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  1. Movie Worksheet:World Knowledge Quiz (Comparatives and Superlatives)Movie Worksheet:World Knowledge Quiz (Comparatives and Superlatives)
    This fun video activity is to practise using comparatives and superlatives. The video contains lots of different clips on topics such as "The World's Deadliest Animals" and " "The Hottest Places on Earth". Before each clip learners will be asked a number of questions. They should watch the clips to find the answers and use comparatives and superlatives in their answers. There are more detailed ...
  2. Meat and FishMeat and Fish
    I have designed this PDF for reviewing some vocabulary items related to meat and fish including tuna, salmon, squid, pork, mussels, etc. Have the students write the words in correct columns. Hope it works!
  3. Reading Comprehension: The Tale of Peter RabbitReading Comprehension: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    Kids will love this comprehension that includes a piece of writing taken from the famous book 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter. Students are asked to read the text and answer the accompanying questions. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  4. Reading Comprehension: Ollie the OctopusReading Comprehension: Ollie the Octopus
    This English worksheet was created for early readers. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. Students read the text about an octopus called Ollie and answer the study questions. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk
  5. Reading Comprehension: Whales (Non-fiction)Reading Comprehension: Whales (Non-fiction)
    Reading comprehension worksheet. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help in other subjects. This worksheet includes interesting facts about whales. Students read the text and then answer the study questions. 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. Irregular Verbs: Memory Card GameIrregular Verbs: Memory Card Game
    The aim of this game is to memorize 42 irregular verbs in an entertaining way. The winner is the player who can make as many families as possible. Can be played by groups from 2 to 8 players. Before starting the game, ask students to identify the common characteristic in each verb family. Then deal out 6 cards to each player. The rules to be followed are the same as a regular "happy families" ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...

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