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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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1 Hour Worksheet for Adult English Learners

1 Hour Worksheet for Adult English Learners

RobbieEnglishTeacher
  This 1-hour lesson for adult learners is centered on the topic of Diet & Fitness. It covers reading, speaking, listening, vocabulary, writing and comprehension. It also includes acti ...
1 Views 9,621 Pre-IntIntAdv
Speaking B2 First

Speaking B2 First

Florencia Harper
• » Mingling Activities
  This resource is useful to help pass the FCE Practice for the Speaking Paper, Part 3 and 4. There are instructions for every part: discussion, agreement, disagreement and coming to a con ...
1 Views 8,099 Adv
Speed Dating Monsters - Halloween Game

Speed Dating Monsters - Halloween Game

Paloma Valencia Castro
This game is perfect for Halloween. It consists on a speed-dating session with monsters. Each students will have a card to write information about themselves. This information will be randomly ch ...
1 Views 13,056 All

"Did You Use To?" + 10 Vocabulary For Adult Learners

RobbieEnglishTeacher
30-50 Minute Speaking Lesson! Great for adult learners to: - Speak using 'Did you use to ... ?' - Learn 10 common vocabulary/expressions Lesson Includes 4 Parts: 1. Interview teacher as a class ...
1 Views 22,291 ElemPre-IntInt
20 Getting To Know Your Teacher Questions - PPT

20 Getting To Know Your Teacher Questions - PPT

RobbieEnglishTeacher
•, Mingling Activities
Get students talking on the first day! Build great rapport with your first class! Time: 40-60min Includes: 20 Get to Know You Questions & Answers Includes pictures Worksheet - Guess the ...
2 Views 15,715 All
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Christmas Chatterbox

Christmas Chatterbox

Helen Close
•, Mingling Activities,
This appeals to all ages, making a Christmas chatterbox. We discuss greetings that are used at Christmas both spoken and written. There are a number on the sheet you can choose from. Students wri ...
1 Views 21,637 All
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

Robbie - EnglishTeacher
Don't stress about lesson preparation! My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension. Download the lesson for classroom use. All ...
1 Views 36,894 Pre-IntIntAdv
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS

Robbie - EnglishTeacher
   Don't stress about lesson preparation! My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension. Download the lesson for cl ...
1 Views 29,954 Pre-IntIntAdv
Holiday Survey

Holiday Survey

MegH
•, , , Mingling Activities
This is a holiday survey of 8 questions useful when you would like to engage all of the students in a group to report on their holidays. This is also a tool to ask and answer questions in Past Si ...
1 Views 30,100 Pre-IntInt
Optimist/Pessimist Debate PowerPoint

Optimist/Pessimist Debate PowerPoint

Tom Leventhall
• » Mingling Activities
A discussion activity designed to bring out the best (and worst!) in your students. Place students in two lines facing each other and then project the presentation onto your IWB. Students take t ...
1 Views 48,753 Pre-IntIntAdv
Questions about Fall

Questions about Fall

Jeff Genet
A great tool and resource for conversation classes. This professionally illustrated PowerPoint will prompt your students to ask fun, meaningful and topic related questions about the fall. Perfect ...
1 Views 24,933 All
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 ...
3 Views 38,207 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 ...
7 Views 116,959 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 ...
8 Views 42,756 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, ...
7 Views 32,754 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 ...
10 Views 47,953 ElemPre-IntInt
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 ...
7 Views 38,563 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!
18 Views 62,413 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 ...
13 Views 42,196 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 ...
11 Views 43,287 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 ...
10 Views 54,402 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 ...
10 Views 71,856 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 ...
9 Views 38,263 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 ...
28 Views 124,270 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, ...
14 Views 67,203 Pre-IntInt

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