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discussion-game.pdf Talking to Kids: 100 Conversation Starters & Questions Kids can be shy, its not always easy for them to have conversations with peers or adults. This list of 100 get to know you questions can help. Listen to English conversation with audio. Update: Don’t miss our new website for learning English 123 Bien! Update: Many school educators have used this free resource to help children learn English (ESL conversations). Questions About The Previous Week What did you do this week? Questions About Their Family How many brothers and sisters do you have? Questions About Them How old are you? Questions About School Where do you go to school? Questions About Their Activities What do you like to do for fun? Questions About Cultural Things What is your favorite TV show? Questions About Spiritual Things Do you like to read your Bible? Questions About Children’s Ministry What is your favorite thing that we do here each week? I happen to be blessed by God to be one of those people who actually loves talking to kids (many times more so than talking to adults).

Speed Chatting – pratigt, roligt och lärorikt. | Hanna Fjeld Nu tänker jag bjuda på ett lektionsupplägg som eleverna gillar och som brukar vara mycket lyckat. Det handlar om speed chatting. Ja, det låter nästan som speed dating och det är nästan vad det är. Jag möblerar salen så att det blir ett eller två långbord beroende på hur salen ser ut och hur många elever det är i klassen. Eleverna sitter vid bordet och bildar par med den som sitter mittemot. Jag brukar introducera den här samtalsövningen i år 7, då får eleverna titta på bilder som jag satt ihop i ett bildspel och diskutera det de ser och associerar till. Övningen går att variera på flera olika sätt: prata om ord, påståenden, korta filmklipp, låta eleverna sitta i grupper eller att prata under längre tid. Min uppfattning är att eleverna verkligen gillar att prata engelska, men att de ganska ofta tycker att det är pinsamt att göra det i klassrummet. /Hanna

How to Start a Conversation How to Start a Conversation How to Start a Conversation with a Stranger (also see 101 Conversation Starters) 1. For most people, breaking the ice is the hardest part in starting a conversation with someone you don't know but after the ice is broken, everything esle should come easier. To start, make eye contact, smile, and make a greeting Hi, how are you? 2. You: I'm Susan, what's your name? 3. Start with small talk by bringing up a topic that both of you have in common. 4. Keep the conversation going by listening to what they have to say and respond appropriately. Here are some follow up questions you can ask someone who says that they enjoy running: How long have you been running for? 5. Tell them it was a pleasure meeting them.

BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips 101 Conversation Starters 101 Conversation Starters (Also see How to Start a Conversation) Ice Breakers Where did you grow up?Do you have any pets? Childhood Questions What was your favorite children's book? School/Work Topics Where did (do) you go to school? Relationship Questions What is the first think you notice about a guy or girl? Sports Conversation Starters Who is your favorite athlete? Vacation Questions Where was the last place you went on vacation? Food/Drink Topics What is your favorite drink? Entertainment Topics Who is your favorite actor? Personal Questions Who do you look up to? Misc. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g. Celebrities earn too much money. Four Corners.PDF Our Opinions ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes In this productive teaching activity, students practice expressing and giving reasons for opinions, and writing simple sentences summarizing the results of a questionnaire. Our Opinions.PDF How to improve your English ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes This engaging teaching activity helps to teach students how to express opinions and ask others for their opinion. How to improve your English.PDF I Think That ... I Think That....PDF The Cycling Holiday The Cycling Holiday.PDF

250 Conversation Starters Here are some great questions for starting a conversation. There are a lot of random conversation starters to get you started and then conversation questions listed by topic. You can start with the random questions or find a topic that interests you. There are tons of ways to use these questions. The title would have you believe that there are 250 questions, but there are actually more. Random Conversation Starters What was the last funny video you saw? What do you do to get rid of stress? What is something you are obsessed with? Who is your favorite entertainer (comedian, musician, actor, etc.)? What’s your favorite way to waste time? Do you have any pets? Where did you go last weekend? What are you going to do this weekend? What is something that is popular now that annoys you? What did you do on your last vacation? What was the last time you worked incredibly hard? Are you very active of do you prefer to just relax in your free time? What do you do when you hang out with your friends?

Ask a question and tell two things - Kittys engelskoppgaver NB! Her har jeg lastet opp flere spill og maler som kan brukes både i engelsk og i andre fag. Mer info lenger ned på siden :-) Dette er et spill hvor elevene skal lage et spørsmål til-, og fortelle to ting om det emnet spillebrikken havner på. Det er morsomt og engasjerende, og elevene får god trening i å snakke engelsk. I tillegg blir elevene drillet i å bruke de engelske spørreordene. Avhengig av elevenes ferdigheter, kan man legge inn begrensninger på hvor enkle setninger de kan lage når de skal si noe om emnet. For eksempel kan man si at "I like"-setninger ikke er lov. Sånn sett kan den engelske varianten av dette spillet brukes på elever fra 9-19 år, og sikkert også på voksne :-) Tips: Det kan være lurt at den som har sin tur først forteller to ting om emnet, så stiller vedkommende et spørsmål som nestemann skal svare på. NB! Siden dette spillet funket såpass bra har jeg laget flere maler på engelsk + 2 generelle maler som kan brukes i mange fag. Her kan man definere hvilke regler man vil.

Opinion: five ways to guarantee women can speak up and speak out Over years of working in government and in academia, I have been able to study the practical ways in which the most effective male leaders value, praise, and advance women every day in their professional lives. Here are the five outstanding techniques I have seen deployed: Sample the FT’s top stories for a week You select the topic, we deliver the news. 1 Always give a woman credit when she deserves it. As every woman or man who already practises this habit knows, you will be astonished at how often the woman’s contribution is ignored until a man makes it. 2 Make sure all the women at the table have a chance to speak. As Susan Cain points out in her book Quiet, you will not only hear from women but also from your male employees who are more introverted. 3 When a woman is speaking, listen in a way that communicates to her and everyone else that you actually want to hear what she has to say. 4 If a woman is interrupted, make sure either to forestall the interruption or to come back to her.