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  1. Farm Animals FlashcardsFarm Animals Flashcards
    16 flashcards of domestic animals: pig, cow, horse, cat, dog, rabbit, goat, sheep, and others. Ideal to show to little learners or use at primary school. The cards can be used at English lessons all over the world or at home to study with kids.
  2. Million Dollar BabyMillion Dollar Baby
    I have designed this worksheet based on the film Million Dollar Baby. It includes three parts: before, while and after watching. It is designed for pre-intermediate level. Hope it helps.
  3. Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)
    This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of the simple present tense to describe daily routines. Play the video using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJYnMvhTmA&feature=youtu.be   It is a gap-fill activity. The video shows lots of pictures which show the Queen's daily routine. The pictures have sentences describing ...
  4. Volcano Game, Backpack 4Volcano Game, Backpack 4
    This ppt includes a game and it is based on Backpack 4, units 4, 5 and 6. It contains the following topics: extinct/ endangered animals, life in the past, and health and illnesses. Divide your class into two teams. Ss take turns to choose letters A-T and answer the questions. If their answer is grammatically correct, they'll get the point. If they choose volcano, they'll lose all their points. ...
  5. Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone ManSong Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone Man
    This worksheet is about Rag'n'Bone Man's popular song Human.Rory Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, East Sussex, England.
  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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