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  1. Old Town Road Song Activity - Part 2Old Town Road Song Activity - Part 2
    This activity explores different listening compreension strategies. Since this song has a very fast pace, I suggest teachers explore one strategy at a time in order to lower students' anxiety. The strategies comprehend linguistic aspects, minimal pairs (pronunciation) and fill in the blanks. I hope your students like it.    Part 1 can be found here.
  2. Old Town Road Song Activity - Part 1Old Town Road Song Activity - Part 1
    This version of the song uses three different listening comprehension strategies. The teacher needs to be aware and explain each part to students so they won't get lost.I recommend teachers to divide the activity in parts 1 and 2 so students don't get too anxious.   Part 2 can be found here.
  3. Adverbial Clauses TestAdverbial Clauses Test
    This worksheet is a short test (10 sentences) based on common adverbial phrases. Students have to fill in the blanks in two tasks - given a number of letters or adding a word to some well-known collocations. It can be used as a follow-up activity after practising the material or a warm-up before starting a lesson about adverbial phrases.
  4. Netflix Reading Comprehension (Business English, Statistics, Graphs)Netflix Reading Comprehension (Business English, Statistics, Graphs)
    Newspaper article about the Netflix streaming service and its current challenges. Current affairs, the media world, reading comprehension, graphs, TV series, seasons, British and American English, statistics, data analysis, entertainment, Hollywood, media industry, Business English, advanced.
  5. The United Kingdom QuizThe United Kingdom Quiz
    This is a quiz about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland. Teacher asks questions and give 3 variations of answer, the right answer is marked. The questions are about British symbols, famous people, and landmarks. This may also be used as a game.
  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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