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Flashcards of Daily Activities

Flashcards of Daily Activities

LenaK
This worksheet contains 20 colorful flashcards of daily routines and activities: get up, wash face, have breakfast, go to school, etc. It will help ESL students master the phrases in English. Pare ...
4 Views 4,432 BegElemPre-Int
Flashcards of Shapes

Flashcards of Shapes

Elena V
Here you'll find 16 flash cards of shapes in English. These flash cards include classical shapes and rare ones. They're ideal for helping toddlers and preschoolers learn shapes. The worksheet ...
4 Views 3,972 BegElem
Aviation Sentences

Aviation Sentences

Maiara
In this exercise, the sentences are scrambled and the students must put the words in the correct order. You can use it as a simple exercise or you can turn it into a game with the winner being th ...
2 Views 5,198 All
Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

This document consists of brag tags for the EFL classroom! It has its colored and black and white version. -I am speaking English -I am following directions -I am a good friend -I am using magic ...
4 Views 3,844 BegElemPre-Int
Useful Cooking Verbs

Useful Cooking Verbs

S.I.
This table is a reference guide for students learning about food/cooking/baking/the kitchen. The table contains common cooking verbs with images for easy understanding. I usually print the table a ...
1 Views 8,251 BegElem
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Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Marina Talvir
This worksheet enables young children to demonstrate their knowledge of consonants and encourages them to read words with letter "Aa". Looking a the pictures children should guess what consonants ...
3 Views 4,263 Beg
Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Karina
A power point presentation to review units 1,2 and 3 of the book Touchstone 2, a Jeopardy game to play. Divide the class in 2 teams and start asking the questions. There are 5 categories: units 1, ...
5 Views 5,906 Int
Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

This power-point presentation is appropriate for elementary students. This is helpful for reviewing numbers, school objects, family and body parts related vocabulary items. Hope you find it useful.
1 Views 2,730 Elem
40 Flashcard of Clothing

40 Flashcard of Clothing

Elena Kol
The worksheet contains 40 flashcards of clothes, shoes and accessories. You may print and use the cards to educate kids at ESL lessons or at home. The flashcards are colorful, made with http://fla ...
11 Views 11,513 BegElemPre-Int
First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

Extensive exercises with comparatives and superlatives. It also contins "some" and "any" with questions, negatives and positives. There is some vocabulary related to autumn and places around town. ...
2 Views 5,768 Exam
Second Semester A2 Level Exam

Second Semester A2 Level Exam

This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also ...
3 Views 5,091 Exam
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

chosoon
This worksheet is designed for pre-intermediate learners, who are preparing for the first exam of  thesecond term. It contains vocabulary work. Hope it will be useful for the teens at your sc ...
3 Views 3,308 Pre-IntInt
All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

Elena
The worksheet contains 46 symbols of the English phonetics - consonants, vowels and stress symbol. The sounds are given with the examples of words. The flashcards can be easily printable and used ...
2 Views 14,303 BegElemPre-Int
Farm Animals Flashcards

Farm Animals Flashcards

Elena K
16 flashcards of domestic animals: pig, cow, horse, cat, dog, rabbit, goat, sheep, and others. Ideal to show to little learners or use at primary school. The cards can be used at English lessons a ...
7 Views 9,329 BegElemPre-Int
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 3,000 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,759 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 10

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 10

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,721 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 9

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 9

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,651 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 8

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 8

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
3 Views 1,964 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 7

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 7

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 1,741 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 3

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 3

Valentine's Day worksheet: Bumblebee colouring. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students ...
2 Views 1,518 Elem
Henry II Plantagenet

Henry II Plantagenet

One of the great kings of England: common law, scutage and conflict with Thomas Becket. This mind map briefly outlines the great king, his achievements and the conflict with Becket. You can use it ...
2 Views 1,609 Pre-IntInt
English History Succession War 1139

English History Succession War 1139

A simple mind map about Succession War, its causes, important facts and how it ended up. I use these maps to get a general view of a topic leading to discussion or group work to add details. Mind ...
1 Views 2,031 Pre-Int
Greetings Card - Happy Hanukkah (with Dreidels)

Greetings Card - Happy Hanukkah (with Dreidels)

Kids can write their own message in this greetings card or use it as an extra resource when learning about Hanukkah! Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, and i ...
3 Views 2,346 Elem
Colouring Worksheet - Menorah

Colouring Worksheet - Menorah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday. Kids can colour the colouring worksheet and use it as an extra resource when learning about ...
2 Views 2,139 Elem

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