Each semester, as I think about breaking the ice with students, I get a rush of excitement mixed with panic. It's time to pick out a new icebreaker, and so I start searching. I have to say, each semester I diligently look for new ones to use. Some that I find are attractive, and seem as if they will work in my given context, but without fail, I rely on my old favorite.
This ice breaker never lets me down, involves almost no prep, and always gets students engaged. I first learned of it from Dave's ESL cafe when I was teaching IELTS test prep classes in New York. As much as I sometimes think that I should change things up, I just can't tear myself away from using this one.Read More