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Amanda W
Mandy
Austria



Hi! I´m an English native speaker living in Austria. I´ve been teaching English at an adult education centre for several years now. I´m really amazed about the quality of some of these contrbutions and I´m enjoying being part of this community.

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A photographer´s best shot!
A short newspaper text about an encounter in the Antarctic with an incredible penguin 50 years ago - and it was caught on film! An easy text for elementary (+) students with added language exercises and answer key.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 70


 
In praise of the egg!
Contrary to negative reports about eggs over the past twenty years, they are now being seen in a different light thanks to the diet the hens are being fed. An authetic text to be used to inspire discussion. Question prompts have been given for a pre-reading exercise as well as for after reading and language exercises.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 98


 
The Silver Surfers
More older people are becoming "computer savvy" and this skill is opening up new worlds for them despite the disabilities that come with old age. Steps are being taken in the UK to raise, still further, the number of pensioners using the possibilities the internet offers. Speaking, grammar and comprehension activities have been added (with answer ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 153


 
An Unemployed Graduate
A recent newspaper article which shows the real problem of young people leaving university with little chance of finding a job. It turned out well for this student who thought up an original idea to draw attention to himself. Conversation exercises have been added as well as activities focusing on vocabulary.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 145


 
Mamo Cards (11): USED TO
A set of mamo cards focusing on: used to. Twelve cards/questions. Can be used as a warmer after the construction has be taught or to recap. Ask a student a question (and vice versa) the move on to the next..asking and answering the questions.
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 211


 
Afternoon tea. A great British constitution.
An information sheet about a grat British tradition, its origins and what the tradition looks like today in a top class hotel and in an ordinary household. A recipe for scones has been included as well as some comprehension questions on the text.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 87


 
The Savoy´s head butler hits out at unprofessionalism
An authentic text (Daily Mail last December) featuring an attatck made by the head butler of the Savoy on the Paul Brunells (Lady Di´s butler) of this world. It gives a little insight into the heart of a butler- (shown more clearly in the book the "Remains of the Day" by Kazuro Ishiguro - Penguin Readers Level 6). Language activities and discussion...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 51


 
Past perfect transformation cards
A set of cards to practise the past perfect tense. Students have to transform a given sentence using the past perfect tense. An answer key has been added. (This can also be used as a mingling conversation activity where two students meet, work out their two sentences together, exchange cards and move on to the next person - if the cards are lamina...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 144


 
Present tense simple versus continuous
A set of sentences with gaps for students to decide on which form of the present tense to use. An answer key has been provided.
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 223


 
Paper boy at 90!
An authentic text showing good examples of the present perfect (continuous and simple). Language exercises on prepositions and phrasal verbs, found in the text, have been added as well as discussion questions on, and beyond, the text.
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 46

 

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