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Test: Past Simple

Test: Past Simple

Practise English team
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  Based on file 7 of the English File Elementary Fourth Edition, this test covers grammar (Past Simple (to be, regular and irregular verbs), vocabulary (word formation and expressions with ...
1 Views 3,807 Elem
Storytelling about Bullying

Storytelling about Bullying

Pocket Passport
    This storytelling activity has visual aids that can be used to pre-teach vocabulary (depending on student level). It contains illustrations and text boxes that can be cut out and ...
1 Views 3,197 All
Creative writing  Helping others

Creative writing Helping others

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  This short and easy creative writing exercise gives students a topic to start writing about. Students write a paragraph to explain how they or someone they know helps others. 
1 Views 3,781 Elem
Essays: Providing solutions to problems

Essays: Providing solutions to problems

BusyTeacher Contributor
» Creative Writing Prompts
    This short worksheet has easy tips on how to write an essay that provides solutions to problems – what style to use, the plan of an essay and useful language. It is suita ...
1 Views 3,729 Pre-IntIntAdv
How Many Words? Coronavirus Worksheet

How Many Words? Coronavirus Worksheet

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This worksheet is an excellent resource to get your child thinking, improve their writing skills and build their vocabulary. Students write as many words as they can using the word 'coronavirus'. ...
2 Views 19,137 Elem
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Creative Thinking - Name Five Places That...

Creative Thinking - Name Five Places That...

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This creative thinking exercise was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Do your students have their thinking caps on? This activity will improve your student's creative thinking and writing skills. ...
1 Views 11,013 Elem
Caring & Sharing During the Pandemic

Caring & Sharing During the Pandemic

Pocket Passport
Teach vocabulary and expressions that focus on the positive things that are happening in the world during the global pandemic. Storytelling with illustrations is a powerful technique to get your ...
1 Views 9,620 All
Jason Mraz short bio and writing task

Jason Mraz short bio and writing task

Maria Lavaque
  This A2B1 resource is for teenagers, but can also be used for adults. Students listen to the song and fill in the correct answers in the lyrics. This exercise includes reading, writing a ...
1 Views 427 ElemPre-Int
The PEEL Paragraph Scaffold

The PEEL Paragraph Scaffold

Ambi Tad
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Here is a scaffold detailing all aspects of inclusions in a PEEL / SEEL / TEEL paragraph. This paragraph structure is used to elaborate on arguments or reasons that support the opinion or point o ...
1 Views 15,777 Pre-IntIntAdv
FCE Writing Tasks Worksheet

FCE Writing Tasks Worksheet

Mirela Rotaru
» Creative Writing Prompts
The worksheet includes summarized information about the writing tasks for the FCE Cambridge exam: register and tone, target audience, organisation and structure, purpose and content (essay, lette ...
1 Views 17,568 AdvExam
Poetry Worksheet - Writing Rhyming Lines

Poetry Worksheet - Writing Rhyming Lines

M. Crowe
Creative Writing Prompts,
This is a creative writing prompt to help English as a Second Language students practice rhyming words, with a minor emphasis on poetry rhythm. Familiar words with multiple familiar words as rhyme ...
1 Views 19,832 Elem
The Perfect Date - Writing Activity

The Perfect Date - Writing Activity

Jeff Genet
An incredibly powerful tool to get shy students speaking. Perfect for writing and speaking. Use visual aids to elicit vocabulary and expressions, create sentences and a storyline. Then ask them to ...
1 Views 17,782 All
Princess and the Mystery Box

Princess and the Mystery Box

Jeff Genet
A fantastic visual teaching prompt to teach creative writing, speaking, storytelling, sequencing and lots more. Use the pictures to pre-teach vocabulary and expressions related to the theme. Excel ...
1 Views 23,513 All
Thanksgiving Flashcards

Thanksgiving Flashcards

Jeff Genet
A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! ...
1 Views 18,334 All
Reading and Writing Collaborative Activity Using Sticky Notes

Reading and Writing Collaborative Activity Using Sticky Notes

Lynn Bradshaw
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This is a worksheet to get students thinking about what they read and write on a daily basis. It is particularly useful for students who claim they never read by getting them to explore what they ...
1 Views 16,693 Pre-IntIntAdv
Halloween Storytelling Flashcard Prompts

Halloween Storytelling Flashcard Prompts

Jeff Genet
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High quality beautifully illustrated flashcards that can be used for icebreakers, vocabulary building, storytelling, creating writing, presentations, cultural awareness and a variety of other thin ...
1 Views 19,922 All
English Resource - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph 1

English Resource - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph 1

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When writing a descriptive paragraph remember to: 1. Make sure that you choose a meaningful person, place, or thing. 2. Introduce the person, place, or thing you are describing. 3. Keep your reade ...
1 Views 19,325 Elem
A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

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A worksheet to accompany a short animated video.  Includes vocabulary for different life stages, sequencing words to help students write a plot summary of the video, discussion questions and ...
2 Views 28,907 Pre-IntIntAdv
A Trip to the Hospital - Picture-Based Sequencing Activity

A Trip to the Hospital - Picture-Based Sequencing Activity

Jeff Genet
An awesome collaborative or individual exercise to practice writing, speaking, sequencing, storytelling, follow up questions and much more! Use the images as prompts to tell a story. Brainstorm vo ...
1 Views 19,907 All
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while descr ...
1 Views 14,743 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Superheroes and Superpowers - Video and Writing Prompt

Superheroes and Superpowers - Video and Writing Prompt

Tom Leventhall
, Creative Writing Prompts
Discussion/warmer activity centered around superheroes and their superpowers. Students begin by watching a YouTube clip, using it identify a number of superpowers. They then design their own sup ...
1 Views 29,375 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Explanatory Writing Prompt - Hair Styles

Explanatory Writing Prompt - Hair Styles

» Creative Writing Prompts
Motivate students to write and to improve their explanatory writing skills with this creative writing prompt that asks them to write about their hair style. Why did they choose it? Is it unique? H ...
1 Views 12,829 Int
Christmas Story Picture - Small Chimney

Christmas Story Picture - Small Chimney

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This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Kids look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. Santa is looking a bit worried...We think the chimney ...
7 Views 35,944 Elem
Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Michael Patrick
Lesson 7 in this 24 part series of exercises is almost all about gerunds which are very common in everyday usage and these different exercises will show your students just how much. I've also snu ...
7 Views 29,352 Pre-IntInt
Alien Welcome Committee Writing Prompt

Alien Welcome Committee Writing Prompt

» Creative Writing Prompts
This creative writing prompt will help students build language and writing skills by imagining that they are welcoming a group of aliens to Earth. They must write a song to welcome the aliens. Thi ...
1 Views 15,432 Elem

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