Teach English Abroad   TEFL Warmers

"A good beginning makes a good ending." The saying is true for the TEFL classroom as well. Use effective warmers to start your interesting TEFL classes and grab students attention.
TEFL Warmers

tefl-warmersIt’s recommended always to begin a lesson with a short but useful and effective English language activity. Pay attention to them:

• Moving Questions – You need for this activity enough number of students and enough space. You may give them a list of questions, which they ask each another by chain or answer in pairs.

• I Am You – students have to imagine of being someone else (it may be another student in the class). Using their imagination and knowledge of this person’s life they answer some questions or finish some statements from the point of that person. The task of the other students is to guess who they are. They may ask questions concerning this persons’ life, family, work or character. Then the person tells the others if the students are right or wrong. This activity may be very funny.

• Explaining Words – students in pairs make a list of 10 words relating a certain topic (it may be family, travelling, school, holidays, food – each group has its own topic), then students change partners and explain the meaning of words to their new partner.

• Confusing Questions – this kind of activity is suitable most for students of higher levels those can understand the directions well. It’s funny to use this activity for students who are late for a lesson. You should prepare for this kind of activity and write down a list of confusing questions on paper. Such questions should demand short answers. The students should stand in a circle. You ask the first student a question, but he does not give an answer. Then you ask the second student another question, but he gives an answer to the first question. Students give answers that do not correspond to the questions and it can be funny. Students should be very attentive and keep in mind the questions asked before.

• General Chit-Chat – it concerns current local events or news. Ask students various questions concerning certain topics and check their attention with a question: “Do you agree?"

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