Activities to get students thinking in English and to activate their brain cells.

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When planning a lesson particularly think about how you want it to start. A good beginning can set the tone of the lesson and get students alert and relaxed – the best condition for learning.

The first activity is often described as a warmer – an activity that gets students thinking in English and awakens their brain cells, and hopefully makes them feel positive about the lesson.

Warmers can review language from previous classes or can introduce new topics, ideas and language items. They can also be freestanding and have little connection with what was done before or will be done later in the lesson. Warmers are often energetic and fun.

Visit our Lesson Share section for many more warmers.