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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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"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: 53

"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

"Making plans" conversation phrases
Phrase bank for making plans to meet up.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-14
Type: others
Downloads: 6

"Try Something New for 30 Days" - video, reading comprehension, discussion
TED video: 3 minute talk on "Try Something New for 30 Days". Link to video is in document. Discussion questions and comprehension questions. Can also be done as a reading comprehension (see transcript).
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: article
Downloads: 74

2 news articles and reading comprehension questions about animals: bullfrogs and democracy dogs
Two BBC articles (US bullfrog invasion and Hong Kong dogs at democracy protests) and questions to go with them. Exercise 1: choose which animal is being referred to (read for gist). Exercise 2: word manipulation (grammar). Exercise 3: correct the errors (read for detail). Exercise 4: vocabulary building. Answers are provided on p4.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 15

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: 67

4 short news stories from BBC Newsround + questions
4 short news stories. Task 1: match the headlines and pictures to the stories - this requires pupils to read quickly for key words only. Task 2: answer the "w" questions about each story (who/what/when etc.) - this requires pupils to summarise and to show they can read for gist. Task 3: answer the mixed questions (answers provided in key) - this...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 68

ACT or SAT practice: delete/add text elements (topic: traditional medicine)
An exercise about text comprehension at a deeper level. Readers must decide how deleting a portion of the text would affect the meaning. Other questions ask whether certain elements should be added to the text, and if so, where would be best.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 18

all but, anything but, everything but, nothing but
A guide for advanced learners explaining the often confusing structure "all but" as well as anything, everything and nothing but. The sheet includes an explanation of each structure, then examples taken from real-life sources (newspapers and literature) for learners to analyse.
Level: advanced
Age: 13-100
Downloads: 9

All conditionals: overview exercises
A gap-fill exercise testing all four conditionals (0, 1st, 2nd, 3rd), followed by an extension exercise on logical connectors and sentence reformulation. Answers provided on p3.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 46


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: 18

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