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Same or Different? Animals

Same or Different? Animals

Simple to use spot the difference cards for younger and SEN students. Practice spotting the difference between different animals. Simply laminate, shuffle and cut out. Students are encouraged to spot the similarities and differences between sets of animals, including animal name, colour, where they live etc to formulate longer sentences and be aware of small changes and differences. Excellent as a starter, settling or focusing activity, or part of a full lesson.
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Art & Colour - Conversation Flashcards

Art & Colour - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Colour - ESL Conversation Activity

Colour - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: COLOUR Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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GO FISH game. Shapes

GO FISH game. Shapes

Activity Five cards are dealt to each player if three to six players are involved. With only two players, seven cards are dealt to each. All remaining cards are placed face down in a pile. First, choose a player to go first. n each person’s turn, ask any player for a specific card rank. For example: “Sarah, please give me all your ovals.” You must already hold at least one card of the rank you ask for. If the player you ask has any cards of the requested rank, she must give all of her cards of that rank to you. In the example, Sarah would have to give you all of her ovals. If you get one or more cards from the player you ask, you get another turn. It starts again and you may ask any player for any rank you already hold, including the same one you just asked for. If the person you ask has no relevant cards, they say, “Go fish.” You then draw the top card from the draw pile. If you happen to draw a card of the rank asked for, show it to the other players and your turn continues. Otherwise, it is the next player’s turn. You add the drawn card to your hand. NOTE: The “next player” is the one who said “Go fish.” When you collect a set of four cards of the same rank, immediately show the set to the other players and place the four cards face down in front of yourself. That is a “match”. Go Fish continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the draw pile runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most matches (sets of four). For younger children you can deem “matches” a pair of a rank (2 cards instead of 4) which allows them to “win” a few extra times and keeps the game moving.
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EAL for Secondary Students - Workbook 1

EAL for Secondary Students - Workbook 1

EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 1) directly addresses the unique academic needs facing students who arrive in the UK with little or no English. Beginning with first principles EAL for Secondary Students ensures that the student will develop an effective understanding of English. The tremendous advantage of this resource is that the student will immediately become fully included in the learning process. At the end of each unit, the student can record the progress they have made by completing the user friendly self-assessment sheet. EAL for Secondary Students is a student-centred resource which enables the student to be actively engaged in developing skills that are required in an academic environment. The teacher can witness and monitor the steady progress the EAL student is making towards becoming an independent learner. EAL for Secondary Students allows the teacher the flexibility to select appropriate topics. EAL for Secondary Students can, also, be used as an excellent Induction programme. When it is necessary and appropriate to withdraw students from mainstream classes, this is a systematic self-contained resource that enhances language development and activates confidence in the student. EAL for Secondary Students Workbook 1 contains over 80 pages of exercises.
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EAL Activities Booklet- Beginners

EAL Activities Booklet- Beginners

I created this booklet of about 70 pages (one sided) for my EAL students. It is for complete beginners of English and it can be used by any L1 speaker. It has been used succesfully by all my EAL students. It can be given to students to use at home or in class.
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Describing objects using colourful semantics

Describing objects using colourful semantics

Use colourful semantics to describe everyday objects, using size, colour and object. Compose 3 key words sentences. 34 task cards and matching writing cards for objects of different size and colour. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.
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