Meeting and greeting games/ worksheets

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

Updated 26 August 2019

Related pages

Starting and ending conversations worksheets page

Small talk page– NEW LINK

Social English main page – NEW LINK

Functional language main page


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

Teaching Social English: Interactive Classroom Activities – NEW

Meeting and greeting photocopiable classroom activities

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


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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