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Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Dan Glucksnis
I used this lesson with middle school pre-intermediate and intermediate students. The worksheet has three parts, the first is a lyrics gap-fill to get students familiar with the lyrics. Part two a ...
3 Views 5,815 IntAdv
What Did You Do on Your Last Vacation?

What Did You Do on Your Last Vacation?

LUZ ZUNICO TELLO
, Creative Writing Prompts
It's an amazing worksheet about what ss did on their last vacation.  You'll find here a wordsearch, questions about what people did last weekend, also activities such as reading comprehensio ...
6 Views 8,471 Elem
Writing IV - Writing about Your City

Writing IV - Writing about Your City

Ursula Viessa
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Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
4 Views 10,280 Pre-Int
Writing III - Descriptive Writing

Writing III - Descriptive Writing

Ursula Viessa
, Creative Writing Prompts
Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
6 Views 7,818 Pre-Int
Writing II - Writing Based on a Model

Writing II - Writing Based on a Model

Ursula Viessa
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Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
2 Views 6,330 Pre-Int
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Writing I - Freewriting - Putting Things Together

Writing I - Freewriting - Putting Things Together

Ursula Viessa
» Creative Writing Prompts
Writing is not a very easy or simple thing. Students all over the world, regardless of their native language, have difficulty in writing in English. This worksheet gives some guidelines on the ste ...
4 Views 7,029 Elem
British Expression for Point of View

British Expression for Point of View

Jessica Parish
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British words that help express your point of view that lead to writing a book review. The key is on  the last page. In the first activity a teacher can elicit the expressions by getting stud ...
8 Views 6,889 Adv
Valentine's Day Writing Paper (1)

Valentine's Day Writing Paper (1)

, Creative Writing Prompts,
Valentine's Day Writing Paper. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This printable can be used to write a letter or a poem and given to a friend or family membe ...
2 Views 3,948 Elem
Parts of Paragraph

Parts of Paragraph

» Creative Writing Prompts
I have designed this PPT to teach my ESL students how to write a paragraph. It includes different parts of the paragraph, a sample, an exercise to check students' understanding of the title, topic ...
3 Views 6,031 Elem
Story Picture - Hanukkah

Story Picture - Hanukkah

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Hanukkah is nearly here! Students are asked to look at the picture and write a story to tell what's happening. A Jewish family are celebrating Hanukkah. Do you know how families celebrate this Jew ...
3 Views 4,955 Elem
Christmas Story Picture - Elf at the North Pole

Christmas Story Picture - Elf at the North Pole

, Creative Writing Prompts,
This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Students look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. They must also think of a title. The picture show ...
4 Views 7,505 Elem
Christmas Story Picture - Small Chimney

Christmas Story Picture - Small Chimney

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This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Kids look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. Santa is looking a bit worried...We think the chimney ...
5 Views 6,400 Elem
Linking Words and Expressions (with Some Exercises)

Linking Words and Expressions (with Some Exercises)

Claire
» Creative Writing Prompts
This a Powerpoint that I created in order to teach linking words and expressions with examples for my students. It contains some exercises at the end. They will need more practice but I think that ...
8 Views 10,880 IntAdv
Film Rating

Film Rating

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This worksheet can be used to teach students how to write their opinion about a film. It may be used as an introductory task before teaching them how to write a longer film review. First students ...
5 Views 8,141 Pre-Int
Writing: Celine Dion Short Biography

Writing: Celine Dion Short Biography

Agnieszka Bialek
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Simple worksheet for writing a few simple sentences about Celine Dion based on given information. Each following sentence is based on the following information given at the top of the page. This e ...
4 Views 9,419 ElemPre-Int
Recycling Worksheet

Recycling Worksheet

, Creative Writing Prompts
Reduce, reuse, recycle! Students read the questions and write the answers on the lines provided. They are then asked to write the definition of 10 words. This will help kids understand the reasons ...
5 Views 10,079 Elem
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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This worksheet is suitable for improving your students' writing skills. They are going to write three paragraphs about three types of life style in the past, present and future. They sho ...
8 Views 17,362 BegElemPre-IntInt
Research Activity - Sumatran Tiger

Research Activity - Sumatran Tiger

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This research activity was created for primary/elementary students. They are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about the Sumat ...
2 Views 4,870 Elem
City Life vs Country Life

City Life vs Country Life

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This worksheet is helpful for improving students' writing skills, and it's appropriate for practicing simple present. Students should start each sentence with "there is" or "there are". It's ...
4 Views 9,610 Elem
A Visitor from Abroad

A Visitor from Abroad

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This worksheet gives students an opportunity to practice their models of obligation and recommendation while practicing airport vocabulary. Students start off with a conversation and then talk abo ...
7 Views 9,511 IntAdv
Research Activity - Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Research Activity - Hawksbill Sea Turtles

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This research activity was created for primary/elementary students. They are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about the hawks ...
2 Views 4,011 Elem
Research Activity - Mountain Gorillas

Research Activity - Mountain Gorillas

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This research activity was created for primary/elementary students. They are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about mountain ...
2 Views 4,299 Elem
Writing about Your Favorite Instrument

Writing about Your Favorite Instrument

Brian Heim
, Creative Writing Prompts
This will allow intermediate to advanced students to write about their favorite instrument.  Completion time - 5 days or 1 school week. Please show youtube videos of instruments. I perso ...
1 Views 5,846 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Eliminating the Idea of Waste

Movie Worksheet: Eliminating the Idea of Waste

Natalia
In this worksheet students get acquainted with Tom Szaky's life, founder of Terracycle. After that they are shown a video that deals with the environmental issue, after which their comprehension i ...
11 Views 6,521 IntAdvExam
Writing a Summary

Writing a Summary

Luiz Carmo
, Creative Writing Prompts
This is a very interesting exercise to improve reading and writing skills. The texts are about different subjects in order to help students to discuss different topics. It can be used as homework ...
2 Views 8,953 Pre-IntInt

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