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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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"magic e" - a and a_e pronunciation - cards for games
Small cards to introduce the "magic e" rule (changing A to A_E sound). Ask pupils to pronounce each word, then try finding pairs of cards with the same sound, or building sentences using the words.
Level: elementary
Age: 3-12
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 10

Reading comprehension: park ranger in the Grand Canyon National Park
Article from the Washington Post kids´ section about a park ranger in the Grand Canyon National Park. Exercises include: pre-reading discussion, reading for gist, vocabulary match, reading for detail, inference questions, creative writing tasks (extension).
Level: advanced
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 54

Saint Nicholas - a simple introduction (past simple)
A very simple version of the Saint Nicholas story, plus easy questions (in the past simple), a true/false exercise and a description exercise.
Level: elementary
Age: 7-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 69

Preferences, likes and dislikes: sentence builder
A writing frame/grid showing how to build sentences about likes and dislikes. A good support to help beginners scaffold a written piece or a simple speech about likes and dislikes.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Type: others
Downloads: 16

Do children make good entrepreneurs? ARTICLE
Articles about 2 child entrepreneurs. Associated exercises cover: general comprehension (summarise main points), detailed comprehension, vocabulary and paraphrasing.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 63

Reading comprehension: China bans celebrities´ children from appearing on reality TV shows
Article from BBC News about a ban on Chinese celebrities´ children appearing on TV. Pre-reading discussion questions and vocabulary, post-reading true/false/not in text questions, vocabulary matching and gap-fill, role-plays based on the text. Answers are provided. This would fit into a unit on TV, media, press freedom, celebrities and fame, rig...
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 58

Video and comprehension questions: Republican presidential candidates discuss Syrian refugees
A video from CNN (link at bottom of second page of worksheet) about Republican candidates in the 2015/2016 presidential race debating the arrival of Syrian refugees after the November 13th terror attacks in Paris. The questions on the worksheet cover comprehension questions, then offer points for a wider discussion of the issue.
Level: advanced
Age: 15-100
Type: others
Downloads: 22

"Let Toys be Toys": BBC News article about gendered toys
Something ´serious´ in the run-up to Christmas: Article about a girl who was angry to see signs promoting "boys´ toys" in her local supermarket. Vocabulary and comprehension exercises followed by discussion questions and role plays about gendered toys and toy advertising. Answer key provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 49

Practise PRONOUNS - based on article about smoking in cars with children
Text about a ban on smoking in cars with children and associated exercises on pronoun use. Designed to be used after a lesson on pronouns to show pupils why it´s important in the ´real world´ to aid with text comprehension.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: article
Downloads: 24

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: 62


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