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  1. Shortening Relative Clauses: A Free ESL Lesson PlanShortening Relative Clauses: A Free ESL Lesson Plan
      One of the earliest maxims taught in writing to “Omit needless words!” This free ESL Lesson Plan focuses on shortening relative clauses, a practical way of eliminating unnecessary words, and ensuring that communication is clear and concise. The lesson provides a firm understanding of relative clauses as well as practice examples on shortening those clauses. And, to clarif ...
  2. Tenses Active and PassiveTenses Active and Passive
        This summary contains all English tenses. Regular verbs, ordered by time, Active Regular verbs, ordered by category, Active Regular verbs, ordered by time, Passive Irregular verbs, ordered by time, Active Irregular verbs, ordered by category, Active Irregular verbs, ordered by time, and Passive. Other categories: going to, modals present modals past. This summary contains a ...
  3. Alexander Fleming Word SearchAlexander Fleming Word Search
      Sir Alexander Fleming was born on 6 August 1881. He was a Scottish scientist and is well known for discovering penicillin. His discovery led to the introduction of antibiotics that saved many peoples' lives from infection. Use this fun word search with your class or at home. There are 15 words for students to find in the puzzle.
  4. Comparatives and SuperlativesComparatives and Superlatives
      This worksheet has comparisons (comparatives and superlatives) between adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs. It is divided into four groups: Positive comparisons, negative comparisons, positive superlatives, and negative superlatives. It includes sentence examples.
  5. Phrasal Verbs for Travel (B1-B2) from ESL PalsPhrasal Verbs for Travel (B1-B2) from ESL Pals
        This TEFL worksheet practices common phrasal verbs, which are essential to know when discussing daily or international travel. It provides excellent, structured exercises which make studying the tricky topic of phrasal verbs easy. Students are encouraged to learn definitions before using them in practice through various tasks. This worksheet follows the following format: - ...
  1. Alexander Fleming Word SearchAlexander Fleming Word Search
      Sir Alexander Fleming was born on 6 August 1881. He was a Scottish scientist and is well known for discovering penicillin. His discovery led to the introduction of antibiotics that saved many peoples' lives from infection. Use this fun word search with your class or at home. There are 15 words for students to find in the puzzle.
  2. Shortening Relative Clauses: A Free ESL Lesson PlanShortening Relative Clauses: A Free ESL Lesson Plan
      One of the earliest maxims taught in writing to “Omit needless words!” This free ESL Lesson Plan focuses on shortening relative clauses, a practical way of eliminating unnecessary words, and ensuring that communication is clear and concise. The lesson provides a firm understanding of relative clauses as well as practice examples on shortening those clauses. And, to clarif ...
  3. Comparatives and SuperlativesComparatives and Superlatives
      This worksheet has comparisons (comparatives and superlatives) between adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs. It is divided into four groups: Positive comparisons, negative comparisons, positive superlatives, and negative superlatives. It includes sentence examples.
  4. Tenses Active and PassiveTenses Active and Passive
        This summary contains all English tenses. Regular verbs, ordered by time, Active Regular verbs, ordered by category, Active Regular verbs, ordered by time, Passive Irregular verbs, ordered by time, Active Irregular verbs, ordered by category, Active Irregular verbs, ordered by time, and Passive. Other categories: going to, modals present modals past. This summary contains a ...
  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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