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5 Elementary Conversational Expressions Exercises

August 26th, 2019

Matching elementary and common conversational expressions and phrases to pictures is a great way of teaching students by giving visual context to language and vocabulary. Moreover, students gravitate to language exercises that are visually interesting.

1 Elementary greetings, introductions and basic communication skills exercise (with answers)

This is a great exercise for a really elementary class. It can be used as an icebreaker, an introduction or a review of very basic communications skills. I usually use these exercises at the end of my classes. Because they are visually attractive I find many students latch onto them without being instructed. Often we have quite interesting discussions about different interpretations some of the pictures.

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Elementary expressions, language and vocabulary pictures matching exercise

2 Common expressions for everyday socializing/living (with answers)

Another slightly more advanced exercise exploring the language students might encounter in everyday social interactions.

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Common socializing expressions for daily living vocabulary/picture matching exercise.

3 Elementary expressions for going out (with answers)

This worksheet focuses on language used when people go out shopping and socializing.

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Speaking expressions exercise and worksheet for going out shopping and socializing.

 4 More expressions for talking to and about people (with answers)

This exercise focuses a little more on fashion and describing people.

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Vocabulary and picture matching exercise for t describing people in everyday situations.

5 Elementary expressions for eating and talking about food (with answers)

And here is some essential language used when people are eating, talking about food or going to restaurants.

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Elementary speaking expressions worksheet for eating and talking about food.

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