource.
MissMollyMop
ESL Introduction To Phrasal Verbs

ESL Introduction To Phrasal Verbs

A lesson based on a lot of different phrasal verbs, and the different meanings they can have both literal and non literal. Finishing up with a game that can be done as a whole class or in groups using the worksheet provided.
xiguaenglish
Let me introduce myself

Let me introduce myself

Getting to know you - Speaking prompts with vocabulary bank Whole page with prompts for speaking practice - can be used for either introducing oneself to the whole group or as an interview exercise. This ws can be used as a whole class activity: give students some time to prepare their answers. Then can can individually introduce themselves to the whole class. Alternatively, they can make up all the information and use it for a pair work interview. Thank you for taking the time to download! If you like what see, be sure to come back and rate my product.
Olynj
Ice Breaker Bingo

Ice Breaker Bingo

An ideal ice-breaker!! Excellent bingo for the first class of the year. It will allow students to get to know one another as well as practice asking personal questions to find out about their classmates. It creates a positive group atmosphere! Every time a students asks another classmate a question and gets "yes" for an answer, they can cross out that box. First student to get all boxes crossed out wins the game! Not possible to ask all the questions to the same partner! And then students report to the class what they have learned about their classmates!
Olynj
ESL Passport game - Getting to know you task cards and questionnaire

ESL Passport game - Getting to know you task cards and questionnaire

These task cards can be used to practise 'What is your name?', 'How old are you?' and 'Where are you from?' and the answers to these questions. Either attach them to lanyards or make them into badges. The children can then wear them and then walk around class room and practise their questions and answers to fill out the included questionnaire. Included: 20 different ID task cards, flag flashcards for teaching nationalities and country names and flashcards with key questions.
Rushtini
Fun Personality Test/Quiz for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners!

Fun Personality Test/Quiz for KS2/KS3/ESL/EAL Learners!

This is a fun personality test that learners can use as a fun way for the teacher to get to know learners better, and learners to learn about themselves. The learners write answers to each question on their worksheet and the teacher can go through the slides 1 by 1 to reveal the true meaning of each of the answers. This has been a huge hit with younger and older learners and take approximately 30/40 minutes to complete if done properly.
teachsureenglish
Know your students WORKSHEET

Know your students WORKSHEET

A worksheet with 15 questions for your students so you can get to know them better. It’ s good practice to let your students know that you are interested in them as a person and not only as a learner. Ideal for the first day(s) of school when you still don’ t know each other well enough. Also suitable for revision of how we give personal information in English. * After the students have answered the questions you can collect their worksheets and spend some time reading the answers or asking them to guess who answered what, if they already know each other and it’ s you, the teacher, who is new in class. Why not answer the questions on the worksheet yourself and take part in the guessing game! Or you could get the students to ask you the questions as an oral follow-up activity to see how many they can remember. They love asking the teacher personal questions!
nan_dia
Introducing Yourself

Introducing Yourself

This ws can be used with your students for the first time you meet them in the classroom. It will help your beginner students to interact with other people. The introduction can include details such as: where you are from, where you work, the job you have, your hobbies and much more.
natalia_porokhnyak
144 ESL IELTS Discussion Questions

144 ESL IELTS Discussion Questions

A great way to open up ESL students to discuss a range of questions, they can choose from 8 different types of questions, before being presented with 24 numbers. Then they randomly select a question. It is a great way to have students practice questions, that they might well encounter in part one of an IELTS exam. Also it is a good way to open up the class for discussions on issues that they should be comfortable with.
xiguaenglish
Proud

Proud

Topic: Feeling good about myself Aims: To encourage creativity. To show learners that they should be proud of themselves. To practise Present Perfect tense Age group: teenagers, adults Level: B1 Time: 60 min
InspirationalEnglish
Conversation Cards

Conversation Cards

This is a set of cards with questions for conversation. You can create many activities using them or simply have students answer the questions in each card.
Olynj