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alexanderelwood@hotmail.com

United Kingdom



I´m teaching English in a state school in Slovakia. Pupils aged from 6 - 15. I also teach advanced courses at local businesses.

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Halloween - speaking for beginners+ and lower intermediates 40 minutes
Lots of linked speaking activities to do with Halloween. Full lesson plans included for upper beginners and lower intermediates. Tried and tested - and the students like it!
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 137


 
Advanced speaking - describing food preparation
Students describe how to prepare and cook food using the prompts - not easy when they can´t say the names of the food items! I wrote this to accompany this excellent w/s (not mine ) http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=439248#thetop ........fully editable, instructions on the third page. Thanks for looking!
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 67


 
describe it!
This describing activity is for either advanced or, with a small modification,intermediate students. Do not be fooled by the simple vocabulary - it is quite difficult to put over the meaning of the words when you can´t use the ´forbidden´ ones. The instructions for play are on the third page. Thanks for looking!
Level: advanced
Age: 11-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 62


 
Nice 20 min speaking exercise, elem- int
Simple idea but effective 20 - 25 min speaking game I have used many times successfully at the end of a long day. No hard brain work is required from the students, but it does develop their vocabulary and speaking skills.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 41


 
Challenging Stereotypes
Speaking-based activity, which we used with a group of Erasmus students, used to challenge stereotypes. WARNING: contains conversation topic which might not be appropriate in some classrooms. Fully editable. Not designed to offend anyone, rather, designed to make people talk and think about their opinions and prejudices. Any implied prejudices are ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 40


 
Lady Gaga reading & worksheet
Pop star of the moment! Most of the verbs and vocab are straightforward. Basic past tense structures are used.It can be followed / prefaced by asking ´which pop stars do you like?´. I prefer the Beatles myself, but the kids enjoyed it when I used it.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 27


 
A jar/box/bottle/packet/carton/tube/can of...
Speaking game in pairs for upper elem. to intermediates. Great opportunity for students to learn what goes with what (a jar of honey, a tube of toothpaste etc). The game involves explaining the product without using its name. Lots of fun! Full instructions on the final page.
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 26


 
Animal Farm / Orwell: 10 chapters of Qs and vocab
A list of the more difficult vocabulary to be learnt before reading the chapter, then a list of Qs for discussion / written answers afterwards. This is aimed at older teens and adults. I´ve taught several advanced classes and this book, whilst not easy, is accessible enough to be understood by all with a little help from the teacher. I would´ve...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 20


 
Piano Man - speaking and listening, Intermediate
Matching pictures, inventing stories, following and understanding a text and answering questions; full 40 minute lesson plan included. Emphasis on speaking. Lots of small group activities and opportunities for speaking. Fully editable. Nb - you will need a recording of Billy Joel´s ´Piano Man´
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 19


 
people and countries
When is it ´Spaniard´ or Spanish? ´Turk´ or Turkish? Learn the countries/inhabitants/nouns and adjectives. Good for learning flags too! Fully editable and checked with an authority!! Answer key included.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 10

 

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