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Pre-Intermediate

Vocabulary Ball Game
A fast moving activity to review vocabulary and to practise agreeing and disagreeing.
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Write About Yourself
This is a good warmer to use once students have got to know each other.
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Talking about past emotion
An active warmer that focuses on building spoken fluency.
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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.
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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.
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Stereotypes
This warmer encourages spoken fluency by describing people.
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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.
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Spoken Fluency
A warmer to encourage spoken fluency using significant dates.
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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.
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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.
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Questionnaire Sheet
To practice question formation and asking for and giving personal information.
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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.
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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.
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Problem Solving
Here's a great warmer that can be used in a class of differing nationalities.
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Prefixes
A good activity to revise prefixes and practice word building.
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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.
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Packaged Deal
This is a good activity for reminding students how things are packaged.
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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.
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Look, Listen, Taste and Smell
A useful warmer to use before doing creative writing.
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Lexical Sets
A warmer to revise and extend vocabulary using a wordnet.
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Last Saturday
This warmer is a good one to use in the first lesson of the week.
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Jobs
Students practise talking about likes and dislikes in this warmer.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Geography Spelling Contest
A fun wee exercise for recalling previously learnt spellings of place names.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Crazy Comparisons
A way to practice making comparative sentences.
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Connect the Sentences
This is an exercise to help students listen and understand the sequence of events in a narrative story.
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Conditional Relay
This is a fun activity for reviewing conditional forms.
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Animals
This activity can be used to revise vocabulary and to create lexical sets. It can be used for many word sets but this particular warmer focuses on the topic 'animals'.
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2nd Conditional
In this warmer students play lotto and discuss "What would you do if you won $5 million?"
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'Going to' - for future intentions
Spending a lot of money is a good way for students to practise talking about future intentions.
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Crossword Chaos
This warmer is a great way to review previously taught vocabulary in a fun way. It uses clues to figure out missing words.
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Fast Food
France's agriculture minister said on Friday he was battling to stop fast food from spreading all over the world. (Fast food, cultural imperialism, adjectives.)
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Strange Stories
Foxes shooting people, dogs shooting people and cows shooting cows. Confused? You won't be after this next lesson from English-to-go. (guns, accidents, articles)
Pre-Intermediate
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Snoring
It has caused sleepless nights, daytime drowsiness and even ruined relationships but thankfully there is help for snorers. (Snoring, sleep, health, conjunctions 'and' & 'but')
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The Right Smell
Not all sniffs are the same. Each nostril interprets smells differently, with most people finding a right-sided sniff more pleasant but a left-sided sniff more accurate. (Smelling, science, senses, 'depend on + if')
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Cool Under Pressure?
An Egyptian kebab shop owner in New Zealand who ignored a robber is now known as the “chillest chip shop operator” and an obedient east German bank robber was arrested after agreeing to leave his identity card behind. Who's cool? (Crime errors, ID cards, quiz, following events, the passive voice)
Pre-Intermediate
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Giving Up
A man who camped alone in the Australian outback for six months after driving off in a fire truck said on Friday he hadn't been looking for enlightenment but was simply trying to give up smoking. Well if it works ..... (smoking, addiction, the Australian desert, linking words)
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Fish and Chimneys
Father Christmas is not alone. Read about this amazing survival story and unusual weather. (Strange stories, birds, fish, revision of verbs in the past simple)
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Choose Your Toy
The first day of the American International Toy Fair in New York was cheerful as manufacturers like Mattel Inc, MEGA Brands Inc and Spin Master try to encourage buyers from around the world. Movies and toys with the latest technology should help sell toys. (Toys, children, technology.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Caught!
There are some dumb criminals out there!! (Crime, writing a story, escapes, past continuous.)
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Drunk Driver
Canadians reacted with "disbelief and outrage" after an Ontario court ruled that a drunk driver's accident was partly her employer's fault and ordered the company to pay her $200,000 in damages. What do you think? (Business, employer responsibility, crime, driving, modals in the past - 'should have')
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Old Games Or Dangerous Games
An increasing number of Indonesians are taking a stand against digital games like Pokemon Go. They are encouraging children to play traditional toys like wooden spinning tops and bamboo pinwheels. Parents in the US who are part of a growing trend of people turning to 'tabletop games' as a social alternative to screen time.
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By Another Name
A new image for prunes after a $10 million makeover changing their name to "dried plums". (sales, marketing, food, adjectives, comparatives)
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Bug-Buster
Forget the fly swatter, a new trap has been launched in Singapore that lures biting insects to their doom by fooling them into thinking they are heading for a juicy human. (New invention, insects and pests, prefixes.)
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