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spinney
Dale
United Kingdom



Iīm a Brit living in Spain teaching English because thatīs all I could find over here. I like it though. I also upload my worksheets on ISL Collective, normally a day or two after I have done so here. br You can order my books by pasting this into the browser: https://www.amazon.es/Dale-Bates/e/B08QD5M5PQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1613573760&sr=8-1

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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: 67


 
Finnish Education System Reading and Debate - CAE practice
A reading adapted from the Guardian that talks about the Finnish education system and suggests trusting teachers to do their jobs. Iīve included a debate with personality cards. Answers given at the back.
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 67


 
Dangerous Sport Reading
This has a couple of uses. It can be a straight forward reading with a vocabulary word list linking exercise. It can also be a way of introducing a role-play that involves agreeing and disagreeing and the vocabulary used that can be practiced in a controlled manner. It can also be used to stimulate a debate on dangerous sports, health and safety an...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 67


 
Idioms about Money 2
I originally wanted to update my first worksheet which I was not too happy about. I still havenīt managed to do that but I have managed to come up with a new set of idioms related to money in some way. There is a small quiz on the origins of the expressions that can be done in teams. Answers at the back. Iīll update my first worksheet when I finall...
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 67


 
Whatīs my line?
Cut up into cards. Give out one at a time to students (big classes can do the exercise in groups). The rest of the class take it in turns to ask questions of the student with the card to find out their job. Student may only answer "yes/no" if a beginner or "Yes, I do/am/it does etc" if a little more advanced. Set a limit of 20 questions. Can also b...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 66


 
Giving Good News
A small worksheet to do with expressions relating to good news and happiness. It has a key for the gap-fill exercise.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 66


 
What was the sentence?
This is a timed conversation activity: There are two columns on the paper; one for sentences and one for conversation topics. Cut each section into strips and place both sections into separate envelopes entitled "sentences" and "topics." Students are divided into pairs and then one student takes a strip of paper from the "sentences" envelope w...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 66


 
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: 66


 
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: 66


 
Phrasal Verbs for Hotels
A worksheet for preintermediate/intermediate (A2.3) students that gives 12 phrasal verbs on the subject of hotels. Not as complete as my higher level worksheets but there are two games for this one, bingo and snap. There is no story or debate for this worksheet. Answers are at the back.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 66

 

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