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  1. Present Perfect vs Past SimplePresent Perfect vs Past Simple
    Present perfect vs past simple exercises with key. It can be used as an exercise during the lesson or as homework. It checks if a student can use 'has' instead of 'have' and the third form of irregular verbs.
  2. Seasons in IndonesiaSeasons in Indonesia
    Indonesia has two seasons, this worksheet will tell students what the seasons are, what people have to do and what the weather is like during the season. This worksheet begins with the dialogue between a grandfather and his grandson. The grandson asks his granfther aboutseasons in Indonesia and the grandfather explains it all. There are some questions related to the dialogue and the last part ...
  3. First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)
    Extensive exercises with comparatives and superlatives. It also contins "some" and "any" with questions, negatives and positives. There is some vocabulary related to autumn and places around town. This is based on lessons from Cambrige Publication's "Quick Minds 6".
  4. Second Semester A2 Level ExamSecond Semester A2 Level Exam
    This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also features vocabulary related to clothes and food along with winter and other holiday vocabulary.
  5. First Semester A2 Level ExamFirst Semester A2 Level Exam
    This is a test on questions , negative responses and positive responses with verbs "have" , "do", "like + ing", all in present simple. There are also exercises on adverbs, daily routines, places around town with the vocabulary related to the classroom and autumn.
  1. Using For and Since (Including Exceptions)Using For and Since (Including Exceptions)
    Do you cringe when you hear students misuse "for" and "since" when they are speaking? This is one page of examples and exceptions with a description of how to use these important everyday words. You can have students read the examples aloud, then after each section, have students make two or three of their own sentences following these patterns, then check them. After going through the whole p ...
  2. Spring Worksheet - Word SearchSpring Worksheet - Word Search
    Spring themed word search: students are asked to find all of the words that are hidden in the grid. This spring themed worksheet was created for primary/elementary children. We hope you like it, for more spring themed worksheets go to PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  3. Helping People- Charity EventsHelping People- Charity Events
    This worksheet contains four stories, students must choose one story and decide who of the four people they are going to help and then decide how they are going to help them to organize a charity event. This is suitable for group work. The worksheet also contains useful vocabulary and phrases.
  4. Spring Worksheet - Missing LettersSpring Worksheet - Missing Letters
    All of these words are associated with spring. Students are asked to fill in the missing letters to each word. This spring themed worksheet was created for primary/elementary children. We hope you like it, for more spring themed worksheets go to PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  5. Idioms Beginning with BIdioms Beginning with B
    5 everyday idioms beginning with 'b'. Students first need to match the idiom to the correct meaning, and then read example sentences and fill the gaps. There is a teacher's guide with answer key in the second page. For more original worksheets and teaching related articles, visit http://www.celiajenkins.com/teaching
  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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