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  1. Editing: Giant PandaEditing: Giant Panda
    Editing and proofreading are essential aspects of effective writing. Students read the passages carefully and thoroughly and rewrite the passages correctly on the lines provided. This is great practice for spelling and punctuation. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  2. British Expression for Point of ViewBritish Expression for Point of View
    British words that help express your point of view that lead to writing a book review. The key is on  the last page. In the first activity a teacher can elicit the expressions by getting students to match the picture and the expression and then they guess what it means and what it would be used for.
  3. C1/C2 Conversation - $1 Could Soon Be Worth ˆ1C1/C2 Conversation - $1 Could Soon Be Worth ˆ1
    A nice worksheet for advanced students. I couldn't ever find anything challenging enough for C1/C2 students who wanted to learn some complicated words and have a good read. I think this would make a good 1-1.5 hour conversation class. This is my first worksheet so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Talking about the Future PPTTalking about the Future PPT
    Ice breaker to get students to talk about the conditionals. Takes 20 to 30 minutes but can be stretched. Skills: speaking, listening and argumentation. Students are asked to present arguments in favor of  pimping up their school building. If you have a strong set of reason and can present them well, you are to win 20.000 pounds. The conitionals are used and discussion skills are prac ...
  5. Shopping SpeakingShopping Speaking
    I have designed this PDF for practicing speaking with my pre-intermediate classes. It includes different questions about shopping. Divide your class into pairs or small groups and have your students talk. Hope it helps!
  1. British Expression for Point of ViewBritish Expression for Point of View
    British words that help express your point of view that lead to writing a book review. The key is on  the last page. In the first activity a teacher can elicit the expressions by getting students to match the picture and the expression and then they guess what it means and what it would be used for.
  2. Editing: Giant PandaEditing: Giant Panda
    Editing and proofreading are essential aspects of effective writing. Students read the passages carefully and thoroughly and rewrite the passages correctly on the lines provided. This is great practice for spelling and punctuation. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  3. Shopping SpeakingShopping Speaking
    I have designed this PDF for practicing speaking with my pre-intermediate classes. It includes different questions about shopping. Divide your class into pairs or small groups and have your students talk. Hope it helps!
  4. C1/C2 Conversation - $1 Could Soon Be Worth ˆ1C1/C2 Conversation - $1 Could Soon Be Worth ˆ1
    A nice worksheet for advanced students. I couldn't ever find anything challenging enough for C1/C2 students who wanted to learn some complicated words and have a good read. I think this would make a good 1-1.5 hour conversation class. This is my first worksheet so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Talking about the Future PPTTalking about the Future PPT
    Ice breaker to get students to talk about the conditionals. Takes 20 to 30 minutes but can be stretched. Skills: speaking, listening and argumentation. Students are asked to present arguments in favor of  pimping up their school building. If you have a strong set of reason and can present them well, you are to win 20.000 pounds. The conitionals are used and discussion skills are prac ...
  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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