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  1. Spring Idiom Writing PromptSpring Idiom Writing Prompt
    Sometimes in Spring, you'll hear someone say, "He has spring fever."  What does the expression "spring fever" mean? Use thsi writing prompt to get students to share the true meaning of the idiom OR have studnets come up with a more creative explanation or story to go with the phrase.  Find more seassonal worksheets at HelpTeaching.com.
  2. History of London from Roman Times to Modern DaysHistory of London from Roman Times to Modern Days
    The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing the features of London from the early days to modern times. The activity is organized around the video. Tasks focus on developing listening comprehension: listening for the gist, listening for specific information, gap-filling activities. Assignments develop grammar competence and review active and passive voice narrative tenses.
  3. Personal Information Question SheetPersonal Information Question Sheet
    First part: Easy personal questions for beginners, like "name, surname, age, favorite color...".This activity can be used to introduce themselves and starting a conversation - in pairs or in short groups.Second part: a list of usual greetings and polite words.
  4. Present Continuous Board GamePresent Continuous Board Game
    This board game is an easy fun way to practice sentence formation using the Present Continuous. Get into two teams, take turns to roll the dice and make affirmative or negative sentences. The first one to reach the final square is the winner! Enjoy :)
  5. Special Education Daily Morning WorkSpecial Education Daily Morning Work
    Special Education Daily Morning Work. This printable worksheet ncludes very basic vocabulary on days of the week, months, date, year, numbers, the weather, personal information (name, last name, age, birthday date), clothes, celebrations. At the end there is a printable section of letters and numbers for students to cut and paste.
  1. History of London from Roman Times to Modern DaysHistory of London from Roman Times to Modern Days
    The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing the features of London from the early days to modern times. The activity is organized around the video. Tasks focus on developing listening comprehension: listening for the gist, listening for specific information, gap-filling activities. Assignments develop grammar competence and review active and passive voice narrative tenses.
  2. Present Continuous Board GamePresent Continuous Board Game
    This board game is an easy fun way to practice sentence formation using the Present Continuous. Get into two teams, take turns to roll the dice and make affirmative or negative sentences. The first one to reach the final square is the winner! Enjoy :)
  3. Personal Information Question SheetPersonal Information Question Sheet
    First part: Easy personal questions for beginners, like "name, surname, age, favorite color...".This activity can be used to introduce themselves and starting a conversation - in pairs or in short groups.Second part: a list of usual greetings and polite words.
  4. Special Education Daily Morning WorkSpecial Education Daily Morning Work
    Special Education Daily Morning Work. This printable worksheet ncludes very basic vocabulary on days of the week, months, date, year, numbers, the weather, personal information (name, last name, age, birthday date), clothes, celebrations. At the end there is a printable section of letters and numbers for students to cut and paste.
  5. Spring Idiom Writing PromptSpring Idiom Writing Prompt
    Sometimes in Spring, you'll hear someone say, "He has spring fever."  What does the expression "spring fever" mean? Use thsi writing prompt to get students to share the true meaning of the idiom OR have studnets come up with a more creative explanation or story to go with the phrase.  Find more seassonal worksheets at HelpTeaching.com.
  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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