Category Archives: "Warmers"

22 Mar, 2018

Five Things That…

Five Things That… is a fun warmer which works great with teens and adults but can also be used with young learners. In this activity students have to write five things that the teacher tells them. For example, the teacher might say “write five things that are yellow.” Then, the students write their list of […]

ESL Vocabulary Circle
7 Jan, 2018

ESL Warmer: Vocabulary Circle

Vocabulary Circle is a simple warmer activity for the beginning of class. This activity is suitable for most ages and all levels. You can start vocabulary circle by first picking a lexical group such as food, animals, jobs, colours etc, or by choosing a part of speech such as noun, verb, adjective or adverbs. If you […]

29 Nov, 2015

ESL Writing Prompts with Pictures

In this activity students practice creative writing. The students/teacher selects who, what, where and when. With this information students create a short story based around the information. Activity Time:  20 mins + (Could be used as a quick warmer alternatively.) Materials required: Paper and pencil for each student. Skills practiced: Writing and speaking Level: 5+ Method: […]

What is it? is a simple warmer for students. In this activity students are shown a portion of an image and they need to guess what the object/image is. This activity is great for practicing modals of possibility and question forming.

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Method:
1. Choose some pictures of objects that are familiar to your students.

2. Show a small proportion of the picture. Get the students to guess what the picture might be.

3. Get students to bring their own pictures.

More ESL Warmers and Coolers
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Enigma (young learners 10+, teens, and adults)

Finish the Quote (Teens and adults)

Brain Breaks (Young learners and teens)

Vocabulary Circle  (Young learners, teens and adults)

How many things… (Young learners and teens)

Boredom Buster (Young learners and teens)

The Story (Young learners and teens)

Creating curiosity in the classroom (Young learners and teens)

5 Ways To Use Music In The ESL Classroom (Young learners and teens)

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12 Nov, 2015

ESL Warmer: What is it?

What is it? is a simple warmer for students. In this activity students are shown a portion of an image and they need to guess what the object/image is. This activity is great for practicing modals of possibility and question forming. Can’t see the video? Click here. Method: 1. Choose some pictures of objects that are familiar […]