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anitarobi
Anita Kovacevic
website Croatia



īDo not tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.ī Iīve been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 25 years. Some of my materials contain my original stories and poetry. If you use them, pls let me know if it worked out well. You can also find my fiction books on Amazon and other sites. blog at https://anitashaven.wordpress.com/

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ADVANCED VOCABULARY WORKSHOP
This is a 2-page worksheet and word cards (along with suggested activities for teachers on writing, playing and word-formation). I would use this with my FCE and CAE students, or any very advanced group, because it is aimed specifically at expanding vocabulary (adjective+noun, collocations)by using the language, reading it in unfinished sentences a...
Level: advanced
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 248


 
TEENAGERS FOR PARENTS - A TEENAGE PLAY WITH MUSIC
This is a teenage play I wrote for my teenage sts to talk about their problems to their parents, through old songs their parents can relate to(Queen, from Hair, Sinatra, Cabaret, etc.). It consists of several scenes, each like a newsflash about teenage problems, followed by a song. Itīs editable - you can shorten songs, cut out some scenes etc. It ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 247


 
Great love songs - collection 1
Iīve been sorting out my old love songs wss to see which I could use on Valentineīs Day 2010, so I started making collections. Here are: P. Gabrielīs Donīt Give Up, Anastaciaīs Left Outside Alone, Limp Bizkitīs Behind Blue Eyes, Eric Claptonīs Wonderful Tonight and A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins. More to come in a day or two. The difficulty ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 9-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 245


 
The Little Christmas Spider - childrenīs play
This is a play I wrote many years ago and we have been using it for Christmas shows as kidsī play or puppet show ever since. It is full of characters (something for every kid) and itīs intertwined with kidsī rhymes and songs. I like the story a lot, because it shows that every single creature in the world has a purpose, regardless of the way it loo...
Level: elementary
Age: 5-12
Type: reading
Downloads: 239


 
THE LITTLE INDIAN BOYīS ADVENTURE
This is a play I did with my 7 and 8-year-olds, based on The Bear Hunt. It was lots of fun, with costumes and scenography and props, and itīs not too complicated for kids to learn. You can also add songs and rhymes appropriate for your groups to enrich the play. We had lots of good times and all the parents got involved.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-9
Type: reading
Downloads: 237


 
WORD FORMATION PRACTICE
This is a worksheet with 26 sentences to either practise or test word formation skills. (There is a color and b&w version, as well as the key.) I plan to use it with my FCE students. I hope you find it useful. (no projects this time, just a worksheet;))
Level: advanced
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 236


 
WOMEN VS. MEN - FUN WITH The Tale of 2 Brains
Thanks to Fiona, I have discovered the world of Mark Gungorīs seminars for couples, which have inspired me to create this lesson plan. It is adaptable to elementary, intermediate and advanced adults. Itīs a fun turn on the differences between women and men, based on a video from one of his seminars, but you can also use it if you donīt have the dis...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: lesson-plan
Downloads: 227


 
JUDGING BY APPEARANCES - advanced/intermediate ws
This is a wonderful inspirational text which was posted not long ago in our ESL cafe by Lucia13. It inspired me to make a ppt and ws about the topic of judging people on appearances, since Iīm teaching my students to describe people. There are pre, while and post-reading tasks, as well as the original version of the text. I hope you find it as moti...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 227


 
Valentineīs Day Collection - various teaching materials
This is a collection of wss prepared for my intermediate and advanced groups, based on Valentineīs Day basic info, the movie Intolerable Cruelty (C. Zeta-Jones and G. Clooney), Suspicious Minds song, funny and serious texts about men and women, murphyīs law on love, even some texts from the forum and the teacherīs cafe about love... I hope you find...
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-17
Type: lesson-plan
Downloads: 227


 
THE WORLD OF STORY-MAKING
This is a collection of ideas and picture cards for intermediate and advanced sts, which you can use to have a very creative and productive lesson with very little papers, some pics and some music, and the results can be amazing. You can use this as a starter point for your own picture cards. Kids all ages love writing stories, be they SF, comedy, ...
Level: advanced
Age: 9-17
Type: Choose
Downloads: 227

 


BE THE TEACHER - error correction
This is a collection of movie quotes. Each of them contains a slight mistake, and itīs your stsī job to find them. Key is provided in the end. Itīs a fun way to make your sts aware of some mistakes, and afterwards you can ask them to list their typical mistakes and become aware of them. Itīs a reall...

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 55


THE SNOW QUEEN - advanced project
This is a ppt I prepared for my advanced groups based on 7 parts of a long version of the story. The ppt contains some pre, while and post reading tasks for all the chapters, but is basically meant to be used with the worksheet available here http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=477995#thet...

Level: advanced
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 53


THE SNOW QUEEN (poem) - creative writing ppt
Adding this to my Snow Queen project, Iīve created this ppt for my advanced groups based on a poem by F. Letras (with his permission - thanks, Frank). It contains a poem inspired by the Snow Queen story, two vocabulary task slides and a creative writing task which can be done individually or in pair...

Level: advanced
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 49


AN IMAGINARY PLANET - reading, speaking and writing for intermediate students
I have created this ppt for my internediate kids (9-10 yrs old), as follow-up for space and astronauts (a text in Chatterbox 4). Itīs a reading text about an imaginary planet, a speaking activity about Earth, and a writing task to create their own planet. (Thereīs also a matching worksheet available...

Level: intermediate
Age: 9-12
Downloads: 47


ALPHABET LESSON - SONG AND RHYME FOR KIDS
This is a rhyme I made up for my kids to add a word to each letter of the alphabet. They can perform it in front of the parents, adding signs for letters and movement for words, and you can add any alphabet song they like. My kids liked it a lot - I hope yours do, too.

Level: elementary
Age: 6-10
Downloads: 45


advanced Halloween workshop
This is a ppt I prepared for my intermediate and advanced teenage students. They love writing Halloween stories, but we usually do some brainstorming before the actual writing, so this ppt also has some vocab-expansion activities in the beginning. I had problems adding sounds, so feel free to add yo...

Level: advanced
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 44


revision for adults
This is a ppt I used as revision with my adultsī group. It can also be used for intermediate kids (although then Iīd add colours and pictures). Afterwards I gave them a similar test using the same exercises. I hope it comes in handy...It revises basic prepositions, tenses, articles, question words, ...

Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 39


THE SNOWFLAKE AND THE RING - interactive story for kids
This story was inspired and commissioned from me by my son. Itīs a fairytale with parts which are unfinished, so you need to interact with your sts to get them to complete it. Iīve tried it with various age groups and levels, andit really works. Itīs fun and creative and expands their vocabulary...

Level: intermediate
Age: 7-12
Downloads: 39


CHANGING OUR WORLD - childrenīs motivational story
Hereīs my contribution to Frankīs project for the children. Itīs a story inspired by his poem Global Warming, and itīs meant to motivate children to change things. Itīs simple reading with three motivational tasks as follow-up. The ppt includes the story and Frankīs poem. Thanks, Frank, for the moti...

Level: intermediate
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 38


THE RAINBOW IN THE STONE
This is a story I wrote for my younger students, based on leprechaun legends and the mention of the Blarney stone. (Iīve used Ph. Martinīs free cliparts images.)I hope you find it useful and fun. At the end of the story Iīve prepared an association game (using my own template, available in the free ...

Level: intermediate
Age: 5-100
Downloads: 36


SHERLOCK HOLMES
My students love Sherlock Holmes, and this is part of our project - reading stories about him, watching videos and working with the language. This is hopefully only the first of my OEs on the topic - contains a word formation task and a synonyms task connected to a video. Hope you find it useful!

Level: advanced
Age: 10-100


DEMONS - IMAGINE DRAGONS
Trying to find a new song that has a message and no lyrics I would have to censor, I came across this one. I think it has something to teach my teenagers about not being superficial, about being self-critical, but also about relying on the good in each other. I prepared some tasks with synonyms, ant...

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100


QUESTIONS AND TAGS - AGAIN
Hereīs another OE with lots of question-making practise. It is based on interesting, little known facts of life from karmas.korner, which makes a rather dull grammar task more interesting and quite fun. Lots of wh-questions to make and even more question tags! Hope itīs of use!

Level: advanced
Age: 10-100


LET IT SNOW - RUDOLPHīS COLOURS
This is a fun song about Rudolph I used with a video (littlestorybug) to revise colours. It also has a fill-in task with the basic Rudolph story below. I hope you get as hooked on the song as I have - itīs really cute!

Level: elementary
Age: 7-11


I WONīT GIVE UP - JASON MRAZ
I just couldnīt resist this song, the video and the melody. The tasks are rather simple (spelling, opposites and ordering by numbers), but the song is lovely and the video has a nice message. Iīm planning to do it on Valentineīs Day, although the message is universal. I hope you like it.

Level: intermediate
Age: 9-100


EMELI SANDE -CLOWN
The song is just too beautiful to miss. There are some follow-up vocabulary and comprehension tasks with Sandeīs biography and explanation for the song. I hope your students enjoy it.

Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100