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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.

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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: 46


 
Phrasal Verbs About Animals
A small phrasal verb series of worksheets and games to teach phrasal verbs that are often used when speaking about animals. There is a mix-and-match exercise, bingo, a gapfill and then a poem for another gapfill. I haven�t done a debate for this one but there is an FCE exam practice paper at the end for part 4 of the reading and use of English se...
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 46


 
Alternatives to Problem
A short explanation of the different ways to express the noun "problem" in English in technical situations. I did this for my engineers but it can easily be changed for less technical contexts. There is a dice game to help the students practice and a second page with more practice sentences.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 46


 
City Council Parking Debate
After reading the article and doing the word linking exercise, tell your students that they are going to do a small debate. Cut out the personality cards and then hand them out to the students and tell them that these cards are a summary of their personalities. Give the students a couple of minutes to read the cards and field any questions o...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 45


 
Nationalities
A small vocabulary worksheet just full of national stereotypes. No doubt Ive managed to annoy the dickens out of all of them. Not to worry, good for getting them to pronounce the nationality adjectives correctly.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 45


 
Say that again! - Rephrasing activity
A short reading and rephrasing activity connected to tools and gadgets. The person that has described the devices has used too many words and the phrases need to be simplified. First, connect the names to the pictures and then the phrases to the devices. Then get the students to rephrase the sentences. For advanced groups, you can get them to inven...
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 45


 
What would have happened if ...?
A small list of questions for practicing the past unreal conditional (known by some as the third conditional). A small grammar explanation is included. There isnt really an answer key as the answers are going to be quite subjective.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 45


 
Newspaper Vocabulary Check Crossword
A short crossword followed by a gap-fill exercise to consolidate some vocabulary learned when teaching media themed classes. An answer key is provided.
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 45


 
What did they do? Part 1
Print out the cards double-sided or place the arrow down on the info page so that it aligns with the printed first page. Laminate them and then cut them out. You or a student should hold up a card so that everybody in the group can see the name of the person and the picture. Students then have 20 questions they can ask to try and find out what t...
Level: intermediate
Age: 9-100
Type:
Downloads: 45


 
Deer Problem Debate
First there is a story about a deer problem in the US complete with vocabulary mix and match. After they have read and understood the story there is a city council meeting role-play complete with character cards. And, in a totally shameless ploy to earn more points, if you download my areement and disagreement cards, you can cut them out, laminate ...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: article
Downloads: 44

 

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