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Get students out of their seats and interacting with one another using one of Busy Teacher’s 315 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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True - False Chairs

True - False Chairs

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This team activity can be space demanding especially if you teach a large class. But it is very easy to arrange the classroom for it. You just need to divide students into two groups and place two ...
3 All levels
Jobs

Jobs

Luda
It will help you to improve students' speaking skills. You will know how to prepare for a job interview, what job you want to do, how to find a job, what your dream job is, what different types o ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
100 Conversation Questions for ESL Classes

100 Conversation Questions for ESL Classes

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All too often, teachers start off the lesson by saying, ‘Turn to page 65…’ It’s important to get the students warmed up and in the mood for English with a short activity, ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Speaking Cards

Speaking Cards

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This file includes four topic cards. You can put the students into groups of four, ask them to take a card randomly, and encourage them to talk. Hope it works well!
8 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Taboo

Taboo

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Taboo: A speaking game where students need to define the words provided without using the words given. 
10 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
All Tenses Discussions

All Tenses Discussions

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This worksheet contains questions to practise, and hopefully understand better, all the present, past and future tenses. It is fully editable, so you are free to add more questions if you want. Al ...
11 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateExam Level
Jobs/ Game

Jobs/ Game

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This is a fun game for reviewing jobs and what different people do in our community. It includes different jobs such as the coach, tailor, carpenter, plumber, etc. The instruction of the game is i ...
9 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Tourist Attractions- Taboo Game

Tourist Attractions- Taboo Game

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It is a definition- speaking game. We define the words at the top without using the ones under them. It is great for speaking and we all enjoy it. We print it and cut the cards. We use this game a ...
8 Pre-Intermediate
Speaking Card

Speaking Card

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This worksheet includes different questions about Language. You can put your students into pairs or small groups and encourage them to talk. Hope it works!
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Critical Thinking Warmer

Critical Thinking Warmer

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This activity can be used as a warmer or filler and is based on a famous critical thinking exercise. It works well for young adults, but I guess might also be tried out with children and teenagers ...
10 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Hobbies/ Speaking Card

Hobbies/ Speaking Card

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It includes different questions about "Hobbies". Put your students into pairs or small groups and encourage them to talk. It is designed for elementary level. Hope it works well!
8 Elementary
The Name/ Speaking Card

The Name/ Speaking Card

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This worksheet contains some questions about the name. You can put your students into pairs or small groups and ask them to talk. It is designed for pre-intermediate levels. Hope it works well!
8 Pre-Intermediate
Divide into Three Groups Cards

Divide into Three Groups Cards

Cute cards with pizza slices on them that will help you to divide your class into three (or two if you eliminate one of the pizza types) groups quickly and in a fun way. Afterwards you can al ...
5 All levels
Which Cat Do You Feel Like?

Which Cat Do You Feel Like?

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This is a great conversation starter or warm up activity for a classroom. The page shows a series of cats in different moods and conditions. The student should describe which cat he/she feels li ...
7 All levels
Best Tips for Public Speaking for ESL Students

Best Tips for Public Speaking for ESL Students

Suzanne Bhagan
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One of the main challenges that face ESL and EFL students is public speaking in a foreign language. This worksheet gives ESL and EFL students important tips for public speaking. It also provides c ...
9 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate

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