# Warm-up

Any resource that is particularly good for the start of a lesson

## Picture - word match (food)

Submitted by Jacqui Garrett on Tue, 2016-03-01 20:42

#### Level: M8, E1

Write or match the correct word under each picture.
Milk, bread, oil, tea, eggs, potatoes, bananas, and biscuits.

## Happy New Year - introduction to algebra

Submitted by Kath Blanchard on Wed, 2015-12-30 17:16

#### Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

An introductory PPT based task to find the value of the three words in ‘Happy New Year’, given certain values for each letter. This is followed up by a set of question cards on calculations with the letters of Happy New Year and an algebra worksheet with the same given values, using BODMAS.

## 20 Questions for New Year

Submitted by Tony Jenkins on Sat, 2013-12-21 18:38

#### Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

20 literacy and numeracy questions to warm up the new term! All based on the words HAPPY NEW YEAR (can easily be adapted for other festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
For higher level groups it could be completed in teams as a speed test.

A Christmas version of this resource is also available.

## Murder at the Grange parts 2 and 3

Submitted by Ruth Read on Fri, 2013-12-06 09:05

#### Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This is an adaptation of Murder at the Grange, which my students have always enjoyed.

I wanted to extend the work on calculating with time, so learners have to use and extend timetables and calculate multi-stage journey times. I also thought it would be good to have some female characters!

There’s a version for L1-2 and one for E2-3, although there is some overlap. In the L1-2 version I have used 24-hour times.

## 12 Days of Christmas - spelling numbers 1 to 20

Submitted by Jacqueline Stamp on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:19

#### Level: E1, E2

A fun starter or plenary activity for the Christmas season to revise spelling of cardinal numbers. The worksheet contains a version of the traditional Christmas lyrics with all the cardinal numbers replaced by gaps for students to complete, thus gaining practice in spelling the numbers 1 to 12, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 1 Sentence Unit. Students are then prompted to write the remaining numbers up to 20, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 2 Sentence Unit.

## Addition number grids

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Thu, 2013-11-28 12:18

#### Level: E1, E2

Quick addition warm up exercise using one and two digit numbers.
An Excel worksheet with an explanatory introductory PPT (with answers).

## January bingo

Submitted by Phoebe McLeod on Thu, 2013-11-28 10:48

#### Level: E1, E2

Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.

## 12 Days of Christmas price list activity

Submitted by Susan Vickers on Sun, 2013-11-24 18:13

#### Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

A seasonal addition activity for E1-2 learners or could be used as a speedy starter for other levels.

## Text types matching game

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Thu, 2013-10-10 09:53

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

Cards which can be used as a plenary or warm up to match definitions and features to types of text.
Editor’s note
With Functional English mapping

## The horror film vocabulary game

Submitted by Karen Duncan on Wed, 2013-04-10 20:25

#### Resource type: Game, Warm-up

This is a great session starter. Students will work on their sentence construction and vocabulary with a card game that allows them to experiment with word order and effective word choice. Students have to put the words into a sensible order, even if the subject of their film is far from sensible.

In this game, students compete to make the scariest film title, or to sabotage other people’s film titles. It is a light hearted and fun game. The film titles created can also become writing prompts.

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