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  1. PrefixesPrefixes
    This worksheet will enable students to learn the usage of some prefixes and  see some examples. Also, there is a challenging exercise, here students will use what they have just learnt.  They will learn the difference between different prefixes and their placement in the sentence.
  2. Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Vocabulary and Speaking)Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Vocabulary and Speaking)
    It`s a nice song to make students share their opinions about pollution, crimes, commitment and other topics. It is also interesting to have students make connections between pictures and words (vocabulary) and then, make them check their predictions with the song (listening). The activities were designed to have students work  in pairs (otherwise you would need many copies, too). A ni ...
  3. PronounsPronouns
    This is a simple worksheet about personal pronouns. There are two exercises. One which requires the student to identify pronouns and the other, where they must use them correctly by replacing the noun with a pronoun. It is useful for grade 1 or 2. Answers have also been provided.
  4. Comprehension - Autumn Is the Time of YearComprehension - Autumn Is the Time of Year
    This poem is all about autumn and can be used as an extra resource when teaching primary/elementary aged pupils. Students are asked to read through the poem and answer the accompanying study questions... This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  5. Word Search - AutumnWord Search - Autumn
    This resource was created for primary/elementary aged pupils. This fun worksheet can be used in the autumn season as an extra resource when teaching students about autumn. There are 20 words hidden in the puzzle. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  1. Movie Worksheet: US Elections 2016Movie Worksheet: US Elections 2016
    Worksheet about the US elections in November 2016. Includes speaking, reading, vocabulary, listening based on Trump and Clinton's post Orlando speeches and a writing prompt about global risks. Used to introduce the elections in ESL context. Please let me know if it was useful.
  2. PrefixesPrefixes
    This worksheet will enable students to learn the usage of some prefixes and  see some examples. Also, there is a challenging exercise, here students will use what they have just learnt.  They will learn the difference between different prefixes and their placement in the sentence.
  3. Feelings and States with Riley Andersen in Inside Out MovieFeelings and States with Riley Andersen in Inside Out Movie
    Learning new adjectives with Riley Andersen, a major character in the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated film Inside Out. This is an easy worksheet for young learners, perfect to practise new words for feelings and states. There are three activities to help students memorize the adjectives.
  4. Movie Worksheet: Mr. Bean at the Hospital (Mixed Past Tenses)Movie Worksheet: Mr. Bean at the Hospital (Mixed Past Tenses)
    This fun video activity is to practise using mixed past tenses, including past simple, past continuous, and past perfect. The video shows Mr. Bean at the hospital. Learners must combine two sentences into one to accurately describe the events that occur. They must include a linking word (e.g. so, because, while, etc.). They must also change the verb form when necessary (e.g. 'He went...' to 'H ...
  5. Comprehension - Autumn Is the Time of YearComprehension - Autumn Is the Time of Year
    This poem is all about autumn and can be used as an extra resource when teaching primary/elementary aged pupils. Students are asked to read through the poem and answer the accompanying study questions... This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  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. Irregular Verbs: Memory Card GameIrregular Verbs: Memory Card Game
    The aim of this game is to memorize 42 irregular verbs in an entertaining way. The winner is the player who can make as many families as possible. Can be played by groups from 2 to 8 players. Before starting the game, ask students to identify the common characteristic in each verb family. Then deal out 6 cards to each player. The rules to be followed are the same as a regular "happy families" ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...

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