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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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9 common pairs of heteronyms and exercises to work with them. Heteronyms are words which look the same but are pronounced differently and have different meanings. For example "lead" (a metal) and "lead" (a verb meaning "to guide").
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 21

Writing a postcard - BEGINNERS
A simple postcard and comprehension questions, followed by a list of useful postcard phrases. Pupils can then use the original text as a model to write their own simple postcard (by changing the underlined phrases). Designed for beginners aged 9. No formal explanation of the grammar is required as the verb structures are to be copied from the sourc...
Level: elementary
Age: 7-12
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 211

Queen´s Christmas Message 2016 (Queen´s speech) - video and exercises
Video of the Queen´s speech on Christmas Day 2016 (link to video on p3 of worksheet). Pre-video exercise, then general comprehension, then specific listening comprehension tasks. Transcript on p3 of printable. Good for classes learning about the film The King´s Speech, royalty in the UK, Christmas traditions or RP English.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 41

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

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: 162

Vocabulary exercise based on article "Victorian coffin prank"
An article containing some lesser-known English words and vocabulary exercises to help learners to deal with that vocabulary.
Level: advanced
Age: 13-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 27

Language of possibility - talking about things that might happen
Some useful phrases to discuss the likelihood of a certain event taking place. Pupils complete the sentences in exercise 1, then answer the questions in exercise 2 using an appropriate phrase from the list. Finally, they should discuss (and justify) their views on the statements given in the exercise 3. Works well for 1-1 tuition but should also be...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: others
Downloads: 27

2 strange Victorian news stories: reading exercises
2 news stories from the BBC that retell strange Victorian deaths (a man killed by a hammer-wielding automaton in an accident in a clock tower, and two skeletons found behind a wall in a Spanish theatre). Exercises cover reading for gist, vocabulary, comprehension and language analysis. Answers provided. Suitable for advanced ESL or younger native s...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 64

Valentine´s Day: SPEAKING ACTIVITY Role plays
A set of 6 pair work role plays which centre on the theme of negotiations around Valentine´s Day. I designed them for use with an adult class (it could be awkward with younger learners!) but they could be adapted for other groups.
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 45

Saint Nicholas - comprehension and past simple
The legend of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) in a simplified version, plus exercises on question words, antonyms and creative writing. The grammar focus is on the past simple.
Level: intermediate
Age: 7-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 78


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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