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The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 5 pages worksheet presents the life of great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. It is suitable for higher elementary and advanced native learners as well as ESL/EFL students. The text is complete with two reading comprehension exercises while new vocabulary acquisition is reinforced through three vocabulary exercises (text completion, crossword, definition match). The worksheet is fully editable to allow the freedom of customizable intervention. It can completed as an in-class activity or handed out as homework.
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AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

FIVE writing activities for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I’ve used the thought provoking work of artist Al Margen to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
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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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Art - ESL Conversation Activity

Art - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: ART 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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Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

This bundle includes three worksheets related to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. The bundle includes Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheets for Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. It is completed with a worksheet studying the life and work of the great playwright and sonnet writer. The worksheets are suitable for upper intermediate and advanced learners and can also be integrated into ESL/EFL classrooms especially for exam preparation such as KET, PET, IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL.
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William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Teachers can use this 3-page informative worksheet to present to the classroom the life and work of William Shakespeare, one of the most important writers of all times. Students will gain some general knowledge about the theater culture during the sixteenth century and how William Shakespeare developed into one of the most significant writers of all time. The worksheet is suitable for intermediate and upper intermediate level. It can also be taught in ESL/EFL classrooms. The worksheet includes a reading comprehension exercise to consolidate and evaluate reading comprehension. It is completed with three vocabulary exercises which deal with vocabulary derived from the text.
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Describing People - Appearance, personality / Graphic Organizer

Describing People - Appearance, personality / Graphic Organizer

This was designed for students to practice describing characters, although it can be implemented in different ways. ESL teachers may like to use it for working with adjectives! The last 2 pages can be used as a Differentiated Instruction activity (one of the group activities is aimed at higher achievers) and also as a communicative activity: each group will complete a part of the organizer and then exchange information with someone from the other group :) PDF with 3 pages included - A4 and US Letter sizes. If you enjoy one of my resources, I'd really appreciate it if you left a review :)
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The Twits  simplified story,  activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

The Twits simplified story, activities, cooking and worksheets for KS2, EFL, TEFL, Summer camp

Day 3 of my Roald Dahl themed summer camp (originally taught to Korean EFL students) It includes: *A simplified version of the story using Quentin Blake illustrations. * A memory game based on food items found in Mr Twit's beard and worksheet. *Scavenger Hunt worksheet and clues (which are printed and hidden around the school- the first pair to find all the words win!) *Birds Nest Crispy Cakes Recipe *Mrs Twit's spaghetti toasties recipe *Wordsearch and colouring page
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James and the Giant Peach  board game, art and cooking activities KS2 summer camp EFL TEFL

James and the Giant Peach board game, art and cooking activities KS2 summer camp EFL TEFL

Day 2 of my Roald Dahl themed Summer Camp (originally for Korean EFL students) Includes: * A short summary of the story- using images from the film and Quentin Blake illustrations * A board game and counters that I made (the same rules as 'snakes and ladders') *Team activity 'Egg Drop' where students must construct a contraption using art supplies to protect their egg when it is dropped from a window. *Instructions to make decorative peach ornaments out of string, paint, balloons and PVA glue (original idea found on pinterest) *Links to recipes for making cookies, peach trifle, ladybird cracker snacks and peach pancakes. *Wordsearch and colouring worksheet. Day 1 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' activities and worksheets are available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-summer-camp-worksheets-cooking-and-fun-activities-ks2-efl-tefl-11818679?theme=1
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory summer camp, worksheets, cooking and fun activities KS2 EFL TEFL

This was Day 1 of my Roald Dahl themed EFL summer camp. It includes art activities, games and cooking ideas based on the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.The day followed this plan: Introduction 1. Introduce the story and characters 2. Students use the worksheet to draw themselves in the style of Quentin Blake and write about their favourite things. 3. Allocate students into teams and they introduce themselves to the rest of their team. Team Games 1. Chocolate relay Race - Students must run to unwrap the chocolate twix bar and then feed it to the next person in their team. 2. Balloon Popping Game - In teams students must throw the darts to try and pop the balloons. The team to pop the most wins points. 3. Golden Egg and Spoon Race - Students must race around the room, against the other team, whilst balancing an egg on a spoon. If they drop the egg they must restart and go again. The winning team wins points. 4. Design a candy -Introduce different ingredients (unscramble the letters for EFL) -Taste Test (students try to describe what they are eating whilst blindfolded) - Introduce Willy Wonka’s strange inventions. - In teams the students must think of a new type of chocolate bar/candy. -Students draw and describe their invention using the worksheet and make posters. - Teams present their invention to the rest of the class (my personal favourites were flying insect sweets and 'King Candy' that tasted like gold and made you feel like royalty for an hour... kids can be so imaginative!) -The most interesting new candy invention will win points. Art and Crafts 1. Clay Photo frames -Using coloured card, PVA glue, paints and clay students decorate their individual photo frames. 2. Photobooth Props - Students make props and costumes for the photobooth- including small hats, funny hairstyles, bowties, cut out candy bars and golden tickets on sticks that they can hold and pose with. A group photo is then chosen and printed to go in the frame as a fun reminder of the camp. Cooking 1. Willy Wonka Bread - Students spread butter or Nutella onto their sliced bread and decorate with sprinkles. These sandwiches can be cut into shapes and eaten.. - As they eat their sandwiches students can watch the movie with subtitles. - If they finish early or don’t want to watch the movie they can complete the wordsearch worksheet. 2. Chocolate fondue and fruit slices on sticks. 3. Wonka fudge and Oompa Loompa cheesecake pops- I found these online and have included images and links to the recipes in the ppt. 4. Augustus Gloop Chocolate Slime -Again found online. I did not have time to try this with my students but there is a link to the instructions. *Not edible!
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