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?
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.