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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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What was the Refrain?
A small, fun exercise on popular refrains and sayings in English. Two pages, the last one using deliberately complicated language. An answer key is provided.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 37


 
Quotes About Fear
Another quotes worksheet but this time about fear. Answer sheet included.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 37


 
Quotes about the Media and the News
To complement my worksheet on phrasal verbs about the press, a short exercise about modal verbs of probability and then some quotes from famous people about the media and the news. Answers are given on the next page. The last one, H, is obviously a joke, by the way.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Type:
Downloads: 37


 
Phrasal Verbs in Songs: Our House by Madness
A small worksheet to look at phrasal verbs in the context of songs. This is a famous 1982 song by the British group, Madness. There are 7 phrasal verbs in context and the link to the youtube video is provided at the bottom of the sheet. Answers are on the back. After we play the song and do the exercise, I usually get them to give examples using th...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type:
Downloads: 37


 
Farther Vs Further
An article from a website about the differences between "farther" and "further." The article is done in the style of a Reading and Use of English Part 1 of a Cambridge Advanced exam. The answers are on the back. There are also some interesting words used that may be good to go over with the students.
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type:
Downloads: 37


 
What does it Mean? 13
Another short quiz of 16 random words for levels C1 and above. Answers given, and Kahoot online quiz is also included as well as a gap-fill to consolidate. Kahoot can be found at: https://create.kahoot.it/share/what-does-it-mean-13/45747d44-0f71-443a-913c-e48532537785
Level: advanced
Age: 11-100
Type:
Downloads: 37


 
Phrasal Verb Snap 1
This game can only be played with even numbers. If you have a group of odd numbers then you should join in the game to make up the numbers. Print out the cards and laminate. For a game of two players just give them a pack of 1 colour (yellow or blue) each. Groups of four shouldn’t be a problem. Players put their cards in front of them face d...
Level: advanced
Age: 12-100
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 36


 
What form of transport is it? Part 1
A reading mix and match exercise with images for A1 level students. I know it´s frowned on but I prefer they read the boxes out loud. Answers are provided.
Level: elementary
Age: 7-100
Type:
Downloads: 36


 
Engineering English - Atmospheric Railway Vocabulary Project
I did this for my group of engineers and they seemed to really enjoy it. The best part is the follow up section where they have to work in pairs to explain how it could be done with today´s technology and material. Answers included for the vocab section. This compliments my Phrasal Verbs on Leadership exercise that has a section on Brunel and a deb...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type:
Downloads: 36


 
Directions Vocabulary, Activities and Game
Another one for Aftab57: I have used this a fair bit too and found it to be very helpful at A1 to A2 level. The students panic at first, when you tell them that you are going to get them to learn how to give directions. Follow the "how-to" section on the back and you can´t go wrong. I´m glad I took the time to make this as it has made this very eas...
Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Type:
Downloads: 36

 

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