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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: 51

"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: 66

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: 65

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: 67

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

ACT or SAT reading comprehension
Reading passage in the style of the ACT and SAT reading tests. Used to help prepare a student for these tests.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 20

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: 45


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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