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  1. BrainteaserBrainteaser
    Here are several brainteasers. Doing some type of mental exercise in the form of brain teasers or word and number games can boost overall brain activity. increase your memory power, reduce the risk, and slow the decline of dementia, improve memory and brain processing speed, reduce boredom and improve concentration.
  2. Poem- Days of the Week through EmotionsPoem- Days of the Week through Emotions
    I created this worksheet to revise emotions plus to teach days of the week. Children are supposed to listen to the poem about Doodle who is very moody (changes his mood all the time) and match the day of the week with a particular emotion expressed on Doodle's face. Then you may ask children to colour Doodle with the colours they consider most suitable for a particular emoton (angry/mad=red, g ...
  3. CVC Animal NamesCVC Animal Names
    This is a basic worksheet to start practicing animal names for early readers. The knowledge of short vowel sounds are enough to use this worksheet. They can first look at the picture and guess, then try to read the names and copy them on the blanks. Then they can colour the pictures. This is useful to talk about animals, their colours, relate to the alphabet sound. In an advanced situation we ...
  4. Linking Words - But / HoweverLinking Words - But / However
    Following a quick introduction on how to use these linking words, students can read example sentences where the words have been used in context. Following that, students need to fill the gaps with the correct linking word, and finally identify which sentences have or haven't used the correct linking word. There is a teacher's guide with  the answer key on the second page. This worksh ...
  5. Linking Words - Despite / In Spite Of / AlthoughLinking Words - Despite / In Spite Of / Although
    Following a quick introduction on how to use these linking words, there are three activities in this worksheet. First, students need to fill the gap with the correct linker. Second, they need to match the two halves of a sentence which use one of the linking words. Finally, students can get creative by finishing off the sentences with their own ideas. There is a teacher's guide with the a ...
  1. Movie Worksheet: MaleficentMovie Worksheet: Maleficent
    I have designed this PDF based on the movie "Maleficent". It includes three parts:  before watching, while watching and after watching. First, have your student talk with their partners about "Sleeping Beauty". Next, ask them to watch the film and answer some questions. Finally, have them draw their favourite scene from the movie and talk about it. It is designed for elementary and pre-in ...
  2. Christmas Worksheet: Reindeer - Reading ComprehensionChristmas Worksheet: Reindeer - Reading Comprehension
    This Christmas worksheet includes facts about reindeer. It can be handed out to students as as an extra resource when teaching kids about Christmas. Students are asked to read through the text and then answer the study questions. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  3. Christmas Story Picture - Small ChimneyChristmas Story Picture - Small Chimney
    This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Kids look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. Santa is looking a bit worried...We think the chimney is too small to fit through! This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  4. Christmas Story Picture - Elf at the North PoleChristmas Story Picture - Elf at the North Pole
    This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Students look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. They must also think of a title. The picture shows an elf at the North Pole. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  5. Christmas Riddles - Matching WorksheetChristmas Riddles - Matching Worksheet
    Christmas is upon us! This fun Christmas worksheet can be used as an extra teaching resource when learning about Christmas. Students match the Christmas riddles on the left with the correct answer on the right. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  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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