Meeting and greeting games/ worksheets

Meeting people for the first time and again PDFs, with links to related topics like small talk. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic

Updated 6 June 2022

Meeting and greeting e-book

over 80 pages of meeting people photocopiables, including improved versions of some of the worksheets below, in:

Teaching Social English: Interactive Classroom Activities Second Edition– NEW EDITION

Teaching meeting and greeting articles

How to teach English greetings – LINK UPDATED

Lists of useful meeting and greeting language

35 ways to say hello in English – LINK UPDATED

41 ways to say goodbye in English – LINK UPDATED

Meeting and greeting photocopiable classroom activities

Meeting people and small talk yes/ no questions games

Meeting for the first time and again needs analysis and question review

Meeting people and indirect checking/ clarifying questions practice

Meeting people line by line brainstorming

Meeting people key words, phrases, dialogues and topics (combined and updated version of many of the worksheets below)

Responses to typical meeting people phrases

Wh questions for making small talk

Meeting people criteria board game

Meeting people jigsaw texts and useful phrases

Describing your company bluffing game (with phrases for starting conversations and meeting people, and presentation of “What do you do?”/ “What are you working on?”)

Meeting people and meeting people again review

Meeting people cultural differences and useful phrases

Meeting people in business cultural differences and phrases (older version of the worksheet above)

Meeting people and meeting people again typical questions

Meeting people response matching

Strangers on a train (Starting conversations game, this version for Natural English, but easily useable or adaptable)

Meeting and leaving

Meeting people and meeting people again simplest responses game (older and simpler version of part of the review worksheets above)

Meeting people matching conversations

Meeting people pelmanism

Meeting people politeness game

Meeting people problem roleplays

Meeting people roleplays

Related pages

Starting and ending conversations worksheets page

Small talk page

Social English main page

Functional language main page

1 Response to Meeting and greeting games/ worksheets

  1. Daniele Ribeiro says:

    Hello, my name is Daniele and I am writing my Lesson Plan to teach Basic English to my son and some friends that came to me asking for classes. These worksheets are a lot interesting. Thanks for sharing this material. I want to use my time properly, working in one hour the four abilities: writing, listening, reading and speaking. It is really interesting how the language is connected with the culture and the culture with the language… They (students) must understand that English as a modern language will connect them with the entire world AND give them a different way of seeing things, a new perspective, much easier.

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