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  2. Taboo Speaking Game Basic
  3. Word Order in Questions
  4. Movie Worksheet: Modern Family
  5. Present Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect Continuous

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  1. Past Continuous- CrimePast Continuous- Crime
    This worksheet was devised as part of a didactic unit on crime, mystery and detective fiction. Since many of the police and detective questions tend to be in the past continuous, I decided to mix grammar and vocabulary and revise two language dimensions in one sheet. My teen and adult learners simply loved it. Enjoy!
  2. Tenses TableTenses Table
    This is an overview of the different tenses in English: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous, past simple, past continuous, past perfect,  past perfect continuous, future will.  Inludes a student hand-out and timeline.
  3. Movie Worksheet: Modern FamilyMovie Worksheet: Modern Family
    This is a video activity based on the TV sitcom Modern Family (Season 4, Episode 7). In this episode, Cameron takes care of Alex and Luke while Phil, Claire and Mitchell deal with Haley's arrest; Jay tries to cut short a surprise visit from ex-wife Dede, so that she doesn’t learn about Gloria's pregnancy. The activity focuses on vocabulary and expressions as well as reviews some con ...
  4. Movie Worksheet: Animal ClassificationMovie Worksheet: Animal Classification
    This worksheet should be used after your students watch Animal Classification for Children by Free School on Youtube. This will help your kids recognize and remember different types of animals. I often arrange my students in pairs for discussion activities and they  learn from each other.
  5. Taboo Speaking Game BasicTaboo Speaking Game Basic
    So this is a PPT presentation that I prepared to play Taboo speaking game for basic level students. What I do is that I put a chair and a student is facing the classroom, so his classmates help him to guess the word, but they can not use the words that are in the presentation. You can do it in teams, the first one to guess it wins. Hope you have fun like we do.
  1. Tenses TableTenses Table
    This is an overview of the different tenses in English: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous, past simple, past continuous, past perfect,  past perfect continuous, future will.  Inludes a student hand-out and timeline.
  2. Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)
    Sometimes students know perfectly how to create a present simple form but they make mistakes pronouncing the verb form. This is a simple exercise to check or just practice the pronunciation of the present simple endings -s/-es. There is a table with three columns so students need to place the verb into the appropriate column according to the rule of pronunciation.
  3. Word Order in QuestionsWord Order in Questions
    First there is an explanation of how to ask questions in present simple using the verb to be and other verbs. Then  there are exerices to support the theory. The answers are provided and it is up to the students to figure out what wh- word to use or which verb to use.
  4. Movie Worksheet: MotivationMovie Worksheet: Motivation
    This lesson is based on the video about self-motivation. Activities include a great part of speaking: monologue in pairs, discussing interesting and maybe unusual facts open class. There is a listening activity: students should match the phrase with the speaker. And there are some questions for discussion and opinion sharing. Link for the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tq-QUXq9us
  5. Present Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect ContinuousPresent Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect Continuous
    It focuses on the common mistakes made when using these tenses. It also contains an exercise and some theory on the subject. There is a list of mistakes that are corrected and the correct answers are given along with the suitable explanation. I find it helpful when I have particularly inquisitive students that tend to question everything.
  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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