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  1. Food PyramidFood Pyramid
    The following worksheet consists of two pages. The first page has a table label with the groups of food. Students have to fill each group with drawings, the second page has a food pyramid and it has to be named according to to the groups of food. In addition, the students have to draw some food in each section of the pyramid.
  2. Passive Voice Running DictationPassive Voice Running Dictation
    Pupils work in pairs. One is a runner, the other is a writer. Stick the worksheet to the board or wall. The runner goes to the board, reads one sentence (which is in the active form), transforms it into passive in his mind, goes to the partner and dictates the passive sentence to him. After the task is completed students check it with the teacher.
  3. Guess The Picture - AnimalsGuess The Picture - Animals
    This PPT can be used with young learners to review different animals. Pupils have to guess the animal after seeing just a part of it, then the whole picture appears. It's good as a warm up task or at the end of the class. Children really enjoy it. The task takes from 3 to 5 minutes depending on the age of your pupils.
  4. Mulan Movie ActivitiesMulan Movie Activities
    Learning English through watching movies is something that makes the process of learning more meaningful to young students. This worksheet incorporates watching and listening activities that have students identify the names of key characters and plot events.
  5. Jackie Robinson Reading PassageJackie Robinson Reading Passage
    Jackie Robinson was a famous baseball player that ESL students who are also baseball fans may be familiar with. This reading passage tells a little bit about Jackie Robinson's life. Students can use this passage to build their reading comprehension skills. Find more informational reading passages on HelpTeaching.com.
  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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