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Matthew Standley

I live and teach in Japan. I hope you find my print-outs useful. Have a good day :)

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Food - Fruit Shop
Students repeat the names of the fruits, then they repeat the numbers as prices. Once they can say those words, they practice the dialogue, in which the shopkeeper decides prices, the customer buys 3 items of fruit and the shopkeeper says the total the price. (I have put cherries and strawberries in "packs" as no-one buys "a cherry" or "a strawberr...
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 3

Draw and describe a monster.
(1) Teacher presents monsters. (2) Students practice the English. (3) Students draw a monster. (4) Students practice describing their monster. (5) Students present their monster for their classmates. NOTES.... Editable A4. Made with Word�s autoshape tool. Ungroup the items to change the monsters. Enjoy.
Level: elementary
Age: 5-100
Downloads: 10

Many / not many / a lot of / not a lot of
Simple guideline sheet showing how to use the words and phrases "many/not many/a lot of/not a lot of". Four images: many & not many cars (a lot of / not a lot of, too); many & not many people (a lot of / not a lot of, too). Uses of these words in their adjectival role only. No examples of "many" etc as a pronoun. Hope it�s useful. I aim it at...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: grammar-guide
Downloads: 14

Past_Simple. Broken_Squares_Game. Reguar_and_irregular_verbs
COPYRIGHT NOTE FOR MODERATOR: Disney images used with permission for non-commercial use from Disney�s fan site ______________________________________________________________ (1) Teacher and Ss practice asking and answering questions. (2) Ss form groups (you can vary the number of members easily). (3) Ss circle, say, 10 activities from the table on...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 22

This is a book (THAT) my grandfather left to me.
This worksheet introduces and contrasts (1) A book (that) my grandfather left to me (2) A book THAT has great stories. PAGE 1: Conversation / grammar example / Listen and write. PAGE 2: Search the classroom for the secret sentences. PAGE 3: Teacher�s page with lesson plan. OTHER PAGES: Activity cards and pictures. A4 editable. Please enjoy.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 18

Family - This is my [sister] board game.
Simple board game of about 24 spaces, using family member names with pictures and words. "Father, Mother, Baby sister, Baby brother, Sister, Brother, Grandfather, Grandmother". Format: B4 in colour. EDITABLE.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 48

I have a car - I do not have a bike
(1) Ss practice a model conversation with the teacher to give some context to "have" / "do not have". (2) Ss practice some very simple "have"/"do not have" sentence pairs (in pairs). (3) Ss move from classmate to classmate, each holding 3 (or more) cards, and saying "I have a____" (single countable noun). If their classmate also says the same (i.e....
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 5

Short listening and reading comprehension with gapfill - Intermediate - 3 activities
(1) Students listen to the short story which includes blanks. (2) Students read silently and listen. (3) Students read with the teacher. (4) Students read and listen and give the best word from the list when they reach a blank space. Teacher�Ls page included for each activity. I would suggest these for 15-30 minute short activies. Includes all prev...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 38

What�s this - silhouette flashcards x 30
Ss practice "What�s this" and "It�s a" with any object and/or photos, then they have a quiz with these 30 cards, using the same Q and A format with the teacher. Editable. Black and White. A4. Note - The first half of the cards are "portrait" and the second half are "landscape", so you will see only the portrait ones in the preview. Any DL problems,...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Type: flash-card
Downloads: 17

Word War activity game board
Please enjoy using this game-board as an English revision activity. Ss answer questions or reproduce the target English and get a point. Getting a point = getting a new territory. Taking over the whole country = you win! Detailed instructions on page 3. Please enjoy. Editable. A4 in colour but BW printing will not spoil the activity.
Level: elementary
Age: 5-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 5


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