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Seasons and Extreme Weather

Seasons and Extreme Weather

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This worksheet aims to engage students in talking about seasons and the problems extreme weather can cause. Since there is no specific focus on grammar (except a small task on modals), it can be p ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Paul on Adventure Holiday

Paul on Adventure Holiday

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This worksheet has been designed in order for learners to practise the use of the simple future form through an illustrated adventure story. There are unavoidable facts shown in the pictures so t ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Do You Like Reading?

Do You Like Reading?

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Do you like reading? A writing activity to talk about your reading habits (do you like reading? what's your favourite book, why do you like this book? What influence did the book have on you, do y ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
What Happened on Your Last Holiday

What Happened on Your Last Holiday

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It is a worksheet for learners to practice the use of past simple and past continuous through misfortunes they had during their last last holiday. There are pictures and cues so that the writing c ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

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It is the story of the Little Red Riding Hood with comprehension questions so that we can ensure that students have understood it. Students will have to draw pictures from the story to have fun, a ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
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Reading Worksheet

Reading Worksheet

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This worksheet is designed for EFL/ESL learners to use when they read books in English and make some records. Title, author, publisher, pages, vocabulary, and reflection are all included in this w ...
5 Intermediate
Making Sentences Game

Making Sentences Game

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Find an English magazine or newspaper and cut out about 40 words ensuring you have a balance of parts of speech and stick them onto a sheet of paper in no particular order something like in the pi ...
3 All levels
How To Write a Letter of Application for a Job

How To Write a Letter of Application for a Job

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I used these steps to teach my students how a formal letter of application must be organized. When students are getting ready to perform a job interview role play, they have to write this letter ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Quick Test on Conditionals, Modals & Writing

Quick Test on Conditionals, Modals & Writing

When trying to check an A2 - B1 student's knowledge about these grammar aspects, this worksheet might come in handy. As a student works through the worksheet, the teacher might reinforce the knowl ...
3 Intermediate
Personal Information

Personal Information

It's good for beginner and elementary learners to improve their writing. The students have the clues of what they are going to write about. They complete their personal information in the chart fi ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: I'm Sorry by Buckcherry

Song Worksheet: I'm Sorry by Buckcherry

Objectives: pupils will be able to demonstrate basic listening and reading comprehension skills as well as HOTs – inferring (reading between the lines) and generating possibilities. Aft ...
3 Intermediate
Introducing Me and My Family

Introducing Me and My Family

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This is a worksheet to help first graders to learn how to introduce themselves and their family members. The worksheet is designed in a way with some help initially and then no help. There are two ...
3 Elementary
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Prompts to Write a Story

Prompts to Write a Story

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Prompt students to develop their writing skills by drawing a sequence of pictures and describing what had happened in each of them. I bet students will find it entertaining and easy to write the s ...
3 All levels
Description of a Person

Description of a Person

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Using as many adjectives as you can describe a person important to you. It can be your family member, someone famous or yourself. Don’t just list the qualities, explain. Use minimum 50 words ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I Wanna Be Yours by Arctic Monkeys

Song Worksheet: I Wanna Be Yours by Arctic Monkeys

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The song about romantic feeling expressed through unromantic objects. The author wants to be a portable heater, coffee pot or even a car to be closer to his partner. The great song by Arctic Monke ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Pre-writing PowerPoint Presentation

Pre-writing PowerPoint Presentation

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This will be useful for any teacher of writing at any level. I teach business English for a wide range of levels but this can be used for school teachers also. Please let me know of any mistakes ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Manners and Behaviour

Manners and Behaviour

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Manners and behaviour was initially designed for interactive whiteboards but not only. What are good manners? Do we behave differently when we want to impress that special someone? Our classes rea ...
11 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Always by Bon Jovi (Past Perfect vs Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Always by Bon Jovi (Past Perfect vs Past Simple)

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Use the song "Always" to teach the difference between past perfect and past simple. Moreover, it offers a chance to practice the writing skills inventing love stories. After some group works there ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: JC'S Father and Son ( Describing Personality)

Song Worksheet: JC'S Father and Son ( Describing Personality)

A very popular song from the 70's about a father and a son who have problems communicating. This worksheet includes a pre-reading task for prediction, a listening task (inserting the lines in the ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Parent's Day Letter Writing Assignment

Parent's Day Letter Writing Assignment

This is letter writing assignment intended for intermediate to advanced ESL students.The questions are prompts for writing a thank you letter aimed at parents. The prompts include: a cherished mem ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: The Great Race (Heroes and Villains)

Movie Worksheet: The Great Race (Heroes and Villains)

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A worksheet to assist the study of the film "The Great Race"(the classic Tony Curtis comedy); a great film to deal with a range of ideas in a very 'safe' environment. The worksheet is focussing on ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Film Review That Needs Revision

Film Review That Needs Revision

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This worksheet was desinged after I had a student submit a film review but that unfortunately had too many mistakes. I thought why not give it to the whole class to let them see where the errors a ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Write Your Own Fairy Tale

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Use this worksheet after having introduced the 'Elements of Fiction'. It's a great organizer to help students write their own fairy tale in line with a Story Arc Organizer. Includes vocabulary su ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Simple Essay Outline (Ekwefi- Ezinma Mother-Daughter Relationship)

Simple Essay Outline (Ekwefi- Ezinma Mother-Daughter Relationship)

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A simple essay outline (minimum 14 sentences without relevant quotes from the novel and their explanations). This may be used to introduce students to writing essays in the English Literature clas ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Recount Story Slide Show

Recount Story Slide Show

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This slide show will explain the generic structure and there is a worksheet how the students make a past story by picture given. Students can make the stories by their own imagination of the pictu ...
4 Pre-Intermediate

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