Languages › French 8 Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom Whenever Students Need a Break Share Flipboard Email Print BakiBG / Getty Images French Resources For Teachers Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Grammar By ThoughtCo Updated February 25, 2019 Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity. Teachers from all over have shared some great ideas for warm-up and filler activities—take a look. Building Sentences Put together the parts of a sentence. Categories List all of the vocabulary in a particular category. Conversations Pair off for short discussions. Meet Your Neighbor Practice greetings and personal details with other students. Music Videos Watch and discuss French music videos. Name Game Learn all of the students' names. Quotations Discuss quotations by famous Francophones. Repetitions Have students repeat a list of vocabulary.