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spinney
Dale
United Kingdom



I´m a Brit living in Spain teaching English because that´s all I could find over here. I like it though.

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Used to Reading - Doris Was a Land Girl
I use this to get my students used to the "used to" structure for the past. I normally use this as a follow-up exercise after the students have been introduced to the structure. I then have them read the story aloud one paragraph at a time for small groups or one sentence at a time for big. I then get on of them to read the questions at the bottom....
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Type: reading
Downloads: 65


 
Newspaper Headline Idioms
A small exercise on common idiomatic expressions. A key is provided. Great for classes on the topic of newspapers.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 64


 
Business presentations - Lead-in question role-play
Tell the students that in business presentations in English, just like many other languages and cultures, we often start our presentations with questions to foster interest in the attendees. You could also do a quick session on tag questions if they have a low level and need to practice. There are 4 business situations whereby somebody has to co...
Level: intermediate
Age: 18-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 64


 
Famous Gadgets Origins Quiz
A small quiz about technology. Can be done in pairs or teams of 3 or up to 6. Answers are provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 16-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 63


 
Idioms about Leadership
A worksheet that looks at idiomatic expressions that are in some way used to talk about leadership or that use words connected to leadership within the phrase. A small quiz on the origins of the phrases are included. Answers are given at the back.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 63


 
Emergency Switchboard Role-play
A set of role-play cards for role-playing emergency switchboard operators. By the way, the one on ISL collective is mine too. It even has my picture and name next to it. Pistols at dawn for anyone that reports this worksheet.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 62


 
Question Tag Intonation Exercise
This sheet is to be used with the tracks that can be downloaded from the link below (copy and paste into the browser). Explain the rules about rising and falling intonation, remembering that the rules are only a rough guide and vary according to regional dialects and accents, and then practise a little by giving them some examples. Hand out the wor...
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 62


 
Phrasal Verbs About Crime 1
A nice, long worksheet on phrasal verbs connected to crime and the law. There is also a story with a connected role-play plus a bingo game to drum them in. There is also a practice test for part 4 of the Reading and Use of English section of the FCE exam. Answers are provided.
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type:
Downloads: 62


 
Past Perfect Continuous
A small worksheet on the past perfect continuous. There is a reference to drunkenness, so you may want to edit that part if you´re thinking of using it with kids.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: grammar-guide
Downloads: 61


 
Death Idioms: Vocabulary Exercise and Quiz
An exercise on idioms about death. B2 level. It starts with a standard gap-fill exercise where students try and guess the words that go in the gaps (get them to give you an example using the idiom). After that, there is a short quiz on the origins of the expressions. Answer key is provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 16-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 61

 

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