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Frau Sue

Hello! I am an English native speaker teaching children, teenagers and adults in the South of France.

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Singapore: super trees - video and text comprehension
For the topic ´space and exchange´ - a video about green space in Singapore followed by two articles from which learners must extract key points. Final exercise offers some open-ended discussion questions. Would be well suited to small group work or homework. (Answers to the video comprehension are provided on the last page of the document.)
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 15

Christmas cracker jokes
A list of groan-worthy jokes such as the ones found in Christmas crackers in the UK. Page 1 just has the jokes in a list; page 2 is in a table so you can cut up the jokes and ask learners to match up the jokes and their punchlines.
Level: advanced
Age: 10-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 34

Reading comprehension: world´s largest drawing
A reading text from the Guinness World Records website about the world´s largest drawing - a drawing of a turtle created to raise awareness of marine pollution. The 4 exercises are general comprehension questions, detailed comprehension questions, a vocabulary builder, and an open-ended writing task. The answers are included on the last page.
Level: advanced
Age: 10-100
Downloads: 33

will/would clauses: how to talk about predictions and hypotheses
A detailed overview of how to use modal verbs, future and conditional to add nuance to your predictions and examples. For advanced learners. I used this to prepare ACT and SAT essays. Suggested answers are provided on p2.
Level: advanced
Age: 13-100
Type: grammar-guide
Downloads: 28

How old is ...? Pairwork information gap activity (Speaking)
Two sheets: sheet A and sheet B. Pupils must take it in turns to ask questions and give answers about the ages of different people and buildings. Also drills he/she/it. NB: all ages correct in February 2013! The sheet will need to be updated each year if you´re a stickler for accuracy!
Level: elementary
Age: 5-14
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 8

World´s oldest wing walker: article and questions
Article about the world´s oldest wing walker with comprehension questions and language analysis questions. Answers in red on p3.
Level: advanced
Age: 15-100
Type: article
Downloads: 41

News article and exercises: penguin research robot
A news article (from The Guardian) about a very cute robot which was disguised as a baby penguin to help study penguin behaviour in the wild. Exercises: true/false, vocabulary, extended comprehension, phrasal verbs, word formation. Answers provided.
Level: advanced
Age: 13-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 64

Role plays / Situation cards: a holiday in an English-speaking country
A set of 12 situations which a visitor might encounter on a visit to an English-speaking country. To stimulate role-play and "survival English".
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 159

Reading comprehension, SAT-style, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Reading comprehension questions styled like an SAT critical reading. Answers and explanations at end. Copy of text included.
Level: advanced
Age: 15-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 30

Picture discussion prompts
A set of questions to use with any picture (from magazines or newspapers, or your own photos). Each question is open and designed to promote either detailed description or creative thinking. Print the document out DOUBLE-SIDED - the second page gives useful vocab and structures to support pupils with each question.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type: others
Downloads: 21


Comparatives and superlatives in adverts
Examples of adjectives of differing lengths used in real advertisements. A good way to introduce or refresh the topic of comparatives and superlatives by asking pupils to deduce the rules from the examples given. (Can be used in conjunction with my ´comparatives flowchart´ worksheet.)

Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 16

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