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  1. St. Patrick's Day Rebus StorySt. Patrick's Day Rebus Story
    Use this St. Patrick's Day Rebus Story to help teach St. Patrick's Day vocabulary words and build English reading comprehenshion skills. Find more St. Patrick's Day worksheets and other seasonal content at HelpTeaching.com.
  2. St. Patrick's Day QuizSt. Patrick's Day Quiz
    Irish Quest - Quiz for students to learn or check knowledge about St. Patrick, Ireland, celebrations around St. Patrick's Day. May be cut to pieces and put in different places in school. Students need to answer the questions correctly to win the competition.
  3. Weather Table Conversation ActivityWeather Table Conversation Activity
    The worksheet consists of a table where students should ask one another questions about the weather in a corresponding country. Great for developing speaking skills and teaching weather-related vocabulary.
  4. -ED Endings for Past Simple with Katy Perry-ED Endings for Past Simple with Katy Perry
    All my teenagers students love Katy Perry. This an old song by Katy Perry but it is really useful to catch the correct pronunciation of-ed in regular past simple verbs. They first fill in the gaps and then they distinguish the different pronunciation.
  5. Kate Middleton's Greatest Style Moments Descriptions ActivityKate Middleton's Greatest Style Moments Descriptions Activity
    I cut the Word doc version of the ppt into 10 parts and give the descriptions to the students. They have to underline the key-words in their description e.g. bright yellow dress/diamond necklace/casual outfit,... Then I show them the photo in the first slide without the description. I ask them who has the description to this photo. Then I show the description and see if the student was right ...
  1. Illustrations To Explain Why Hyphens MatterIllustrations To Explain Why Hyphens Matter
    This worksheet contains four illustrations that explain the importance of using hyphens. Research has shown that visuals boost engagement levels among students and help with better assimilation and retention of concepts. Use these illustrations to reinforce the concept, get some laughs, and engage your young learners, especially the ones who learn visually.
  2. Learning through Song Lyrics: Elton John - Your SongLearning through Song Lyrics: Elton John - Your Song
    This is a worksheet to go with the song "Your Song" by Elton John.Includes the following tasks while listening to the song:- Putting the lines in order- Finding the mistake in the line and writing the correct one- Completing the line with full sentence- Moving the underlined word to the correct lineOnce completed, ask students to swap their work with a partner to mark using the lyrics provided.
  3. Kate Middleton's Greatest Style Moments Descriptions ActivityKate Middleton's Greatest Style Moments Descriptions Activity
    I cut the Word doc version of the ppt into 10 parts and give the descriptions to the students. They have to underline the key-words in their description e.g. bright yellow dress/diamond necklace/casual outfit,... Then I show them the photo in the first slide without the description. I ask them who has the description to this photo. Then I show the description and see if the student was right ...
  4. St. Patrick's Day Rebus StorySt. Patrick's Day Rebus Story
    Use this St. Patrick's Day Rebus Story to help teach St. Patrick's Day vocabulary words and build English reading comprehenshion skills. Find more St. Patrick's Day worksheets and other seasonal content at HelpTeaching.com.
  5. Weather Table Conversation ActivityWeather Table Conversation Activity
    The worksheet consists of a table where students should ask one another questions about the weather in a corresponding country. Great for developing speaking skills and teaching weather-related vocabulary.
  1. Talk for a MinuteTalk for a Minute
    This ppt is a good game for your students to practice speaking for one minute on one of the topics that they are going to choose by luck, it is appropriate for a conversation class ( beginner- intermediate), I hope you enjoy it, it 's very interesting.
  2. Songs To Study English 2Songs To Study English 2
    This Teacher's resource pack contains 16 songs to study (and - I hope - to speak) English. I used them during my lessons, made some corrections and finally decided to share. The structure of the pack is: Teacher's notes for a song followed by a students' page (worksheet). Unlike Songs To Study English 1, you can use more games and other activities with songs. That's why Appendix was added. I ...
  3. Christmas Materials Package 2010: Tons of ActivitiesChristmas Materials Package 2010: Tons of Activities
    Here's a huge 41-page Christmas materials package kindly provided by www.learnwell.fi (also publicly available from their website) that is filled with dozens of ready-to-print Christmas materials, seasonal exercises on vocabulary and grammar, Christmas dialogues and more. Download it and see for yourself - and you won't be disappointed! Merry Christmas! Activities include: Christmas board game ...
  4. Christmas BookletChristmas Booklet
    In this booklet designed for my primary school pupils, who study English for five years, there are some of the most beautiful Christmas songs (Oh Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, White Christmas, Happy Christmas) and fun activities (color by number, riddle, crossword puzzle, write a letter for Santa, Christmas acrostic write, read and ...
  5. Animal RiddlesAnimal Riddles
    Elementary worksheet consisting of 21 riddles. Students or teams of students read the riddles to each other and the other team has to guess. Focuses on reading aloud, pronunciation, listening, listening comprehension and team work. Enjoy!

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