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Amanda W
Mandy
Austria



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

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Questions, questions, questions!
A page of bookmarks to laminate and cut up for elementary students who might be having difficulty with forming questions. Different types of questions have been used and various question words and built into a kind of poem with every second line rhyming for reading aloud and just being handy to have in a book etc. in an attempt to help students wit...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Type: others
Downloads: 37


 
Busking - a dying trade?
An authentic text (The Guardian). Pre- and post reading questions as well language exercises have been added.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 37


 
20 minutes in the fresh air works wonders!
A short newspaper article used an an impulse text for a discussion on the theme of giving yourself an energy boost during the day: 20 minutes in the fresh air versus a cup of coffee.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 36


 
Preposition gap-fill exercise
An exercise using the most common prepositions. A list is given and the student is asked to insert the most appropriate prepositions in the gaps provided. A key with answers is at the bottom of the page, of course to be omitted in the students copy.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 34


 
Holiday communication : 2nd conditional
A mobile phone company is trying to gain customers in this authentic advertisement by offering special rates when phoning home whilst on holiday. Lots of talking opportunities with a grammar focus on the 2nd condtional.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 34


 
Frogs are being eaten to extinction!
Human greed is threatening yet another species from extinction, the frog. A newspaper text explains the problem which maybe much greater than the figures show. It also describes ways in which the problem could be tackled. Comprehension questions, discussion points and language elements have been added.
Level: advanced
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 34


 
Polar Bear Shot Dead (advanced)
The original newpaper article in typical newspaper English, suitable for advanced students. Complete with discussion points, language exercises and comprehension questions.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 33


 
Using the Gerund and the infinitive
The worksheet comprises a list of verbs which take the gerund and a list of those which take the infinitive as well as exercises to practice this use. A few examples are given to show that some verbs can take either without change of meaning and a few are given to show that the sense of the sentence changes depending on which form is used.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 32


 
The cat sat/sits/has sat /had sat on the mat!
The same basic sentence written "convincingly" in each of the present and past forms complete with signal words in italics. Each of the tenses have been given a colour code which could be changed and/or taken over and applied to other sentences.It is meant as a form of recap after the tenses have been looked at. The basic sentence "The cat sat on t...
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Type: grammar-guide
Downloads: 32


 
"The total eclipse of the sun!" and the Moon landing!
Two great events this week featured the Moon. The 40th Anniversary of the first landing on the Moon and the total eclipse of the Sun over Asia. Here is a Daily Telegraph text covering the once in a lifetime event of one of the longest possible eclipses. This is combined with questions on the moon landing. Language exercises have also been added as ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 32

 

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