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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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Alternatives to Very
Pre-intermediate levels for teachers who are fed up with their students say"very" all the time. A nice little dice game for them to practice the different ways of saying it and a few, short explanations of the vocabulary and usage. Extra examples can be added every class until they are comfortable with the alternatives.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 49


 
Prepositions of time: Part 1
A small worksheet for practising the prepositions of "to" "at" and "on" and their relation to time. Answers overleaf.
Level: elementary
Age: 7-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 48


 
Negative Question Tags
Although an elementary aspect to grammar, I´ve found students with high levels struggling with this. This is a kind of cue-response exercise. It can be done vocally in class or assigned as homework. It can even be done as a speaking exercises only with the teacher saying the questions and the students converting them. Answers are provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 48


 
Custard Tart FCE Practice Reading with deabte
A short reading from the Guardian about the disappearance of the humble custard tart from British bakeries and the growing popularity of the dastardly Portuguese pastéis de nata. After the reading, there is a debate complete with debating cards. An answer sheet is provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 48


 
Siamese Twins - Words pairs or groups - Idioms
A little worksheet on binomials and other word groups that students often get wrong (give and take, give or take, here and there, here nor there etc.). There are three different exercises and it´s all topped off with a game which can then be used again and again to help hammer it home. An answer key is provided.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 48


 
Grammar Vigilante - FCE part 1 story, debate and corrections exercise
This story has been adpated from the internet in the style of the FCE Reading and Use of English section of the FCE exam, part 1. Answers are provided along with a letter that has to have the grammar and spelling corrected. There is then a fun debate about the Grammar Vigilante. This man really does exist, by the way.
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 48


 
Black Mirror Series 3: Ep 1 Nosedive - CAE practice and Debate
A question sheet to be used with episode 1 of series 3 of Black Mirror. There are also two adapted readings in the style of CAE Reading and Use of English part 1 and part 3. If you work in China, delete or change the part about China as it isn´t very complementary about the country´s government (an article from The Sun). There is also a debate abou...
Level: advanced
Age: 16-100
Type: lesson-plan
Downloads: 48


 
Book Adjectives and Adaptation Debate
A short exercise using adjectives commonly used to describe books. There is also a debate on which book to adapt for TV with the participants taking the parts of executives at an online TV channel. They have to choose two of the books according to their personality cards. There is also a short preposition/phrasal verb exercise with answers provided...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type:
Downloads: 48


 
How to Complain - activity worksheet
Another one for Aftab57: I have used this a fair bit and found it to be very helpful. Also, the students love it. There is a little bit of grammar at the beginning but it is all laid out so, no need to spend time writing on the board. I get the students to read the sentences out and then get them to give me other examples. There is then a dice game...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 48


 
Phrasal Verb About Education: A2.3 level
A simplified, and shorter, version of my other phrasal verb worksheet on the subject of education. This one has an extra game (snap) and some other phrasal verbs, too. Answers at the back.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type:
Downloads: 48

 

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