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This game allows students to learn some facts about each other without making anybody feel uncomfortable. Ask them to try to remember as much about their partner as possible. It is my students’ job to discover which one is not true.
I have also noticed how this game makes people more eager to share fun facts about themselves, and not just the basics (family, job, pets). It should look something like this: Put your name in the middle. After they had finished, elicit at least one piece of information about each student. They should ask me questions trying to catch me lying.
#1 Icebreaker: Concentric circles conversations This icebreaker works a little bit like a speed-dating session, requires very little preparation from the teacher and ensures a lot of one-to-one talking time for each student.
It might be adapted for each level and group size, although it usually works best with bigger groups (at least 6 students).
As a student, I used to hate it when the teachers asked me to tell the group something about myself. They should work in pairs asking and answering questions about each other’s clouds. Here is what my sentences usually look like: They all look pretty plausible, don’t they?
Now, it is time for your students to ask you questions in order to find out what each of the clouds means to you. As every mingling activity, it is best for bigger groups (6 students). At the end of the activity, ask students to provide information about each other: So, who was born in June? I usually try to maintain my poker face and give reasonable answers.
I always play this game together with my students but at the same time I try to keep an ear out for grammar; once again question word order is crucial here. After the quizzing, I give my students a minute to decide among themselves which sentence they think was a lie, and the winner gets some candy (yes, my adult students are absolutely over the moon with some candy on the first day, teenagers slightly harder to please when it comes to the choice of treats…) FYI, #1 is A LIE, I sadly don’t know how to swim.
It allows students to talk about their preferences and get to know each other’s tastes and opinions what leads to exchanging views and finding out more about each other.
It is also great in terms of student talking time and making students more comfortable speaking in front of their peers.