FREE Handy Conversation Starters

These FREE Handy Conversation Starters are a perfect way to warm up your classroom! No matter the topic, students' level and age group these cards make your students speak, speak, speak!

10/9/2022

These Handy Conversation Starters are a perfect way to warm up your classroom! No matter the topic, students' level and their age group these cards make your students speak, speak, speak!

These cards can be used for warm-ups, and thematic conversations, but also to practice exam tasks (FCE, CAE, TOEIC, etc).

ESL EFL Warm-up activity Conversation Starters Speaking and Vocabulary
ESL EFL Warm-up activity Conversation Starters Speaking and Vocabulary

What is it?

  • a no-prep activity designed for pre-intermediate, intermediate and upper-intermediate ESL students who would like to improve their conversational skills and break their language barrier

  • real-life content

  • individual, pair and group work

  • perfect for warm-ups, exam practice and speaking and writing activities

  • age groups: younger teenagers, older teenagers and adults

  • ESL levels: A2/A2+/B1/B2 (even upper-intermediate students sometimes need help with breaking their language barrier)

  • Speaking and Vocabulary

  • PDF / PNG

What's included?

  • 6 high-quality, unique speaking cards

  • Every picture is unique

  • 2 versions

    • PNG/PDF - 1 card per page for digital use

    • PDF - 3 cards per page - print in colour recommended

  • Each card consists of

    • a thematic question5 pictures

    • a follow-up question

  • In both A4 and US letter formats

Aims:

  • to break the language barrier of A2/A2+/B1/B2 learners of English

  • to improve conversational skills

  • to give the feeling of achievement to those students who struggle with conversations

  • to learn new vocabulary

  • to review known vocabulary

  • to spark your students' creativity by letting them create their own cards

How to use:

  • Use it digitally or print (and laminate) the cards

  • Have a conversation with the student asking them questions from the cards

  • Review the vocabulary by pointing at pictures and asking "what is this?"

  • Don't be afraid to ask different questions if the conversation allows it!

  • templates: create your own cards or ask your students' to do it!

Use it also as:

  • a warm-up

  • homework

  • pairwork

  • a writing activity

  • a speaking presentation

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