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  1. Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van GoghMovie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh
    This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your students to learn more about famous people. The worksheet is based on the video you can find on youtube.
  2. Can – Can’t – Could – Couldn’t Multiple Choice TestCan – Can’t – Could – Couldn’t Multiple Choice Test
    This worksheet is designed to test the students' understanding of  modals can, can't, could, and couldn't. It is composed of 8 multiple choice questions which are particularly suitable for  intermediate students. Students are supposed to complete the statements choosing the best response that will make the statement sound logical.
  3. Trash Trivia (How Much Waste Do We Produce?)Trash Trivia (How Much Waste Do We Produce?)
    It's a reading and speaking activity which is very good to introduce (or enhance) the topic of pollution, environmental protection, etc. It's based on real statistics. It also provides some information and exercises on the correspondence of American Measure system and Metrical system (which is usually tough stuff for European ESL students to handle).
  4. Movie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + ReadingMovie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + Reading
    Hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is getting more popular everyday, so I decided to make a worksheet dedicated to it. I'd say it's suitable for ss older than fourteen. It's perfect for intermediate and higher levels, but if a group is strong you can even give it a try with pre-intermediate level.The worksheet's divided into several parts:1) Introduction. Ask ss if they know anything about Americ ...
  5. Thanksgiving LetterThanksgiving Letter
    A thanksgiving task , two tasks in fact , to adapt to the level of your students . A letter to complete or a complete letter to write .One of the characters on a Thanksgiving painting writes a letter to her sister in Britain to tell her about her new life in the "new world".
  1. Thanksgiving LetterThanksgiving Letter
    A thanksgiving task , two tasks in fact , to adapt to the level of your students . A letter to complete or a complete letter to write .One of the characters on a Thanksgiving painting writes a letter to her sister in Britain to tell her about her new life in the "new world".
  2. Present Simple Interview PPTPresent Simple Interview PPT
    A power point presentation to practice asking questions in present simple with 'you' and the 3rd person singular. The ppt was initially created for a one-to-one class, but can easily be adapted for a group, especially if you make use of a projector or an interactive whiteboard. This way you can practice question-formation comprehensively, while funny cartoons will motivate your students.  ...
  3. Movie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + ReadingMovie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + Reading
    Hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is getting more popular everyday, so I decided to make a worksheet dedicated to it. I'd say it's suitable for ss older than fourteen. It's perfect for intermediate and higher levels, but if a group is strong you can even give it a try with pre-intermediate level.The worksheet's divided into several parts:1) Introduction. Ask ss if they know anything about Americ ...
  4. Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van GoghMovie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh
    This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your students to learn more about famous people. The worksheet is based on the video you can find on youtube.
  5. Preposition CharadesPreposition Charades
    These charades are a fun way for your students to remember basic prepositions. I think that funny phrases help students learn. Of course you can modify these phrases as you want. In my opinion it would be easier and funnier for students to draw phrases, not to show them.
  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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