EASTER: ESL worksheets and activities

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ESL materials for Easter: quizzes, songs and worksheets 17th April 2022 VIDEO QUIZ (B1): Practise strong adjectives with the Easter Factory scene from HOP (2011) Interactive worksheet (A1/A2): Watch a short scene from HOP (E.B. playing the drums, starring David Hasselhoff) and answer to listening comprehension questions and do some background check: Interactive worksheet (A2/B1): Watch a short scene from Rise of the Guardians (2012) and practise listening comprehension (true/false) and sentence completion with gerund vs. to+infinitive verb forms: Easter Jokes: Looking for cool worksheets for your ESL lessons? FREE MATERIALS for kids/Young Learners: A one-page worksheet with a picture,

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VOCABULARY – Keeping Track Of Class Vocabulary

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About a year ago, I started to use QUIZLET to keep track of all vocabulary items we discussed in our lessons and it turned out to be really useful for both, online or face-to-face lessons. Quizlet is a platform where you can create flashcards to help your students memorize lexical items. The site does not send you any marketing mails or newsletters, but the free version has some banners (for all ages) on its pages. So, I set up a simple Teacher account and started to create my sets, one for every course.

AN ALTERNATIVE WRITING LESSON

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Have you ever tried a silent lesson, an alternative way to practise writing? This lesson might well be one of the most popular lessons you have done so far. It’s ideal for all ages, but the best for teens and young adults. There is only one rule: YOU CANNOT SPEAK. NOT A WORD. COMPLETE SILENCE, PLEASE! This way, you (Teacher) can relax and conduct an engaging writing lesson.

ESL WRITING: USING PARAGRAPHS

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BULLETPOINTS: Level:  any; Age: 7+; Group size: any; Aim: to write a story together and to learn how to use paragraphs; Skill: writing; Grammar: -; Vocabulary: -; Length: 60+ min; Preparation time: none; Material: 5-10 sheets with a story starter (see below), pens, scissors, paperclips.

S.O.S. Activity – Vocabulary Revision With Mind-maps

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You might end up in a situation when you need to substitute a colleague but you have no clue what the class is supposed to do in this coming lesson. Very often, you only know their level and what course book they use (if any). So, it’s essential that you have some treasures at hand before you enter the classroom. In this post, let me show you some materials for an emergency vocabulary revision activity.