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spinney
Dale
United Kingdom



Im a Brit living in Spain teaching English because thats all I could find over here. I like it though.
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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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. Ive included a debate with personality cards. Answers given at the back.
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 65


 
Prepositions of Position: Above, Over, Below, Under
A small worksheet with a rough explanation and some exercises to look at the prepositions, above, over, under, below. Answers at the back.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type:
Downloads: 65


 
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


 
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: 64


 
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: 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


 
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 youre thinking of using it with kids.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: grammar-guide
Downloads: 63


 
Civil Engineering Adjectives - Project Debate
Instructions are included and perfect for architects and civil engineers. Similar to my other worksheets but with this one the objective is to match each project to the right plan. Then you can get the students to debate the validity of those plans.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 63


 
Idioms about Reading and Books
A small worksheet on the subjects of idioms relating in some way to reading, writing, or books. There is also a small quiz on the origins of the expressions that can be done in teams. The answers are at the back.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type:
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

 

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