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  2. Urban Legends for High School Students
  3. African Animals Mini Book
  4. Colours Picture Test
  5. Adjective Order - Practice 1

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  1. African Animals Mini BookAfrican Animals Mini Book
    Beginning or younger English language learners can use this mini book to practice their reading skills and learn the names of African Animals. Print out the book, and then have students cut out and put together the pages. Find more mini books for young learners at HelpTeaching.com.
  2. Halloween - Does it Belong?Halloween - Does it Belong?
    Young learners can use this worksheet to practice words related to Halloween and other holidays, as well as learn a bit about categorizing objects. Have students say the word associated with each picture, and then draw an X on the items that are not associated with Halloween. Find more Halloween worksheets at HelpTeaching.com.
  3. Election Words LessonElection Words Lesson
    Check out HelpTeaching.com's lesson about election words, and then have students download and complete the accompanying worksheet. This is great during fall and spring election season in the United States, but also works well in other countries. Find more social studies worksheets at HelpTeaching.com.
  4. Urban Legends for High School StudentsUrban Legends for High School Students
    This is a lesson produced to work with high school students to develop past tenses and the ability of telling and writing stories. The activities are contextualized through the genre Urban Legends being it an inductive study to elaborate on their own Urban Legend while exploring and reviewing the past simple, past continuous and present simple tenses.
  5. Colours Picture TestColours Picture Test
    I used this for my younger students (who can read) after we had covered colours with flashcards. The idea was to see if they had managed to retain the word and correct spelling for each colour. We had been learning our colours all week and this was a quick filler at the end of the lesson. You need a colour photocopier or printer to complete it, though!
  1. Urban Legends for High School StudentsUrban Legends for High School Students
    This is a lesson produced to work with high school students to develop past tenses and the ability of telling and writing stories. The activities are contextualized through the genre Urban Legends being it an inductive study to elaborate on their own Urban Legend while exploring and reviewing the past simple, past continuous and present simple tenses.
  2. Colours Picture TestColours Picture Test
    I used this for my younger students (who can read) after we had covered colours with flashcards. The idea was to see if they had managed to retain the word and correct spelling for each colour. We had been learning our colours all week and this was a quick filler at the end of the lesson. You need a colour photocopier or printer to complete it, though!
  3. Adjective Order - Practice 1Adjective Order - Practice 1
    When more than one adjective is used in a sentence, it is important to put them in the right order. Using the acronym O SASh.COM, students can practice putting adjectives in the right order. There is a teacher's guide with the answer key on the second page. This worksheet has been carefully graded for second language learners and has been created by a trained, experienced language teacher.
  4. Teaching Gerunds Through Creative WritingTeaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing
    Lesson 7 in this 24 part series of exercises is almost all about gerunds which are very common in everyday usage and these different exercises will show your students just how much. I've also snuck a little creative writing into the mix, a romantic soap opera. It must all be practiced out loud several times when finished. If you don't smile, your students are probably not going to enjoy the ...
  5. Election Words LessonElection Words Lesson
    Check out HelpTeaching.com's lesson about election words, and then have students download and complete the accompanying worksheet. This is great during fall and spring election season in the United States, but also works well in other countries. Find more social studies worksheets at HelpTeaching.com.
  1. Talk for a MinuteTalk for a Minute
    This ppt is a good game for your students to practice speaking for one minute on one of the topics that they are going to choose by luck, it is appropriate for a conversation class ( beginner- intermediate), I hope you enjoy it, it 's very interesting.
  2. Verb Tenses BoardgameVerb Tenses Boardgame
    Here's another board game I made to get your students into verb tenses. I've used the present simple and present continuous/past simple and past continuous but you can of course use all tenses, it's up to you. I made a rule that one student tells they other student in which tense he/she has to make a sentence. Play it the way you want and of course it's fully editable!Let me know if you spot a ...
  3. Songs To Study English 2Songs To Study English 2
    This Teacher's resource pack contains 16 songs to study (and - I hope - to speak) English. I used them during my lessons, made some corrections and finally decided to share. The structure of the pack is: Teacher's notes for a song followed by a students' page (worksheet). Unlike Songs To Study English 1, you can use more games and other activities with songs. That's why Appendix was added. I ...
  4. Christmas Materials Package 2010: Tons of ActivitiesChristmas Materials Package 2010: Tons of Activities
    Here's a huge 41-page Christmas materials package kindly provided by www.learnwell.fi (also publicly available from their website) that is filled with dozens of ready-to-print Christmas materials, seasonal exercises on vocabulary and grammar, Christmas dialogues and more. Download it and see for yourself - and you won't be disappointed! Merry Christmas! Activities include: Christmas board game ...
  5. Christmas BookletChristmas Booklet
    In this booklet designed for my primary school pupils, who study English for five years, there are some of the most beautiful Christmas songs (Oh Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, White Christmas, Happy Christmas) and fun activities (color by number, riddle, crossword puzzle, write a letter for Santa, Christmas acrostic write, read and ...

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