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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

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Valentine's Day Bundle x 5 Reading Comprehension Worksheets (50% OFF)

Valentine's Day Bundle x 5 Reading Comprehension Worksheets (50% OFF)

This Valentine's themed Reading Comprehension worksheet Bundle is comprised of different stories and texts both fictional and non-fictional. These worksheets are suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: crosswords, comprehension questions, wordserches, definition matching, gap filling, True or False exercise and engage in in-depth class discussions. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

Weather and Seasons Bundle

Weather and Seasons Bundle

A collection of weather and seasons themed resources. 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

Food

Food

A food themed colouring activity to inspire students to think about the food we eat, the waste we produce, and where our food comes from. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Will be added to over time. 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

Seaside Bundle

Seaside Bundle

A collection of seaside themed resources. 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

Ice Cream, Seaside, Seasons Colouring Page

Ice Cream, Seaside, Seasons Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn about seasons, food, and the seaside. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. 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

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Is Valentine’s Day Too Commercialized? - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

Is Valentine’s Day Too Commercialized? - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate or advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading a text about whether Valentine's day has become too commercialized, 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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Valentine's Day Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners

Valentine's Day Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension texts on Valentine's Day, suitable for advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each article/text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to the 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

Travel Role plays - Restaurant

Travel Role plays - Restaurant

This resource was made for young adult and adult ESL/EAL students at elementary to pre-intermediate level.There are two pages - one for student A and one for student B.Students work in pairs to act out the role plays.Each page also includes some useful phrases to help weaker, insecure students.When they have practiced once, they can fold the phrases back so as not to see them.

By mbrizz

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Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

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

By Olynj

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

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

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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 around the world GERMANY

Christmas around the world GERMANY

Set of Christmas around the world. This is part 3 from GERMANY. Students read the text and answer the questions (reading comprehension)

By Olynj

Some / Any / A / An Presentation

Some / Any / A / An Presentation

A comprehensive PowerPoint presentation to introduce some / any / a / an in the context of shopping.Goes together with the "What's in your fridge (some / any)" speaking activity.

By NadiaWilliams

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Big collection of Flashcards

Big collection of Flashcards

Make your lessons interesting with collection of Flashcards : emotions, In the KITCHEN, Types of Houses, SPORTS, Zodiac signs, Hobbies and interests, clothes and accessories, ANIMALS, Places in the town, Health, Flashcards FRUITS and VEGETABLES, Means of transport, colors, Numbers Flashcards,TRAVELING around the world.

By Olynj

ESL listening exercise: Four Candles

ESL listening exercise: Four Candles

This activity is aimed at upper-intermediate to advanced learners of English. It provides a worksheet for students to use and complete whilst they watch The Two Ronnies Four Candles sketch. Due to copyright reasons, I cannot provide a link to an official video of the sketch but you can buy the DVDs for class use (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jg78q/products). (Of course if you search on YouTube, multiple unofficial versions can easily be found.) The video clip may need to be shown several times, depending upon the level of the students. (Pausing the video at key places may help with lower level students.)The activity requires a high level of listening skill and involves students trying to distinguish between what the shopkeeper thinks the customer wants, and what the customer actually wants. As many of the words are hardware-related, there might be a lot of new vocabulary for your students: the visual aspect of the items being produced in the video should help with this, along with the answer-sheet which has been provided for the teacher to use. Following a discussion, the answers could be projected at the front of the classroom - I have provided images to illustrate all of the different items (all of the images were 'labelled for reuse' on Google Images). Again due to copyright issues, I have not included the script as part of this resource but it can easily be found by searching online and could be used in class for further study and understanding of the video.Although the sketch is dated now and shops these days are self-service, the problems with miscommunication still exist and it is still as funny today! As a follow-on activity, students could consider words which sound similar but have completely different meanings. They could then create their own sketches to perform to the class.

By Jayne890

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

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

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

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS (ESL) BUNDLE

SUMMER HOLIDAYS (ESL) BUNDLE

This bundle includes 40 different summer holidays items flash cards, a mini teaching unit of work about summer holidays destinations and 8 complementary vocabulary word puzzles. It's a great way to learn and discuss about summer related vocabulary and content and keep reviewing over the course of the year. ►BUNDLE CONTENT◄GENERAL: This Bundle includes FIVE of my products which are: 1. Summer Holidays Items Flash Cards PART 1These products include 40 Flash Cards with 40 summer holidays items vocabulary words (camera, cell phone (mobile phone), backpack, suitcase, credit card, cash, wallet, documents, parasol (beach umbrella), sun lotion (sun cream), beach towel, deckchair, bikini, swimming suit, swimming trunks, rubber rings, flip flops, sandals, lounger, sleeping bag, goggles, sunglasses, snorkel gear, flippers (swim fins), bucket, spade (shovel), books, travel guide, postcard, map, tent, hammock, cap, straw hat, t-shirt, dress, beach ball, surf board, fan, flashlight (torch)). They are great for teaching the vocabulary the first time as well as for constant revision over the year.2. Summer Holidays Destinations Unit: Reading and Writing PracticeThis product includes 5 reading passages about tropical locations such as Mauritius, Fiji, Tenerife, Greece and Madagascar. These passages have 5 related activities with challenging and engaging vocabulary puzzles such as crossword, word search, matching words with definitions, finding synonyms and antonyms and unscrambling words. The unit concludes with writing a postcard. 3. Summer Holidays Items. Part 1. 4 Vocabulary PuzzlesThese products include 8 vocabulary puzzles with 40 summer holidays items vocabulary words (the same as the ones used in the flashcards). They are a great complement for the flash cards but can be also used independently and provide 4 different ways to study and review the vocabulary words in question. The puzzles are matching words with pictures, bingo with 4 versions, a word search and a crossword. ☻HOPE YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS ENJOY IT!☻Please leave a feedback to help me improve my products!

By nana82

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Big collection of Role Plays

Big collection of Role Plays

Big collection of Role Plays.This resource pack will save you hours of your own time. This resource includes flashcards. There are many signs, posters, exercises, illustrated posters and many more resources to help you create a quality role play area.This resource pack will be most relevant to teachers, trainee teachers and home educators.

By Olynj

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At the Clothes shop Role Play

At the Clothes shop Role Play

At the Clothes shop Role Play. This resource pack will save you hours of your own time. This resource includes flashcards. There are many signs, posters, exercises, illustrated posters and many more resources to help you create a quality role play area.This resource pack will be most relevant to teachers, trainee teachers and home educators.

By Olynj

Travel Brochure Plan

Travel Brochure Plan

With the 2016 Olympics coming up my class are creating a travel brochure to entice people over there!Here's the plan we have used to help us organise our writing. Aimed at year 4 but can easily be adapted.

By emie2203

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS DESTINATIONS (ESL): Reading and Writing Practice (Postcards)

SUMMER HOLIDAYS DESTINATIONS (ESL): Reading and Writing Practice (Postcards)

Mini ESL unit about summer holidays and tropical destinations. It includes 5 reading passages about summer holiday destination (Mauritius, Fiji, Tenerife, Greece, Madagascar). Students will read but also solve vocabulary puzzles and write postcards. Very engaging but also full of content.►LEARNING OUTCOMES◄GENERAL: Students will learn plenty of new vocabulary words through engaging and challenging activities. They will work individually, in pairs or in small groups to include variety in lesson dynamics. SPECIFIC: This mini unit is all about spectacular holiday destination. The 5 articles are about Mauritius, Fiji, Tenerife, Greece and Madacascar. Students will learn about tourist attractions and the beauties of such places. They will engage in 5 different activities to learn new vocabulary words. After that they will write postcards.I have organized my class into 5 teams around 5 stations, having one article each. Students had between 10 to 15 minutes to complete one task before moving to the next stations. My students have really enjoyed this activity and it turned quite competitive after the first round! ►TABLE OF CONTENTS◄1. Preview2. Cover page3. Terms of Use4. Table of content 5. Instructions6. Reading text 1. Mauritius7. Reading text 2. Fiji8. Reading text 3. Tenerife9. Reading text 4. Greece10. Reading text 5. Madacascar11. Activity 1. Mauritius. Match words with definitions12. Activity 2. Fiji. Find antonyms13. Activity 3. Tenerife. Crossword14. Activity 4. Greece. Unscramble words and find synonyms15. Activity 5. Madacascar. Word search.16. Writing task. Write a post card from Mauritius17. Writing task. Write a post card from Fiji18. Writing task. Write a post card from Tenerife19. Writing task. Write a post card from Greece20. Writing task. Write a post card from Madacascar21-35. Black&White version of all the worksheets36-40. Detailed answers41. Credits☻HOPE YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS ENJOY IT!☻Please leave a feedback not only to help me improve my products! If you enjoyed working with this product please have a look at my similar resources. You can find a few links below: ■ Summer Holidays Items Flash Cards

By nana82

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Let´s go shopping!

Let´s go shopping!

Let´s go shopping! This collection of exercises on the theme of food, shopping, shop. Writing exercises and ROLE PLAY: at the Supermarket.

By Olynj