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Get students out of their seats and interacting with one another using one of Busy Teacher’s 408 mingling activity worksheets. They are free and a great way to increase student speaking time. This mingling worksheet, for example, focuses on talking about time and routines. It includes some key target vocabulary for beginners and could easily be used as a warm-up, practice, or review activity. If your class is studying a different topic, you can simply search for a worksheet that is more appropriate for your students.
Mingling activities are important because they increase the amount of time individual students have to practice speaking while building their self confidence. Often students are too shy to speak in front of the entire class but since the whole classroom is buzzing with voices during these types of exercises, students are more willing to express themselves.

Most mingling exercises should be fast-paced so keep them short.

Students must then work hard to complete their objective within the time limit and will be less easily distracted. Mingling activities are difficult to monitor so be sure that students have plenty of practice using the target structures and vocabulary before starting.

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Aviation Sentences

Aviation Sentences

Maiara
•Mingling Activities, ,
In this exercise, the sentences are scrambled and the students must put the words in the correct order. You can use it as a simple exercise or you can turn it into a game with the winner being th ...
2 Views 4,843 All
Icebreaker - Let's Get to Know Each Other

Icebreaker - Let's Get to Know Each Other

BusyTeacher Contributor
•, Mingling Activities
This is a list of questions and examples of answers that you can use as an icebreaker with your new students, it can be also helpful to teach new vocabulary and expressions! Suitable for elementar ...
2 Views 17,544 BegElemPre-Int
Relative Clause-Matching Sentences Activity

Relative Clause-Matching Sentences Activity

A.E
Whole class activity. Cut,mix the sentences and give them to students.The students will stand-up and mingle trying to match the sentences in a meaningful way and also they will guess the correct r ...
3 Views 7,198 ElemPre-Int
Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Karina
A power point presentation to review units 1,2 and 3 of the book Touchstone 2, a Jeopardy game to play. Divide the class in 2 teams and start asking the questions. There are 5 categories: units 1, ...
5 Views 5,694 Int
Expressions Related to Transport

Expressions Related to Transport

Awder
•, , Mingling Activities
This worksheet contains some very useful expressions related to transport and present perfect practice. It is recommended for elementary to intermediate students. The students have a look at the s ...
8 Views 13,033 ElemPre-IntInt
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I'm a Star

I'm a Star

Victoria
•, , Mingling Activities
Students have to imaigne they are their favourite famous person and write about him/her. After completing the worksheet students have to introduce themselves as if they were that person. As a spea ...
5 Views 11,122 Elem
Beauty and Physical Appearance

Beauty and Physical Appearance

•, Mingling Activities
This ppt is designed for speaking classes. It includes different questions about beauty and physical appearance. It is designed for intermediate and upper levels. Hope it helps!
13 Views 18,581 IntAdv
C1/C2 Conversation - $1 Could Soon Be Worth ˆ1

C1/C2 Conversation - $1 Could Soon Be Worth ˆ1

Dale Kirkwood
A nice worksheet for advanced students. I couldn't ever find anything challenging enough for C1/C2 students who wanted to learn some complicated words and have a good read. I think this would make ...
10 Views 12,329 AdvExam
Talking about the Future PPT

Talking about the Future PPT

marjan van dijk
Ice breaker to get students to talk about the conditionals. Takes 20 to 30 minutes but can be stretched. Skills: speaking, listening and argumentation. Students are asked to present arguments ...
10 Views 12,642 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Inventions

Movie Worksheet: Inventions

Marianna
•, , Mingling Activities,
This is a speaking lesson on inventions. The slides include visual vocabulary for 3 short youtube videos about recent inventions: Solarbox, a stray animal feeding machine and the newest Snapchat S ...
7 Views 14,244 Pre-IntInt
Taboo Speaking Game Basic

Taboo Speaking Game Basic

Ana Karen Jimenez Garcia
•, Mingling Activities
So this is a PPT presentation that I prepared to play Taboo speaking game for basic level students. What I do is that I put a chair and a student is facing the classroom, so his classmates help hi ...
6 Views 22,115 Elem
ESL Worksheet - Discussion Topic: Pets

ESL Worksheet - Discussion Topic: Pets

•, Mingling Activities
Discussion activities often begin with questions. This discussion topic includes 20 questions about pets and animals. To prepare your students for the discussion topic, some research can be done b ...
7 Views 13,887 Elem
Game, Debates

Game, Debates

Give each students two cards, agree & disagree. Read aloud a controversial statement, and have each students hold up his/her paper stating whether they agree or disagree. Choose one student f ...
17 Views 33,265 Pre-IntIntAdv
The Brainstorming Game

The Brainstorming Game

Flavia
• » Mingling Activities
An engaging ice breaker that can be used with all age groups and levels. Students have to choose a card and brainstorm words connected to that topic. The topics include: sports played with a ball, ...
9 Views 25,072 Pre-IntInt
Question War

Question War

BusyTeacher Contributor
A question-based, competitive activity where students can't say anything that is not a question. They will be able to practice the structure of a question, their creativity, and their fast-thinkin ...
7 Views 13,890 Pre-Int
Curious

Curious

BusyTeacher Contributor
•, Mingling Activities
This is a question-based activity where a student will pick up a card and talk about it with his/her classmates having the opportunity to develop a conversation and be creative. This document cont ...
5 Views 14,667 Pre-Int
Impromptu Speaking in the Classroom: What Would You Do?

Impromptu Speaking in the Classroom: What Would You Do?

ROBERTA VUADEN
Students will be able to develop fluent communication strategies, improve speaking skills, discuss and expose their opinions about controversial issues. Each student will raffle a card that c ...
7 Views 16,626 IntAdv
Functional Language for Speaking

Functional Language for Speaking

Tasoula KATSIAMI
This is a powerpoint presentation which can be used during a roleplay and communicative activities based on a specific objective. It contains useful expressions and phrases for daily conversation ...
9 Views 20,695 ElemPre-Int
Speaking- Music

Speaking- Music

•, Mingling Activities
This worksheet is appropriate for intermediate students and upper levels. It's suitable for improving students' speaking skills. Just print them out and give one to students. Divide them into ...
9 Views 14,803 All
Food- Speaking Cards

Food- Speaking Cards

•, Mingling Activities
This worksheet is appropriate for intermediate students and upper levels. It's suitable for improving students' speaking skills. Just print them out and give them to students. Divide them int ...
11 Views 18,902 BegElem
Daily Routine

Daily Routine

•, Mingling Activities
This worksheet is appropriate for elementary students. It is useful for talking about students' daily routine activities. Good luck.
7 Views 18,822 BegElem
Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

•, Mingling Activities,
This worksheet is helpful for practicing speaking skills in class and also it's appropriate for practicing present simple. It is based on the book: "Oxford Word Skills"- Basic, unit 48 and 50.&nbs ...
7 Views 14,440 BegElem
Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Cristian Alexander
Students will have to ask their partners: do you like...? They will practice the structure: I like.... I don't like, then they will able to make a short report about the results obtained in the su ...
12 Views 20,614 BegElem
Food, Speaking

Food, Speaking

•, Mingling Activities
This file includes different questions about food. Divide your class into small groups and have them talk. It is designed for pre-intermediate and upper levels. Hope it works!
9 Views 17,831 Pre-IntIntAdv
The Yearling

The Yearling

•Mingling Activities,
This PowerPoint is designed based on the story book, The Yearling/ Penguin Active Reading. It is based on the first chapter of the story book. It includes four parts. First, it contains some gener ...
4 Views 5,635 Pre-Int

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