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spinney
Dale
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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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Emergency Switchboard Role-Play
We sometimes have to test the local emergency switchboard operators and I have some of the older role-plays left over. So, here they are. Cut out the cards and divide them into “operator cards” and “casualty cards.” On a board make a mind map of the kinds of questions emergency switchboard operators and accident victims would ask each othe...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 86


 
Hotel Booking Dice Game
Students find a partner and play together with one person speaking the lines in the orange box and the other speaking the lines in the green box. They throw a dice before they start to determine which line number to say in each section. Once they have finished, they swap roles and start again.Good to use before trying the Hotel Reservation Role Pla...
Level: elementary
Age: 16-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 86


 
Idioms Quiz: Part 3
Print, laminate and cut out the cards. Organise the class into two teams. Take one card at a time and read out the first question (or give to the students to read). Teams must choose A, B, or C, as the answer. One point is given for a correct answer. The origin of the idiom is then read out with an additional point given for a correct answer.
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 85


 
First Conditional Speaking Practice: Negotiating in the first conditional
A small activity card for students to do in pairs to practise the first contidional with a future clause. Print out and follow the instructions.
Level: intermediate
Age: 16-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 84


 
Giving and Responding to Bad News
A small worksheet to do with expressions relating to bad news. It has a key for the gap-fill exercise.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 84


 
Print Books vrs E-readers Story and Debate
Two adapted articles along with a role-play/debate on the pros and cons of e-readers and how to improve the image of e-readers. Key also included.
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 82


 
Strength and Weakness Adjectives - TV - Exercise and debate
This one starts the same way as my exercises for SWOT analysis and the job-search worksheets but it also has a debate at the end with debating cards included. Good practice for students of business English or geeks that love TV shows. There is an answer key for the final mix and match exercise but everything is pretty subjective. Be prepared to fie...
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 81


 
What´s my Line 2
Second set. Cut up into cards. Give out one at a time to students (big classes can do the exercise in groups). The rest of the class take it in turns to ask questions of the student with the card to find out their job. Student may only answer "yes/no" if a beginner or "Yes, I do/am/it does etc" if a little more advanced. Set a limit of 20 questions...
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 78


 
Traffic Accidents Reporting Role-Play Cards
Divide students into pairs. Cut out cards and get one of each pair to phone and describe the traffic accident. The other student should use the Traffic Accident Report card to get as much detail as possible from their partner.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 77


 
Horror Story
This is an old story that has been told time and time again which I have turned into a "guess-what-happened-next" activity. Read the instructions and off you go. This could also be used as a means to practicing connectors. Perhaps not a good idea for the younger classes!
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 76

 

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