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serene
Areti Gavalaki
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Weather Vocabulary
The aim of this worksheet is to revise some weather vocabulary, such as ´blizzard´, ´hurricane´, ´drought´ etc. It contains a crossword puzzle and a gap-fill exercise. B/W copy and Answer Key provided. You can find an online version here: http://www.eslprintables.com/exercise.asp?id=7969#thetop Have a nice day!
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 431


 
A look back at the life of Steve Jobs (listening - reading)
(2 pages + Answer Key) This worksheet is based on a short NBC News video about Steve Jobs´ life. It contains a gap-fill exercise, a vocabulary matching exercise and a reading comprehension exercise where students are asked to fill in the key dates in the timeline of Steve Jobs´ life. I´ve done the transcription myself so if you come across any erro...
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 344


 
Crime and Punishment - The Death Penalty
(two pages + Answer Key) I chose this old but true story to discuss the subject of the death penalty with my older teenage students within the general context of crime and punishment. Apart from the article, the worksheet contains a set of comprehension questions, two vocabulary exercises, a roleplay task and some questions for class discussion. Th...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 341


 
Crime and Punishment - The Justice System
(2 pages + B&W copy + Answer Key) This is a set of two separate worksheets (not to be used in the same lesson), whose aim is to practice vocabulary related to the justice system and the trial process. There is a crossword puzzle in the first worksheet. The second contains a matching exercise and a cloze exercise. Printer friendly version and answer...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 323


 
The 8 secrets of success (B & W copy + Answer Key)
I´ve used this video (Richard St. John´s 8 secrets of success) as a supplement to a coursebook unit on the topic of success. This worksheet contains the exercises I prepared for my students. 1. The students have to listen for the 8 secrets of success and write the words in the spaces provided. 2. They fill in the gaps with the missing words 3. They...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 319


 
Animal Idioms
I got the idea for this worksheet from my students who have a lot of fun trying to come up with literal translations of English idioms into their own language and vice versa. In this worksheet the students first complete the idioms with the correct animal words and then they match the idioms to their definitions. Finally they use the same idioms to...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 282


 
(song) Grenade - Bruno Mars (B&W copy + Answer Key)
I prepared this worksheet on the song Grenade by Bruno Mars, at the request of my students. It contains a variety of listening tasks (fill in the blanks, put the lines in the correct order, correct the mistakes), a vocabulary exercise, a grammar exercise on second conditional, and a set of comprehension questions. Printer-friendly version and Answe...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 255


 
Japan Earthquake (a video activity)
I used this special edition of CNN Student News (10 min) video as the basis for a class discussion about the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last Friday. The worksheet contains a set of comprehension questions as well as an Answer Key. Unfortunately I´ve found out recently that the video has been removed from CNN and YouTube. I...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 255


 
Colin Firth and The King´s Speech (a video activity)
This is a set of comprehension questions based on a short (14 min) extract from a CBS 60 Minutes TV show video, which I used with my older teenage students today. The links to the video and its transcript as well as an Answer Key are provided. Besides the interview of Colin Firth, the video presents very interesting information about the real story...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 242


 
The Cutty Sark (reading + passive voice practice)
(2 pages + B&W copy + Answer Key) On the first page there is an article taken from CBBCnews followed by two comprehension exercises (True/False statements and Find Synonyms in the text) and an exercise on passive voice. On the second page there is the story that inspired the naming of the Cutty Sark. It is followed by two vocabulary exercises (stud...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 206

 


Clauses of result (so - such...that) & Adverbs of degree (too - enough)
I prepared this ppt to help my students understand clauses of result with so/such...that, as well as the use of ´too´ and ´enough´ (adverbs of degree). I tried to give some clear explanations with many examples. (11 slides) Have a nice Friday!

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 192


Halloween (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Game)
I have used Adam Simpson´s amazing "Who wants to be a millionaire" template to make this game, which revises vocabulary and information related to the history and traditions of Halloween. You can download the template here: http://www.teachthemenglish.com/2015/04/games-for-the-language-classroom-who...

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 85


Grammar and Vocabulary Jeopardy Game
The aim of this Jeopardy Game is to revise the Present Tenses (dynamic and stative verbs), Personality Adjectives, Word Formation with Negative Prefixes, and Phrasal Verbs with Up.

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 46


would, used to, be used to
A clear and simple presentation of the form and usage of "would", "used to" and "be used to"

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Downloads: 45


Grammar Review Jeopardy Game
The aim of this Jeopardy Game is to revise Verb Tenses, Comparison, The Passive, Countable / Uncountable Nouns and Question Tags.

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 39


Passive Voice Jeopardy Game
The aim of this Jeopardy Game is to revise Passive Voice. There are five categories, Passive Verb Tenses, Active to Passive, Active to Passive Questions, Passive Reporting Structures and Passive to Active.

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 37


Food and Cooking Vocabulary Jeopardy Game
The aim of this Jeopardy Game is to revise Food and Cooking Vocabulary, such as Vegetables, Fruit, Legumes/Pulses, Cooking Verbs, and Kitchen Utensils.

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 34


The Milky Way Quiz
The aim of this quiz is to test students´ knowledge on the Milky Way Galaxy, and revise relevant vocabulary in an enjoyable way. It contains twenty questions. There is a scoreboard to keep track of points in case you would like to do the quiz as a team game.

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 8


Croc-wrestling granny wins award
This is adapted from a lesson plan I prepared for my students. The exercises are based on an article taken from CBBC Newsround. There is a gap-fill grammar exercise on the past tenses, a true / false comprehension exercise, a vocabulary matching exercise and a roleplay activity.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100


Crime and Punishment - The Justice System
The aim of this online exercise is to practice vocabulary related to the justice system and the trial process. It contains a crossword puzzle, a matching exercise and a cloze exercise. You can find a printable version here: http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=440769#thetop

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100


Personality Adjectives
This is an online version of my printable on Personality Adjectives but I have added an extra exercise. It is a useful way to revise personality adjectives (ambitious, arrogant, generous, etc.). There are three exercises: 1. Solve the puzzle 2. Complete the sentences with the correct adjective 3. Wr...

Level: intermediate
Age: 6-100


Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering
This online exercise is based on a TED video about a different kind of school. It contains a vocabulary matching activity (to be done before watching in order to enhance the students´ comprehension of the video), and a set of comprehension questions. After watching, the students are asked to complet...

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100


Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
This online exercise is based on Eric Clapton´s Wonderful Tonight, a simple but beautiful song. First the students listen and put the pictures in the right order according to the lyrics. Then they listen again and fill in the blanks with the correct words.

Level: elementary
Age: 9-100


Weather Vocabulary
The aim of this OE is to revise some weather vocabulary, such as ´blizzard´, ´hurricane´, ´drought´ etc. There is a crossword puzzle and a ´choose the right word´ exercise. I have also uploaded a printable version here: http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=636539#thetop

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100


Animal Idioms
The aim of this OE is to practise some animal idioms. The students first complete the idioms with the correct animal words and then they match the idioms to their definitions. Finally they use the same idioms to complete some sample sentences. I have also uploaded a printable version here: http://...

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100


Animal Similes
This online exercise helps student learn some animal idioms. It also provides useful revision of certain adjectives and animal vocabulary.

Level: intermediate
Age: 6-100


Bear guilty of stealing honey
This is adapted from a lesson plan I prepared for my students. The exercises are based on an article taken from CBBC Newsround. There is an exercise on prepositions, a true / false comprehension exercise, a vocabulary matching exercise and a phrasal verbs exercise.

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100


The Cutty Sark (reading + passive voice practice)
The first text is an article taken from CBBCnews. There are two comprehension exercises (True/False statements and Find Synonyms in the text) and an exercise on passive voice. The second text is the story that inspired the naming of the Cutty Sark. It is followed by two vocabulary exercises (student...

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100