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Present Simple Negative Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Negative Writing Worksheet

Grammatics.education
  This worksheet on the Present Simple Negative is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch while they do their language lesson, then have fun practicin ...
1 Views 1,678 BegElem
Present Simple Question Animated YouTube Video

Present Simple Question Animated YouTube Video

Grammatics
    This background is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and 'do' their language lesson, then have fun coloring and finally ...
1 Views 2,457 BegElem
Present Simple Positive Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Positive Writing Worksheet

Grammatics.education
  This worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with our animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and 'do' their language lesson, then have fun practicing writing and finall ...
1 Views 2,690 BegElem
Present Simple Question  Order Story Cards for Animation

Present Simple Question Order Story Cards for Animation

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and order the story cards as a way to help reinforce their understanding of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed the worksheet, s ...
1 Views 3,176 BegElem
Present Simple Negative  Video Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Negative Video Writing Worksheet

Grammatics
  This worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and complete their language lesson They can then have fun writing and creati ...
1 Views 2,485 BegElem
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Present Simple Question  Background for Animated Video

Present Simple Question Background for Animated Video

Grammatics.education
    This background is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and do their language lesson, then have fun coloring and finally cr ...
1 Views 2,041 BegElem
Present Simple Question YouTube Writing worksheet

Present Simple Question YouTube Writing worksheet

Grammatics
T   This worksheet about monkeys is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and complete their language lesson, then have fun writing and creating their ...
1 Views 4,859 BegElem
Present Simple animated YouTube video - Accompanying Background

Present Simple animated YouTube video - Accompanying Background

Grammatics
  This background is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and 'do' their first lesson, then have fun colouring and finally creating t ...
1 Views 3,593 BegElem
ESL Activity Sheet For Children  Winter Vocabulary

ESL Activity Sheet For Children Winter Vocabulary

Ellie @ Osito ESL
    This ESL Activity Sheet for children provides 12 picture cards to help teach/revise winter vocabulary. The pictures can be used to make flashcards, bingo boards, or simple games ...
1 Views 5,190 BegElem
Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking

Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking

JAVAD HARIRIAN
  Knowing the experiences of other teachers can be helpful for good class management. Individual differences in a class make a teacher consider many methods of approach. When there is a nu ...
1 Views 5,469 All
Introduction Cards

Introduction Cards

  This worksheet contains 16 cards which you can use whenever your students are practicing how to introduce themselves and giving personal information. You need to cut them out and give on ...
1 Views 9,691 BegElem
Song worksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

Song worksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

  Students listen to the lyrics of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi through the given link and fill in the verbs in the Present Simple and Present Continuous tenses, including the verb t ...
1 Views 7,455 ElemPre-IntInt
M&Ms  Getting Acquainted

M&Ms Getting Acquainted

iulkahrynkiv
  If you are looking for a way to start a lesson with a new group, this activity is ideal for you. It is catching, entertaining and easy. Besides, it's appropriate for both young learners ...
1 Views 8,183 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
ESL Activity Sheet For Children  Label The Snowman

ESL Activity Sheet For Children Label The Snowman

Ellie @ Osito ESL
  This ESL Activity Sheet for small children can be used to talk about body parts and clothing and to teach/revise vocabulary. Children can label and color in the sheet (reading and w ...
1 Views 5,146 BegElem
Numbers Concentration Game

Numbers Concentration Game

Helen Close
  This game is ideal for students who are learning basic English numbers. This Numbers Concentration game using the numerical and written form are matched up e.g. one/1, two/2, etc. The ca ...
1 Views 5,880 BegElemPre-Int
Describing Appearances PPT

Describing Appearances PPT

Jeff Genet
  This is a powerful visual aid to teach your students vocabulary and expressions to describe appearance. Use this Power Point to pre-teach vocabulary, as a warm up for lessons or as the c ...
1 Views 7,900 ElemPre-IntInt
Animal Flashcards

Animal Flashcards

Tamas Dukai
  These six colorful animal flashcards are suitable for young learners, beginners and children. Use them for teaching vocabulary relating to animals. This free flashcard worksheet was kind ...
1 Views 8,579 Beg
Tic Tac Toe (To Practice Any Tense)

Tic Tac Toe (To Practice Any Tense)

This is a great activity that you can use as a warmer, as a review activity or even as a filler. It can be used in ANY level to practice any tense for affirmative, negative or questions. It's a g ...
1 Views 19,406 All
My Teacher Ate My Homework - Different Ways Of Eating

My Teacher Ate My Homework - Different Ways Of Eating

Barbora
This is a worksheet with a Ken Nesbitt's poem of the same name. It is a short funny poem that contains many verbs that refer to eating (nibble, gobble, etc.) The synonyms of eat are bold, and s ...
1 Views 18,737 Pre-IntIntAdv
Classroom Rules Game

Classroom Rules Game

Olesya Degtyareva
This is a game in the form of a presentation. You can choose the number of the image by drawing lots, or put the numbers in a hat and pull out one by one. The game can be displayed on the screen o ...
1 Views 11,928 BegElemPre-Int
Travel Flashcards - Add Your Own Labels

Travel Flashcards - Add Your Own Labels

Jeff Genet
Beautifully illustrated flashcards for teaching travel English. This travel-themed set will brighten up the classroom, increase retention and provide an awesome visual learning aid. The flashcard ...
1 Views 12,010 All
50+ Multiplication Flashcards

50+ Multiplication Flashcards

elena
Multiplication flashcards for 1-4 Grade. Multiply from 1 to 10. These are free printable cards in PDF. Made with http://flashcard.online/ app The worksheet can be also used to practice ordinal nu ...
1 Views 8,301 BegElem
ESL Activity Sheet For Children - Farm Animals & Prepositions of Place

ESL Activity Sheet For Children - Farm Animals & Prepositions of Place

Ellie @ Osito ESL
This ESL Activity Sheet for children can be used in numerous ways to cover basic vocabulary and grammar points. The key objectives are: teaching/revising farm animal vocabulary and teaching/lear ...
1 Views 10,973 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 10,081 BegElem
Why do we say OK?

Why do we say OK?

Barbora
Have you ever wondered where OK came from? Watch the youTube video "Why do we say OK" to find out. And while you're watching it, try to answer very easy questions from the worksheet, OK? The wor ...
1 Views 16,968 Pre-IntInt

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