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Teacher's Back to School Checklist

Teacher's Back to School Checklist

It's basically a cheat sheet for English teachers which is supposed to help them survive the first lesson. It contains some tips, what not to forget at the beginning of the year. Empty spaces are ...
4 All levels
Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs

111 irregular verbs in different versions: there are colour and black and white versions and a version with the Spanish translations for Spanish speakers and another one without the translations s ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Who Is a Teacher?

Who Is a Teacher?

Often teachers think that all they need to do is to teach. But there is much more to being a teacher. A teacher is someone who does all of these. I put this poster together as I thought about all ...
5 All levels
Movie Maker Workshop

Movie Maker Workshop

This worksheet is an instruction for making and editing videos in Windows Live Movie Maker. I tried to be precise and short as busy teachers have no time to read all of the instructions. This mate ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Review for Little Kids

Review for Little Kids

It's a written review for little kids to practice the vocabulary of wild animals, feelings, numbers up to 5 and the prepositions in and on. It was designed for 3-4-year old students, like a final ...
3 Complete Beginner
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Double Mark Test Semester 1 Year 2014

Double Mark Test Semester 1 Year 2014

A test for 4th grade Students High School for technical schools. It regards vocuabulary about occupations, reading and listening comprhension exercises. It is divided into three items from I to II ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Colour the Biggest Animal First and Go On

Colour the Biggest Animal First and Go On

This worksheet is basically a colour worksheet. However, you can make children think by creating different ideas like 1. colour your favorite animal first and go on till you colour the animal you ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
World Cup 2014 Country Flags (for Memory Game)

World Cup 2014 Country Flags (for Memory Game)

This is a game you can play with students of all levels, whether they are following the World Cup or not. I think it's a good way to help them learn the names of countries in English, as well as m ...
3 All levels
Clothes Pictures

Clothes Pictures

I used these for making a bingo card or you can use them as flashcards. It contains pictures to illustrate vocabulary such as: gloves, scarf, pants, vest, belt and so on.
1 Elementary
Daddy

Daddy

This worksheet is for children. It is a certificate to be done for their fathers on Father's Day. They may color it the way they want and then cut to give as a real certificate wishing their dads ...
3 Complete Beginner
Butterfly Dot

Butterfly Dot

This worksheet must be used with kids. They have to match the dots in order to form a beautiful butterfly. They can also color after matching and cut to decorate the classroom. It is an extra acti ...
4 Complete Beginner
Crossword (Do-It-Yourself)

Crossword (Do-It-Yourself)

I use this template with all levels of secondary school students to practise vocabulary. The students take their current vocabulary lists, create a crossword puzzle with a set of 10 words and then ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Vocabulary Refresh

Vocabulary Refresh

This worksheet is great for revising some useful vocabulary, namely: countries and nationalities; numbers; days of the week; plural form of words; jobs and professions; family; telling time; free ...
7 Elementary
Final Test for Elementary Students

Final Test for Elementary Students

This is my final test for elementary students this year. It includes grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing. Students are asked to read the text, answer and ask questions, fill in the ...
4 Elementary
JC's Common Errors Bankrupt

JC's Common Errors Bankrupt

Tired of basic mistakes produced by my "advanced" students, I decided to take advantage of Busy Teacher's "warmer of the day: Bankrupt". I was hoping that turning these mistakes into a competition ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Perfect, Simple and Continuous

Perfect, Simple and Continuous

A number of sentences to complete. I use this for a revision of the past simple, past continuous, present perfect simple, present perfect continuous, and past perfect simple. Reported speech also ...
3 Intermediate
Elementary Level Test 2 (Adults)

Elementary Level Test 2 (Adults)

An elementary level test to assess students on their knowledge of the present  simple tense in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms, prepositions of time and time expressions, as ...
3 Elementary
Lesson Outcome Sheet

Lesson Outcome Sheet

For teachers who want to save their time and reputation. Sometimes you just forget to write down where you have finished in your book or workbook and you skip something really important. This shee ...
7 All levels
American English vs. British English Flash Cards

American English vs. British English Flash Cards

These flash cards are based on others found on BusyTeacher.org, so credit goes to those creators. They are American vs. British English flash cards, but with each word on a separate card. Useful f ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Goals and Expectations

Goals and Expectations

To be used for an introductory lesson. Best suited for adult learners or mature learners. I used this for intermediate to advanced level students. It includes normal topics that I continue to us ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Teacher Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

A great evaluation tool to give your students at the end of the school year. This checklist can be used as part of your yearly self reflection and professional portfolio. Students rate statements ...
3 Elementary
JC'S Basic Guide for Auxiliary Verbs

JC'S Basic Guide for Auxiliary Verbs

If your students have problems with auxiliary verbs, they are not alone. Don't despair, help is at hand! This colourful 10-slide power point presentation will guide your students in the confusing ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Stamp Sheet: Spring and Summer

Stamp Sheet: Spring and Summer

This is a stamp sheet for elementary students to use as an incentive for students to volunteer, do their homework, follow rules, etc. It includes seasonal illustrations (spring and summer) and so ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
JC'S Past Necessity Critical Path

JC'S Past Necessity Critical Path

When teaching past necessity, I have found this critical path very helpful. It helps students differenciate between necessary and unnecessary actions in the past and how to express whether they we ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
JC'S Reported Speech Cheat Sheet

JC'S Reported Speech Cheat Sheet

A single page containing the basic information your students need to remember about reported speech. It includes definitions of direct and reported speech, the 6 changes involved in reported speec ...
5 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level

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