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Holiday Themed Flash-Cards for MFL/ESL

Holiday Themed Flash-Cards for MFL/ESL

A set of 12 holiday-themed vocabulary flash-cards for MFL/ESL activities. Set contains 120 unique words (in English), divided up into Noun/Verb and Connective cards. Can print, cut-up and mix-and-match to create all sorts of fun learning activities. IE, “Plan a weekend break”.
DifferentiatedLearning
Paired Texts - Australasia - Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions

Paired Texts - Australasia - Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions

This guided reading resource includes a pair of texts about Australasia with four comprehension skills sheets to complete, providing reading passages and questions that are challenging and engaging. Using the ‘LIMS’ approach, students work through Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions to ensure that in the course of a week, they have practised skills in reading right across the Common Core. Text is differentiated and an answer scheme is provided. Suggested itinerary: Day 1 (30 mins) – Read both texts as a class. Highlight key parts. Discuss together. What have we learned? What do we want know more about? It is worth asking the students to write down any questions they have about the texts and putting them on display. Day 2 (30 mins) – Literal sheet Day 3 (30 mins) – Inference sheet (or meaning sheet if you prefer) Day 4 (30 mins) – Meaning sheet (or inference sheet if you prefer) Day 5 (45 mins) – Summary sheet and looking back at questions from the start of the week. This is the second in a series of Paired text resources looking at the seven continents of the world. Keep an eye on my store. Differentiation: All questions are the same, which should make marking easier! However, the texts differ, with asterisks in the bottom right corner indicating the reading level.
Richardtownend1978
Writing to persuade - GCSE English

Writing to persuade - GCSE English

This is a generic GCSE English persuasive lesson which can be used with any exam board. It is designed with students mainly on the lower levels in GCSE in mind and is a lesson which is broken down bite sized fun activities to help the students achieve. This lesson focuses on introducing counter arguments into persuasive writing but underpins other skills such as research skills, proofreading, language features and reading to obtain information. All skills which are useful to have in the GCSE English exam. Feel free to adapt where necessary to suit your own learners needs. Please keep in mind that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection, hope it helps.
namerased
The 2nd Conditional Gifts Game

The 2nd Conditional Gifts Game

A fun, competitive & engaging speaking game designed to practise using the 2nd conditional. OBJECTIVE: Points are won by convincing the judge that your gift is the best choice for the person/people. Target Language: The Second Conditional IF + PAST SIMPLE + WOULD (Alternative versions are available for Christmas Gifts Game & Birthday Gifts Game)
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The Birthday Gifts Game

The Birthday Gifts Game

A fun, competitive & engaging game where points are won by convincing the judge that your gift is the best choice for the person/people’s birthday Target Language: -Birthdays -Agree/disagree -Arguing -Debates SEE PREVIEW FILE FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS (Alternative versions are available for Christmas Gifts Game & 2nd Conditional Gifts Game)
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The Christmas Debates Game

The Christmas Debates Game

A fun, competitive & engaging game where points are won by convincing the judge that your Christmas gift is the best choice for the person/people. Target Language: -Christmas -Agree/disagree -Arguing -Debates FULL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED (Alternative versions are available for Birthday Gifts Game & 2nd Conditional Gifts Game)
fingertips-resources
Oral fluency activities for ESL bundle. Competition format.

Oral fluency activities for ESL bundle. Competition format.

Three beautifully laid out and presented oral fluency classes following an optional competition format. Each PPT will easily last more than an hour in class, giving students the opportunity to practice their language accuracy, fluency and pronunciation in a fun filled class. Each PPT has ten beautiful photographs to describe, 4 role plays to act out based on fun, real-life scenarios and 3 topic questions allowing extended speaking and expansion of an argument. These activities have been tried out with ESL students in grades 4-8 all over China and have been thoroughly enjoyed
Tigerlearn
The Raven, Poetry Lesson, by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven, Poetry Lesson, by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven, Poetry Lesson, by Edgar Allan Poe Highly engaging, complete lesson(s) around the Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven.” Lesson contains a complete range of activities suitable for GCSE grades 1-5. Engaging starter, featuring unusual images • Information on the author and learning objectives • You tube reading of the poem • Labelling + drawing activity • Main writing task • Review plenary Everything you need for a complete and fun lesson! For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish
EngageinEnglish
The Summer Mediterranean Murder - Creative Writing Lesson

The Summer Mediterranean Murder - Creative Writing Lesson

The Summer Mediterranean Murder - Creative Writing Lesson Highly attractive and engaging creative writing lesson! Students are given attractive prompts in order to write their own Mediterranean murder mystery story, based on a cruise ship murder. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: Cooltext.com)
EngageinEnglish
Reading comprehensions Collection

Reading comprehensions Collection

This is a collection of some of my favourite reading comprehension activities, available as a bundle at a heavily discounted price. This will provide enough comprehensions and activities to last for a whole year of guided reading activities, ideally for children in Years 5 and 6.
Richardtownend1978
IGCSE ESL - English Writing Checklist

IGCSE ESL - English Writing Checklist

I designed this short PowerPoint to be used by students when peer assessing each other’s writing (mainly based on Exercise 6 & 7) towards the end of the IGCSE ESL course of study. The second slide can be printed a used repeatedly by students when reading their peers’ work. This resources proved very helpful in my classes and helped to highlight any areas that needed further study/revision.
badbuzz88
Reading comprehensions: Sporting events - Olympics, World Cup and Winter Olympics

Reading comprehensions: Sporting events - Olympics, World Cup and Winter Olympics

Here is a bundle of five of my bestselling products looking at the following sporting events: The Olympics The Winter Olympics The World Cup In total, there are sixteen reading comprhehensions exploring the history of these sporting festivals, as well as looking at recent sporting stars like Usain Bolt, Simone Biles and Lionel Messi. There is a big saving on offer for this bundle - ideal for those readers in your class who love sport!
Richardtownend1978
ESL SPEAKING LESSON - TRAVEL

ESL SPEAKING LESSON - TRAVEL

ESL speaking lessons are topic based lessons. Each lesson comes with a wide range of activities to ensure sound development of fluency and accuracy of students. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Activities are easy to implement. They don’t require any extra preparation, just print and go to teach. ESL Speaking Lessons aim to meet CEFR B1/B2 level speaking goals. Therefore, lessons go well with students at these levels. This particular lesson includes following activities: -discussion questions -writing -describing pictures -role play -vocabulary -dialog completion
wordcraft
The Mediterranean Murder - Creative Writing Lesson

The Mediterranean Murder - Creative Writing Lesson

The Mediterranean Murder - Creative Writing Lesson Highly attractive and engaging creative writing lesson. Students are given attractive prompts in order to write their own Mediterranean murder mystery story, based on a cruise ship murder. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: Cooltext.com)
EngageinEnglish
A-grade Higher English Folio Reflective essay Spanish holiday

A-grade Higher English Folio Reflective essay Spanish holiday

An A-grade Higher English folio style reflective essay (that is around 1100 words) on the topic of a Spanish holiday entitled ‘Provincial life’. The essay explores the ways in which an area may change over the years in response to an increasingly profitable tourist industry. It also reflects upon the history of Catalonia and historical conflicts.
biggles1230
Would you rather ...? ESL / Fun English speaking game - laughs guaranteed! Great for levels A2 - B2

Would you rather ...? ESL / Fun English speaking game - laughs guaranteed! Great for levels A2 - B2

❤️ Would you rather … ? ❤️ This fun game can be used as speaking or writing prompts for min. 2, max. 6 - 8 players. Learners take turns to answer the questions on the cards. The given ideas may both not be very attractive but learners will have to decide on one and explain why. Depending on your student´s language level you can ask them to have a small discussion: learners state their opinion and the others in the group try to convince them of the opposite alternative. I have enclosed some templates to boost your students own creativity. Have fun using this game in class! ❤️ About me ❤️ Hi there 👋🏼! I´m Cindy from Leipzig, Germany. I have been a German and English teacher for more than 12 years now. And I love coffee breaks ☕️. Coffee is just great. Over the years I have realized how much my students benefit most from lessons where THEY are the leaders, where THEY are encouraged to be proactive and learn from each other. Handing over the reins to my students doesn’t make me weaker as a teacher. It makes them responsible for their own learning and is highly motivating. I don’t want my students to be sailors. I want them to be CAPTAINS! (And I want coffee!) My teaching resources are all designed to enable students to USE the language. This is why you will always find the communicative approach in my resources - even simple crosswords come with ideas for speaking activities. All of my resources have been tested in class and will be updated regularly. Please rate my resources to help me build a reputation among millions of resources. Thanks for working with me ☺️ Cindy ❤️ Please see my other resources, too: [https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/CindyKuehne]
CindyKuehne
EAL: Food From Around The World

EAL: Food From Around The World

Simple PPT activity to help students associate food with different parts of the world. Can be done as a whole class or in teams with competing against each other. Each food picture appears on a mouse click, likewise the the flag and country appears on a mouse click.
george_mc
English speaking competition - describe a picture, role play, give a speech

English speaking competition - describe a picture, role play, give a speech

A ready to go speaking competition for English language learners. Describe one of ten pictures, take part in a role play and give a short speech. Divided into 3 rounds. In the first round, up to ten competitors will describe a picture. Judges will choose up to eight competitors to continue to round 2. In round two, competitors will participate in a role play with a partner, based on a given scenario. Judges will choose up to 3 competitors for the final round. In the final round, each competitor will give a talk on the chosen topic. Judges will choose a winner. Use this as a whole school competition (10 competitors) or simply as a class activity.
Tigerlearn
Pair role plays and speaking topics for ESL EAL EFL English learners for practice or competition

Pair role plays and speaking topics for ESL EAL EFL English learners for practice or competition

PPT containing 4 pair role play scenarios and 3 speaking topics for English learners to build their confidence in speaking in real life scenarios and presenting their ideas. The PPT would work well either in class as activities for speaking practice or as the basis of an English speaking competition. Contains 4 scenarios for two-person role plays and 3 topics for individuals to state their views, along with two selector slides to allow for easy navigation around the PPT.
Tigerlearn
Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists

This lesson was designed for my Chinese ESL students, who are in Senior High in Year 10. Learning Objectives include learning what ‘idioms’ are, identifying the difference between figurative and literal, learning the idiom ‘to kick the bucket’, understanding what ‘bucket lists’ are, and practicing vocabulary via a word game. PowerPoint and Lesson Plan both included :)
meshalinigovender
A Trip to the Zoo

A Trip to the Zoo

A Trip to the Zoo Walk around a zoo. See the animals. Learn the names. Load show onto school server. Let the pupils visit te animals and research the names of the animals. How the pupils record the names is up to you. How much detail the pupils learn as to the animal names is up to you too.
martinpk
Traffic Sentence Boards.

Traffic Sentence Boards.

10 mats each with a different sentence and picture about traffic offering an opportunity to read, match, cut, stick and color. (fonts: CCW Cursive Outline 1 required).
butterbeans65
Modes of transport sentence building using colourful semantics

Modes of transport sentence building using colourful semantics

Use colourful semantics to describe modes of transport and their movement style. 3 levels of sentence building. UK and US versions of colour/color included in folder 2 KEY WORD: WHAT? (noun/type of transport) WHERE? (place) 3 KEY WORD: WHAT? IS DOING? (Verb, how the transport moves) WHERE? 4 KEY WORD: COLOUR/COLOR?, WHAT? IS DOING? WHERE? BONUS: Writing sheets with multi level writing options. . Includes symbols with both full colour and white background with coloured borders. Information page is provided on how to use the colourful semantics system. *Colorful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colorful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Giving  directions

Giving directions

This is a pair work activity that can be used with the cards or without them. If you use the cards, one of the students will read the sentences giving the directions and the other student will try to guess the name of the public place from the main card.
Olynj
Giving directions

Giving directions

This is a pair work activity that can be used with the cards or without them. If you use the cards, one of the students will read the sentences giving the directions and the other student will try to guess the name of the public place from the main card.
Olynj
Cambridge English - B2 First (FCE) 6 Sample Speaking Tests

Cambridge English - B2 First (FCE) 6 Sample Speaking Tests

6 full sample speaking tests for students to practise the B2 First (FCE) speaking exam, revised 2015. These sample speaking tests have been created using sample papers from http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/first/ and from my own experience of teaching the exams. All work is my own and all pictures are copyright free (from pexels.com and pixabay.com). A free sample of the booklet is also available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/cambridge-english-b2-first-fce-sample-speaking-test-11879746
katelanguages
Free sample - Cambridge English - B2 First (FCE) Sample Speaking Test

Free sample - Cambridge English - B2 First (FCE) Sample Speaking Test

A full sample speaking test for students to practise the B2 First (FCE) speaking exam, revised 2015. The sample speaking test has been created using sample papers from http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/first/ and from my own experience of teaching the exams. All work is my own and all pictures are copyright free (from pexels.com and pixabay.com). A booklet with 6 sample speaking tests is also available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/cambridge-english-b2-first-fce-6-sample-speaking-tests-11879772
katelanguages
Fashion & Shopping - Conversation Flashcards

Fashion & Shopping - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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Environment & Weather - Conversation Flashcards

Environment & Weather - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
fingertips-resources
ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Shopping - ESL Conversation Activity

Shopping - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: SHOPPING Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Weather & Climate - ESL Conversation Activity

Weather & Climate - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: WEATHER & CLIMATE Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Travel & Holidays - ESL Conversation Activity

Travel & Holidays - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: TRAVEL & HOLIDAYS Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
Transport - ESL Conversation Activity

Transport - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: TRANSPORT Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Inferences, reading, comprehension - Travel using colourful semantics

Inferences, reading, comprehension - Travel using colourful semantics

A fun individual or group activity based on looking at items in a suitcase to decide where people are travelling to. Reading skills available with and without symbols. Colourful semantics approach for composing and building sentences. 3 levels of reading skills. Level 1 - 2 key word sentences + symbols x 12 sentence strips. Level 2 - 3 key word sentences + symbols x 48 sentence strips. Level - 3 key word sentences, text only x 48 sentence strips. 2 levels of sentence building skills using colourful semantics Level 1: individual key words + symbols Level 2: individual key words, text only. Make inferences based on suitcase items, or decide what items need to go in the suitcase based on the holiday destination.
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