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How can I make my "Greeting" free practice activity more commutative?

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  • Teacher Tom
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    17 June, 2018 at 22:59
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    Hello, I’m relatively new to teaching (4 months). And I’m struggling to come up with a free practice activity that isn’t just reading lines off cards.

    I’d like to do a mingle activity or something with a communicative aspect or “task” or ‘objective’ to it which my students have to fulfil.

    I have based my lesson plan on the difference between formal and informal greetings and making small talk. For the last 40 minutes or so I want to get them talking and using the target language. However, I’m stuck when it comes to finding a way to make this task interesting and take it beyond “Hi I’m…” and asking a few small talk questions such as “Where are you from?” “What do you do?”

    Can anyone suggest a free practice activity or game or way for me to spice the last stage of my lesson up so it goes beyond the student just regurgitating the target language?

    I am teaching in Asia and my classes level is very basic. Thanks.

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