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Motivation Lesson

Motivation Lesson

Troy
•Motivation
    This reading comprehension with vocabulary requires critical thinking and a great sense of motivation. It features the story of Spud Webb and his impossible destiny to achieve g ...
1 Views 2,499 Pre-IntInt
Biography – Muhammad Ali

Biography – Muhammad Ali

  Muhammad Ali was a famous boxer. Where was he born? What was he known as before he changed his name? When did he retire? Students use resources like the internet, library books, or magaz ...
2 Views 5,582 Elem
Song: Memories by Maroon 5 – Level A2

Song: Memories by Maroon 5 – Level A2

ARACELI REYES
  This song by Maroon 5 helps to practice verbs in the past tense and listening comprehension. It is suitable for A2-level students. After listening to the song and completing the activiti ...
1 Views 10,808 Pre-Int
My Hero Academia Season 1 Episode 1

My Hero Academia Season 1 Episode 1

Gurnoor
  This worksheet is based on the first episode of this popular Anime series. It has a variety of exercises such as a pre-watching activity, true or false, matching words to images, general ...
1 Views 3,164 Pre-Int
5 TIPS for a LESS CHALLENGING Online Class

5 TIPS for a LESS CHALLENGING Online Class

Begum Ece Yildiz
•, , Motivation
  It has been quite a while since we shifted to online education, yet, there are still a few concerns that may plague some teachers, especially the new ones. Hopefully, with these all-trie ...
1 Views 4,389 All
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Song Worksheet C1 Adults – Doom Days (Bastille)

Song Worksheet C1 Adults – Doom Days (Bastille)

OlaD
  This fill-in-the gap exercise goes along with the song 'Doom days' by Bastille, which students watch on YouTube. This is a very complex song, so it would be necessary for the teache ...
1 Views 2,505 Adv
Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation – TED Talk Worksheet

Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation – TED Talk Worksheet

  This is a 4-page intermediate worksheet is to accompany Dan Pink's TED Talk on Motivation. It includes discussion questions, diagrams and images to illustrate the concepts. Begin with as ...
1 Views 10,792 IntAdv
BINGO Gorillas

BINGO Gorillas

Valeria
•, Motivation,
  This Bingo game about gorilla's can be used as a warm-up or to close the class. It helps improve the vocabulary. When the children hear a word called out, they look at their bingo c ...
1 Views 3,352 Pre-Int
The Passenger By Iggy Pop, Fill In The Blank Worksheet

The Passenger By Iggy Pop, Fill In The Blank Worksheet

Natalia Juiz
  This worksheet uses "The Passenger", a song by Iggy Pop as a listening exercise. Students have to fill in the gaps and order the lines. It includes a short biography of the artist and a ...
1 Views 2,944 Pre-IntInt
James Dean

James Dean

Alyona
  This worksheet will help students practice their listening skills and learn some useful vocabulary including set phrases. It can be set as a home task or done in pairs during a lesson. I ...
1 Views 3,750 Pre-IntInt
Creative thinking – Rebus puzzles

Creative thinking – Rebus puzzles

  Get your students' brains ticking with this creative thinking activity: Rebus puzzles are little pictures, often made with letters and words, which cryptically represent a word, phr ...
1 Views 8,298 Elem
Vincent By Tim Burton Movie Worksheet

Vincent By Tim Burton Movie Worksheet

Brenda Carolina
  This lesson is based on the short movie Vincent by Tim Burton. It helps with vocabulary and comprehension and includes pre- and while-watching activities. Students match the words to the ...
1 Views 4,211 ElemPre-Int
Sports Analogies Worksheet

Sports Analogies Worksheet

An analogy is a comparison between one thing and another. Students complete each sports analogy by writing the correct word on the blank line. Example: SPRINT is to SHORT as MARATHON is to ____ ...
2 Views 13,489 Elem
Creative Thinking - What Doesn't Belong?

Creative Thinking - What Doesn't Belong?

This worksheet is full of lots of different things, but there are a few that don't belong! Students put a circle around the item that doesn't belong. There are five different things in each box. ...
3 Views 17,505 Elem
Twelve Houses of Halloween

Twelve Houses of Halloween

asunag
•, Motivation,
This is an adaptation of the Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" that can be used for Halloween with an instrumental version of the original song. I give the students a photocopy or I s ...
1 Views 11,063 BegElem
ESL Vocabulary Card Game - Farm & Wild Animals

ESL Vocabulary Card Game - Farm & Wild Animals

Ellie @ Osito ESL
This 3-page PDF contains 27 game cards to be used as an engaging ESL/EFL game. Best played in groups of eight. The game helps children recall and revise animal vocabulary. It includes farm animal ...
1 Views 10,076 BegElem
Reading Comprehension - What Is A Continent?

Reading Comprehension - What Is A Continent?

Did you know that there are seven continents on Earth? A continent is like a massive piece of land. The seven continents are called: Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America and ...
2 Views 12,697 Elem
Inspirational Oscar Speech – Matthew McConaughey

Inspirational Oscar Speech – Matthew McConaughey

Agnieszka
It is an Oscar Speech for advanced level students. It is a very interesting listening exercise. It is very motivational and inspirational. It includes lots of useful vocabulary. This exercise can ...
1 Views 8,005 Adv
St. Patrick's Day Quiz

St. Patrick's Day Quiz

Paula
Irish Quest - Quiz for students to learn or check knowledge about St. Patrick, Ireland, celebrations around St. Patrick's Day. May be cut to pieces and put in different places in school. Students ...
1 Views 11,999 ElemPre-IntInt
Donald Trump's Speech (Designed for Russian-speaking Students)

Donald Trump's Speech (Designed for Russian-speaking Students)

Alyona
This worksheet will help your students improve their listening skills and grab some useful vocabulary on the topic of politics. It is primarily aimed at adult learners.Thought it was created for R ...
1 Views 9,286 IntAdv
School Subjects - Funny Quotes

School Subjects - Funny Quotes

Ken Kranz
•, , Motivation
I come from a family of educators and have many friends who teach, as well. The attached is one of many "tools" I get asked for around this time of the year (back to school). It is admittedly so ...
1 Views 7,977 IntAdv
Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (2)

Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (2)

Common sight words are words that need to be recognised on sight. This 'Complete the Sentence' activity will help young students read these difficult words and also write them too. There are ten w ...
1 Views 8,759 Elem
Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (1)

Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (1)

Common sight words are words that need to be recognised on sight. This 'Complete the Sentence' activity will help young students read these difficult words and also write them too. There are ten w ...
1 Views 10,091 Elem
Vera's Walk To Present Simple/Continuous

Vera's Walk To Present Simple/Continuous

VASILIKI LISMANI
Grammar theory can be very boring, especially for very young learners who struggle to remember the rules. Things can be easier and more meaningful if we present them in a story. Vera's walk in ten ...
1 Views 14,621 Beg
Music Scramble

Music Scramble

Anabella
Find the musical instruments. This is an exercise for beginners that focuses on vocabulary seach. This exercise can be used as a warm up activity. Then students can describe the musical instrumen ...
1 Views 8,882 Beg

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