This is model dialogue for practicing language useful for greetings and introductions. Students listen and complete the conversation with the vocabulary in the box.
Introductions conversation (PDF)
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This is another elementary and introductory speaking skills and listening exercise to encourage students to write their own “getting to know you” questions and answers.
This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing language useful for greetings and introductions. Students try to match the greetings and introductions with appropriate pictures.
This is another elementary gap fill conversation exercise.
This is a nice and easy way to start a class and a good way to assess the abilities of new students. Also, the brainstorm generates vocabulary and questions which can become the basis of a “getting to know you” speaking activity.
Brainstorm home life and hobbies (PDF)
A fun and reliable elementary present simple tense speaking activity for a large class. The great thing about it is that it works at really elementary levels. The teacher models the activity using the survey template drawn on the board. Students then move around the classroom talking to at least five other students. During the survey part of the activity the teacher is free to monitor the students and also participate, having an opportunity to speak to students individually. As the students are finishing their surveys, the teacher can write a model report on the board.
Family relationship survey (PDF)
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This another fun and reliable survey speaking activity for a large class. It’s a little bit more advanced than the activity above. The teacher models the activity using the example questions and a survey template drawn on the board. Students are then encouraged to write their own questions. During the survey part of the activity the teacher is free to monitor the students and also participate, having an opportunity to speak to students individually. As the students are finishing their surveys, the teacher can write a model report on the board.
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These worksheets are brilliant. Really imaginative, interesting and above all FUN.
Thank you so much for your time and effort in producing them.
Thank you so much, they are great activities, greatly aprecciated!
they will be used today to see then I ‘ll know how well they were received and understood by my beginning ESL class. They look very interesting. Love the photos and graphics.
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I would like to receive writing dialogues please
I will make a game of getting to know you. Students will write at least 3 about their partner’s shoulder and present it to the class. Students usually introduce their classmates to have fun. https://www.wikiproficiency.com/