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First Impressions ADULT ESL Speaking Topics

Rike Neville
Grade Levels
11th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Your students are already accomplished at judging others based on first impressions, but have they really thought about how they can control how others think of them by how they present themselves at the first meeting?

These conversation topic cards are meant to not only engage your students and get them talking, but also to make them think and to reflect. Find out what they think and encourage them to use varied expressions for sharing and asking for opinions as well as agreeing and disagreeing. (You may be interested in my Expressions for Opinions resource to ensure that your ESL students can use a good variety of expressions.)

Whether you are teaching a unit on the power of first impressions or just need a relatable discussion topic, you’ll be glad to have these topic cards.


  • page of teacher suggestions
  • 60 topic cards
  • page of set covers

DISTANCE LEARNING? Check out the digital version of this!

**Caution** Please review all cards and set aside any that are not appropriate for your group of students. For example, there is a card that mentions "Karen" and one that mentions "resting b**** face". Always look the cards over again before using with a new group.


❤️ I greatly appreciate and treasure your feedback as it helps me determine which resources are the most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ❤️


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