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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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Country Landmark Food Boardgame
Use this game to practice or review any phrases connected to Country/Landmark/Food. Example: I want to go to the UK. I want to see Big Ben. I want to eat fish and chips. Or questions like: When you went to the UK what did you see/eat? I saw/ate...
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 9

Listening - Minimal pairs (C)
Ss practice the 8 words with the teacher. Teacher says 4 words in sequence. Ss draw a line or circle a picture to follow the teacherLs "path". The word-pairs are 2 similar-sounding words (or "minimal pairs"), so the Ss must listen carefully. Aim, to encourage careful listening. More of these will be uploaded as I make them over the next few w...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 73

Phonics - 3 letter words (CVC) - Writing -OG
3-letter-words words ending "-OG". Ss learn the names of the things (pictures), practice the idea of changing only the initial sound of the word keeping the "-at" sound, and then write the 3 letter words. Newer phonics writing sheets are linked below _______________________________________________________________ _________ALL_PHONICS_SETS_ARE_LISTE...
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 3

I am pleased to meet you. (adjective + to + verb)
P1: conversation; words-box; secret sentence; short sentence writing practice. P2: Sentence Bingo. I am [pleased][to][meet] you. / I am [surprised][to][hear] that. / I was [sad][to][see] that... etc. P3: Teacher notes. P4: blackboard poster for bingo game. Black and white. Editable. A4. Please enjoy.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 11

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: 80

Review Challenge. New Horizon 3. Pages 4 to 41
Review questions for New Horizon 3 (English textbook used in Japan). Four categories: Spelling / Is the English O.K.? / Answer the question / True or false. Small number of questions are personalised to me. You can change them easily. I use a [Blockbusters] gameboard to do this quiz, but almost any gameboard is O.K. If you like this, check out my o...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 15

I wanted to join the army (upper-intermediate/advanced)
Reading with questions and model asnwers sheet. Upper-intermediate / advanced grammar e.g. counter factual in the past. My personal account. When I was young, I wanted to join the army, but I did not join. Please enjoy. Made for ESLP - too advanced for my students. A4. B&W. Editable. Please enjoy.
Level: advanced
Age: 15-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 52

Reading: Can you eat a whole lime?
Upper-intermediate to advanced level reading. Story: One day I took a bet to eat a whole lime when I was drunk. True story. Made for ESLP. (P1) Reading (P2) Questions (P3) Activity (P4) Grammar and vocabulary notes for the student (P5) Teacher�s notes. Editable A4. Please enjoy.
Level: intermediate
Age: 16-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 27

I use a Playstation TO play games (purpose, objective) pre-intermediate
(1) Teacher + Ss read 2 conversations to intro� the subject. (2) Ss do a 4-sentence gap-fill. (3) Ss do a 4-sentence draw-a-line activity to make meaningful sentences. (4) Ss write-out the 4 sentences that they made by drawing a line. (5) Ss interview one another and fill in their sheets after they listen to what their friends do at the weekend. Ea...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 32

Word Builder (just like Scrabble)
Word building/ spelling game. Essentially I have re-made something very similar to "Scrabble", but this is a very big version. How to use it: please see instructions in the file. (Pages 1-5) letter tiles; (page 5) instructions and notes; (page 6) the board-game�s board - you print 15 copies and tape them together on the back - very simple and quick...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 36


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