Sunday, 19 November 2017

Introductions - ESL EFL Activities and Worksheets

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Introducing your Friend

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

This compelling activity helps you to teach your students ways to greet and introduce someone. Students begin by reading a dialogue based on greeting and introducing people. Students then answer some comprehension questions about the language. In groups of three, students create a similar dialogue introducing a friend, which they present to the class.

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Introduce your friend to the class

ESL EFL Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 50 Minutes

Here is an engaging worksheet activity to use on the first day of class. In the activity, students complete an introductory text by writing questions and asking the questions to a classmate. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students read the introductory text and write down the ten questions they need to ask to complete the text. When the students have finished, the questions are checked as a class. Students then pair up with someone they don’t know very well. The students take it in turns to ask the questions to their partner and complete the spaces in the text with their partner’s answers. Finally, students introduce their partner to the class by reading the text aloud.

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Introductions and Polite Conversation

ESL EFL Lesson - Elementary - 1 Hour +

This extensive lesson helps students to learn how to make introductions and polite conversation. Students begin by learning how to introduce themselves formally and informally. Students also learn how to ask questions about where someone is from, whether they have brothers or sisters and asking about someone's favourite things. In addition, there are two speaking activities. In the first activity, students work in pairs and practice introductions and giving personal information. In the second activity, students ask and answer questions in the third person using the target language from the lesson.

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Meeting People

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

In this fun speaking activity, students practice meeting people and introductions. To begin, the teacher elicits some expressions for introducing yourself and others. The teacher then models some example dialogues with the students. After that, the class is divided into groups of eight. Each student is given an identity card and a task card. The students assume the identity of the person on their card. Their task is to find the two people on their task card and introduce them to each other. All the names and jobs are very similar, so the students have to check they have the right two people. The students go round asking each other’s name and job until they find the two people who are to be introduced. Then, they introduce the two people to each other using the expressions the teacher covered at the start of the activity.

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ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this creative teaching activity, students find out the names of other members of the class. Each student is given a worksheet containing 12 blank picture frames. Students sit in a circle and draw a portrait of themselves in one of the picture frames on their worksheet. The students then give their worksheet to the person who is sitting on their left. Students draw themselves again anywhere on the worksheet they have just received. Then, they pass the worksheet to the person on their left. This process is repeated until the students receive the worksheet they started with. The students then try to identify their classmates from their portraits. They must also find out their names and introduce themselves using a given dialogue.

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Meet and Greet

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 minutes

In this engaging role-play activity, students practice various formal and informal phrases for greetings and introductions. The class is divided into groups of four. Each group is then split into pairs and the students are given a corresponding A, B, C or D worksheet. Students write their partner's name on the worksheet. Each student then introduces themselves to a student in the other pair, using the introductory phrases on their worksheet. After the students have introduced themselves, they ask follow-up questions from the worksheet and get to know each other. The students then introduce their friend to the person they are speaking to, using the phrase on the worksheet. Afterwards, the students swap roles and repeat the activity to give them practice at using the other introductory phrases. Finally, the groups act out their role-plays in front of the class and receive feedback.

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Pleased to meet you

ESL EFL Matching, Speaking, Reading and Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes

Here is a great activity for teaching or reviewing formal and informal phrases for greetings, introductions and saying goodbye. The students begin by playing a pelmanism game to practice the phrases. All the phrases come from a conversation between three people. The class is divided into groups of three and each group is given a set of cards. The students shuffle the cards and then spread them out face down on the desk. Students take it in turns to turn over two cards face up. The aim is to find the beginning and ending of a phrase for greeting, introducing or saying goodbye. If a student matches a beginning and ending successfully, they say the phrase aloud and keep the cards. If a student is unsuccessful, they turn both cards face down again and it's the next student's turn to play. The student with the most pairs of cards at the end of the game is the winner. When they have finished, the students sort the cards into a conversation. When they have done this, the students take on the role of Kate, Paul, and Mateo and role-play the conversation together. Afterwards, the conversation and phrases are checked with the class. The students say which phrases they think are formal and informal and suggest other phrases that could be used in the conversation. As an extension, the students create a similar conversation using the language from the activity. These conversations are then presented to the class.

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