MY FABULOUS SUMMER HOLIDAY - Back to school activity English - Great conversation starter! ESL

MY FABULOUS SUMMER HOLIDAY - Back to school activity English - Great conversation starter! ESL

😊 My fabulous summer holiday 😊 What a wonderful worksheet with so many potential conversation starters! You can use it as a classroom quiz as well: hand out the worksheet and let students fill in the blanks. Later you pass them on in class and let others guess who’s the author. Please rate my resources and help building a good reputation among thousands of great authors. Thanks for working with me ☺️ ** ❤️ Please see my other resources, too:** [https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/CindyKuehne]
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Fun Classroom Activities!

Fun Classroom Activities!

Save up to 40% when you purchase this bundle which contains three of our top-selling fun classroom activities which are great for vocabulary practice or simply as time-fillers!
englishteaching101
Introducing worksheet - learners find out about each other, English, ESL, Getting to know each other

Introducing worksheet - learners find out about each other, English, ESL, Getting to know each other

A different kind of introducing activity Students speak to each other and find out about interests, hobbies and favorite things. Great activity for getting to know each other and avoiding embarrassing moments when speaking in front of the whole class Applicable for English classes but also other subjects Hope you enjoy this worksheet. I would highly appreciate your feedback 😊 Regards, Cindy Kühne All of my resources have been tested in class and will be updated regularly. Please rate my resources to help me build a reputation among millions of resources. Thanks for working with me ☺️ ** ❤️ Please see my other resources, too:** [https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/CindyKuehne]
CindyKuehne
100+ Fun Charades  with Illustrations

100+ Fun Charades with Illustrations

Charades is a classic team or group game, easily suited for lots of different occasions and age levels and is absolutely enjoyed by many students! The object of the game is simple: players take turns acting out words, with no talking or sound effects. Other players try to guess the word, and the team or player who guesses the most wins. However, standard charades can be difficult for students. Due to time and team pressure, students sometimes are at a loss for ideas on how to act out the words. To counter this problem, I developed this product with: over 100 charades cards with phrases and sentences instead of words fun illustrations to go with each situation to help players associate words with something familiar Some students with lower (English) proficiency may benefit from this adaptation to the game so that they can join their classmates in the fun! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
englishteaching101
Ma famille, mi familia, my family worksheet

Ma famille, mi familia, my family worksheet

This worksheet is idea for pupils who have studied the topic of family and using the 3rd person. There are 3 worksheets in various languages. French text with questions in English, Spanish text with questions in English English text with questions is Spanish This version is also adaptable if you would like to add extra information.
senoritaseeta
ESL Personality Worksheet

ESL Personality Worksheet

A serious of vocabulary exercises for ESL students (intermediate level) to review some of the different words that can be used to describe personality.
xiguaenglish
5 ESL Speaking Activities

5 ESL Speaking Activities

5 well prepared speaking activities to fill your ESL class with lots of speaking and some fun too. Bingo is of course a classic, designed to be a great mingle activity. May need to be adapted so its fit the location you are in. Name Five a warm up to get students to activate their English vocabulary at the beginning of class. I Predict gives students a practice in using the future tense. Taboo for some more speaking practice based on the classic parlour game.True or False is a class survey activity.
xiguaenglish
ESL Question Asking Activity

ESL Question Asking Activity

A speaking activity for ESL students of just about any level. Working in groups of three students will be asking questions indirectly trying to get information from another student while a third judges.
xiguaenglish
Riddle Collection

Riddle Collection

A harder collection of riddles for ESL students, which really gets them thinking and can spark discussion if presented in the right way.
xiguaenglish
Elephants in Denmark

Elephants in Denmark

The classic mind trick which is always bouncing around social media adapted to fill the last five minutes of an ESL class.
xiguaenglish
51 Quick ESL Riddles

51 Quick ESL Riddles

Fifty one quick riddles for ESL students designed to get them thinking in English. Personally I drip feed in one or two at the start of each class to get them thinking.
xiguaenglish
Lying ESL Activity

Lying ESL Activity

A 45 minute ESL lesson with ppt and plan to get students talking on the subject of telling lies including a great freer practice activity to get students talking. In addition links are provided for a TED talk that can be used to expand the lesson to sixty minutes or longer.
xiguaenglish
Lost! ESL Discussion Activity

Lost! ESL Discussion Activity

Students are presented with the classic sinking ship situation and they must choose who gets to go in the life boat. Included is a ppt to introduce the situation and the available passengers to choose from, along with a handout for the students detailing the passengers. It should provide for a lively debate between intermediate and above students.
xiguaenglish
Indirect ESL Questions + Cluedo

Indirect ESL Questions + Cluedo

An introduction to how to ask indirect questions in English followed by the Cluedo game, which you can find uploaded separately in the store. This is everything students need to be able ask indirect esl questions.
xiguaenglish
4 ESL Board Games

4 ESL Board Games

Four different ESL Board games aimed at getting beginner to intermediate students talking about a range of topics that they should be comfortable talking about. Mostly focus on their likes and dislikes and giving simple opinions on things.
xiguaenglish
English Expressions ESL

English Expressions ESL

A simple 75 page presentation where each page has a common English expression. Personally I use this is in class in a number of ways, either on a screen or printed out. One student must talk to the other, and make them say the expression on the screen or on their sheet before moving on to the next one.
xiguaenglish
English Conversation Cards Starter Pack (64 cards)

English Conversation Cards Starter Pack (64 cards)

This pack of 64 conversation prompt cards and supporting activities was my go-to resource when teaching English as a Foreign Language. They’re awesome for milling activities, providing scaffolding, and building speaking confidence. Not only do they make a great warmer for English, EAL, and ESL classes, but they can also be used to improve follow-up question skills and develop relationships between students and teachers. They’re also great for a warmer in any English-speaking classroom. The cards feature starter questions, statements, and actions, and are split into eight, color-coded categories. Each category has ‘easier’ prompts (silver star cards) and ‘more difficult’ prompts (gold star cards). Step-by-step instructions for 5 main activities and 1 extension activity are also provided. *** These are all different cards than in the 200-card Conversation Card Pack. *** The cards are provided in .pdf format inside a zip file. You will need a .pdf reader and a zip program to use this product.
abteachingmaterials
200 English Conversation Cards

200 English Conversation Cards

This pack of 200 conversation prompt cards and supporting activities was my go-to resource when teaching English as a Foreign Language. They’re awesome for milling activities, providing scaffolding, and building speaking confidence. Not only do they make a great warmer for English, EAL, and ESL classes, but they can also be used to improve follow-up question skills and develop relationships between students and teachers. The cards feature starter questions, statements, and actions, and are split into eight, color-coded categories. Each category has ‘easier’ prompts (silver star cards) and ‘more difficult’ prompts (gold star cards). Detailed step-by-step instructions for 5 main activities and 1 extension activity are also provided. *** These are all different cards than in the 64-card Conversation Card Starter Pack. *** The cards are provided in .pdf format inside a zip file. You will need a .pdf reader and a zip program to use this product.
abteachingmaterials
Numbers and Charts

Numbers and Charts

ESL lessons to get students talking using numbers and charts. 1- Numbers - Aim: to practise using numbers and maths symbols with many pair discussion activities and games 2- Charts - Aim: students use pie charts, line graphs and Venn diagrams to talk about themselves with their partner
Teacher-Charlie
ESL Describing People

ESL Describing People

Aim: to describe people’s facial features such as skin/eye color, hair style and length as well as other details like accessories and tattoos. This lesson uses the context of a witness working with a police artist to practise describing people in a fun and creative way.
Teacher-Charlie
Rhyming animals riddles. Part 1

Rhyming animals riddles. Part 1

This game is made in order to review the words related to the theme 'Animals". The students have to help prince save the princess from a terrible dragon. It"s useful for elementary ESL students and for young native learners. It contains sound and animation and can be used on interactive whiteboard. There are 20 riddles in this presentation.
bouledeneige
B2 First - 10 Speaking Tests

B2 First - 10 Speaking Tests

Help your students prepare for the speaking paper in the Cambridge Assessment English B2 First exam with these 10 speaking tests. Each one includes licensed photographs and discussion questions just like in the real exam.
closelyobserved
Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say what people are feeling. 3 levels of worksheets: Level 1: 1 key word sentence - What emotion? (e.g “sad”) Level 2: 2 Key word sentence .- who? + what emotion? (e.g "the boy is sad" Level 3: 3 Key work sentence - who? + what doing + what emotion? (e.g “The boy is feeling sad” 4 picture cards at each level 32 picture cards in total. Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
EAL for Secondary Students: Workbook 3

EAL for Secondary Students: Workbook 3

EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 3) directly addresses the unique academic needs facing students who arrive in the UK with little or no English. After completing EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 3) students should be able to cope in mainstream classes. This workbook 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 (Workbook 3) 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 (Workbook 3) allows the teacher the flexibility to select appropriate topics. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 3) 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 3 contains over 80 pages of excercises.
ahamid
Observation Sheet for Speech Skills - Template for Assessing Oral Presentation Techniques

Observation Sheet for Speech Skills - Template for Assessing Oral Presentation Techniques

This worksheet is a graphic organiser for students observing oral presentations. The idea is for them to be more intentional in their observations and to fill out remarks in each of 4 areas: Content Body Language Voice Preparation You can ask them to fill it out while watching a teacher-chosen example, then get them to fill it out while listening to a friend preparing their speech before the big day, or they could film themselves and fill it out as self-reflection in preparation for their assessment. Very handy! Check out my other resources! I have some excellent Essay Writing posters suitable for any secondary classroom that might suit you :) speech, speeches, oral presentation, oral presentation skills, speed preparation, making a speech, speech resources, oral presentation resources, speech template, speech observation
spannarosy
MEET ‘N’ GREET MINGLE BINGO: Ice Breaker for the New Year/ Genetics Unit

MEET ‘N’ GREET MINGLE BINGO: Ice Breaker for the New Year/ Genetics Unit

This ‘Mingle Bingo’ is a great ice- breaker for the start of the year. There are 25 spots on the card, each describing a physical attribute (such as green eyes), a capability (such as being able to lick your elbow!) or something specific about family and home (such as having a dog, or having two sisters). Students embark on a scavenger hunt to find someone in the class who fits that description . There are two slightly different Bingo cards (although they do have some of the same points on them) which could be used together with everyone randomly handed one or the other, or choose which you prefer according to what you know about characteristics within your class. The idea is that everyone mingles and asks each other specific questions. When students find someone who “ticks” one of the boxes on their sheet, that person writes their name down in the space provided. Each person can only be used once, so students have to use a little bit of tactical thinking about whose name to place where! For smaller classes adjust the game by giving students a certain number of boxes to fill in, or ask them to complete a row or two. The activity would also be great for use in a module on Geneticsas many of the Bingo boxes ask about characteristics which are dominant and recessive genes. The cards could also be used in an English as Second Language class in an activity about describing people.
underthedesk
Would you like a /some board game

Would you like a /some board game

Throw the dice and make a question: Would you like a? or Would you like some?. If there is a tick, answer: Yes, please If there is a cross, answer: No, thank you Two or three players can be on the same square. Continue until someone reaches the finish.
Olynj
I Have... Who Has? Telling Time Game

I Have... Who Has? Telling Time Game

Students love to play this telling time game. We play as a whole class. You cut them apart and give a time card to each student. The student with the start card goes first. Another student has to answer the time question by looking at the clock on their card. The player with the right clock on their card reads their question and another student …
Olynj
A Girl by the Window - Image Based Lesson Plan

A Girl by the Window - Image Based Lesson Plan

This lesson is based on a single image of a girl standing alone at night by a shop window. Her facial expression is ambiguous and it’s not clear why she is there. The lesson includes a variety of discussion and conversation tasks that you can use to get students thinking and talking about why she is there and how she feels. These are followed by language focus tasks and some more creative tasks. Finally, there are some suggestions for digital research and creation follow-up tasks. It’s not necessary to use all of the tasks in the plan, you can choose to use any of the tasks individually or change the order of the tasks depending on the approach you want to take and the level of your students.
nikpeachey
150 Present Simple Task Cards

150 Present Simple Task Cards

This set of cards includes five different types of cards. There are 30 cards of each type. You can use them to teach the present simple tense. The first type of cards can be used to help students with do/does questions. The second type focuses on questions with question words. The next type of cards includes multiple-choice questions. The next 30 cards are cards with gaps. Finally, there are also fun speaking cards. http://mrmattie.com
MrMattie
End of Term Activity Pack!

End of Term Activity Pack!

End of Term Activity Pack 10 PAGE pack of classroom-ready summer end of term activities will enthuse and engage students. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 students to celebrate the end of term through a variety of activities. This booklet has been created by a dedicated team of experts and will allow competition, peer reflection and SMSC. It can be used to help students engage, through a range of stimulating exercises, encouraging discussion and liven up lessons through structured engagement between students. This Booklet Contains: o Various thought provoking challenges o Design Activities o 10 pages of ready-to-use student worksheets designed to be written on o A wide range of activities, to suit all types of learners. o Minimal preparation required – Just print and go! Can be used for a whole lesson or two. This resource will engage, educate and motivate your students – fantastic for quick and easy planning! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter British Values Quiz Big film and TV Quiz 2018 Healthy Lifestyles Quiz
thecre8tiveresources
Transition Activity Pack

Transition Activity Pack

Transition Activity Pack 12 PAGE pack of classroom-ready activities will enthuse and engage students. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 students to get to know each other through a variety of activities. This booklet has been created by a dedicated team of experts and will allow competition, peer reflection and SMSC. It can be used to help students engage with one another, through a range of stimulating exercises, encouraging discussion and liven up lessons through structured engagement between students. This Booklet Contains: o Topical debates of issues surrounding the school environment o Various thought provoking challenges o Design Activities o 12 pages of ready-to-use student worksheets designed to be written on o A wide range of activities, to suit all types of learners. o Minimal preparation required – Just print and go! Can be used for a whole lesson or two. This resource will engage, educate and motivate your students – fantastic for quick and easy planning! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter You may also like some of our popular cre8tive resources… News Quiz Anti-Bullying Quiz Healthy Lifestyles Quiz
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Would you like a /some  boardgame

Would you like a /some boardgame

Throw the dice and make a question: Would you like a? or Would you like some?. If there is a tick, answer: Yes, please… If there is a cross, answer: No, thank you… Two or three players can be on the same square. Continue until someone reaches the finish.
Olynj
TRANSITION DAY / SUMMER HOMEWORK writing activity

TRANSITION DAY / SUMMER HOMEWORK writing activity

Find out all about your new pupils with this fun writing activity! *Set as homework for over the summer *Use as part of transition day to assess writing level *Use as a time capsule for students to open up at the end of the year
tamrai
EDEXCEL PAPER 2 QUESTION 7B - Sophie Lancaster

EDEXCEL PAPER 2 QUESTION 7B - Sophie Lancaster

This lesson is centered around the tragic story of Sophie Lancaster, who was murdered in 2007 for being a Goth. I have used this story over the last 10 years with all my classes as it helps to address prejudice and build tolerance. This session uses the Story of Sophie to introduce question 7B to students. It does this by breaking question 7B into two and only looking at the writers views and perceptions part of the question rather than the comparison part, as I have found in my experience that diving straight into comparing two texts tends to stress and confuse students. This session has enough material to cover 3 hours but has optional tasks and can be altered to suit you or your classes needs, session time and sensitivity levels. It comes with 10 worksheets, a video and full powerpoint with starters, team tasks, individual tasks, plenary, question 7B breakdown, group discussion and homework which focuses on section B of Paper 2. I have found that over the years that this lesson is diverse. It has been used in tutorials outside of the English department and by youth workers when delivering their sessions. I usually invite support workers and youth workers when delivering this session to help support any students for who this may bring up memories or for them or to help students overcome any of their own prejudices. Because of this sessions holistic and cross college appeal it was a big hit with managers and Ofsted. Hope it helps.
namerased