Girl With a Pearl Earring: The Mystery

Girl With a Pearl Earring: The Mystery

"Girl With a Pearl Earring" is a movie based on Tracy Chevalier's book which tries to decipher the mystery behind this beautiful Vermeer's painting, and to portray the life and the time of the painter. You can use this material both after watching the movie, or after reading the book (nine activities in a 17-page bundle) I have created these activities to make my students acquainted with the painting, to arouse their interest in art and to develop their critical thinking skills. Table of contents: 1. Activity 1: Reading “Who was Vermeer?” 2. Activity 2: Reading Comprehension - True or False 3. Activity 3: Webquest on Jan Vermeer 4. Activity 4: Word search on Jan Vermeer 5. Activity 5: Matching Columns 6. Activity 6: Reading “What else do you know?” 7. Activity 7: Creative Writing 8. Activity 8: Coloring Vermeer’s Palette 9. Activity 9: Coloring The Girl Hope you enjoy it and find it useful !!
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Top 50 Most Famous Paintings

Top 50 Most Famous Paintings

This is a fill-in-the-gap activity I have designed to learn the top 50 most famous paintings in the world after watching the video in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwzGbxGpTZc
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Watch and Learn: Continents of the world

Watch and Learn: Continents of the world

This worksheet on the continents of the world aims at introducing or revising the seven continents and its main physical characteristics after watching the four-minute video that you would find in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urr53arh--E I have created this activity for my middle school students and you will find a very brief introduction to continents, 32 questions to be answered while watching the video (I need to play it twice !) and answer keys for the teacher. It is included in my Watch and Learn Series, which use short videos or documentaries to introduce students different topics connected to the social sciences. Hope you enjoy and find it useful !!
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Watch and learn: Mesopotamia, cradle of civilization

Watch and learn: Mesopotamia, cradle of civilization

This is a video resource introducing Mesopotamia. The video can be found at the following Mesopotamia video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GxWKOlDLYo&index=4&list=PLYcFxmNUVizSNOI9lQAzmhUOeYQVr-qos It is an appealing 8-page activity to introduce different aspects of Mesopotamia (writing, domestication, geography, social organization, etc) which includes the following parts: 1- Brief introduction 2- Map of Mesopotamia 3- Video listening comprehension questions 4- Interesting facts about Mesopotamia 5- Creative writing activity Answer key is provided
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Top 50 Most Famous Paintings

Top 50 Most Famous Paintings

This is a fill-in-the-gap activity I have designed to learn the top 50 most famous paintings in the world after watching the video in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwzGbxGpTZc
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Girl With a Pearl Earring: The Mystery

Girl With a Pearl Earring: The Mystery

"Girl With a Pearl Earring" is a movie based on Tracy Chevalier's book which tries to decipher the mystery behind this beautiful Vermeer's painting, and to portray the life and the time of the painter. You can use this material both after watching the movie, or after reading the book (nine activities in a 17-page bundle) I have created these activities to make my students acquainted with the painting, to arouse their interest in art and to develop their critical thinking skills. Table of contents: 1. Activity 1: Reading “Who was Vermeer?” 2. Activity 2: Reading Comprehension - True or False 3. Activity 3: Webquest on Jan Vermeer 4. Activity 4: Word search on Jan Vermeer 5. Activity 5: Matching Columns 6. Activity 6: Reading “What else do you know?” 7. Activity 7: Creative Writing 8. Activity 8: Coloring Vermeer’s Palette 9. Activity 9: Coloring The Girl Hope you enjoy it and find it useful !!
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Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World

Let's travel around the globe and discover the wonders of the world ! This resource contains 21 pages full of basic, clear information with attractive illustrations. There are three writing activities plus three more activities at the end of the printable (answer keys are provided). It will work great with STEAM projects. TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1: The World's Ancient Wonders Part 2: The New 7 Wonders of the World Petra (Jordan) The Taj Mahal (India) The Great Wall of China The Colosseum (Rome) Machu Pichu (Peru) Chichén Itzá (México) Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro) Part 3: The New 7 Wonders of Nature Part 4: Activities Part 5: Glossary Part 6: Answer key
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English Proverbs Game - Cut, Search and Glue

English Proverbs Game - Cut, Search and Glue

This is an activity that my students love to learn proverbs in context: First they have to match the proverb, with the right definition and the photograph. Secondly, all the class shares their answers and we make sure everybody has understood the meaning of the proverb. Thirdly, the teacher shows the students the flashcard and students remember the proverb it refered to. Finally, a speaking activity is generated in small groups with questions related to proverbs and everyday life. This pack includes the following elements: 1- Proverbs 2-Definitions 3-Photographs 4-Speaking activity 5- Flashcards with bigger images 6- Answer keys There are 11 pages with answer key included. PS Sometimes I prefer to cut it out myself, laminate it and put everything in an envelope so that they just search for the right option... every teacher works in a different way !!
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Banksy, love him or hate him !

Banksy, love him or hate him !

Banksy is one of the most famous graffity painters in the world, but his identity is a mystery. In this printable you can find an introduction to him, and three activities: a high order thinking activity, a matching activity and a true/false activity. This seven-page pack of activities is addressed to students interested in learning about this artist and the society he portrays.
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Forrest Gump into History

Forrest Gump into History

The movie "Forrest Gump” travels through the decades of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's with a very special protagonist, Forrest Gump. This printable is going to pay special attention on some real historical events. I have created and revised these activities is to make my students acquaint with the historical events of these three decades and to develop their critical thinking. Table of contents: 1. Warming-up activity 2. Mapping Forrest 3. Quoting Forrest 4. Main characters 5, Language 6. The origins of the name “Forrest” 7. Elvis Presley and John Lennon 8. Moon landing 9. Four USA Presidents 10. Higher order thinking activity 11. The Watergate 12. A Timeline 13. Speaking activity TOTAL PAGES: 18 ANSWERS INCLUDED
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Passive Sentences Activity

Passive Sentences Activity

Here it is a resource I have designed for my students to practive passive sentences, with three different activities: 1- In activity 1 students have to read some sentences, underline the verb or verbs in each sentence and then indicate whether the verb is active or passive and also which verb tense is being used. 2- In activity 2 students have to change the active sentences to passive. 3- In activity 3 students have to transform the following active sentences into the passive voice Hope you find it useful !! (Answer key is provided)
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Write a story in 3 steps

Write a story in 3 steps

Learn how to write a good story in three easy steps, with clear and concise hints to boost your writing skills in English, either for native and non-native speakers.
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