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    Dear :
    I am asking about the objectives-students oriented-of using ice-braeking/warming up at the begining of each period of teaching,pls advise.
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    Conversation Questions
    Meeting People
    A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom.
    • Do you enjoy meeting new people?
    • What are some good things to ask someone you just met?
    • What are some things you shouldn't ask people you just met?
    • Is it OK to ask a person's age in your country?
    • Are you nervous when you are introduced to someone new?
    • What are some ways to overcome being nervous about meeting new people?
    • About how many new people do you meet a week?
    • Where are some good places to meet people?
    • How important are first impressions to you?
    • What do you do if you forget the name of someone you've just been introduced to?
    • What kind of people do you like to meet?

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    Ice-breakers start people tallking so that they feel more confident/less inhibited about speaking to each other in a foreign language and get to know something about the people in their group, etc.

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    Here's an article I wrote on Warm Ups. It lists a lot of ideas, but in short:

    1: A Warm Up raises energy levels. It's the first activity of the class, so it tends to set the pace/participation.

    2: A Warm Up gets students speaking English. Some may not have used English since the last class, so a speaking activity gets everyone into "English mode."

    3: A Warm Up activates pre-existing knowledge. It therefore can serve as a springboard into the topic.

    4: The teacher should never use the Warm Up to teach or correct, as it tends to create a teacher-centered class. Remember: The first activity of the class sets the tone. If the teacher corrects or teaches, then students will look to him throughout the class.

    The Importance of Warming Up Students | Heads Up English | ESL Lessons

    Chris Cotter
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