Category Archives: "ESL warmers"

ESL Warmer_ Spin the marker
27 Nov, 2018

ESL Warmer: Spin the marker

Spin the marker  is a speaking activity that is a great way to allow free speaking practice in the class. Sometimes students just want a chance to talk and express themselves in an unstructured way and this activity can be a great way to encourage this type of speaking practice. This activity is best used […]

9 Oct, 2018

ESL Warmer: Nice and Nasty

Nice and nasty is a simple warmer to get students chatting about their preferences. This activity works well as an icebreaker on the first day of class but can also be used as a warmer at the beginning of class. In this activity, the teacher read out a list of different things. The students must listen […]

ESL Speaking Activity_ Picture Profiles
18 Sep, 2018

ESL Speaking Activity: Picture Profiles

Picture Profiles is a simple speaking activity that is a great way to practice describing people’s physical appearance and personality. In this activity, students work in pairs and look at a portrait photo of a person and describe the person’s appearance and build a profile of that person using a number of categories. Activity time: […]

ESL Warmer Class Snap
5 Jun, 2018

ESL Warmer: Class Snap

Class Snap is a no prep warmer that helps students get focused before starting class. In this activity, students close their eyes and collectively have to count to 20. The counting starts with the teacher saying ‘1’ and then another students continues and the class counts one person at a time. If two students say a […]

ESL Warmer: Creative Match
3 May, 2018

ESL Warmer: Creative Match

Creative Match  is a simple warmer or cooler activity that is a simple way to get students thinking and speaking. In this activity, students are shown two random items and they have to guess what connections there are between the two items. Aim: To practice speaking. Level: All levels Learning Objectives: Practice speaking and making […]