100 Ice-Breaker Questions

This 100 Ice-Breaker Questions handout & reference also includes:

What if you could ease your English language learners into class with engaging questions? You can do just that with these questions. The questions, designed to prepare learners for working with English, are grouped by topics, such as What If Questions, Motivational, Likes and Dislikes, and so on.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use one of these questions each day to get your class started; go straight through the list, or pick and choose questions that apply to your unit of study
  • Encourage students to write down their responses, share responses with partners or small groups, and then the whole class
  • Come up with corresponding sentence frames to help pupils formulate their responses when writing and speaking
Classroom Considerations

  • See the materials for an accompanying presentation and an additional reference material for ELD teachers; note that some of the questions included in the presentation relate more to adults learning English
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Comes with a large variety of different questions to choose from
  • The categories can help you decide what questions to use and provide opportunties for grouping multiple questions together
Cons

  • None