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hello everyone, I am an Englis teacher and I always have new groups each month. In the firs day of class I have everyone introduce themselves to the class as a warm up, but I would like to change that. Where can I get fresh ideas to make my students feel more confortable in this first day?

Any information yu can send me would be greatly appreciated.

Juan
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Hi,

Do a 'Find someone who . . .'

Give them a list like this.

Find someone who can drive a truck

Find someone who was born this month

Find someone who didn't eat breakfast today

etc. etc.

Get them to write the name of the person they find.

This will get them all up, walking around, talking to each other, meeting each other.

Best wishes, Clive
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Asking students'names is the best way to warm up in the first day of class. However, for more interesting in this step, I think we need to use some implicit questions to ask their names. Mr Clive has just given us some questions by introducing "Find someone who" game. Following his questions, we can play Chain game: My name is Hoa.
Your name is Hoa and my name is Thanh.
Your names are Hoa , Thanh and my name is Lan.

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Besides students' introduction,we can divide our class into four groups due to their rows and gathered them by intensive and extensive pairs .Further more, you can use Network or Matching, Gap-fill to find out students' names. Because you don't know students'names, so they will help you to etablish these techniques for the first day of class. Pair work and group work play an important role in this situation.For example:Gap-fill:
I'm in group I. My name is........ .........is sitting next to me. In front of me are...... and........... Behind me are............
Matching: Name and Feature:
Hoa has short hair
Mai and Lan have long hair
Van has curly hair
If your students don't wear uniforms, you'll have various features to expose.