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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

Suitcase guessing game EAL TEFL KS2 Travel Geography

Suitcase guessing game EAL TEFL KS2 Travel Geography

A game that can be used as a starter or plenary for a travel topic. Objects appear in suitcases and students have to guess the name of the place. There are 10 different places:FranceEnglandAustraliaItalySouth AfricaUSASouth KoreaEgyptChinaRussiaIf they are the first team/pair to guess correctly they get a photo card to add to their suitcase gameboard (attached in a word file)I used this with my TEFL students and they loved it!

By lofford1

Frank and Russie's Little big adventures- Chapter 3

Frank and Russie's Little big adventures- Chapter 3

This is a fictional story that I am writing with one of my Chinese students. It describes our adventures around the world. It is suitable for A2/B1 students.In Chapter 3 Frank and I go to Stonehenge where we learn more about this pre-historic monument. It comes with a comprehension activity, too.

By InspirationalEnglish

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Past Simple and Past Continuous - Grammar practice

Past Simple and Past Continuous - Grammar practice

This bundle is comprised of different handout aimed at teaching the difference between Past Simple and Past Continuous to upper elementary-intermediate level ESL learners. The handouts includes gap filling exercises to help students practice and differentiate the two tenses in the affirmative, interrogative and negative form.

By MariaPht

'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

Writing a diary entry // A trip to the country

Writing a diary entry // A trip to the country

This fun lesson plan allows pupils to be creative and work independently in order to complete the tasks. This presentation is aimed at beginner/younger ESL students. The aim is for them to be able to confidently write a diary. I used this presentation over the course of 4 weeks as I only taught the class for 1 lesson a week, however, this can be easily altered to fit any time plan. Furthermore, this was planned with an iPad school in mind however no tasks specifically require an iPad to complete.

By j_avis

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

Holiday discussion prompts for ESL/EAL students

Holiday discussion prompts for ESL/EAL students

These discussion questions have been created for intermediate to advanced ESL/EAL students.There is one page which should be torn in half, providing questions for student A and student B.These would work best with adults and older teenagers and can be used after a unit on holidays.They provide good practice for Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL students.

By mbrizz

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Last Christmas Story - Fill in the gaps - Past Simple

Last Christmas Story - Fill in the gaps - Past Simple

This worksheet aims to revise Past Simple tense in a gap-filling exercise. Student's have to read Hannah's diary and fill in the gaps using Past Simple (affirmative and negation). Hannah is recounting the fun time she had during last year's Christmas holidays.

By MariaPht

Ann´s New Year´s Eve party (Present Perfect)

Ann´s New Year´s Eve party (Present Perfect)

This worksheet contains a story in the Present Perfect. It contains comprehension questions, a fill in the gap exercise, a writing exercise and conversation questions to reinforce the Present Perfect tense. It deals mainly with already, ever and yet.

By Olynj

Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping IELTS. This could be used with Economics or Business English students also around Christmas time.

By Olynj

Seasons Greetings: Christmas Colouring Page

Seasons Greetings: Christmas Colouring Page

A Christmas colouring activity to get your class into the festive spirit. Seasons Greetings. Perfect for the days when it is too cold to play outside at break. Could also be used as inspiration for writing a story or explore other cultures at Christmas time. Follow my educational videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssoloSign up for a free Skype in the Classroom session as I prepare for my Great British Viking Quest solo row around Great Britain in summer 2017: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest

By sarah277

Holidays and the Beach EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio)

Holidays and the Beach EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio)

EAL/ESL holidays and the beach worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL poster- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL flash cards- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL matching activity- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL label the images- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL word search- holidays and the beach EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

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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

Year 7- Write to persuade

Year 7- Write to persuade

This resource can be used with any ability KS3 class but I have used mine with a Year 7 class.The task is focused on writing to persuade someone to go to a Greek holiday destination.

By vkondou

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Christmas Traditions Around the World Worksheet

Christmas Traditions Around the World Worksheet

This Christmas inspired handout describes different world traditions from all around the world. Students will then need to associate specific traditions to the country in which they are practiced.

By MariaPht

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Christmas Worksheets and Comprehension Texts x 6

Christmas Worksheets and Comprehension Texts x 6

This bundle includes 6 different worksheets: - Christmas Traditions from around the world comprehension text- Christmas related Vocabulary- "Last Christmas" story - gap filling (Past Simple)- 3 Christmas Reading Comprehension Texts: Three separate fictional Christmas stories full of magic and wonder followed by various comprehension exercises These worksheets are ideal for beginner level students.

By MariaPht

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Christmas Stories - Reading  Activities - Comprehension Texts Bundle! Save 50%

Christmas Stories - Reading Activities - Comprehension Texts Bundle! Save 50%

This bundle comprises of three different fictional Christmas stories followed by some comprehension questions and some vocabulary exercises. There are also some Christmas mazes just for fun! The stories are very engaging and original. They are not adaptations and they cannot be found anywhere online as I have written them myself for the purpose of a fun Christmas assessment!

By MariaPht

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Set of Christmas around the world (9 countries)Students read the text and answer the questions (reading comprehension)

By Olynj

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Christmas Reading Comprehension Text / Story: "Santa's Time Machine"

Christmas Reading Comprehension Text / Story: "Santa's Time Machine"

This Christmas themed story is followed by multiple choice questions, gap filling exercises and true or false statements. The story is about a Santa who can travel through time using his sleigh which works as a time machine. The text uses: Present Simple, Past Simple and Past Continuous Vocabulary Level: Lower Intermediate

By MariaPht