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Get students out of their seats and interacting with one another using one of Busy Teacher’s 380 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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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 ...
2 Views 10,100 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 10,500 ElemPre-Int
Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who

•, , Mingling Activities
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 6,180 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 5,283 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 5,779 IntAdv
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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 3,319 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 ...
3 Views 8,128 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 ...
3 Views 4,979 Elem
Debate Topics 1

Debate Topics 1

•, Mingling Activities,
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 ...
3 Views 7,042 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 ...
7 Views 9,872 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 ...
5 Views 10,208 ElemPre-Int
10 Things

10 Things

•, Mingling Activities
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 ...
9 Views 10,001 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 ...
14 Views 11,470 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game

Selly
•, Mingling Activities
An easy but fun activity to get students speaking in your IELTS Speaking class and you just need two dice. Get the students to roll the dice to choose their topic, then give them a minute to prepa ...
7 Views 10,330 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Backpack 3, Speaking Test

Backpack 3, Speaking Test

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I've designed these cards for units 4, 5, and 6 of Backpack 3 speaking practice. You can put the students into pairs or small groups and have them ask and answer. Hope it helps.
4 Views 8,663 Elem
Greeting and Customs

Greeting and Customs

I have designed this worksheet for Top Notch 2A classes. It includes several questions for the first unit of this book, Greeting and Customs. It is designed for pre-intermediate and upper levels. ...
7 Views 9,760 Pre-IntIntAdv
Speaking Cards - Starter Level

Speaking Cards - Starter Level

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I have designed these cards for my starter classes. It includes different subjects including colors, jobs, foods, animals, and action verbs. Hope it works.
6 Views 10,720 Beg
Top Notch 2A, Speaking Cards

Top Notch 2A, Speaking Cards

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I have designed this worksheet for speaking classes. It has got six speaking cards based on Top Notch 2A units. It is designed for pre-Intermediate and upper levels. Hope you find it useful. :-)
9 Views 7,763 Pre-IntIntAdv
Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker

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This is an ice breaker for elementary level. Have the ss complete the card and then put them all in an empty box. Students choose a card randomly and read it aloud for the class. Next, they have t ...
9 Views 8,085 Elem
Animals, Taboo

Animals, Taboo

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Students need to guess the top word without using any of the 'taboo' words underneath it. I find this activity very useful in vocabulary and self-confidence building. Divide your class into two te ...
8 Views 10,414 ElemPre-Int
Talking Cards

Talking Cards

Rita Maria Nowicka
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Using one or two decks of cards and the questions sheet ss pick a card and answer the corresponding questions. Ss are awarded points for their answers. Good for fluency warmers, fillers etc. Adapt ...
2 Views 9,727 All
Activity: Communication

Activity: Communication

BusyTeacher Contributor
•, Mingling Activities
A popular and engaging game involving communication and trust. The task is very flexible, works for groups of various types and sizes, and can be adapted to youth, adults, corporate, etc. Cr ...
3 Views 7,522 All
Shakespeare Card Game

Shakespeare Card Game

Joanna
This game is designed to make your students talk and exchange information. The materials used are expressions coined by Shakespeare which have become widely used ("love is blind", "as dead as a a ...
10 Views 6,594 IntAdv
In the World of Books

In the World of Books

nerisvit
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Speaking activity. To begin with, it would be good to discuss/present the genres of literature. Afterwords, students look at the questions provided and talk to a friend (friends) about reading. Af ...
3 Views 4,817 ElemPre-Int
Human Bingo

Human Bingo

Marisol
•, Mingling Activities
This worksheet is very interactive when you want your students to stand up and speak up.  They have to find different clasmates that have done different things in life. Once they find all the ...
5 Views 14,211 Pre-Int

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