Back to school – Back to English with Starters, Movers, Flyers

/ A1, A2, Exam training, Pre-A1, Speaking and Conversation, Young Learners

September 2021 – How is this school year going to be? Face-to-face, online, locked down? Whatever the answer is, we are happy to be back to school… and back to some great playful Cambridge YL Starters, Movers, Flyers exercises. Check out these:

STARTERS:

TASK 1A:
Look at the picture and answer the questions:

Where is the clock?
Where is the backpack?
Where are the books?
Where is the teacher?

What colour is the backpack?
What colour are the walls?

What colour are the chairs?
What colour is this girl’s/boy’s hair? (point at one)

How many students can you see?
How many windows can you see?
How many boards can you see?

Tell me about the teacher.
Tell me about this student (point at one girl/boy).

TASK 1B:
Now look at this picture and answer the same questions:

Task 2:
Look at the pictures and answer the questions below:

Which is the pen?
Have you got a pen?
Where is your pen?

Which is the backpack?
Have you got a backpack?
What colour is this/your backpack?

Which are the scissors?
Have you got scissors?
What can you do with your scissors?

MOVERS:

Task 1A:
Look at the two pictures below. My picture is the one on the left, your picture is the one on the right. Your picture looks nearly the same as mine, but some things are different. I will tell you something about my picture, you tell me how your picture is different:
In my picture, there are three green boards on the wall…
In my picture, the boards are clean…
In my picture, the door is on the left…
In my picture, the clock is on the left…
In my picture, there isn’t a trashcan/bin next to the chest of drawers…
In my picture, the chest of drawers in on the right…
In my picture, the classroom is empty, there aren’t any desks and chairs…

Task 1B:
Look at the two pictures below. My picture is the one on the left, your picture is the one on the right. Your picture looks nearly the same as mine, but some things are different. I will tell you something about my picture, you tell me how your picture is different:
In my picture, there is a back pack on the desk on the left…
In my picture, there is an apple on some books on the desk on the left…
In my picture, there is a computer on the desk in the middle…
In my picture, there are some books on the desk on the right…
In my picture, there is a notebook and a pencil on the desk on the right…

Task 1C:
Look at the two pictures below. My picture is the one on the left, your picture is the one on the right. Your picture looks nearly the same as mine, but some things are different. I will tell you something about my picture, you tell me how your picture is different:
In my picture, the children are studying in the classroom…
In my picture, there are two windows…
In my picture, there is a green board on the wall…
In my picture, the children are sitting on brown wooden floor…
In my picture, there is teacher sitting at her desk…

Task 2:
Look at these four pictures. One picture is different. Tell me which one and why?

Look at these four pictures. One picture is different. Tell me which one and why?

Look at these four pictures. One picture is different. Tell me which one and why?

FLYERS:

Task 1A:
Look at the two pictures. They look the same, but there are some differences. For example
:
In my picture, there are a lot of paper balls all over the floor, while in your picture, there aren’t any.
Now, you tell me what other things are different.

Task 1B:
Look at the two pictures. They look the same, but there are some differences. For example:
In my picture, there are three message boards on the wall on the right, while in your picture, there is a map.
Now, you tell me what other things are different.

Finally, a Storyboardthat comics about ‘back to school‘ and ‘to have your back to/against the wall‘:

PS: I’d like to thank:
Vecteezy for the classroom pictures (see attributes) and
Pixabay for all school object pics (each of them with a free license).

You might also like to read:

How To Prepare For Cambridge Movers/Flyers Exams Online – in a FUN Way?
YLE – Spelling at YL Starters, Movers and Flyers
Online English lessons and coding with YL (Part One)

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