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  1. 1. How do you start your lessons? What kind of warm-up activities do you do? My students havetwo favourite games which they enjoy very much. One of them is the tic-tac-toe game. Thereare two teams, they choose a square, I say either a word in Hungarian or a definition and thestudents have to tell me the English word. If y tea has three scores in a line in any direction,they win. The other game is an individual competition. Students all stand up. I say aHungarian word to two students and the one who says it quicker can stay stand up, the otherone sits down. We play this game until only one student stands. He or she is the winner.Young and teenage students like this game, too. I play the tic-tac-toe game with theteenagers. Have you got any ideas for warm-up games and activites? If you have, please tellme because I like trying new ideas.Dear Bloggers,The second term starts tomorrow in Turkey and I think with the new ideas from blogosphere,teaching would be more enjoyable, Thanks for lovely inspiration.As teachers, we have plans in our minds before we go to the classroom to make the most ofthe teaching time. They aren’t the ones written somewhere else, they are just like routinesof classes.At that point, I usually support the idea of warming up my classes for the first fiveminutes of the lesson. While warming up,-You can just pick up one of the popular issues which might be related to their area of interestto make them talk about it. (it could be about famous singer, writer or popularmovie,book…etc)-If you teach some specific subject the day before, you can make revision of the words ortenses and maket hem use the new things in their sentences. (If you teach past tense the daybefore, you can ask your students what they did the previous week?-Have your own questions related to your subject of the day in your pocket. (If you are goingto talk about family members , you can ask your students about their family.)What kind of warm-up strategies do you hav e for your classes?I am looking forward to hearing from you all…..I happen to be a warm-up activity fan and one of my favourite ones of revising new words,especially phrasal verbs, is, what I call Jigglypuff ( you may as well call it any other nonsensename as long as it is funny:-)At the very beginning of the lesson the students are given 1-2 minutes to revise the wordsthey learnt the previous lesson. After I make sure they have all shut their books (nopeeking!), they are put in pairs and given a slip of paper on which the new word (noun,verb,adjective, adverb or phrasal verb) is written. They must not show the word to the class. Theirtask is to make up two sentences that would include the word jigglypuff instead of the word onthe slip of paper, but should make it sound clear enough for the rest of the class to guess it.For instance: if the word on the paper is a phrasal verb to put up with, they could write: I canhardly jigglypuff with the noise of my next-door neighbours.
  2. 2. The students find this exercise quite amusing and the atmosphere in the classroom is quicklyinvigorated, which is all I need to carry on with a new lesson;-)One of the warm-ups I frequently use to revise the vocabulary from the previous lessonsconsists of picking a student at random (or better a volunteer) who has to come out and facethe class, with her back to the board. I then write the recently learned word on the board,which the chosen student cannot see. The rest of the class tries to explain the word bydescribing it in their own words.This exercise can also be done vice-versa: you can whisper the new word to the student, whothen has to explain it to the class - or to his group, in case the class is too big and you have todivide it into groups. Actually, it is amazing how students like to compete against each other.However, in this case, one must always try to balance the two groups (if you put moreambitious or motivated students in the same group the others may be demotivated).The only pitfall that one can stumble upon is time management. In fact, if one gets carriedaway too much the 10-15min warm-up can easily extend and take over half of the lesson!Warm ups and icebreakingSubmitted by anahit1 on 26 January, 2012 - 21:23I usually begin my classes with some icebreaking exercise. It motivates the students forthe lesson. They are looking for something new and begin their lesson with full of energy. Assoos as I see my students tired a little, then try to change their mood by any warm up gameor rhyme. Do you use any warm ups during your lessons?Hi, I totaly agree with you,, I have used more at the beginning of my lessons,too. May be youwant to read my energizers,too. Waiting your comments. Thanks in advance.http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/lemanulas/my-joe-energizerhttp://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/lemanulas/please-listenenergetic-musichttp://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/lemanulas/ring-around-rosyhttp://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/lemanulas/tongue-twistersWarmers Part 1(fun, warm up activities, warmers) ... levels is how to build up class dynamics,especially late in the day when I have most of my classes ... at school since 8am! Towake them up a warmer is a must! Warmers not only build the group dynamics ...Blog entry - iain_d_alexander - 27 Feb 2011 - 12:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachmentsConcentric chat circlesConcentric Chat Circle can be used as an ice-breaker; to repeat a language structureto reinforce the use; to warm up students into a topic, or to have students reflect,
  3. 3. and so on. No materials are needed ... blogathon, games, repetition, revising,speaking, warm-up) ...Blog entry - Nesrins Blog - 21 Feb 2011 - 21:04 - 6 comments - 0 attachmentsMaximize Students’ Learning - 7 easy steps (Part 1)I’d like to share 7 simple ideas of increasing learning results. 1. Preview (warm-up),review Awarm-up leads to increased interest in lesson. And a review of the lesson atthe of it helps ... should have a warm-up, lead-in, instruction, practice and closure. Ifyou miss the parts you will most ...Blog entry - guzman737 - 21 Feb 2013 - 14:03 - 0 comments - 0 attachmentsHow can the teacher can influence studentsattitude toward english learning process?I want to know how can I apply different warm up activities in order to improve myprofessional development in my Class. Its necessary to start the lesson with previousactivities in order to motivate ... but to improve my proficiency, my methodology andothers. (warm up activities) ...Blog entry - Nohora Isabel Soto - 1 Oct 2009 - 17:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachmentsEnding up activitesof any lesson. Every teacher has his or her favourite set of warming up activities thathe or she can use at the beginning of the lesson. But what about ending up activitiesthat you should have up your ... , what can the teacher do? I’d like to share one of myfavourite endingup activities. It is a game ...Blog entry - Olbel - 24 Dec 2009 - 09:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachmentsPoets Cornerthere is a content inside and we make up a new cover, a new roof, a new vision, anew world... and then, as one ... . Its so nice to wake up in the morning and findthese poems, you read and believe a new day has come ... listened, motionless andstill; And, as I mountedup the hill, The music in my heart I bore ...Discussion - Chris Lima - 27 Oct 2010 - 14:34 - 457 comments - 0 attachmentsWhat makes your day?, recently I have introduced some new vocabulary games as warm-up activities whichthey like very much ...Blog entry - polcsanne - 28 Feb 2013 - 16:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachmentsEdublogs: where do they comefrom???.......
  4. 4. a wordpress blog as part of the site. Ive already set it up for you: http ... setting up aIts no problem setting up a blog on either of the platforms Sanja proposed - youlljust have to experiment a little and thats fun. As soon as you do set up a blog, let meknow! :) I ...Blog entry - oztrkozge - 11 Feb 2012 - 18:39 - 16 comments - 0 attachments4 Umbrellas Activity4 umbrellas activity can be used either as a warm up/introduction or as asum up activity at the end of the lesson dealing with seasons. For this activity youneed 4 different coloured umbrellas and sticky paper. You can do it like this: divide theclass into 4 groups each group ...Blog entry - AleAle - 1 Mar 2013 - 21:58 - 4 comments - 0 attachmentsTips on "How to beSuccessful in the WritingPart of the English Contests"(Part 14). 3. When I was a student I used to get up very early. I clearly remember thoseperfect days. I would go out in the warm spring evenings, plunging in the freshfragrance of lilac and jasmine ...