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

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This These That Those - simple starter help card
To help with teaching "this/these/that/those" for the very first time. Give Ss one card (2 cards per A4 page, please cut into two). Idea: You can use the small posters on the blackboard, one near the teacher and one farther from the teacher, to show the idea simply. A4 colour fully editable. 3 page file: p1 is Ss card, p2&3 are small posters to tus...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Type: Choose
Downloads: 95


 
Review: dates, days, time (beginner)
Reviewing dates, days and times. Skills: Listening; writing; reading; speaking. Beginner/ post-beginner. _________________________________________________________________ (Activity 1) Teacher reads and Ss listen and write. Then Ss read aloud after checking the answers. (2) Ss listen to Ken talk about what he does for his holiday every year, then th...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 92


 
Versatile actions and times boardgame
Full description and instructions in the file. Board-game with an unusual twist. After teaching [action + time] phrases, Ss can practice, for example: I play sports on Monday at 5 o´clock /OR/ I was playing sports on Monday at 5 o´clock /OR/ I will be playing sports on Monday at 5 o´clock, etc. (action + day + time). Black and white only. Page 1 is...
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 88


 
Can I / Can you (permission and requests) Conversation_and_game
(1) Ss do a model conversation using "Can I..." and "Can you..." (asking permission and making a polite request of someone). (2) Teacher explains the game [teacher´s page on page 2]. (3) Ss ask and answer the questions using "Can I...please"? / "Can you...please"? (4) Teacher gives/takes away points for positive/negative answers (decided by dice). ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 86


 
Reading comprehension - Japanese food
(1) Ss read about Japanese food and food popular in Japan [page-1]. (2) Ss answer questions about the text [page-2]. (3) Teacher´s page with model answers and brief summary of grammar points. A4 colour / OK in B&W too. Editable. Contains the grammar points: Present perfect / Relative pronouns / Modal auxiliary / Adverbs (and other simpler points). ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: Choose
Downloads: 82


 
I will / I am going to... (pre-intermediate)
(1) Teacher intro´s [will] vs [going to] with 2 short conversations on an identical theme / Ss read with the teacher. (2) Teacher uses the pictures (diagrams) to help explain the difference. (3) Ss do a short gap-fill. (4) Ss re-arrange words to complete sentences. (5) Ss use options to complete and then practice a guided conversation (example incl...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 79


 
Question Time (when, where, who, whose, how, which)
Ss read a summary of example sentences using the "wh_" words. Then Ss do 3 short exercises to fill the gaps, breaking down the "wh_" words into 3 small groups. Then Ss write a sentence with a missing "wh_" word, and ask their friends to guess the word, and tally their friends´ scores. A4 BW Fully editable, please enjoy.
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 77


 
Password Game (for any level of English)
I saw other versions of this on ESLP and decided to make my own for my kids. You can use it in various ways. (1) Give the first letter of a word and a long hint. (2) Give only a one word hint. (3) Students from opposing teams each get one word card and must say one hint word for their partner to guess. Please see the preview panel for details. It´s...
Level: elementary
Age: 5-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 74


 
Past_Simple_Game. With_"What"_"Where"_"When"
[1] Ss practice using the words "what, where, when" with past questions. [2] Ss play a game as individuals or in teams using that English. Simple explanation included in file. _______________________________________________________________ For other past simple worksheets, go to these links below. _____________________________________________...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 73


 
DIRECTIONS - Conversations and maps - intermediate level
2 maps - 1 complete and 1 with a few missing place names. 1 example conversation showing guidance for walking and going by bus. 1 conversation modeled very closely on the example, in which Ss fill the gaps. 1 set of cards with start location, finish location, and walk/bus and price options. 1 "secret location" activity, where Ss listen to direction...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 73

 

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