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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 ...
3 Views 2,846 ElemPre-Int
Recycling Worksheet

Recycling Worksheet

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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 ...
4 Views 3,328 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 ...
6 Views 6,306 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 1,915 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 ...
3 Views 3,214 Elem
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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 ...
3 Views 2,865 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 2,227 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 1,977 Elem
Writing about Your Favorite Instrument

Writing about Your Favorite Instrument

Brian Heim
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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 2,134 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 ...
4 Views 3,169 IntAdvExam
Writing a Summary

Writing a Summary

Luiz Carmo
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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 ...
1 Views 4,316 Pre-IntInt
Debate Topics 3

Debate Topics 3

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Students must make a good argument, keep the audience involved, and finally, gain the decision in their favour. Students speak for or against the topic. They must choose 2 topics and write their a ...
3 Views 8,245 ElemPre-Int
Debate Topics 2

Debate Topics 2

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Students must make a good argument, keep the audience involved, and finally, gain the decision in their favour. Students speak for or against the topic. They must choose 2 topics and write their a ...
3 Views 5,050 Elem
Debate Topics 1

Debate Topics 1

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Students must make a good argument, keep the audience involved, and finally, gain the decision in their favour. Students speak for or against the topic. They must choose 2 topics and write their a ...
3 Views 7,161 Elem
The Tale of the Three Brothers by J.K. Rowling

The Tale of the Three Brothers by J.K. Rowling

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This is a worksheet about the "Tale of the three brothers" by J.K. Rowling. Page 1 includes the first part of the tale, a vocabulary exercise and a writing activity. Page 2 includes the rest of th ...
16 Views 15,280 IntAdv
My Autobiography

My Autobiography

Khatuna Tavartkiladze
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This worksheet is ideal to help students write about themselves using the present simple tense. Usually students struggle to brainstorm ideas what to write when asked to write about themselves. Th ...
4 Views 7,262 Pre-IntIntAdv
Past Simple- Holiday Story

Past Simple- Holiday Story

Khatuna
It's a writing prompt to encourage students to write a story using past simple and past continuous. Students can read each other's stories after they've finished and suggest ways to make the story ...
2 Views 9,422 ElemPre-IntInt
Walking Dead Dialogues

Walking Dead Dialogues

Jenny
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Sometimes we have difficulties creating a handout for control practice or free practice. I created this keeping in mind that students like this horror drama TV series. To my surprise, students res ...
2 Views 3,343 BegPre-IntAdv
Prince Obituary

Prince Obituary

India
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I quickly put this together after hearing the sad news about Prince. The materials include an obituary from Rolling Stone (it is quite long but can easily be shortened depending on your students), ...
5 Views 5,493 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Couchsurfing

Movie Worksheet: Couchsurfing

Vladimir Vlasek
This worksheet is about couchsurfing and it was made for one-on-one lessons (could be used in larger classes too). Ss find out about couchsurfing, read through the official website, watch vid ...
10 Views 6,797 Pre-IntIntAdv
Environmental Problems

Environmental Problems

Luana Araújo
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This workesheet was designed for intermediate or advanced students. After you have taught environmental problems, you can use this paper to follow up. Students are able to write an essay/compositi ...
5 Views 7,960 Int
B2 Level Writing Correction Feedback

B2 Level Writing Correction Feedback

ευτυχι^
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This is a ppt file helping students of B2 level of English to understand basic mistakes when writing. I used mistakes that students usually make in order to make them realise basic differences in ...
2 Views 6,175 Exam
Sydney Is a Beautiful City

Sydney Is a Beautiful City

This powerpoint presentation helps students to understand a text about Sydney. If they have seen the presentation “A Postcard From Dublin” before, it enables them to write their own po ...
6 Views 6,856 Pre-IntInt
A Postcard from Dublin

A Postcard from Dublin

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This powerpoint presentation helps students to understand the text of a postcard and gives them an example how to write a postcard by themselves. In addition they get to know some details about Du ...
8 Views 5,376 ElemPre-Int
Writing a Description of a Friend

Writing a Description of a Friend

Liliana
This PPT is really useful to start teaching writing. This exercise requires basic grammar and vocabulary that beginner students have, such as present simple and order of adjectives. It also explai ...
4 Views 11,770 BegElem

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