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300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

Cambridge PET exam holiday and travel vocabulary crossword

Cambridge PET exam holiday and travel vocabulary crossword

This crossword revises travel and holiday vocabulary, It was specifically made forESL students preparing for the Cambridge PET exam, which is at CEFR B1 level, but it could be used for any students at a suitable level. The answers are included.It could be given for homework or as a collaborative task in class for two pupils to do together.

By mbrizz

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

Hi,This is a creative and engaging game. There are 15 timed questions - they are all linked to the main slide. The purpose - if the class get 12 or more correct, they win the reward. If they get less than 12, they get the punishment!Be careful - each questions has a countdown timer!This is adaptable to any subject, for any age by simply over-typing the questions. This is the easiest and most engaging way to have a revision quiz!!EnjoyCopyright M Willetts

By Boosteration

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My Holiday Bundle

My Holiday Bundle

This is a fun, cross curricular bundle about holidays. There is an ESL topic on talking about your holidays, a creative writing prompt about different holidays, a spelling test about holidays and images of beach holidays in the past.

By peterfogarty

AQA - Language Paper 2 Section B

AQA - Language Paper 2 Section B

20 lessons that are fully developed and prepared.267 slides in total Includes starter, main, plenary, extension tasks and homework.Each lesson looks at developing pupils language in tackling this paper through leaflets, articles, letters, newspapers, speech and writing from images. Peer assessment opportunities throughout.AO's included to identify what is required from students and how this relates to tasks being presented.

By IanB8977

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!)These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).

By whizzbangbang

Hotels, Holidays, Travel: Photo Collection

Hotels, Holidays, Travel: Photo Collection

A small collection of photos from my visits to hotels around the world. Please note that some of these were taken with slide film before the arrival of digital cameras. This collection will be added to over time. For use with holidays, hotels, tourism, geography, buildings, and hospitality topics. Feel free to set up a free Skype in the Classroom session with me if you want to learn more about my experiences or students have more specific questions. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

English Travel Booklet -  Activity/Homework

English Travel Booklet - Activity/Homework

Here is another one of these fabulous Activity/Homework Booklets that will make setting homework a piece of cake. Just download this Travel Booklet resource, click print adding staples to make it into a booklet for your students to take home and you're sorted for this terms homework. Or use this little number in your lessons as a task that the students can do to get them used to writing and designing all based around travel. All 10 tasks in this booklet are linked directly to English and writing skills.This is a good one. There are activities such as collage making, poem and creative story writing, research tasks and designing activities.Happy Homework Setting!

By jesspon

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Test Your Speaking & Listening Skills Booking a Holiday 1

Test Your Speaking & Listening Skills Booking a Holiday 1

Test Your Speaking & Listening SkillsBooking a Holiday 1A) Discuss as a group: what does having a holiday mean to you?B) Look at the topics below. In small groups discuss each of them, and then decide:a) what you want from your holiday,b) what type of holiday you will take, andc) what other things you will need to consider1. How to find a holiday2. Type of holiday3. Destination and weather.. etc

By peterfogarty

Project - Design your own Hotel: Speaking and Listening Booklet

Project - Design your own Hotel: Speaking and Listening Booklet

This is a great project booklet which will span over about 5-6 lessons. It is designed for students to work through the initial tasks to help their knowledge about hotels/holidays so they gain an understanding and knowledge of what they should be designing. It also helps them with web design, as they have to annotate and design their own. Once these pages are complete, your groups of five get designing, planning and speech writing, in order to create a 5-10 minute presentation to the class. I used this as an opportunity to assessment my students on their speaking and listening skills. This booklet is packed with activities and even a clip link for the students to see some of the top 10 Hotels in 2016. This is a great buy and can be used repeatedly.Could be used in class or as a homework project. 15 page booklet.What will it teach my students:To work in a teamTo create a speech/scriptTo learn about target audiencesTo present ideas to the class in a groupTo understand and design webpages and a hotelTo keep to a time limit when presentingWhat does it include: Preparation task - positives/negatives of hotel life, investigations into top hotels, persuasive language analysis, target audience, website analysis and annotations, website design.Main Task - 5 Roles for the students to decide between themselves, with details of what they each need to prepare and design in the role they have chosen.Time - 1/2 Lessons to prepare1/2 Lessons to design and practise their presentation 2 Lessons for presentations - class of 30Happy Teaching!

By jesspon

English Travel Writing and Hotel Designing Booklets, and a Speech Writing Lesson

English Travel Writing and Hotel Designing Booklets, and a Speech Writing Lesson

Here are two great big booklets to use with your classes while teaching travel writing. The Travel Booklet includes 10 independent tasks - creative and poetry writing, collages, designing and many more. Mix this together with the 15 page booklet for designing your own hotel in a group of 5...and you have got two time saving dreams. The Hotel Project Booklet is something you could do in the classroom and can span over 6 lessons, or is something your class could do as a group project for homework. Whatever you choose, these two booklets are full of creative English activities to help your students learn the art of travel writing, working in a team and presenting speeches. FREE planning sheet as well!Finally, I have added my Speech Lesson which could be used to introduce the skills of crafting a speech using effective persuasive devices. Now, this is a lesson I usually use with students in Year 9 and 10, however it can be adapted and would be useful to feed into the speech the students are preparing in the Hotel Booklet. Grab this bundle now! They are worth it...there are over 10 lessons worth of work in this bundle. Don't miss out!23% off when you buy these three together.

By jesspon

English Booklets x3 - Homework/activities for the classroom

English Booklets x3 - Homework/activities for the classroom

Here are three fantastic booklets with 10 tasks in each. They could be used as homework booklets or as an activity booklet. You could even just pick and choose what you want to use to support your teaching. Here you have a booklet for Year 7 which includes activities that reflect their first term at secondary school. Next, we have a booklet with 10 travel tasks all centred around that topic. Finally, the Gothic Literature booklet has all you can want to help your students learn about Gothic Literature. All of these booklets contain a range of tasks, such as design, creative and persuasive writing, poetry, extract analysis, and research. This is a great package. Get it now!I will be adding more booklets in due time - keep an eye on this space.Happy Booklet Teaching!

By jesspon

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

BUNDLE:Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!There are also 50 marking ideas that will bust your marking-time - some ingenious stuff!These are my two most popular files, bundled together to save you money and hassle! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor

By whizzbangbang

Diversity Day: Writing a Travel Blog - Thailand

Diversity Day: Writing a Travel Blog - Thailand

A single lesson that's designed to be taught to multiple students across different key stages. I taught this on a Diversity Day where students could choose their own timetable. The idea is that they are introduced to the world of Backpacking via organising a fictional trip to Thailand and writing a travel blog about it. You'll need 2 D6 dice to help randomly generate the events.

By streetno9

ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

Here you get over 100 fully-prepared, buzzy lessons. They all have a very simple plan, resources, images, worksheets and such like all embedded into 120 easy-to-follow PowerPoints. The PowerPoints are even numbered so you can just follow the course through from start-to-finish!Each file is a FULL lesson and includes:Easy to follow lesson planPrintable resourcesVery engaging slides Audio and visualUsing my degree-level computer skills, I have made these resources to be very slick and visually appealing. These are high quality resources that have helped me to be rated as 'Outstanding' in every observation.Please grab a bargain!(I've also added some other popular files for good measure)

By Boosteration

Where I live lesson and exercices Bundle for ESL / EAL Unit 3

Where I live lesson and exercices Bundle for ESL / EAL Unit 3

Teaching beginners in ESL can be great fun but what: - when we don’t know where to start? - when we have a mixed ability class? - when our material isn’t updated or adapted? You will find in this bundle enough material to teach your students for about a week (60/90 minutes for each lesson). Vocabulary in context, grammar with clear explanation, exercises and feedback to save you time and focus on the actual learning process. It is flexible to help you teach ESL/EAL students beginners/elementary about vocabulary: Places where we live (city, village, suburbs, seaside…), description of places (calm, noisy, clean…), types of accommodations (house, apartment/flat, hotel…), rooms, furniture, household chores and about grammar: There is/are, this/that/these/those, likes-dislikes (with nouns/verbs in –ING) and reasons, adjectives, prepositions of places The bundle contains 5 powerpoint presentations with about 30 slides each with clear explanations at the bottom of each one of them to give you a step-by-step explanation about the progression of the lesson. You’ll also find with each lesson an activity booklet for students so that they keep a written record of their learning. The approach is communicative and follows a logical structure to reinforce students’ knowledge day after day. It also contains grammar points reinforced by exercises to consolidate their grammatical skills and writing skills. You will find different types of activities to allow a greater differentiation in your class: - Listening activities - Videos with questions - Matching up activities - Filling gaps - Classification activities - Speaking activities (surveys, games…) - Reading activities from articles, tourist brochures, forum (with questions, vocabulary focus…) - Games (bingo, drawing and speaking description) - Grammar points context with explanations, followed by exercises and correction - Writing - Review of objectives… Each lesson can be bought individually in my shop. Any Question Mail me at carolinemusserotte@teacherlocker.com You can check them below:

By foxtrotters

Summer - Billy and Barbara Go to the Park - Grade 2

Summer - Billy and Barbara Go to the Park - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

ESL - EAL Where I live - Where I am from  Unit 3 lesson 1 (lesson + exercises) (No Prep)

ESL - EAL Where I live - Where I am from Unit 3 lesson 1 (lesson + exercises) (No Prep)

Beginners in English usually like telling about where they come from and where they live. How about having the context, the vocabulary and the grammar in just one place with explanations, exercises and feedback? This flexible resource will help you teach young adults and adults about places (city, village, countryside…), types of accommodation (house, flat, farm…) and grammar points there is/are with vocabulary of places (traffic, pollution, cars, parks…) and likes/dislikes related to places and accommodations (beautiful, quiet, noisy…). This resource is aimed at helping teachers to complement their textbook or to give enough material for those who are not lucky enough to have access to ESL textbooks/material.The resource contains a powerpoint with 30 slides with clear explanations at the bottom of each one of them to give you a step-by-step explanation about the progression of the lesson. The exercises are corrected to save you time! The resource also contains an activity booklet for students with 12 pages so that they keep a record of their learning. The approach is communicative to allow students to develop their speaking skills but it also contains grammar points reinforced by exercises to consolidate their grammatical skills and writing skills.You will find different types of activities to allow a greater differentiation in your class:- Texts with questions- Speaking activities in pairs - Reading activity with matching up- Vocabulary activities about places- Matching up activities (places, accommodations)- Classification of likes/dislikes and reasons- Reading activity with pictures to circle/cross out- Grammar point about there is/are- Describing activity with drawing in pairs- A writing- A word search- Review of objectivesHave fun!

By foxtrotters

Travel- Speaking Practice

Travel- Speaking Practice

This PowerPoint presentation has 10 slides. There are two replacement drill type dialogues ( assistant / tourist ) for completion and speaking practice. In addition there are four other scenarios for dialogue practice: lost in the city, buying a ticket, booking a room, canceling a plane ticket.Ideal for IGCSE English as a second language speaking practice prep, Cambridge PET exam speaking prep and any conversational ESL class.

By LearnersLabyrinth

TO DO LIST

TO DO LIST

Over the years, I have perfected how to manage a huge workload. The key is to have a good to-do-list template. Follow my personal template and follow the simple 9 instructions to lighten your workload. You will find that you hardly ever feel stressed about workload again. Your capacity for work will also increase. You will never carry anything in your head again. You can leave work without taking anything home in your head!

By Boosteration

Name randomiser with extras...

Name randomiser with extras...

This randomises your class so a random pupil will be asked a question. It also randomises what question they will answer.It will also determine if they get a reward!

By Boosteration

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Talk a Lot  Spoken English Course  Intermediate Book 1 Unit 1: Hotel

Talk a Lot Spoken English Course Intermediate Book 1 Unit 1: Hotel

Want to teach your students about hotels and travel? Practise…• speaking and listening skills • sentence building with 8 intermediate-level verb forms • connected speech • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) • information exchange • reading comprehension • role playing • discussion questions …including tests and full answers!Discover…• 20 common English idioms • 20 common English phrasal verbs • 20 common English slang words and phrases • 40 essential vocabulary words and phrases Note: all activities include full answers. For detailed instructions please see P.xiii.ContentsSentence Focus Activities2. Sentence Blocks + Sentence Blocks (without Function Words)5. Sentence Block Extensions 6. Sentence Blocks – Sentence Stress and Vowel Sounds 8. Connected Sentence Cards 11. Connected Sentence Cards – with Consonant & Vowel Sounds 14. Connected Speech Template + Cut-Up IPA Sentence Word Focus Activities19. Discussion Words + IPA Version + Visualisations22. Discussion Words Question Sheet25. Information Exchange28. Multi-Purpose Text: • Original Text + Spot the Difference • Guess the Function Words • What’s the Question? + True, False, or Unknown? • Glossary of New Words Focus on Non-Literal Speech34. Role Play with Non-Literal English + Features of Non-Literal English – Part 1 39. 20 Common English Idioms + Matching Game + Activities42. 20 Common English Phrasal Verbs + Matching Game + Activities45. 20 Common English Slang Words and Phrases + Matching Game + Activities 50. Unit Vocabulary Reference: Facilities, Guests, Staff, and Food and DrinkFree Practice Activities54. What Would You Do? 55. Discussion Questions 56. Agree or Disagree? Continuous Assessment Tests57. Vocabulary Test + Lesson Test

By peterfogarty

Summer - Summer Vocabulary - Grade 2

Summer - Summer Vocabulary - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

Summer - Daisy and Jordan at the Park - Grade 2

Summer - Daisy and Jordan at the Park - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

Summer - Jill and Peter Are in the Park - Grade 2

Summer - Jill and Peter Are in the Park - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

Summer - On a Summer Day - Grade 2

Summer - On a Summer Day - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

Summer - The Beach - Grade 2

Summer - The Beach - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu

Summer - Sunflowers - Grade 2

Summer - Sunflowers - Grade 2

This amazing ‘Summer Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet• provided in both black & white and colored versions• perfect for students learning English as a Second Language• perfect for students whose first language is English• based on an age-appropriate topicThis wonderful lesson allows students to…• practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills• learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions• express their creativity• engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experienceA bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used …• to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school• as a school's sole curriculum• as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students• as the curriculum for special holiday programs• as the curriculum for summer school programs

By AplusEdu