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  1. New Words from 2019 in the Oxford English Dictionary - Reading Comprehension and QuizNew Words from 2019 in the Oxford English Dictionary - Reading Comprehension and Quiz
    This is a newspaper article about the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary in October 2019. There is a multiple choice and fill-in quiz after the reading. Topics: Star Wars, politics, alcohol, drinking, collocations, social English, idioms, expressions, new, recent, dictionary, newspaper article, psychology.
  2. 12 Printable Basic Colors Flashcards for Toddlers12 Printable Basic Colors Flashcards for Toddlers
    This worksheet contains 12 color flashcards. The following color flashcards include blue, brown, black, gold, gray, green, orange, red, silver, violet, yellow, white.Parents and teachers can use these flashcards to play with their kids and toddlers and teach new words.Have fun!
  3. Animal IdiomsAnimal Idioms
    This is my second grammar guide about idioms.It contains 15 pages of idioms and expressions connected with animals.Including definitions, example sentences and a few pictures.British English. Different levels. Teachers can use this grammar guide to make exercises for the students.I hope it’s useful.
  4. The History of Thanksgiving LessonThe History of Thanksgiving Lesson
    This is designed for a two-hour class.I first use the quiz to see what the students know about Thanksgiving. Then they read the text and work on the questions. At the end, we work on the two short videos about the Natives' view of Thanksgiving (which is mentioned at the end of the text). If we have time left, we have a discussion about Natives and their representation / their place in the Amer ...
  5. Greta Thunberg's Speech Post-Listening Task. Communicative-Grammar Focus.Greta Thunberg's Speech Post-Listening Task. Communicative-Grammar Focus.
    Activities based on Greta Thunberg's speech at COP24, Katowice, Poland. December 2018.Especially interesting if as a teacher you support 15th of March Students' Global Strike or Fridays for Future in general.The activities focus on grammar: conditional sentences, passive, too and enough and the use of will and present continuous from a communicative approach.The main point of the exercises is ...
  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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