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baiba
Baiba Anderson
Latvia



It is amazing how many creative and talented people one can meet here, in this brotherhood/sisterhood of teachers. I am an English teacher in secondary school and a teacher trainer for web tools and technologies.

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A poem about Sam Shay
A funny poem about a man who smoked too much... Pupils have to guess the rhyming word and complete the lines. Use this worksheet to teach about the consequences of smoking. P.S. I found the poem on the internet.
Level: elementary
Age: 11-14
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 34


 
Acronyms and abbreviations
A task on the most popular abbreviations and acronyms used in messages, documents, in everyday life. Students have to match the abbr or acr with its meaning. With KEY
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 302


 
Advertisements with a message
Worksheet to practice speaking/writing using advertisements. The aim is to guess what exactly is being advertised. Before you reveal the answer, make the students talk and discuss the ads. There are questions to help and, of course, the key. Shapes with numbers are hiding the solutions.
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 87


 
American poets
A resource for literature lessons. I chose 16 most famous American poets for this worksheet. Students have to match their names with pictures, years of life and most popular works. It may be necessary to use reference books or encyclopedias to complete this task, that is why it can be given as group work or homework. With KEY.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 225


 
American writers
It was hard to choose only 16 American writers for this worksheet but I could not squeeze more on one page. Matching task with pictures, writers´ life time and their most famous works. May be given as pair/group work or as homework. With KEY. My worksheet on English writers http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=341767#thetop
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 349


 
An Englishman on a desert island
A humorous story about British character with a gap-fill task. After students reconstruct the text, you can discuss English manners and politeness revealed in the story.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 244


 
Autumn colours - a poetry lesson
A poetry lesson about autumn. Pictures play an important part in this task. There are 4 beautiful but not complicated poems for reading. The worksheet is editable for those who teach American English (to change the word COLOURS).
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 50


 
Balmoral Castle
Text about Balmoral Castle with 3 reading tasks (questions, T/F sentences, finding words with the same meaning). You can use the worksheet when you teach about the Royal family.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 44


 
Banksy - graffiti artist
Reading with 3 tasks and key about the icon of British urban art - mysterious Banksy (no one knows who he is). His graffiti are unique and socially-loaded works of art. Suitable for students of intermediate to advanced level. If you don´t want the colourful background, it is easy to remove it.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 265


 
Bluetooth
Reading text about the Bluetooth technology with 2 tasks (true/false and word definitions). Useful when teaching latest developments in IT.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 140

 


Accident on the Road
Students look at the pictures and make up a story about an accident that happened on the road. Depending on students´ age, you may add more complicated words for them to use.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 160


Creative writing: Diamond poems
Diamond poems or diamantes are 7-line / 16-word poems written in the shape of a diamond. They have to be written according to the pattern and they are perfect for revising the parts of speech. Suitable both for younger and older students.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 118


Creative writing: Limericks
This presentation explains what a limerick is and how to write it. There are examples and tips for writing. Great fun in the classroom!

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 215


Creative writing: Mini sagas
Writing mini sagas is a way to develop students´ creative skills. Can be used with elementary students up to advanced - there are no age restrictions.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 67


Passive from Active
This presentation shows the students how an active sentence can be turned into passive. They see the examples and then make their own sentences.

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 29


Picture description
Students practice describing a painting by Marie-François Firmin-Girard En Vacance. Useful words and phrases are given. Suitable for intermediate to advanced level.

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 27


Present Simple
Animated ppt presentation about the Present Simple tense with rules, examples and exercises for young learners (10 pages)

Level: elementary
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 60


Reported questions
Rules, examples and practice tasks (with pictures) on reported questions.

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 26


Rules and practice on the Reported Speech
Students learn the rules, see the examples and then practice making sentences in the Reported Speech. Pictures help a lot.

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 48


Writing task Life Story
Suitable for high-elementary to intermediate level. Students write a story based on the pictures. Useful words are given. The task can also be used for speaking practice.

Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 16


Autumn song
Listening and singing task about autumn for younger kids. Pupils listen to a lovely song and write down the missing words. (The teacher can explain the most difficult words that are given there.) Then the pupils can listen to the song a second time and sing along.

Level: elementary
Age: 9-12


Comparing life in England and Japan
For teaching cultural differences between England and Japan. I used an interview with an English woman who lives in Japan for the listening task. The reading task is based on the text taken from a blog of an Englishman living in Japan.

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100


How to make a paper fortune teller
The video gives instructions how to make a paper fortune teller. Pupils may like to listen to a boy who is telling about each step and showing the process. While watching the video, pupils complete the gaps in the exercise. (For those who have already seen this exercise - I´ve uploaded it a second t...

Level: elementary
Age: 11-14


Living in England
Two interviews - one is listening and a gap fill task, the other is reading and matching questions with answers task - with people who describe living in England, its problems and good points. The tasks give valuable information about the way of life in England.

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100


Present Continuous and Present Simple
Students listen to the song Lemon Tree by Fool´s Garden and fill the gaps with the present participle they hear. There are 2 more tasks on Present Continuous tense (including special cases).

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100


Saving tropical rainforests
The video presents the campaign for saving rainforests started by Prince Charles. Students have to complete the task about the protection of rainforests.

Level: advanced
Age: 14-100


Vegetable idioms
A great video teaching idioms in a funny way. Students have to complete the gaps while watching the video, then do an additional task to consolidate their knowledge. (For those who have already seen this exercise - I´ve uploaded it a second time because the 1st got stuck.)

Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100