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  1. Adjectives Ending in -Ed and -IngAdjectives Ending in -Ed and -Ing
    Short introduction to explain the meaning and rules of adjectives ending in -ed or -ing. Introduce the rule with the example; then, let students complete the rest and check their answers on the slide that follows. Slide 10 is to prompt speaking.
  2. Chinese New Year: Dot-to-Dot MonkeyChinese New Year: Dot-to-Dot Monkey
    This resource can be used as an extra resource when teaching your class about Chinese New Year. Students must start at 1 and count in 1s to connect the dots and complete the picture. This will help their counting skills. They can colour the picture when they are finished. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk Have fun!
  3. Family and Possessives (Speaking and Writing)Family and Possessives (Speaking and Writing)
    This is a speaking and/or writing drilling exercise to review or consolidate family members vocabulary and the famous possessive 's which may cause so many problems to some students when they refer to family relationships rather than simple possession.
  4. Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire (Presentation)Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire (Presentation)
    This is a movie worksheet based on Slumdog Millionaire (2008) for B1-C1/2 students. The worksheet is accompanied by a presentation following the quiz show "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" format and can be found in the busyteacher.org database. Teacher's notes included. I hope you'll enjoy it!
  5. Movie Worksheet: Slumdog MillionaireMovie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire
    This is a powerpoint presentation accompanying my movie worksheet based on Slumdog Millionaire (2008) for B1-C1/2 students. The presentation follows the quiz show "Who wants to be a millionaire?" format and I use it in 2 parts: at the beginning of the lesson and as a round-up at the end of it. I hope you'll find it useful.
  1. Chinese New Year: Research Activity - RoosterChinese New Year: Research Activity - Rooster
    Chinese New Year is nearly here! Did you know that chickens have more bones in their necks than giraffes? Students are asked to complete this fun research activity. It can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about the Chinese New Year. I hope you enjoy it. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  2. Chinese New Year: Research Activity - PigChinese New Year: Research Activity - Pig
    Chinese New Year is nearly here! Students are asked to complete this fun research activity about pigs! It can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about the Chinese New Year. I hope you enjoy it. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  3. Chinese New Year: Research Activity - MonkeysChinese New Year: Research Activity - Monkeys
    Chinese New Year is nearly here! Students are asked to complete this fun research activity about monkeys! It can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about the Chinese New Year. I hope you enjoy it. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  4. Chinese New Year: Research Activity - RabbitChinese New Year: Research Activity - Rabbit
    Chinese New Year is nearly here! Students are asked to complete this fun research activity about rabbits! It can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about the Chinese New Year. I hope you enjoy it. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  5. Movie Worksheet: Questions on Crimson Peak (2015)Movie Worksheet: Questions on Crimson Peak (2015)
    In this worksheet there are 10 true or false questions abut the film which refer to various aspects of the film and an activity for pupils to order the pictures correctly. The second activity may be used in a different way to prompt or model sentence formation. The worksheet may be used while pupils are watching the film or as an after-watching activity.
  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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