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  1. Reading about Addis Abba, EthiopiaReading about Addis Abba, Ethiopia
    This intermediate worksheet is really useful and can be edited to fit the learning needs of the student. The topic can be simply introduced by asking the student to count and name the countries on the map at the top. Next, skim through the text with the student, picking out any unknown vocabulary and be sure to note definitions of keywords, including any synonyms which will help expand on the ...
  2. "Going To" Verb Tense Board Game
    This activity serves as a = fun way for your students to practice "be going to." It works best when played in groups of four. To play the game, cut out the cards on the second page and place them in the center of the board. If students land on a picture quare, they must state a future intention using "be going to." If they land on "Draw a card," they must draw a card from the deck at the cent ...
  3. Classroom VocabularyClassroom Vocabulary
    Can your students recognize common classroom objects? On this worksheet, students must look at the picture, and then select the classroom item that best connects with the picture. Find more themed vocabulary worksheets to help ESL students at HelpTeaching.com.  You can also use HelpTeaching.com's Test Maker feature to create your own vocabulary worksheets.
  4. Body Parts In idiomsBody Parts In idioms
    This worksheet provides help in understanding 10 different idioms related to body parts. Included idioms are: to have a sweet tooth, to pull someone's leg, to cost an eye, to have something at your fingertips, to rack your brain, to shoot yourself in the foot, to play it by ear, tongue-in-cheek, poke your nose into something and keep a stiff upper lip.
  5. Present Simple - PPTPresent Simple - PPT
    This is a presentation about Present Simple where we discuss some basic aspects of this topic, such as the different modalities of the tense, or the use of adverbs of frequency. It contains a lot of information, so it works best when divided and presented in three or four parts.
  1. Body Parts In idiomsBody Parts In idioms
    This worksheet provides help in understanding 10 different idioms related to body parts. Included idioms are: to have a sweet tooth, to pull someone's leg, to cost an eye, to have something at your fingertips, to rack your brain, to shoot yourself in the foot, to play it by ear, tongue-in-cheek, poke your nose into something and keep a stiff upper lip.
  2. Common Verbs Word SearchCommon Verbs Word Search
    What are some of the most common verbs in the English language? Students can begin to recognize those verbs with this word search. Challenge students to find the verbs, and then use the verbs in a sentence. Find more basic grammar worksheets on HelpTeaching.com.
  3. Present Simple - PPTPresent Simple - PPT
    This is a presentation about Present Simple where we discuss some basic aspects of this topic, such as the different modalities of the tense, or the use of adverbs of frequency. It contains a lot of information, so it works best when divided and presented in three or four parts.
  4. Reading about Addis Abba, EthiopiaReading about Addis Abba, Ethiopia
    This intermediate worksheet is really useful and can be edited to fit the learning needs of the student. The topic can be simply introduced by asking the student to count and name the countries on the map at the top. Next, skim through the text with the student, picking out any unknown vocabulary and be sure to note definitions of keywords, including any synonyms which will help expand on the ...
  5. "Going To" Verb Tense Board Game
    This activity serves as a = fun way for your students to practice "be going to." It works best when played in groups of four. To play the game, cut out the cards on the second page and place them in the center of the board. If students land on a picture quare, they must state a future intention using "be going to." If they land on "Draw a card," they must draw a card from the deck at the cent ...
  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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