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Amanda W
Mandy
Austria



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

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Mamo cards: phrases
Iīve been reading a book of short stories by Maeve Binchy (The Return Journey) with four of my groups this term and weīve been looking at some of the phrases used(all in common use). Here is a selection of them (out of context) in question form for a communicative way of using them. I thought they might be useful even though you havenīt necessarily...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 24


 
Planet travel
A decrition of the planets has been given and an example advertisement for a holiday on the moon. The task is to choose a planet and try to make it "inviting", playing down the extreme facts. Idioms (give) should be use to make the text of the advertisement flow.
Level: advanced
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 23


 
A "chickini" for bald hens
Whilst in some countries battery farming is already illeagl, itīs still widely used as a method in the egg industry in Britain. Knitters have been asked to knit a warm covering for those birds which have been rescued, (completely bald), from a farm in the south of England. Discussion questions as well as language exercises and a comparison with the...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 23


 
Busy families are eating later
This text shows the results of a recent survey. While eating together as a family is still important, this happens later because of the commitments children and parents have in the early evening. Iīve added comprehension questions and a synonym match.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 22


 
Hope is growing for the Chilean Miners: News clip 2
A way to use an authentic text: reading, discussing and creating headings for the individual paragraphs. I hope they get them out of there!
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 22


 
A preposition poem
Iīve tried to use the most common prepositions in a "fun-way" i.e. in the form of a poem with a rhyme every second line.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 21


 
A glimpse of hope - Alzheimer breakthrough
A short authentic text about the recent research progress, Maybe, one day, thereīll be a cure. Lots of exersises and impulse texts on the subject.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 21


 
The three conditionals using the text "Tips for Great Naps".
Information on napping adapted from a text by Mark Stibich, Ph.D. combined with the use of the three conditional forms. Iīve written an exercise for the students to practice on their own, or in pairs, afterwards.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 20


 
Irregular verbs
I have just done this to try and help a friendīs child learn irregular verbs (sheīs having difficulties). Itīs an alternative to learning from static lists,hopefully advantageous for kinesthetic types of learners who like to move things about and simply an alternative way of pracrising. The sheets should be duplicated twice. One set should be lamin...
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 19


 
Comprension Questions to the ten chapters of: The No.1 Ladiesī Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.
The book is a great read for pre-intermediate students (ISBN:978-1-405-83396-7) My classes have really enjoyed reading this book. My worksheet is a set of comprehension questions which accompany each chapter as well as exercises like looking for (easy) synonyms with the page number where the answers are to be found.
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 18

 

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