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Get students out of their seats and interacting with one another using one of Busy Teacher’s 392 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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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 ...
4 Views 3,780 ElemPre-Int
Speaking- Music

Speaking- Music

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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 ...
6 Views 4,162 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 ...
3 Views 4,476 BegElem
Daily Routine

Daily Routine

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This worksheet is appropriate for elementary students. It is useful for talking about students' daily routine activities. Good luck.
2 Views 4,902 BegElem
Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

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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 ...
3 Views 3,748 BegElem
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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 ...
9 Views 10,463 BegElem
Food, Speaking

Food, Speaking

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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!
3 Views 8,039 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 ...
3 Views 2,974 Pre-Int
Cooking Speaking

Cooking Speaking

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I have designed this PDF for my pre-intermediate class. It includes some questions about cooking. Cut the cards and divide your students into small groups. Have your students talk with the classma ...
6 Views 8,782 Pre-IntIntAdv
Icebreaker, Seasons 2 ( Upper Levels)

Icebreaker, Seasons 2 ( Upper Levels)

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I have designed this file for the first session of my class. Divide the class into 4 teams, based on their season of birth. Then, give them their card and have them talk with their classmates (tho ...
6 Views 8,040 Pre-IntIntAdv
Icebreaker, Season 1 (Teens)

Icebreaker, Season 1 (Teens)

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I've designed this file for the first session of my class. Divide your class into 4 teams based on their season of birth. Give each team their card and have them talk with their classmates. It is ...
2 Views 5,419 Elem
Icebreaker, Season

Icebreaker, Season

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I've designed this file for the first session of my pre-intermediate class. Divide the class into four teams based on the season of their birth. Then, give each team the speaking card and have the ...
2 Views 3,784 Pre-IntIntAdv
Find Someone Who...(2)

Find Someone Who...(2)

This resource can be used when starting the new school term. It is a nice way for students to start talking to their new classmates and finding out a bit about them. They can write the names of th ...
3 Views 15,754 Elem
Back to School Survey

Back to School Survey

This resource can be used when starting the new school term. It is a nice way to learn a little bit about your new students! Kids answer the questions and can also compare their answers with their ...
2 Views 12,887 ElemPre-Int
Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who

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This typical format is based on practicing the present simple tense focused on daily routines, likes and hobbies. There are 10 different cards, each one with two facts to find out. I think that a ...
3 Views 10,501 Elem
Where Is My Bear?

Where Is My Bear?

•Mingling Activities,
This worksheet is appropriate for young learners, you should cut each part and scramble the cards and ask them to unscrambled and make the story.  At the end there are some comprehension ...
2 Views 8,790 Beg
Clothing, Taboo

Clothing, Taboo

•, Mingling Activities
Students need to guess the top word without using any of the 'taboo' words underneath it. I find this activity very useful for vocabulary and self-confidence building. It is suited for intermediat ...
5 Views 8,911 IntAdv
An English Kiosk in the Street

An English Kiosk in the Street

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For a fun challenge, ‘sell’ English words and sentences on a sidewalk, in a school hallway or maybe in a corner of a classroom. I've attached some printable paper money, alterable word ...
2 Views 5,200 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Debate Topics 3

Debate Topics 3

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Students must make a good argument, keep the audience involved, and finally, gain the decision in their favour. Students speak for or against the topic. They must choose 2 topics and write their a ...
4 Views 11,919 ElemPre-Int
Debate Topics 2

Debate Topics 2

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Students must make a good argument, keep the audience involved, and finally, gain the decision in their favour. Students speak for or against the topic. They must choose 2 topics and write their a ...
4 Views 7,092 Elem
Debate Topics 1

Debate Topics 1

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Students must make a good argument, keep the audience involved, and finally, gain the decision in their favour. Students speak for or against the topic. They must choose 2 topics and write their a ...
4 Views 10,243 Elem
Speaking Cards 2

Speaking Cards 2

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This worksheet can be used for improving your students speaking skills. It contains different kinds of questions about different topics. It's appropriate for elementary and pre- intermediate ...
8 Views 13,483 ElemPre-Int
Speaking Cards

Speaking Cards

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This worksheet can be used for improving your students speaking skills. It contains different kinds of questions about different topics. It's appropriate for elementary and pre- intermediate ...
8 Views 13,684 ElemPre-Int
10 Things

10 Things

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This is an activity that can be used for any level, as you can adjust it to be more or less complex according to your students' abilities. The phrases should be cut up into cards (preferably lamin ...
11 Views 13,962 All
The Improvisation Game - 45 Second Speeches with 98 Fun Mini-speech Topics

The Improvisation Game - 45 Second Speeches with 98 Fun Mini-speech Topics

Freek Metsch
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A great speaking exercise to get both your shy and bold students enthusiastic about speaking English. The goal of the game is to make a 45 second improvised speech on a random topic (98 topic ...
20 Views 16,272 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam

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