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Bucket List Lesson for KS2/KS3/EAL/ESL learners.

Bucket List Lesson for KS2/KS3/EAL/ESL learners.

Here is a Bucket list lesson for KS2/KS3/EAL/ESL learners. The lesson includes a detailed description of a bucket list, a video explaining what a bucket list is and a double-sided handout available. Students will then make their own bucket list using what was learned in the lesson. Powerpoint, Video, Handout included. Lesson will take around 30 minutes.

By teachsureenglish

Multicultural Bundle

Multicultural Bundle

I have created presentations about different aspects of living in harmony with other people from other nations. It is great for harmony day and also the International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination. I have included a range of different presentations of different countries around the world. You are able to compare and contrast lives in other places. I have included stories from India, as this is the largest ethnic minority in the UK, and I thought it would be nice to see the differences and similarities between the two countries. I have also included 2 presentations about the Brexit (Brexit Conversation Ideas and International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - which covers Britain pre- and post Brexit and its crime rates).

By peterfogarty

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

Christmas Cryptograms

Christmas Cryptograms

These activities have been created for groups of KS3 (and LA KS4) to give the students a challenge at the end of term. I like that they take time to do, when doing them properly. These activities are not like the usual Christmas activities, so the students really engage with them also!

By Sazo123

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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

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners x 9 (higher intermediate to advanced level)

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners x 9 (higher intermediate to advanced level)

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

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Carnival Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Carnival Reading Comprehension Worksheets

These Reading Comprehension worksheets are suitable for higher intermediate to advanced ESL learners. The different texts give a history of carnival, different Carnival customs around the world and explore the phenomenon of deindividuation which is observed when large crowds begin to behave in a hive-mind manner. After carefully reading the different texts, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussions based on question prompts relevant to the text. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

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The Ancient Origins of Carnival - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheets

The Ancient Origins of Carnival - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheets

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate or advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading a text about the ancient origins of carnival, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussions based on question prompts relevant to the text. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

Christmas Colouring Pages

Christmas Colouring Pages

A selection of Christmas themed colouring pages for the festive season, and to explore the customs and traditions of Christmas in Britain. There are many more Christmas resources available outside of the bundle.

By sarah277

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

Christmas Sweater Colouring Page

Christmas Sweater Colouring Page

A Christmas colouring activity to get your class into the festive spirit. Christmas sweater. Perfect for the days when it is too cold to play outside at break. Could also be used as inspiration for writing a story. 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

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

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

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

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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

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Test Your Spelling Skills Read > Cover > Write > Check > Correct No. 7 – Countries of the World

Test Your Spelling Skills Read > Cover > Write > Check > Correct No. 7 – Countries of the World

Test Your Spelling SkillsRead > Cover > Write > Check >CorrectNo. 7 – Countries of the WorldTo improve your spelling, read a word, cover it with your hand, then write it on the first line. Check your spelling. If it’s wrong, write it out again on the second line:Example words...Russia _________________ _________________Spain _________________ _________________Canada _________________ _________________

By peterfogarty

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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

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

Jesus is Born!  POP-UP Box Craftivity

Jesus is Born! POP-UP Box Craftivity

This is a really fun religious craft for Christmas.Includes step-by-step instructions and 2 different templates needed to create a POP-UP Box Craftivity.The POP-UP has 4 sides - one main picture with Jesus in the stable, one with the wisemen, one with the shepherds, one with angels ... all important aspects of the story of Jesus' birth.Also included are 3 simple mini-foldable books which also relate to the birth of Jesus.Requires: Paper, glue, coloring pencils and scissors.The card folds flat for students to easily transport home. Please look at the preview. You must print on legal size (8.5 x 14) paper.

By Artsy-Crafter

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

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All about me

All about me

This is a fun bundle, full of different ways of getting students to talk about themselves. It contains hundreds of different ESL worksheets and teaching resources, as well as worksheets about explaining who you are, how you feel and why friends are important to you.

By peterfogarty