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olgumco
Olga Umaņa
Colombia



I am an ESL/ESP professor and a professional translator interested in sharing instruction material. I enjoy my job a lot and I´m very happy to be a part of this great site! I hope my contributions are useful and meaningful. Thanks a lot!

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PASSIVE VOICE IN CONTEXT -The History of Chewin gum
Contains a text with cloze exercises to practice the forms of passive voice in context. It has a variety of verbs for students to practice while learning some cultural aspects.
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 94


 
The History of the Internet - Passive Voice
A text about the history of the Internet with a fill-in exercise fo r students to practice Passive voice structures. It is good to review different tenses in this structure. I hope you find it useful.
Level: intermediate
Age: 6-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 72


 
Adjectives (Faces and emotions)
This worksheet was designed to activate students´ critical and creative thinking skills. They have to choose, from a list that contains more words than the number of faces, the one they belief describes the best the emotion expressed by the face. There are no right or wrong answers since all their perceptions can be different. It is good also to st...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 68


 
The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon is sick
This hilarious episode is very usefu to work on listening and description skills. The first part of this worksheet consists of numbering the scenes and descrbing what is happening. Then the student can anwer a series of coprehension questions. Enjoy!
Level: intermediate
Age: 8-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 67


 
Zero Conditional - Matching exercise
This is a matching exercise that is meant for practicing the real use of the 0 Conditional. The idea is to cut each sentence and hand the students all of them in disorder and propose a competition: the fastest mind can win any creative reward the teacher considers appropriate. I hope you can use it and enjoy it!
Level: intermediate
Age: 5-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 62


 
First Conditional - Matching Exercise
This worksheet is a practical way to have students practice the First conditional structure. Cut each clause and give the students all of them, they have to find the logical conexions. It worrked for me. Hope you can use it too.
Level: intermediate
Age: 5-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 59


 
Coke commercial 2011
This is a very complete activity worksheet. You can use the 2011 Coke commercial from youtube and accompany it with the first page to have students listen and complete the sentences. Especially designed to practice passive voice, but you can also have fun by discussing the issues presented along the images of the commercial. In the second page you...
Level: intermediate
Age: 6-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 39


 
The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon is sick- 2nd part
This is the second part of The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon is sick. This funny episode brings laugher to your classroom while practicing the language in a meaningful context... soon the third part!
Level: intermediate
Age: 4-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 33


 
Video activity "How good chewing gum is made"
This is a video activity. Find the video at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt03qI0fS_I It is good to practice listening and to raise coversation about healthy dental habits, advantages and disdvantages of chewing gum. Good also for dentistry ESP classes. Enjoy it!
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 23


 
Friends Unagi episode
Great to wrk on listening for a short time in class and then review language and communication. Enjoy!
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: others
Downloads: 21

 


Second or the Unreal Conditional
This presentation contains the explanation of grammar, use and functions of the Second Conditional, illustrating each case with examples. Besides, it presents a series of sentence-completion statements to practice and deepen the concepts learned. Each of those statements also provides a picture to f...

Level: intermediate
Age: 4-17
Downloads: 103


Third Conditional or Speculations
This presentation contains an explanation of the grammar, uses and function of the third conditional. You will also find examples that support those explanations. Besides, it presents a series of sentence-completion exercises in which clues and pictures have been included to facilitate understandin...

Level: intermediate
Age: 4-17
Downloads: 95


Critical Thinking and Critical Reading in the EFL/ESL Classroom
This presentation shows some theoretical background about critical thinking and critical reading. It also has some practical exercises to foster lateral thinking with fun questions to work in class.

Level: advanced
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 42


Teaching speaking
This presentaation is a brief introduction to the fundamentals of teaching speaking. It is useful to present some notions to new teachers or trainees who are learning how to get their students started on the tasks of speaking.

Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 36


Teaching Grammar: A challenge for modern EFL teachers
This presentation is especially designed to raise a discussion about teaching grammar in the era of communicative language teaching. Each slide shows a myth and a good discussion with future and in-service teachers can be conducted. I recommend it for training teachers in this area and especially to...

Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 27


Integrated skills in the EFL/ESL classroom
This presentation has relevant information about the importance that language skills integration has in any English class. It also shows some theoretical background on the matter and tips on the way we can achieve such integration. Useful to train new teachers and refresh our knowledge.

Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 23


Error analysis in TEFL/TESL
This presentation deals with current TESL/TEFL theory on the matter of correction. It shows some of the types of errors students commonly make and some ideas regarding how to tackle them. The topic can be helpful for novice teachers or teacher trainers. Hope you find it suitable!

Level: advanced
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 22


The Passive Voice -Explanation and exercises-
This presentation can be very useful to teach students about how to use the passive voice. It also contains some guided exercises and other freer exercises to practice speaking and writing. Different famous international characters were used to activate students´ memories.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 17


Curious Superlatives in context
This presentation has slides at the beginning with three objects for the teacher to elicit comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives she considers appropriate. Then, there is a series of pictures describing the most... in the world. Some curiosities you can complement by asking students to...

Level: intermediate
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 13


What do they do? occupations and their activities
This ppt contains the pictures of different sports people and as you click, the presentation will show first the photo, then what they are, and finally what they do (simple sentences in present simple). It has different famous people so we also challenge our students with knowledge on the area and m...

Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 12


Final Exam Language Use-UAM
Different types of items to evaluate knowledge acquired along a language use course. There is a diversity of items for students to practice the adequqte use of English.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100