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Debate Topics for Speaking & Listening

Debate Topics for Speaking & Listening

An activity sheet to help students prepare for their debate/discussion Speaking and Listening Task. The topics are phrased as questions and can be given one-by-one or all together, depending on the ability of the group.

By Sazo123

ESL summer camp songs and indoor games collection

ESL summer camp songs and indoor games collection

This resource is a collection of songs and games suitable for use at an ESL summer camp, or any summer camp.It consists of 5 pages of song words (some with actions) gleaned from the Internet and camp experience, as well as 7 pages of games instructions for indoor games (although many could be played outside as well).The objective of these activities is to get the children talking and using English in a fun way without being aware of doing so.Most of the songs and games could be used in an English-first-language environment very successfully.

By mbrizz

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

'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

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Wordsearch mixed bundle for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal for starters and extension tasks. £40.00 of resources for £12.00

By Rachel___

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

Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and Vegetables

A fruit and vegetables 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

Remember the Titans - Scaffolded worksheets

Remember the Titans - Scaffolded worksheets

This packet of information is designed to be used with the film 'Remember The Titans'. SOme of the sheets do tie into a unit on Conflict and Conflict resolution that the film was used for. This film highlights many issues faced in Virginia that students can identify as conflict. The worksheets as part of this pack are all related to the movie and include: A Venn diagram, a cut and paste match up of characters, a PowerPoint with links on youtube and a question and answer written worksheet about conflict. Comprehension questions on one of the monologues from the film and plenty of visuals. One of the sheets is suitable for a lower ability student (disability). This is good for differentiation.

By BenjiAus

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English. Wordsearch: Sports

English. Wordsearch: Sports

This printable resource provides a word search for younger children. A useful exercise for encouraging word recognition. Theme: Sports.

By StartEducation

Yoga English - Universal Poster Activities for the Mind and Body

Yoga English - Universal Poster Activities for the Mind and Body

Yoga English is pretty well exactly what it sounds like: yoga + English activities = a new literature experience!Included are 9 posters for you to put around your classroom, each with a different yoga pose and set of questions and thinking/discussion prompts (as well as a brief intro on using this resource). Meant to be used while studying literature (novels, plays, short stories, etc.), the questions are universal and character-centric... which means you can use them again and again. Hello, last-minute planning! Except, these resources will help you bring creativity, thoughtfulness, discussion, and rejuvenation to your class, so it's the best kind of last-minute planning.The types of prompts included will be especially useful and relevant if the characters in the literature you're studying are any of the following:- in complicated relationships- unstable- in want or need of something- changing OR resistant to change- poised and strong- power-hungry- sturdy and well-formed- flimsy and weak- in need of some introspection (who isn't!?)

By tajbarfoot

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Parts of the body

Parts of the body

You can use flash-cards if you want to expend students´ vocabulary on the topic "MY BODY" and practice their communicative skills in different playing activities.

By Olynj

Fruit: Grapes Colouring Page

Fruit: Grapes Colouring Page

A bunch of grapes (fruit) colouring activity to get your class learning the alphabet, reading, as inspiration for a story, or for a discussion about food, health, and nutrition. Or how our food grows and where it comes from.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

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

Taboo Game - Sports

Taboo Game - Sports

Great game to practice speaking skills or simply have fun!This set contains 84 cards, each about sports.Taboo is a great word and guessing game that we use for parties. So why not use it to teach as well! This set is sports-related, meaning that the words to be found are sports, action verbs or other technical terms.It is simple to use and students will have a great time while practicing their vocabulary or language skills.The player must get his/her partners to guess the word on top without using the word or the five other words mentioned on the card.

By nadineinprague

Apostrophes and Commas (with bonus resources)

Apostrophes and Commas (with bonus resources)

Interactive and explanatory PowerPoints on Apostrophes and Commas with an omissive apostrophe resource to check understanding.*bonus resources* - PowerPoint on Sentences and a spelling support starter!Save 33% - £4 cheaper than buying the individual resources!

By emsogram

Finding words in words (starter)

Finding words in words (starter)

Adaptable for all different subjects for embedding spelling skills, this resource gives you space for four words whose letters learners will use to create further words.A simple activity, but very helpful for learners who struggle with spelling as this highlights every single letter in the word. I'd recommend that you use vocationally relevant words or subject-oriented words that you'd like your learners to be able to spell. This starter activity can support with this.

By emsogram

Reading Comprehension Bundle

Reading Comprehension Bundle

A mixed reading comprehension bundle that has a range of reading comprehensions that work on building understanding/ improving knowledge about particular facts.

By krisgreg30

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

Literacy in PE Display Board Posters

Literacy in PE Display Board Posters

Here is a selection of 14 display posters that look at literacy in PE.Each poster covers a different sport and features keywords from the sport, these have been created in line with the new GCSE specification and feature core and advanced skills.Together they make an eye catching display and have been very popular with our students. We have also displayed them on boards in lessons to encourage students to use the terminology in discussions.Also attached is an A3 title page which discusses 'Literacy in PE', we have this in the middle of our display board.The sports featured are athletics, badminton, cricket, dance, fitness, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, netball, rugby, tennis, trampolining and volleyball.If you like these I also have Numeracy in PE displays on my page.

By NW_PE

Sports Wordsearch

Sports Wordsearch

A wordsearch of 25 different sports. Ideal to use as a starter or extention task. Useful to promote a healthy lifestyle in lessons.

By Rachel___

Ice Breaker - PowerPoint Game - This or That

Ice Breaker - PowerPoint Game - This or That

"This Or That" is a fantastic ice breaker game to use with your class. Standing in the middle of the room, students have to decide which of the two items on the screen they prefer (for example oranges or apples) and then make a dash for the side of the room to gather with their like minded friends.PowerPoint Game includes a dramatic 5,4,3,2,1 GO countdown, background music, pictures and words and instructions for some other useful variations incorporating more speech and even more suspense (with more moves etc).Please go to the following YouTube address to see a preview of the powerpoint game in action -https://youtu.be/x-KxnIIxlYc21 different slides in this game which includeToast or CerealDogs or CatsMaths or EnglishReading a book or listening to musicBlack or WhiteSummer or WinterSinging or DancingRoses or DaisiesTrains or Buses etc.All of my PPT templates and games are made with Microsoft Office 2013. If you are worried about the compatibility of your office versions for viewing this game, you can download the Free Microsoft PPT Viewer Download from the microsoft website.

By suzeyuill

Physical Education Display Board Posters - PE

Physical Education Display Board Posters - PE

Save 26% by buying as a bundle! These posters will brighten up your PE corridor or class room. These currently take up four of our display boards.Included in this bundle are:14 x Numeracy Challenges in PE posters14 x Literacy in PE posters14 x Components of Fitness posters2 x A3 introductory posters (Literacy and Components of Fitness)

By NW_PE

Ice Breakers Class Mania

Ice Breakers Class Mania

2x full PowerPoint ice breaker games - "Categories Circle"and "This or That". These games include countdowns, timers, pictures words and music to add to the atmosphere and excitement.1x set of "Printable Vocab Review Cards" and a video showing how to play the Rock, Paper Scissors Word Review Game. An excellent ice breaker!1x "Do You Wanna Buy A Duck" set of instructions , video examples and extra printable goodies that can be used with this superb icebreaker activity that will challenge your kids and have them laughing, practicing and racing this game out of class again and again.

By suzeyuill