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  1. OET Training Benefits InfoOET Training Benefits Info
    OET test will take multiple hours to complete. You need to get yourself into mood of taking the exam for such long hours. During your practice, you may feel exhausted at first few sample tests but you will slowly find it easy to bear long testing hours.
  2. Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 2Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 2
    This is the second part of a set of activities.I designed different activities for one of my favorite songs. This set is composed of two files: a listening comprehension one and a questions for discussion file.In this second file, there are questions for discussion and reflection regarding the topic approached in the story. Students' answers can really surprise us.I hope you enjoy it.
  3. Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 1Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 1
    This is the first part of a set of activities.I designed different activities for one of my favorite songs by Dave Matthews Band. This set is composed of two files: a listening comprehension one and a questions for discussion file.In this first file, there is a listening comprehension activity in which students are supposed to circle the correct word in each line or fill in the blanks.  
  4. A Good Teacher is...A Good Teacher is...
    It is a poster that details the qualities of a good teacher. I hope every teacher finds it a useful reminder of the attributes we must possess. I have it pasted on my notice board so I can always see it. I hope you like it too. Good teachers have these and many more qualities.
  5. Fall Crossword PuzzleFall Crossword Puzzle
    A fall themed crossword puzzle for young students that can read and write. It has twelve clues to guess from with colorful pictures that help the student solve the puzzle. The vocabulary includes the months of fall, colors, fruits, and holidays. This is a .pdf file. 
  1. Fall Crossword PuzzleFall Crossword Puzzle
    A fall themed crossword puzzle for young students that can read and write. It has twelve clues to guess from with colorful pictures that help the student solve the puzzle. The vocabulary includes the months of fall, colors, fruits, and holidays. This is a .pdf file. 
  2. OET Training Benefits InfoOET Training Benefits Info
    OET test will take multiple hours to complete. You need to get yourself into mood of taking the exam for such long hours. During your practice, you may feel exhausted at first few sample tests but you will slowly find it easy to bear long testing hours.
  3. Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 1Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 1
    This is the first part of a set of activities.I designed different activities for one of my favorite songs by Dave Matthews Band. This set is composed of two files: a listening comprehension one and a questions for discussion file.In this first file, there is a listening comprehension activity in which students are supposed to circle the correct word in each line or fill in the blanks.  
  4. Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 2Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 2
    This is the second part of a set of activities.I designed different activities for one of my favorite songs. This set is composed of two files: a listening comprehension one and a questions for discussion file.In this second file, there are questions for discussion and reflection regarding the topic approached in the story. Students' answers can really surprise us.I hope you enjoy it.
  5. Degrees of Comparison - AdjectivesDegrees of Comparison - Adjectives
    This worksheet lists common adjectives and degrees of comparison (positive, comparitive, superlative).   
  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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