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Transcript of Ice Breakers
Conversation in pairs
Dynamics in groups
Music in the classroom
The name dynamic
The triangle dynamic
The tissue paper activity
The use of this strategies allows the student to explore his/her creativity.
It really helps in getting the student involved in the activity at hand.
As a teacher you need to remember to encourage everybody´s participation.
Conversation in pairs and groups
Advantages and disadvantages
With conversations in pairs:
You have to supervise that they are really practicing the task at hand.
On the other hand if you create the right environment they can be really effective and fun.
With the dynamics in groups:
You have more control of the conversation and more inference so that you can create more participation. However some students may get intimidated when they have to produce a sentence on the spot.
One advantage here is that you can identify the students that haven´t quite get the grammar point and reinforce it.
One disadvantage is that not everybody gets to participate
Advantages of this dynamics:
They are easy to follow and create a good easygoing environment.
Students get to know each other.
You get to know a lot from your students in a single dynamic
Disadvantages of this dynamics:
Students might not have the basic level of English required.
Students might feel intimidated if an easy going environment is not created
Get to know each other
dynamic( questions about
name, and others)
Guess the personality
(simple present vs
Questions about a topic
(questions with when,
what, how often , why,
what for applied to ...
Have you ever… the bottle game (present perfect)
Comparatives and superlatives
Simple past and
chairs (small talk)
Questions and moving around
My summer vacation
My weekend with friends
Issues that are important for the students
Preparation for debates:
Competitions are an excellent way to get students involved and really participating.
The idea is for them to use English the whole time in order to get points and not to use Spanish at all
Moving face and body
Encourage students to
practice of watching videos
in English regularly.
Have them listen to English
music every once in a while.
Remember that listening is
also very important and this
practices will help them greatly.
with EFL/ESL students
around the world.
Up to 10 students for
Art student working as a waitress. She/he really needs the tips so he/she will please the costumer explaining the staple foods served in the restaurant.
Picky eater. He/she does not like most of the food in the restaurant and want to speak with the manager