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Warmers & Games

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Warmers and Games


Belowisalistofwarmer/cooler/filler/gameactivitiesinnoparticularorder. Aimsofwarmersandgames: tointroduceatheme torelaxstudentsafterahardday'swork towakestudentsupafterahardnight towaitforlatearrivals toprovideabreakinthelesson toprovidehumour toprovideoralfluencypractice tofinishthelessononalightnote 1. Persuasion Persuadeeachotherthattheirfavouritecolour,animal,film,etc.ismoreimportant,better, etc. 2. Spotthedifference 2picturesthesamebutwithafewdifferences.Withoutlookingateachother's,describeand findthedifferences. 3. Wordassociation Goroundtheclass,eachstudentgivingadifferentwordconnectedwiththepreviousone given. 4. Worddisassociation Sameaspreviousideabutwithnoconnectionbetweenthewordscanbetricky.Students challengeeachother. 5. Invisiblewriting Writemessageonpartner'sbackwithfinger.Studentsneedtoguess,canpractisevocabulary. 6. Collocations Sortoutwhichareright/wronge.g.highperson,tallbuilding,HappyBirthday. 7. Cutupstoryorconversationputinorder. 8. Matchheadlinesandarticles. 9. Findconnectionsbetweenwordse.g.television,lakeandpen. 10. Callmybluff Givethreedefinitionsofaword&guesswhichisright.
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11. Brainstormallwordsconnectedwitharea 12. 20questions Saywhetheritisananimal,vegetableormineral&Ssguesswhatitisinonlytwentyquestions. 13. What'smyline Guessthejob&canonlyanswerYesorNo. 14. Traincompartment Eachstudenthassentence.Mustuseitnaturallyinconversationwithoutothersnoticing. Winneristheonewhogetstheirsentenceinfirstandifyouincorrectlyguessyoulose! 15. Weekend 5wordsfromeachstudenttodescribetheirweekend.Adifferentstudenttellsclasswhat otherdid.Originalstudentverifies. 16. Pictionary Interpretationofpictures,doodles. 17. Mimewhattheyhadfordinnerlastnight. 18. Moaning Mimeacomplaint,asaguest,inahotel('HotelReceptionist').Restoftheclassarethe receptionist.e.g.Thesheetsaredirtyandyou'vefoundfourcockroaches. 19. What'sthesituation Studentsdiscusswheretheymighthearthesentencee.g.'Apint,please.' 20. Brainstorm ...allwordsthatmelt,aregreen,etc.... 21. Grouping Putwordsintolexicalgroups. 22. Oddmanout Givegroupofwordsanddecidewhichisdifferente.g.hat,tie,bus,trousers. 23. Famouspersonalityparty Studentshavenamesonbacksandbytalkingwithothersguesswhotheyare. 24. Differentuses Studentsthinkofasmanydifferentusesfordifferentobjectse.g.abrick.

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25. Charades Mimeafilm,bookorplaywithatimelimit&teamsguess. 26. Vocabrevision Testeachotheronvocabularyfrompreviousclass/week.Couldmimethem. 27. Guessthewordwithyes/noquestions. 28. Picturedictation Onedescribesapicture&theotherdraws. 29. Desertisland 5thingsyouwouldtake,goodforpractising2ndconditional 30. Mimeanidiom e.g.'topullsomebody'sleg' 31. Clothestouch Studentswalkroundroomandhavetotouchsomebodyelse'sclothingwhentold,e.g.Toucha whiteshoe. 32. Anagrams 33. Functions Matchsentencewithfunctionaldescription. 34. Exercises Ifthey'reinneedofliveningup.Studentsfollowinstructions.e.g.Touchyourtoes.Runonthe spot. 35. Blindmendirections Onestudentwitheyesclosedfollowsdirectionsofotherstudent. 36. Mimestory Theteacher/astudenttellsastory.Classmimesitwalkingaroundthestorytellerinacircle. 37. Describingtheobject 'A'istaken,witheyesshut,toobject'B'putsAshandonitandAhastodescribeitandgiveita name. 38. Whichpicture? 'A'hasafewpicturesand'B'hasone.BdescribesitandAidentifieswhichoneitisofhis pictures.

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39. Jumbledsentences Mixuporderofwordsinasentence.Studentsunravelandputincorrectorder. 40. Guessthetown,city,country Onestudentdescribesandtheothersguess. 41. Americanwords StudentsmatchupBritishEnglishandAmericanEnglishwords. 42. Prefix/suffixbrainstorming Giveonlytheprefixorsuffixe.g.dis_________,_________nessandstudentsthinkofall wordsthatcouldfit. 43. Spottingtheconnectionbetweenwords (couldbedictatedandstudentsshoutoutwhentheythinkoftheconnection),e.g.Sun,star, mirror,Telegraph 44. Picturecompositioncutup Eachstudenthasonepicture.Withoutshowingeachother,discusspicturesandputinorder. 45. Prepositionsoftime Matchtimeswithprepositionse.g.at6o'clockonSaturday. 46. Memory Lookatpicturefor45seconds.Turnoveranddescribe. 47. Quotesfromfamouspeople Matchquotesandnames. 48. Deduction Studentsworkoutwhatpictureis,e.g.theMexicanonabicycle. 49. Lies Onestudenttellsrest/partneraboutselfbutlies3times.Attheendotherssaywhatlieswere. 50. Survivalgames e.g.TheNASAgame.Studentshavelistofthings,choose5thingsthatwillbemostusefulfor survivalonthemoon,inthedesert,etc 51. Writedownasmanythingsasyoucanthinkofwhichare.... (chooseone:round/smallerthanaCD/beautiful/dangerousetc.),2minutesstudents brainstormalone,thenwordsonboard.Usewordstoquizeachother(it'ssomethingyouuse to...)
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