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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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Information Sheet about Botswana with comprehension questions
An information sheet about Botswana inspired by the reading of Alexander McCall Smiths Penguin Readers for different Levels e.g. The No.1 Ladies Detective Angency, The Tears of the Giraffe and The Kalahari Typing School for Men. They are excellent books and well written. I have uploaded comprehension questions for the the first two books mentioned...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 17


 
The Tadpole
A lovely descriptive poem about the life cycle of a frog. Ive added a few questions for the children. I have read the poem to adults (without the title) and asked them what they think Im describing.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 17


 
Let the "Train Take the Strain" on a trip to the coast
A timetable is something visitors to England might be faced with when on holiday. For this exercise the student has to read a timetable, gather information amd form questions from it. It could well be used for intermediate students too, as a fun form of revision. Have a nice trip!
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 15


 
Babygrows which show rise in babys temperature, called BABYGLOWS
A newspaper text from the Daily Mail (June 16th 09)which describes a new invention to come on the market later this year using a new type of material which changes colour when the temperature of the wearer rises (in this case, a baby). Comprehension questions, discussion questions, language elements and synonyms have been added as well as an answe...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 15


 
Predicting punch lines
An idea to use with short, humourous newspaper texts...predicting the punch line. The activity is a "listening - comprehending -predicting - finding out" one. The beauty of it is, once youve found the short articles, you dont need any COPIES, just your voice (or somebody elses) and a black board/chalk. Ive prepared FIVE articles for you but the...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 15


 
Re-cycling of recent texts
Extra activities for four of the recent texts I put up (in the name of re-cycling:)). Once the students have become accustomed to a text, have understood it, the vocabulary has been learned, the same text can be re-produced at a later date to reinforce what has been learned and to focus on, in this case, the vocabulary.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 14


 
Comprehension Questions to the Book of Outstanding Short Stories. Penguin Reader ISBN 978-1-405-86519-7 Level Upper - Intermediate
Seven short stories by well-known authors. Comprehension questions and language elements have been included. Level Upper-intermediate. Stories by HG Wells, Katherine Mansfield, W. Somerset Maugham, Edgar Allen Poe, Anthony Trollope, Oscar Wilde and PG Woodhouse.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 13


 
Provocation of the feline kind!
Guide dogs have to resist tempation when they are working. This text describes part of the training the dogs are put through including "cat provocation". Ive included comprehension questions and some language element exercises (preposition focus; synonyms and phrase matching)
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 13


 
Boomerangs come back, dont they?
A bird has spent her whole life returning to her original owner, againa and again, travelling vast distances. Now, at 15, shes allowed to stay! A newspaper text about a homing pigeon with language exercises and comprehension questions.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 12


 
Man catches baby ducks! News for elementary students!
Ive used an authentic text, (Daily Telegraph) which is not too difficult, and have writen EIGHT exercises for elementary students (A2)....children and adults alike. I could send the whole set of pictures belonging to the text by email if anyone is interested as they were too large to put here. However, theyre not absolutely necessary as the text...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 10

 

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