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Verb Card Relay
This is a good five-minute filler activity.
Elementary
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Workplace Dangers
To revise vocabulary around jobs and occupations. To encourage students to discuss work related dangers such as eye strain, pollution, stress, etc.
Pre-Intermediate
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Zip Zap Zop
This is a good warmer for the first day of class because it encourages students to learn each other's names.
Elementary
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Story telling - simple present
Spoken and written fluency. Use of present simple tense for narration of a story. Note taking. Extended sentence structure.
Pre-Intermediate
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Stereotypes
This warmer encourages spoken fluency by describing people.
Pre-Intermediate
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Spoken Fluency 2
Do you ever have trouble getting the class "going" on a Monday morning? Instead of talking about the weekend try this warmer.
Pre-Intermediate
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Spoken Fluency
A warmer to encourage spoken fluency using significant dates.
Pre-Intermediate
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Sketch Your Weekend
An exercise to encourage spoken fluency when describing past events using the simple past tense.
Elementary
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Simon Says
A time honoured classic to review vocabulary for parts of the body, to review motion verbs that are used with parts of the body and to practice listening to instructions.
Elementary to Pre-Intermediate
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Shoes
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 for the next part of class.
Pre-Intermediate
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Revising Irregular Verbs
A fun, noisy way to revise irregular verb forms and their pronunciation.
Elementary
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Running Dictation
This warmer can be used to practice reading, writing, speaking and listening. It can be used with any text appropriate for your class. Included below is a text that fits with the Intermediate Instant Lesson™ called Brain Food. It is a recipe for chocolate fudge.
Pre-Intermediate
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Questionnaire Sheet
To practice question formation and asking for and giving personal information.
Pre-Intermediate
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Question Mixer
This is a multilevel mixer - good for varied levels within one class, or for mixers with different level classes.
Elementary
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Guessing Game
This warmer which practices asking questions such as : "Is it a ....?". It is best used with a small class and is sent with "hearty greetings from Ukraine"!
Elementary
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Proverb Puzzle
Use this warmer to join parts of sentences together to form complete sentences. To practise giving explanations (in this case: explaining the meaning of proverbs using concrete examples.
Pre-Intermediate
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Pronunciation - Word Stress
This is a fun and quite noisy activity. As all students are trying to get their information across at once, they are forced to speak loudly, clearly and to use sentence stress.
Pre-Intermediate
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Problem Solving
Here's a great warmer that can be used in a class of differing nationalities.
Pre-Intermediate
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Prefixes
A good activity to revise prefixes and practice word building.
Pre-Intermediate
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Please sign here
This ice breaker activity is good for putting students in a new class in a relaxed mood.
Elementary
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Password
This idea comes from a popular game show in the USA. Students love the team aspect of this game. Also, because students aren't allowed to spell words or speak in their L1, they are forced to pronounce words very clearly for their teammates.
Pre-Intermediate
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Packaged Deal
This is a good activity for reminding students how things are packaged.
Pre-Intermediate
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Number Toss
A handy wee warmer to practice numbers from 0 to 10 with elementary classes.
Elementary
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Missing Vowels
This warmer is a popular activity with students and is good for getting them focussed at the start of a class.
Pre-Intermediate
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Idioms
The aim of this warmer is for students to guess the meaning of an idiom from the surrounding context.
Upper-Intermediate
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Make a Choice
This is a warmer to encourage fluency, give practice in expressing opinions, and introduce students to a new topic.
Intermediate
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Looking after a Business Visitor
A warmer that introduces cultural awareness and uses role plays.
Intermediate
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Look, Listen, Taste and Smell
A useful warmer to use before doing creative writing.
Pre-Intermediate
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Lexical Sets
A warmer to revise and extend vocabulary using a wordnet.
Pre-Intermediate
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Last Saturday
This warmer is a good one to use in the first lesson of the week.
Pre-Intermediate
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Jobs
Students practise talking about likes and dislikes in this warmer.
Pre-Intermediate
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It-Was-The-Way-You-Said-It
A fun dictation exercise that can be used in the last few minutes of class, when you do not have time to start anything new, or as a change-of-pace activity. You can make it as long or short as you like.
Intermediate
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Important People - Talking about Past Events
This exercise is designed to encourage students to describe a past event and a person that is important in their lives.
Pre-Intermediate
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Ice Breaker
You need big colourful pictures to do this warmer and it is a good activity to use when a group is relatively new and still learning about each other.
Pre-Intermediate
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I Spy
This warmer is a good way to review classroom vocabulary.
Elementary
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Hot Air Balloon
To encourage spoken fluency using persuasive speech, the students have to decide which famous person will jump!
Intermediate
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A Child's View
Movie star Jamie Lee Curtis believes children will be a focus in her life when she quits acting and everyone should see the world from a small child's point of view. (Fame, doing worthwhile things, sentences, making notes.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Giving Instructions
A warmer to train beginner students how to give and follow instructions in English.
Elementary
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Getting To Know Your Classmates
This warmer turns a "Find someone who ..." into an exercise where students change commands into questions and ask those questions to other students.
Pre-Intermediate
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Getting To Know Each Other
I use this warmer at the beginning of a new class as an ice-breaker. It can give you a good idea of the strengths and weaknesses of your new students in just a very short time.
Elementary
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Geography Spelling Contest
A fun wee exercise for recalling previously learnt spellings of place names.
Pre-Intermediate
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Following Instructions
This week's warmer is one of the simplest. It works well at the start of a lesson or during class to break up the routine, change pace and increase attention and heart rate.
Elementary
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Fantasy Vacation
A warmer to encourage spoken and written fluency. This exercise practices using 'would like to...' to speak about a hypothetical future. Also it gives practice in the use of the simple past to describe a holiday.
Pre-Intermediate
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Famous Persons Game
A warmer from Thailand to revise yes/no questions and to practice deductive reasoning.
Elementary
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Famous People
This is a fun activity to practise deductive reasoning. It also encourages fluency in the use of yes/no questions and answers.
Pre-Intermediate
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Extended Conversation Building
This is a warmer which encourages fluency in English conversation. It also gives students practice in producing longer responses.
Intermediate
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Describing Clothes
This can be used to encourage fluency in describing clothing and colors and/or as an introduction to a lesson on descriptions.
Pre-Intermediate
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Email Memory Game
You can use this game to review a wide variety of vocabulary sets. The vocabulary in this warmer can be used in conjunction with the instant lessons: "No" to email, Worker Privacy and Tech workers in the U.S.
Intermediate
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Discussion Wheel
A warmer to practice agreeing and disagreeing.
Intermediate
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Crazy Sentences / Dialogues
My name is Ana Fausta and I am from Brazil. I have a warmer that I would like to share with other English-To-Go teachers. Teenagers love mischief and so do my older students. It is great fun and they gloat on it.
Pre-Intermediate
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