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  1. Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing AdjectivesNemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives
    This quartet card game is based on the movie Finding Nemo. The aim of the game is for students to collect four of a kind. I designed the game to practice personality adjectives. The adjective above the character picture shows the adjective of that card. The three below the picture are the adjectives a student still needs to collect. The activity encourages students to practice word order in qu ...
  2. At the RestaurantAt the Restaurant
    This worksheet has 2 activities which focus on restaurant vocabulary. The first activity is a gap fill for a restaurant conversation and the second activity asks questions based on a fictitious restaurant menu, which is useful for checking student comprehension.
  3. Match Maker - PersonalitiesMatch Maker - Personalities
    This is a fun activity which practices adjectives. Students make up a friend and try to match make them with another student's friend. Students complete their own friend's profile first and then mingle around the room to find a suitable match for their fictitious friend. The activity encourages students to think about physical adjectives, personalities and likes/dislikes.
  4. Should and Shouldn't ExercisesShould and Shouldn't Exercises
    This is a simple worksheet which practices the use of 'should' and 'shouldn't'. The first activity is a gap fill and the second activity asks students to write sentences according to the situations presented. The topic of the worksheet is 'healthy eating/living'.
  5. My Dream HomeMy Dream Home
    I use this house template to practice furniture vocabulary. Students design their dream home by cutting pictures of furniture they'd like in their house out of catalogues e.g. Argos. They then stick them in the appropriate rooms (2-3 pictures per room). Once everyone has completed their dream home students present to each other/the class their house. This further encourages them to practice ad ...
  1. 5 Uses of the Verb 'to Be'5 Uses of the Verb 'to Be'
    I created this PDF to help my students understand the verb 'to be' more easily. The verb 'to be' gets used so much in the English language but students often have difficulty knowing when to use it. I use this PDF as a summary sheet, following a lesson on the verb 'to be'. The PDF was designed for beginner level students.
  2. Movie Worksheet: 13 Reasons WhyMovie Worksheet: 13 Reasons Why
    A 3-level quizz about the Netflix TV Series '13 Reasons Why', episode 1. After watching the episode, students can work in pairs or groups, depending on the number of them. Teacher hands out the sheet and give them some time to answer the quiz. After that the whole group discuss their replies.
  3. Present Simple UsagePresent Simple Usage
    This is a handout accompanied by a YouTube video to introduce present simple to learners. The worksheet contains 10 of the most general uses for present simple, while the video also has an interactive activity related to this (starting with the 3rd minute). If you want to revise the form and exceptions, also play the first part of the video. You will find an extra worksheet related to the vid ...
  4. What Are They Doing? Present Continuous BoardgameWhat Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame
    This boardgame is designed for students to practice using present continuous. All you will need is a dice and some counters. Students take turns rolling the dice and moving along the board accordingly. When a student lands on a tile with a verb on it, they will need to make a sentence describing what the person is doing using that verb. First to finish wins!
  5. Reading: Alice in WonderlandReading: Alice in Wonderland
    This worksheet can be used as a test in reading skills for elementary learners. It contains such tasks as giving the title to the text, true/false statements, finding synonyms and antonyms, answering questions, giving opinions about the text.
  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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