Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    sio is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like

    Exclamation interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    Based on your experiences, could you please share what is the most interesting activity (warmer: game, etc.) before a pair work? I am stuck. Thank you.

  2. #2
    arij98 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Tunisia
      • Current Location:
      • Tunisia
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    As far as I'm concerned, I usually begin the lesson using brainstorming techniques to introduce the topic.
    For example to introduce the theme of friendship, I ask some questions such as:
    -do you have friends?
    -what are the qualities that you like in your friends?
    - who is "the true friend "according to you?
    the students' answers are meant to elicit vocabulary items related to the topic of the lesson.Here i will jot down students' answers in a spidergram to elicit words such as loyalty, honesty, sharing, help,...
    the same topic can be introduced via a song ( students listen to the song and guess the topic or message of the song) or you can use wordgames and fun activities especially with young learners.
    I hope that this will help you.

  3. #3
    anupumh's Avatar
    anupumh is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,110
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    Quote Originally Posted by arij98 View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, I usually begin the lesson using brainstorming techniques to introduce the topic.
    For example to introduce the theme of friendship, I ask some questions such as:
    -do you have friends?
    -what are the qualities that you like in your friends?
    - who is "the true friend "according to you?
    the students' answers are meant to elicit vocabulary items related to the topic of the lesson.Here i will jot down students' answers in a spidergram to elicit words such as loyalty, honesty, sharing, help,...
    the same topic can be introduced via a song ( students listen to the song and guess the topic or message of the song) or you can use wordgames and fun activities especially with young learners.
    I hope that this will help you.
    What is a Spidergram and how is it used?

  4. #4
    arij98 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Tunisia
      • Current Location:
      • Tunisia
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    a spidergram is a way to write many voc items that relate to one word or expression usually to introduce the topic of the lesson. you draw a circle on the board and you write the word in focus in the circle then you draw many lines that emanates from the circle to different directions like a spiderweb in each line you write a word and so you can introduce as many words as possible relating to the topic.

  5. #5
    anupumh's Avatar
    anupumh is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,110
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    Quote Originally Posted by arij98 View Post
    a spidergram is a way to write many voc items that relate to one word or expression usually to introduce the topic of the lesson. you draw a circle on the board and you write the word in focus in the circle then you draw many lines that emanates from the circle to different directions like a spiderweb in each line you write a word and so you can introduce as many words as possible relating to the topic.
    Its something like a Mindmap (Tony Buzan Mind Mapping). Mindmap is similar to a spidergram, as it also starts of with a central work/idea (associated with a picture) and then you draw offshoots from it in to words/ideas related to it and that ways it is spread and offshots radiate out from ever word/idea.

  6. #6
    noshin is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    Hi
    Im agree with you
    Thanks

  7. #7
    sio is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    Can we use buzan mindmap to describe personal information? For example:

    Where is Jeima from? U.S.
    Which part of U.S. does she come from? California
    How old is she? 35
    Is she married? Yes
    How many children does she have? Two
    What does she do for living? She is a lawyer

    So, we draw Jeima in the circle with six branches, each branch of which shows US, California, 35, married, 2 children, lawyer.

    Thank you.

  8. #8
    anupumh's Avatar
    anupumh is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,110
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: interesting warmer (ice breaker)

    Quote Originally Posted by sio View Post
    Can we use buzan mindmap to describe personal information? For example:

    Where is Jeima from? U.S.
    Which part of U.S. does she come from? California
    How old is she? 35
    Is she married? Yes
    How many children does she have? Two
    What does she do for living? She is a lawyer

    So, we draw Jeima in the circle with six branches, each branch of which shows US, California, 35, married, 2 children, lawyer.

    Thank you.
    Yes you can, check the elaborate reply with the links on your duplicate post..

Similar Threads

  1. interesting + to inf. or gerund?
    By nico in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2009, 23:36
  2. Interesting to... Interesting for...
    By Zague in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-May-2008, 18:35
  3. fun or interesting
    By michaelfung in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2007, 17:51
  4. My interesting
    By haji in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Sep-2007, 15:28
  5. i want interesting essay
    By LoRalay in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-Apr-2006, 12:20

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk