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I am a long time ESL teacher and KS2/KS3 tutor. I create professional handouts and activities which do not require any alteration, simply print and copy. I make my resources user-friendly, meaning they are easy for pupils to understand, effective at teaching the target skill and entertaining for pupils to use. Where colour is used, the worksheets generally can successfully be printed in black and white unless otherwise stated.

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I am a long time ESL teacher and KS2/KS3 tutor. I create professional handouts and activities which do not require any alteration, simply print and copy. I make my resources user-friendly, meaning they are easy for pupils to understand, effective at teaching the target skill and entertaining for pupils to use. Where colour is used, the worksheets generally can successfully be printed in black and white unless otherwise stated.
English Tenses Poster - Ideal for ESL Pupils
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English Tenses Poster - Ideal for ESL Pupils

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A quick colourful visual guide of the core tenses in English. Intended to be used alongside instruction on the meaning and function of tenses, but useful as an overview and sort of checklist for pupils. 2 versions are included - one full A4 size, the other has 2 images on 1 sheet to be cut as smaller handouts.
SPORT - ESL Speaking Activity
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SPORT - ESL Speaking Activity

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Speaking exercise for English language learners, to be projected on a screen and/or printed as a handout. Topic: SPORT Each picture has 2 pages - the first is an image alone for students to describe, the second has specific questions to answer in relation to the picture. Pictures cover different sports and include mixes of male and female players, individual and groups, to allow a wide use of language.
KS3 GCSE Linking Words
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KS3 GCSE Linking Words

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Help improve writing by expanding pupil’s knowledge of a range of linking words. 1 - cut out activity to organise by function 2 - cut out a selection of linking words to insert into a text 3 - organised list of linking words with gap fill activity
KS3 English Words
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KS3 English Words

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English words, such as simile and personification. 1 - Look, cover, write spelling practice 2 - Cut out and match definition cards with the above words 3 - Crossword puzzle with the above words and definitions
KS1 Primary Design a Town
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KS1 Primary Design a Town

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Blank town map with roads. Pupils should draw buildings and green spaces to create their own town. They should also add names to streets and title their town.
KS1 National Spelling - UE and EW Words - 3 Worksheets
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KS1 National Spelling - UE and EW Words - 3 Worksheets

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Spelling practice at the KS1 level with National Curriculum spelling words, learning the difference between ‘ue’ or ‘ew’. Resource includes 3 worksheets to practice 10 words: 1 - look, cover, write 2 - sort into 2 categories 3 - complete the blanks with ‘ue’ or ‘ew’
BODY LANGUAGE - ESL Speaking Activity
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BODY LANGUAGE - ESL Speaking Activity

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Powerpoint presentation with integrated youtube video Topic: Body language Target audience: Teen ESL learners Lesson: START - first slide - general discussion questions about what body language is VOCAB - move forwards to video - first slide has a list with blanks. Tell students to write this in their notebook and fill it in while waiting. Play the video - students need to write the word if they know it Check - make sure all students understand what the words mean Brainstorm other body language words PAIRWORK Students are asked to brainstorm at least one adjective that connects to each body language word (for example sad - frown) Move to the next slide and collect students' ideas. The point here is not right or wrong answers, but for students to remember what the words mean and to justify why they associate each action/gesture with the adjective. CLASS OR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION Move to the last slide - as a class or in small groups, have students discuss the questions which all relate to body language
ESL  or Teen - Business Plan
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ESL or Teen - Business Plan

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This can be used for either an ESL class to encourage discussion or a teen class related to entrepreneurial activities. It's a worksheet with open ended questions to help students in small groups come up with a business idea. This should be discussed thoroughly in order to have a very clear idea that can be presented to the rest of the class. Extension idea - have students create an advert for their new business
KS2 National Spelling - DGE and GE Words - 3 Worksheets
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KS2 National Spelling - DGE and GE Words - 3 Worksheets

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Spelling practice at the KS2 level with National Curriculum spelling words, learning the difference between ‘dge’ or ‘ge’. Resource includes 3 worksheets to practice 10 words: 1 - look, cover, write 2 - sort into 2 categories 3 - complete the blanks with ‘dge’ or ‘ge’
Family Tree Puzzle
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Family Tree Puzzle

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Family Tree: In small groups, children use the cards as clues in order to organise the pictures in a family tree. An element of competition can be added, making the first team to solve how all the people are related the winner. This takes a bit of preparation, but if you laminate it, you can reuse it many times. This can be used with young children or ESL learners of many ages.
Adult ESL - People BINGO
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Adult ESL - People BINGO

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2 versions, but all same questions Students should mingle and ask each other questions in order to fill in the squares with a name. The person to get a full line first wins. This is ideal for the first lesson of an adult ESL group so that students (and teacher) can get to know each other, and refresh their speaking skills in a relaxed manner before proper lessons begin.
ESL - Worksheet: Grammar - Conditionals and Wishes
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ESL - Worksheet: Grammar - Conditionals and Wishes

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Worksheet practising the rules of first, second and third conditionals, in addition to structures using ‘wish’ and ‘if only’. Separated into different sections to analyse the grammar structure, compare differences between the different forms and practice accurate use.
KS2 National Spelling - Adjectives ending in 'ous' - 3 Worksheets
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KS2 National Spelling - Adjectives ending in 'ous' - 3 Worksheets

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Spelling practice at the KS2 level with National Curriculum spelling words, practising adjectives ending in ‘ous’. Resource includes 3 worksheets to practice 10 words: 1 - look, cover, write 2 - complete the blanks with missing vowels 3 - convert base words into adjectives ending in ‘ous’
Strange Questions! Conversation for Teens/Adults
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Strange Questions! Conversation for Teens/Adults

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Best used for an ESL group, but could also be used as an ice breaker in any other class. Includes a bunch of bizarre questions to ask each other as an ice breaker / conversation starter, for example 'why do pyjamas have pockets?'