This is a popular icebreaker for teaching ESL. It will work with most levels except beginners or maybe very young children.


  • Create a list of four things about yourself (true & false). Like: I am from the USA, I have two sisters, My favorite food is pizza, etc.
  • Write them on the board
  • Pick a student to read the first one
  • Ask those who think it's true and then false to raise their hands
  • After everyone has said what they think tell them the truth

This is a good icebreaker. If time permits you can give the students a turn after you have finished.

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This video was filmed in a hagwon in Busan, Korea.

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