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Get students out of their seats and interacting with one another using one of Busy Teacher’s 402 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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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 ...
2 Views 2,398 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 ...
6 Views 2,509 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 ...
3 Views 3,945 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 ...
1 Views 7,418 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 ...
4 Views 5,102 Elem
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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 ...
9 Views 11,290 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, ...
6 Views 11,183 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 ...
4 Views 5,871 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 ...
2 Views 5,567 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 ...
2 Views 6,273 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 ...
7 Views 11,943 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 ...
7 Views 8,300 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 ...
6 Views 10,037 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.
4 Views 11,089 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 ...
4 Views 8,570 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 ...
9 Views 14,427 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!
3 Views 11,672 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 4,095 Pre-Int
Cooking Speaking

Cooking Speaking

•, , Mingling Activities
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 ...
7 Views 11,928 Pre-IntIntAdv
Icebreaker, Seasons 2 ( Upper Levels)

Icebreaker, Seasons 2 ( Upper Levels)

• » Mingling Activities
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 10,671 Pre-IntIntAdv
Icebreaker, Season 1 (Teens)

Icebreaker, Season 1 (Teens)

• » Mingling Activities
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 ...
3 Views 7,307 Elem
Icebreaker, Season

Icebreaker, Season

• » Mingling Activities
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 5,066 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 18,813 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 14,463 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 ...
4 Views 12,441 Elem

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