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  1. Party Time! Idioms Fill in the BlankParty Time! Idioms Fill in the Blank
    A party-based activity suitable for a good intermediate group and above - should provide up to one hour of activities. Students begin by learning some party idioms (paired activity), then plan a class party (group activity), and finish with some party discussion questions (paired or group activity).
  2. Homophones Game - Cards with PairsHomophones Game - Cards with Pairs
    This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones, and it can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using different methods. For instance, if students are working in pairs, one student may be given all the white cards and the other all the blue cards. Then they can take it in turns to say one of their wo ...
  3. He/She/His/Her Slideshow PresentationHe/She/His/Her Slideshow Presentation
    It has been always difficult to me to teach the personal pronouns in an interesting and meaningful way. Thinking about that, I prepared this power point presentation in which you'll find a very brief but real description of some popular singers among teenagers. You can use it to present or revise the personal pronouns HE/SHE and the possessive adjectives HIS/HER. I hope it'll be useful for mo ...
  4. Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)
    This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. Kids also use a dictionary to write down the definition of words.
  5. The Raven - Edgar Allan PoeThe Raven - Edgar Allan Poe
    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student,[1][2] is lamenting the loss of his love, Le ...
  1. Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)
    This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. Kids also use a dictionary to write down the definition of words.
  2. Party Time! Idioms Fill in the BlankParty Time! Idioms Fill in the Blank
    A party-based activity suitable for a good intermediate group and above - should provide up to one hour of activities. Students begin by learning some party idioms (paired activity), then plan a class party (group activity), and finish with some party discussion questions (paired or group activity).
  3. He/She/His/Her Slideshow PresentationHe/She/His/Her Slideshow Presentation
    It has been always difficult to me to teach the personal pronouns in an interesting and meaningful way. Thinking about that, I prepared this power point presentation in which you'll find a very brief but real description of some popular singers among teenagers. You can use it to present or revise the personal pronouns HE/SHE and the possessive adjectives HIS/HER. I hope it'll be useful for mo ...
  4. Homophones Game - Cards with PairsHomophones Game - Cards with Pairs
    This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones, and it can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using different methods. For instance, if students are working in pairs, one student may be given all the white cards and the other all the blue cards. Then they can take it in turns to say one of their wo ...
  5. The Raven - Edgar Allan PoeThe Raven - Edgar Allan Poe
    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student,[1][2] is lamenting the loss of his love, Le ...
  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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