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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.
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Homophone Fun 1
A short worksheet on homophones and heterographs. For students higher than upper intermediate, get them to cover up the vocabulary box below. There is also a snap card game to help consolidate. The answers are on the back.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 48


 
Idioms with Get
These are mostly in a business context in this worksheet but all of these idioms are pretty common enough. The first five are also included in a short quiz on the origin of the expressions which can be done in teams for larger groups. The answers are on the back.
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 48


 
Extra Syllable With S
A small ponunciation card for elementary to pre-intermediate students to help with the tricky "s" pronunciation endings on certain words. Tell the students just to practise pronouncing the words and to save the question on vocabulary until the activity is finished. The instrctions are on the cards. This is a pairwork activity. Repeat it with them f...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 47


 
Disasters: Picture matching and reading comprehension
A small work-sheet on disasters. There is also a reading comprehension exercise to consolidate and to examine typical vocabulary used when speaking of such things. Key included.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 47


 
The Empire State - FCE reading and gorilla debate
A short reading giving the history of the Empire State Building done in the style of and FCE Reading and Use of English part 1 paper. Answers included, of course. After that, there is a small role play for pair work. Itīs a fun idea for engineers but itīs good enough for non-professionals. Itīs about coming up with ways to repel attacks by giant go...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type:
Downloads: 47


 
Phrasal Verbs About Daily Routine: A2 level
Worksheet on typical phrasal verbs that are to do with everyday life. There are 12 in total. It starts with a mix-and-match, then there is a section where the verbs are placed into gaps next to an illustration describing somebodyīs day. You then have a choice of snap or bingo to play with in order to drive home the phrasal verbs. Certain ones they ...
Level: elementary
Age: 9-100
Type:
Downloads: 47


 
Wont to, Due to, and Bound to
I started this worksheet to practice "wont to do" and "as was his wont" because it has come up in some texts I have used with my advanced groups. I decided it would be a good idea to review "due to" and "bound to" also, as sometimes all three could be used, depending on the meaning. The answers are on the back.
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 47


 
Perfect Gerund number 2: Adverbial Clauses
Another worksheet on the perfect gerund but this time focusing on the more common adverbial form. Answers are on the back page.
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 47


 
Ways to State Opinions
Another dice game to show six different ways to state oneīs opinion. Useful for widening the range of students when preparing them for Cambridge exams.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 47


 
Absolute Power - Healthy Eating: Listening Comprehension Worksheet
A little listening comprehension worksheet for advanced groups for the BBC Radio 4 comedy program “Absolute Power.” The mp3 tracks can be downloaded from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?uusg4i1x797udir or here http://www.mediafire.com/file/uusg4i1x797udir/ab20power.zip Just copy and paste into your browser and it should take yo...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 46

 

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