This warmer has a focus on numbers, but is a great skill for learners of all levels and subjects.


  • Put the students in pairs.
  • Ask them to talk to each other about a simple topic (such as ‘something they have done in the past week’).
  • The catch is that they must use at least five (for example) different types of numbers in their talk.
  • This may include prices, times, dates, numbers of something, sizes, etc. Their partner should keep a record of their uses of numbers. This can be quite challenging, and is generally enjoyed by all.