TEFL Language Patterns: Experiences with the present perfectQuick View
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TEFL Language Patterns: Experiences with the present perfect

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90 conversations prompts categorised for the teaching and elicitation of phrases to discuss personal experiences, including: I have seen… I have tried… I have been… I haven’t done… What have you…? (Who/Where/How…) These cards allow learners to practise talking about their experiences in a natural way, without direct feeding of language by the teacher. The prompts encourage free production and the noticing and acquisition of grammar patterns. They have been organised so that certain patterns and language points are noticed and developed before or after the activity, allowing their use for a variety of teaching methodologies. These cards can be divided in several ways: by the main verb used (be, do, eat, try, see) and question forms, by common collocations, and by other patterns, and several ideas have been included for teachers. Made for a variety of levels, it is encouraged that teachers of lower-level students first select from these cards the prompts they feel are most appropriate for the abilities and interests of their students.
TEFL language patterns - gossip and rumoursQuick View
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TEFL language patterns - gossip and rumours

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30 conversations prompts categorised for the teaching and elicitation of phrases to discuss gossip and rumours, including: I’ve heard… (some) people say… It’s been said that… Many people believe that… These cards allow learners to practise talking about rumours and gossip in a natural way while avoiding directly endorsing what they are saying. The prompts encourage the free production of language, while at the same time encouraging the noticing and acquisition of grammar patterns whether pre-taught or not, and enable teachers to easily set up communicative discussions between pairs or small groups of learners. Made for a variety of levels, it is encouraged that teachers of lower-level students first select the cards they feel are most appropriate for the abilities and interests of their students.
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TEFL language patterns - Talking about feelings

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70 conversations prompts categorised for the teaching and elicitation of two grammar patterns: it makes me … (40 prompts) e.g. What makes you angry at work? emotion adjective + about… (30 prompts) Are you worried about the future? These cards allow learners to share their opinions in a natural way that encourages the free production of language, while at the same time encouraging the noticing and acquisition of the core grammar patterns. Whether you choose to pre-teach or post-teach the grammar points, these cards enable you to easily set up communicative discussions between pairs or small groups of learners. Made for a variety of levels, it is encouraged that teachers of lower-level students first select the cards they feel are most appropriate for the abilities and interests of their students.
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The Mystery Box Powerpoint game!

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Mystery Box: a game that will see your class go wild! The mystery box game is a simple yet highly motivating game designed especially for learners of English, though the template is easily adaptable for any subject. The premise is this; the class is split into three or four teams, and go through a sequence of questions. Whenever a team answers a question correctly, they receive a 'mystery box,' the contents of which may be good or bad. This game is incredibly involving for students, sparking off their competitive drive and using this drive to focus attention on language forms, vocabulary, general knowledge, or any other topic the teacher sees fit to adapt it to. In this download you will find a usable, easy-to-understand example of the game. This can be used as a template to make further versions quickly and easily.
80 conversation starters for TEFL/TESOLQuick View
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80 conversation starters for TEFL/TESOL

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A set of 80 conversation prompts for use with your English language students, useful for warm-ups and encouraging students to use the language rather than simply study it. It is recommended that you do not only use these conversation prompts to teach, but also to learn about your students: discover their language needs and any points they need further practice on. PLEASE NOTE: This is a bundled, discount version of my previous two 40-prompt sets.
Sound Destinations: 11 common minimal pair practice sheets for EFLQuick View
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Sound Destinations: 11 common minimal pair practice sheets for EFL

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A common EFL activity that is very good for helping students practise their pronunciation and identify the differences between minimal pairs. The teacher should demonstrate the activity with the whole class first. 1. Each student receives a sound destination card 2. Students form into pairs 3. One student becomes the guide, and says either of the words on the first row. 4. The listening student must follow the line in the direction of the correct word. 5. The first student now chooses one of the next two minimal pairs, and the listening student follows again. 6. Continue along the four sets of minimal pairs until the listener identifies the city they have finished on. Easy to use and easy to understand, these cards help students to identify pronunciation points and work on them with or without supervision. These 11 sheets cover minimal pairs that students commonly struggle with, including /l/ /r/, /th/ /s/, /v/ /b/, /i/ /ai/, and more.
40 TEFL conversation prompt flash cardsQuick View
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40 TEFL conversation prompt flash cards

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A set of 40 conversation prompts for use with your English language students, useful for warm-ups and encouraging students to use the language rather than simply study it. It is recommended that you do not only use these conversation prompts to teach, but also to learn about your students: discover their language needs and any points they need further practice on.
40 more TEFL conversation prompt flash cardsQuick View
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40 more TEFL conversation prompt flash cards

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Another set of 40 conversation prompts for use with your English language students, useful for warm-ups and encouraging students to use the language rather than simply study it. It is recommended that you do not only use these conversation prompts to teach, but also to learn about your students: discover their language needs and any points they need further practice on.
Teaching English: 44 games and activities for an active classroomQuick View
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Teaching English: 44 games and activities for an active classroom

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There are a vast array of methodologies and theories swirling around the EFL industry these days, from CLIL to TBLT to PPP to a hundred other acronyms. This is not a book about these. Within this book you will find a collection of 44 activities that can be used within any classroom. While most often communicative in nature, this collection was not formed with only the communicative-based lesson in mind. Instead, these are activities that can be used as warm-ups, reviews, or adapted to fit in with different stages of a lesson plan. Their aim is to provide EFL teachers with ways to make their classroom enjoyable, and to leave students with a positive impression of a class that makes them want to return. The activities have not been divided into skills-based categories, and in fact depending on how the activity is carried out the skills focus may well change. The activities have also not been divided into age-ranges or ability levels, and again, most can be adapted to suit any level and age. Instead, the activities have been divided into where the focus of the activity is carried out in the classroom; whether the activity is based around groups at tables, at the board, moving around the classroom, standing in circles, or using a smart-board or projector. This may be an unusual approach, but this collection was written with teachers who already have a good grasp of language-teaching in mind, and are looking for quick, easy-to-prepare activities to regulate the flow and energy levels of a class.
EFL Discussion flashcards: If, Have, Did, Will, Do, WhichQuick View
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EFL Discussion flashcards: If, Have, Did, Will, Do, Which

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A collection of 224 conversation starters to stimulate discussion amongst students of the English language. Each colour-coded set is based around a single grammar point using a certain tense or conditional, with grammar explanations to aid a teacher in preparing for the activity.
Find Someone Who: 2 versionsQuick View
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Find Someone Who: 2 versions

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Two 5x5 grids for the activity 'Find Someone Who.' The first focuses on preferences (like), abilities (can), and possessions (have). The second version focuses on past experiences (the present perfect 'have you...') Feel free to message if you would like the publisher file for your own use.
TEFL English discussion cards - FreeQuick View
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TEFL English discussion cards - Free

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A set of 10 conversation prompts for use with your English language students, useful for warm-ups and encouraging students to use the language rather than simply study it.
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Rebus puzzles

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Rebus puzzles are popular games played using either words or pictures that, with a little lateral thinking, can be seen to represent a whole different word or phrase. Here are 15 examples to use with your students. After you have used these, why not make your own, or even better, have your students make their own?
Sound Destinations - Free versionQuick View
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Sound Destinations - Free version

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A common EFL activity that is very good for helping students practise their pronunciation and identify the differences between minimal pairs. The teacher should demonstrate the activity with the whole class first. 1. Each student receives a sound destination card 2. Students form into pairs 3. One student becomes the guide, and says either of the words on the first row. 4. The listening student must follow the line in the direction of the correct word. 5. The first student now chooses one of the next two minimal pairs, and the listening student follows again. 6. Continue along the four sets of minimal pairs until the listener identifies the city they have finished on. Easy to use and easy to understand, these cards help students to identify pronunciation points and work on them with or without supervision. This free version contains two cards: one sheet of minimal pairs students commonly need help with, and one specifically focusing on /l/ and /r/
ESL Discussion Flashcards: 'If' and 'Have'Quick View
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ESL Discussion Flashcards: 'If' and 'Have'

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A selection of discussion prompts for your ESL classroom, useful for a variety of levels. This set is divided into two categories with brief grammatical explanations to help you pre-teach the language point. The two categories are; If: The first conditional Have: The present perfect