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Home > Teachers > Weekly Warmers

So ... What's a warmer?

More than 200 short activities designed to stimulate and energize your students. These can be used at the start of the class or as "fillers" or speaking activities.

Submitted by teachers from all around the world and edited for your use, the exercises get classes motivated to learn!

 

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Here's a 'warmer' about shoes that will get students talking to each other in English. After they have finished they will be warmed up to do the next part of the lesson.

SHOES

Where were your shoes made?
How did you get them?
What colour/size/shape are they ?
Was there a special reason for getting them?
Where have you been in those shoes?
Ask your students to look at their shoes and think about their history for a minute in silence, then ask them to take a pen and paper and find a partner.

In pairs the students take it in turns to find out as much as possible about the other person's shoes (you may like to have a time limit of 3 minutes each).

While they listen to each other's answers they can take notes.

At the end of the activity each student takes turns to tell the class one interesting thing they found out about their partner's shoes. It really works!


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