First Class Ice Breaker

1 Sep, 2013

First Class Ice Breaker

First Class Ice Breaker is a simple activity to get classes off to the right start. The summer holidays are over and the first class is just around the corner. Although it feels like you have forgotten how to teach, don’t panic! This first post of the new school year has a simple activity to get you through that first class.

First Class ice breaker
Interview cards 
This activity is a great mixer activity to get students talking and getting to know each other.

Activity Time: 15 mins +

Materials required: A copy of the printable. One card per student. View / Download
Skills practiced: speaking, question forming, ice breaker
Level: A2 + Young teens up

1. Review question formation with students. On the board give them basic prompts e.g

Name/What – encourage students to create the proper question. 

2. After students have reviewed and practiced, give each student one of the questionnaires. (Download)
Put students in pairs and get them to ask their partners questions to fill out the questionnaire.

3. After the students have completed the questions get each student to introduce their partner and tell the whole class what they have learned about their partner.


David has been teaching ESL for a number of years across Asia and Europe. He currently lives and works in Seville, Spain where he has been teaching for the past three years. He is currently studying an MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education in TESOL.

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