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Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Cut the handout out to use as a warmer or one of activities on topic of movies/film genres, etc. Each student gets a card and starts asking other students questions to find a person who does somet ...
2 Views 5,857 Pre-IntIntAdv
ESL Conversation Questions

ESL Conversation Questions

50 sets of conversation questions on 50 different topics. Each topic contains six questions. This resource is suitable for ESL teachers who have classes of pre-intermediate or intermediate level w ...
1 Views 11,812 Pre-IntInt
2018 Winter Olympics Flashcards

2018 Winter Olympics Flashcards

Jeff Genet
Beautifully illustrated flashcards teach an Olympics-themed lesson. This Olympics-themed set will brighten up the classroom, increase retention and provide an awesome visual learning aid. The flas ...
1 Views 8,025 All
Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

If you are talking about movies and it seems that you've done everything, let your students do this task. They have to guess what the movie is by reading a summary about it. The keys are included ...
4 Views 28,843 IntAdvExam
Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

A worksheet for this video about cat idioms in the English language. Idioms included: cat got your tongue?, a fat cat, to purr like a cat, when the cat's away, to be the cat's whiskers, the cat is ...
8 Views 27,833 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Yulia Zueva
This worksheet is based around the teaser trailer of one of the films of the Star Wars trilogy - "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi". The first task refreshes in the students' memory the names of the ma ...
2 Views 20,052 ElemPre-Int
Flashcards of Daily Activities

Flashcards of Daily Activities

LenaK
This worksheet contains 20 colorful flashcards of daily routines and activities: get up, wash face, have breakfast, go to school, etc. It will help ESL students master the phrases in English. Pare ...
12 Views 51,440 BegElemPre-Int
Flashcards of Shapes

Flashcards of Shapes

Elena V
Here you'll find 16 flash cards of shapes in English. These flash cards include classical shapes and rare ones. They're ideal for helping toddlers and preschoolers learn shapes. The worksheet ...
7 Views 18,883 BegElem
Aviation Sentences

Aviation Sentences

Maiara
In this exercise, the sentences are scrambled and the students must put the words in the correct order. You can use it as a simple exercise or you can turn it into a game with the winner being th ...
2 Views 23,302 All
Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

This document consists of brag tags for the EFL classroom! It has its colored and black and white version. -I am speaking English -I am following directions -I am a good friend -I am using magic ...
6 Views 13,129 BegElemPre-Int
Useful Cooking Verbs

Useful Cooking Verbs

S.I.
This table is a reference guide for students learning about food/cooking/baking/the kitchen. The table contains common cooking verbs with images for easy understanding. I usually print the table a ...
4 Views 34,052 BegElem
Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Marina Talvir
This worksheet enables young children to demonstrate their knowledge of consonants and encourages them to read words with letter "Aa". Looking a the pictures children should guess what consonants ...
3 Views 10,075 Beg
Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Karina
A power point presentation to review units 1,2 and 3 of the book Touchstone 2, a Jeopardy game to play. Divide the class in 2 teams and start asking the questions. There are 5 categories: units 1, ...
7 Views 19,160 Int
Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

This power-point presentation is appropriate for elementary students. This is helpful for reviewing numbers, school objects, family and body parts related vocabulary items. Hope you find it useful.
2 Views 8,330 Elem
40 Flashcard of Clothing

40 Flashcard of Clothing

Elena Kol
The worksheet contains 40 flashcards of clothes, shoes and accessories. You may print and use the cards to educate kids at ESL lessons or at home. The flashcards are colorful, made with http://fla ...
15 Views 32,924 BegElemPre-Int
First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

Extensive exercises with comparatives and superlatives. It also contins "some" and "any" with questions, negatives and positives. There is some vocabulary related to autumn and places around town. ...
3 Views 11,524 Exam
Second Semester A2 Level Exam

Second Semester A2 Level Exam

This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also ...
3 Views 10,574 Exam
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

chosoon
This worksheet is designed for pre-intermediate learners, who are preparing for the first exam of  thesecond term. It contains vocabulary work. Hope it will be useful for the teens at your sc ...
3 Views 6,777 Pre-IntInt
All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

Elena
The worksheet contains 46 symbols of the English phonetics - consonants, vowels and stress symbol. The sounds are given with the examples of words. The flashcards can be easily printable and used ...
5 Views 38,235 BegElemPre-Int
Farm Animals Flashcards

Farm Animals Flashcards

Elena K
16 flashcards of domestic animals: pig, cow, horse, cat, dog, rabbit, goat, sheep, and others. Ideal to show to little learners or use at primary school. The cards can be used at English lessons a ...
9 Views 21,033 BegElemPre-Int
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 5,873 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 11

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 3,885 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 10

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 10

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 3,594 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 9

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 9

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
2 Views 3,516 Elem
Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 8

Valentine's Day Worksheet: Colouring Page 8

Valentine's Day worksheet: colouring page. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This colouring page can be used as an extra resource when teaching students abou ...
3 Views 3,877 Elem

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