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  1. Peppa Pig. ShoppingPeppa Pig. Shopping
    This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon episode. It was made to revise modal verb CAN. It may be used to speak about fruits and vegetables, quantity and shopping. It will take about 30 mins to watch the episode twice and complete all the exercises.
  2. Thanksgiving FlashcardsThanksgiving Flashcards
    A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! These were hand illustrated for students to speak, write, listen and improve their overall English.
  3. Reading for Adults: Introducing Carmen - Her Move to the Big CityReading for Adults: Introducing Carmen - Her Move to the Big City
    This is the first worksheet in a series of indefinite length that I'm making for my students.This worksheet is one page of reading and a second page of discussion (not comprehension) questions. I generally discuss this text in class, and the following ones are handed out more or less silently as an ongoing sort of low-drama soap opera.
  4. O'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading ActivityO'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading Activity
    This is the second reading worksheet in this series for adult learners of English. It follows the O'Malley family (introduced in the last worksheet) on a Sunday morning.Generally, I give these worksheets as 'voluntary homework' but I integrate the topics into classroom discussion. ("Who read the O'Malley story? Does that sound like a Sunday morning in your family?")
  5. Questions about FallQuestions about Fall
    A great tool and resource for conversation classes. This professionally illustrated PowerPoint will prompt your students to ask fun, meaningful and topic related questions about the fall. Perfect for vocabulary building, brainstorming, developing fluency skills and encouraging follow up questions.
  1. The Writer's ToolboxThe Writer's Toolbox
    The Writer's Toolbox is a collection of resources for students and educators that will assist in the writing process. The toolbox consists of six components: Introduction to the Essay, Selecting a Topic, Creating an Outline, Developing a Thesis Statement, Guidelines for Revising a Rough Draft, and Transition Words.
  2. O'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading ActivityO'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading Activity
    This is the second reading worksheet in this series for adult learners of English. It follows the O'Malley family (introduced in the last worksheet) on a Sunday morning.Generally, I give these worksheets as 'voluntary homework' but I integrate the topics into classroom discussion. ("Who read the O'Malley story? Does that sound like a Sunday morning in your family?")
  3. Making Fall PlansMaking Fall Plans
    An incredibly fun lesson to build vocabulary and expressions to talk about the fall. There is an animated video that is linked to this lesson plan made especially for ESL/EFL learners. A powerful resource for building vocabulary and expressions, listening skills and more!
  4. Peppa Pig. ShoppingPeppa Pig. Shopping
    This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon episode. It was made to revise modal verb CAN. It may be used to speak about fruits and vegetables, quantity and shopping. It will take about 30 mins to watch the episode twice and complete all the exercises.
  5. Thanksgiving FlashcardsThanksgiving Flashcards
    A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! These were hand illustrated for students to speak, write, listen and improve their overall English.
  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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