GE|Adults|Introductory lessons|Warm-ups

Let’s get to know each other 🤗

What are you interested in? (Both student and teacher answer 🙂)



What does your perfect day look like? Why? (Both student and teacher answer 🙂)



What is your dream place to live in? Why? (Both student and teacher answer 🙂)



Hooray for the first steps in knowing each other 🎉

Question wheel!

Take turns clicking to spin the wheel and asking each other the questions. The bravest starts 🤘

Hint: If you have a question that you have already discussed — spin again!

Note: your weels are not synchronized

Play a game called One word

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The One word rules

Think of three words each. The words must mean something in your life. Reveal the words and ask each other Yes/No questions to guess what they mean in the other person’s life.

Ex: The teacher has the word «water». Is (s)he afraid of swimming? Does (s)he drink more than 3 litres per day? Does (s)he enjoy taking a shower? Guess!


Teacher Student

Useful language

  • I think …
  • I guess …
  • I bet …
  • I’m sure …
  • I’m not sure …
  • I don’t think …
  • because

What do you have in common? We both (don’t) like/enjoy/have/live/know … (continue using what you’ve just learned about each other 🙂)

Play a game called 5 things in common

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The 5 things in common rules

Make a dialogue and find 5 things you and your teacher have in common. Challenge — you have 30 seconds to find each fact. Start the timer when ready (for each fact). Good luck 🍀

Hint: Do you have the same hobbies? Do you like the same food? Are you keen on the same music?




Useful language

  • Do you like …?
  • I’m keen on …
  • I adore …
  • Are you scared of …?
  • I’m not into …
  • I hate …
  • I’m afraid …
  • What about you?

Seems like you have much in common! Have an inspiring lesson 🚀

Choose your story for a play today

Shepherd Bill with a cactus meets cowboy Jack

Do a role play 🎭

Teacher: Jack, cowboy

Student: Bill, shepherd with a cactus

Legend: Bill is willing to sell the cactus and buy flowers for his wife. He meets Jack, who is not really into buying the cactus. Convince Jack to buy this green plant. Use all your imagination, and good luck!

(Jack, don’t be too easy-going, wait for strong arguments from Bill 💪)

Useful language

  • I think you need …
  • I guess …
  • I bet …
  • I’m sure / not sure …
  • You definitely need …
  • Imagine you have …

Was it difficult to be a salesperson? Was it easy to find arguments?

Little girl Amy with a balloon meets an old man called Donald

Make a role play 🎭

Teacher: Donald, old man

Student: Amy, little girl with a balloon

Legend: Amy is willing to sell the balloon and buy a present for her father. She meets Donald, who is not really into buying the balloon. Convince Donald to buy this toy. Use all your imagination, and good luck!

(Donald, don’t be too easy-going, wait for strong arguments from Amy 💪)

Useful language

  • I think you need …
  • I guess …
  • I bet …
  • I’m sure / not sure …
  • You definitely need …
  • Imagine you have …

Was it difficult to be a salesperson? Was it easy to find arguments?

Play a game called Compliments


The Compliments game rules

As simple as it seems to be: give each other 5 compliments and an online hug afterwards 🤗

Useful language

  • Awesome
  • Incredible
  • Kind
  • Superhero
  • Inspire

Feeling better? Continue the lesson in a good mood 😻

Play a game called Home, sweet home


The Home sweet home game rules

Take your camera, show and describe your home (place you are currently in) to each other (if the camera is unavaliable — take pictures and share). No pictures? Describe it orally and ask each other for more details 🕵️‍♂️

Useful language

  • Cozy
  • Well-decorated
  • Modern
  • The view from the window is…
  • The neighbourhood is safe/friendly/etc.

Congrats on having visited each other’s place 🏠. Enjoy the lesson!

Flugtag improvisation


Flugtag story

Red Bull Flugtag (German: flight day, airshow) is an event organized by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly home-made, human-powered flying machines, size-limited to around 10 metres and weight-limited to 150 kilograms. The flying machines are usually launched off from about 9 metres high into the water. Most competitors enter for the entertainment value, and the flying machines rarely fly at all.️

The record for the longest flight is 258 feet (78.6 m), 2013, California.

Imagine you and your teacher are participating in Flugtag. What will your flying machine look like and why? Brainstorm and discuss ideas, pitch, debate and pick the most fascinating ones 🔥

Use the board to draw your prototype


One. Two. Three. Go! Fly! 🚀

Play a game called Lie Detector


The Lie Detector rules

Who is more courageous? Start with 5 short stories about yourself.

At least one of them must be a lie. Your opponent has to guess which one.

While listening write the key word of each story down as a reminder and guess True or False.

Guessed? Switch the roles 🏄‍♂️


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Useful language

  • I think …
  • I guess …
  • I bet …
  • I’m sure …
  • I’m not sure …
  • I don’t think …

Never Have I Ever …


Never Have I Ever … rules

Be honest!

In turns pick a question and ask each other.

When the answer is «yes» — provide more details 🦋 ️

Tick the questions you’ve already asked.


Friendly debate🥊

Friendly debate rules

Discuss which of two alternatives you prefer.

Why? Have you and your teacher chosen the same?

Who is right 🐥?



Bonus question: shaurma or shawarma? 🌮

What if? 🎩


Imagine and discuss what if…

🥦 If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be and why?

🦊 If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?

👵 If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

🕺 If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?

🕌 If you were a city, which city would you choose to be and why?

🍪 If you were a candy bar, which candy bar would you be?

🏝 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

🏄 If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would the slogan be?

🧔🏻 If you could meet any living person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?

🏗 If your were a building, what type of architecture would it be? Why?Imagine and discuss what if…
🥦 If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be and why?

🦊 If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?

👵 If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

🕺 If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?

🕌 If you were a city, which city would you choose to be and why?

🍪 If you were a candy bar, which candy bar would you be?

🏝 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

🏄 If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would the slogan be?

🧔🏻 If you could meet any living person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?

🏗 If your were a building, what type of architecture would it be? Why?

Magic Wand🧞‍♂️


Wingardium leviosa… Imagine and discuss:

🧝‍♀️ Which 5 things would you do if you had a magic wand? Why?

🧙‍♀️ What would your teacher do?

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Time Machine⏱


Imagine and discuss: what if you had a Time machine …

  • Where would you go?
  • To which time period? Why?
  • If there was a person you could meet going back in time, who would
    it be, and why?
  • Would you just want to visit and come back, or would you stay?
  • Ask your teacher where he(she) would go.

Shoe quest👞


Take a picture of your shoes and show it to each other

  • Where did you buy them?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • Is there any funny story about them?
  • Why are you wearing them today?

Hint: Can’t share? Aren’t wearing anything? Use the crocks from the picture above or imagine your own ideal shoes 👠

Serious & Adventurous talk!🧙‍♂️



Bonus task: Tell each other a fun fact about yourselves 🤣

If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Game: Know each other
  • Game: Question wheel
  • Game: One word
  • Game: 5 things in common
  • Game: Role-play
  • Game: Compliments
  • Game: Home, sweet home
  • Game: Flugtag improvisation
  • Game: Lie Detector
  • Game: Never Have I Ever
  • Game: Friendly debate
  • Game: What if?
  • Game: Magic Wand
  • Game: Time Machine
  • Game: Shoe quest
  • Game: Serious talk!
  • Homework