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spinney
Dale
United Kingdom



I´m a Brit living in Spain teaching English because that´s all I could find over here. I like it though.

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British Newspaper Headlines 2017
A short exercise for advanced adult groups that like to talk about current affairs. I got the idea from ESL printables member, Stephen Caupano. It can be played with the bottom word box covered to make it more challenging with extra points for funny headlines. Answers overleaf.
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 53


 
Urban Regeneration Debate with Phrasal Verb Mix-and-Match
I´ve been using this debate for years and have been meaning to update it. Well, now there is a clearer context for it and also a mix-and-match exercise for phrasal verbs with after and by. Answer key provided. One of the character cards is a drug dealer, so caution if using with people below 16 or in a country where there is a harder attitude to na...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 35


 
Phrasal Verbs – Specifically Speaking
A short exercise and guide to the precise meaning of some phrasal verbs. An answer key is included.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 85


 
Football Vocabulary Check and Picture Matching Exercise
A short vocabulary exercise about football. Answer key included. I can´t stand the game myself, but it should keep some of the youngsters happy on a rainy day.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 45


 
Idioms with parts of the Body
Another one of my idioms series but this time with parts of the body. A fun quiz on the origins of the expressions is included as well as the answers. You should edit number 6 if you are planning on using it with children or in a country with a conservative policy on narcotics, as there is a reference to casual drug use.
Level: intermediate
Age: 16-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 72


 
Newspaper Vocabulary Check Crossword
A short crossword followed by a gap-fill exercise to consolidate some vocabulary learned when teaching media themed classes. An answer key is provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 43


 
Body Verbs
An exercise that looks at parts of the body used as verbs. An answer sheet is included.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 49


 
Adjective Pairs Idioms
A small worksheet on Idioms with adjective pairs. There is also a quiz section on the origins of the expressions which can be used as a team quiz activity. Answers are provided. If you spot any mistakes, please let me know.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 64


 
Present Perfect with Just
A small worksheet with pictures to help the students understand the concept of present pèrfect with the word "just." You will need to explain the American English variation (using it in the simple past). There is an answer key included.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 20


 
Idioms of Health and Illness
A small worksheet on idioms about health and illness. There is also a quiz section on the origins of the expressions which can be used as a team quiz activity although I have used some of them in previous worksheets. I therefore use this as a way to revise some of my previous lessons. Answers are provided. If you spot any mistakes, please let me kn...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 82

 

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