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Being bilingual (English and French), I will offer material in both languages. Being both a secondary school and college teacher, I will offer material created for these age groups. Being a language lover, I will offer material created to optimize language learning and make the experience enjoyable for all. Being a teacher, I will offer material that is easy to use in a classroom and challenging for the students.

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Being bilingual (English and French), I will offer material in both languages. Being both a secondary school and college teacher, I will offer material created for these age groups. Being a language lover, I will offer material created to optimize language learning and make the experience enjoyable for all. Being a teacher, I will offer material that is easy to use in a classroom and challenging for the students.
Reading Comprehension - The Secret Garden (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - The Secret Garden (Penguin Readers)

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A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com. The Penguin Readers’ version of The Secret Garden is a 2: Elementary (600 words) book. Total pages: 6 Answer key included I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers’ teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers’ website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 50 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students’ understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let’s face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Listening Comprehension - Coach Carter
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Listening Comprehension - Coach Carter

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A listening comprehension for the 2005 movie Coach Carter. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and fill in the blanks) and a long-answer section for 40 points (25 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select and answer two of the proposed questions.
Listening Comprehension - Stranger Things 1x04
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Listening Comprehension - Stranger Things 1x04

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This is a listening comprehension for the 4th episode of the first season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. The document is already formatted, so you only have to print the needed pages and makes copies. Finally, I have also included a creative writing journal for the students to complete either at school or at home. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student’s learning. Total pages: 8 answer key included Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time.
Reading Comprehension - Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Readers)

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A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com. The Penguin Readers’ version of Gulliver’s Travels is a 2: Elementary (600 words) book. Total pages: 6 Answer key included I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers’ teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers’ website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 50 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students’ understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let’s face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Reading Comprehension - A Tale of Two Cities (penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - A Tale of Two Cities (penguin Readers)

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A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com. The Penguin Readers’ version of A Tale of Two Cities is a 5: Upper Intermediate (2,300 words) book. Total pages: 8 Answer key included I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers’ teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers’ website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students’ understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let’s face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Listening Comprehension - Ratatouille
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Listening Comprehension - Ratatouille

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A listening comprehension for the movie Ratatouille. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and complete the dialogues) and a long-answer section for 30 points (22 questions). I also included a writing journal with a creative writing task. This section has its own evaluation grid. Students are asked to select certain ingredients and words, and to create their own recipe. total pages: 10 answer key included
Listening Comprehension - Hotel Transylvania
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Listening Comprehension - Hotel Transylvania

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*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Hotel Transylvania. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and complete the dialogue) and a long-answer section for 30 points (19 questions). I also included a writing journal section with its own evaluation grid. It can be completed in class or at home. The writing journal consists of a creative writing task. Students are asked to create their own hotel.
Listening Comprehension - Mean Girls
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Listening Comprehension - Mean Girls

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A listening comprehension for the 2004 movie Mean Girls. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and vocabulary) and a long-answer section for 30 points (18 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select and answer two of the proposed questions. total pages: 10 answer key included
Listening Comprehension - Jurassic World
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Listening Comprehension - Jurassic World

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A listening comprehension for the 2015 movie Jurassic World. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and complete the dialogues) and a long-answer section for 40 points (27 questions). I also included a writing journal section with its own evaluation grid. Students are asked to select and research a dinosaur and to write a non-fiction text about the selected dinosaur. total pages: 11 answer key included
Listening Comprehension - Stranger Things 1x02
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Listening Comprehension - Stranger Things 1x02

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This is a listening comprehension for the 2nd episode of the first season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. The document is already formatted, so you only have to print the needed pages and makes copies. Finally, I have also included a creative writing journal for the students to complete either at school or at home. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student’s learning. Total pages: 8 answer key included Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time.
Listening Comprehension - Riverdale 1x01
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Listening Comprehension - Riverdale 1x01

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This is a listening comprehension for the 1st episode of the first season of the Netflix series Riverdale. The document is already formatted so you only have to print the needed pages and makes copies. As always, the document also includes the answer key. Finally, I have also included a writing journal for the students to complete either at school or at home. It provides students with an opportunity to reinvest their understanding of the episode and of the series. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student’s learning. total pages: 8 answer key included Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.
Listening Comprehension - Catching Fire
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Listening Comprehension - Catching Fire

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A listening comprehension for the 2013 movie Catching Fire. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 30 points (identify the characters and dialogues) and a long-answer section for 30 points (15 questions). I also included a writing journal section with three questions to answer. This section has its own evaluation grid. Total Pages: 10 pages Answer Key: Included
Listening Comprehension - Darkest Hour
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Listening Comprehension - Darkest Hour

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A listening comprehension for the 2017 movie Darkest Hour. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and chronology), a complete the dialogues section for 20 points and a long-answer section for 40 points (20 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home (though, it requires some research). For the writing journal, students are asked to select a person who played an important political role during the Second World War, to research this person and then, write a short text. Total Pages: 13 pages Answer Key: Included
Listening Comprehension - Dead Poets Society
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Listening Comprehension - Dead Poets Society

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A listening comprehension for the 1989 movie Dead poets Society. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 10 points (identify the characters) and a long-answer section for 40 points (18 questions). I also included a writing journal section with three questions for students to answer. This section has its own evaluation grid.
Nadine's English Corner for the Not-So Utterly Confused
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Nadine's English Corner for the Not-So Utterly Confused

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A workbook for ESL or EFL students. This is the second of two workbooks. (First one is entitled "Nadine’s English Corner for the Utterly Confused.) The second workbook is aimed at students typically in secondary 4 or 5. Each workbook can stand on its own. The workbook contains grammar rules and exercises. It is divided in three grammatical sections: verbs, noun phrases and sentence structure. There are two appendixes: vocabulary and writing journals.
Practice Ministerial Examination -Secondary 5 ESL Core Program -Skilled for Life
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Practice Ministerial Examination -Secondary 5 ESL Core Program -Skilled for Life

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TOPIC: Skilled for Life Based on material from previous ministerial examinations, this file is a practice ministerial examination for Quebec secondary 5 students who are part of the English as a Second Language, Core Program. The file includes a preparation booklet, a writing booklet, a final copy booklet and discussion questions. Basically, everything a teacher needs to get his or her students to practice, improve and get ready for the end-of-the-year ministerial examinations. This file is meant for Quebec secondary 5 students who are completing their English as a Second Language, Core Program. It duplicates what the students will have to accomplish for their final ministerial evaluation, meaning reading and learning about an assigned topic; then, discussing the assigned topic with other students; and finally, writing an argumentative essay about the topic. I use this document to help my student practice before their final examination. It reduces their stress and helps them understand what will be expected of them. In addition, it allows me to assess and mostly identify problematics students could encounter before their official ministerial examination. NOTE: Hand out the preparation booklet Allow a set time for students to read, fill out and mostly, learn about the topic at hand. ( I usually give them a few days) Have students discuss what they have read and learn about it the booklet. Students can share and discuss their answers to the various questions found within the preparation booklet. Divide students into groups of four and give each students two questions, taken from the discussion questions section of this file, which also includes an evaluation grid. Tell the students that they must discuss together using the assigned questions for at least 15 minutes. on a following period, pick up their preparation booklet (the ministry does not allow students to have access to their preparation booklet while writing their text) and hand out the writing and final copy booklets. Students should take no longer than 120 minutes to complete the writing task.
Nadine's English Corner for the Utterly Confused
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Nadine's English Corner for the Utterly Confused

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A workbook for ESL or EFL students. This is the first of two workbooks. (Second one is entitled "Nadine’s English Corner for the Not-So Utterly Confused.) The first workbook is aimed at students typically in secondary 1, 2 or 3. The workbook contains grammar rules and exercises. It is divided in three grammatical sections: verbs, noun phrases and sentence structure. There are two appendixes: vocabulary and writing journals.
Listening Comprehension - 2019 Aladdin
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Listening Comprehension - 2019 Aladdin

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Product Description A listening comprehension for the 2019 movie Aladdin. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 25 points (identify the characters, song chronology and complete the dialogues) and a long-answer section for 30 points (19 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to explain quotes taken from the movie. This section comes with its own evaluation grid.
Reading Comprehension - Great Expectations (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - Great Expectations (Penguin Readers)

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A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com. The Penguin Readers’ version of Great Expectations is a 6: Advanced (3,000 words) book. Total pages: 8 Answer key included I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers’ teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers’ website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students’ understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let’s face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Reading Comprehension - Heart of Darkness (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - Heart of Darkness (Penguin Readers)

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A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com. The Penguin Readers’ version of Heart of Darkness is a 5: Upper Intermediate (2,300 words) book. Total pages: 10 Answer key included I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers’ teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers’ website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students’ understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let’s face it, literature is a big part of any culture.