SCRATCH-Time: What’s the date?

/ A1, A2, Pre-A1, Teachers, Vocabulary training, Young Learners

For today, another Scratch animation to help your ESL students practise how to say dates in English. Telling the date & coding – two functions in one task:

What’s today’s date?

Instructions: Click onto the Green Flag, then onto SPACE. After some seconds, you will see a date.
First question: Is it a real date? (30 February 2000 is NOT)
Second question: How do you pronounce it? (e.g. the first of February nineteen – eighty four)
Third question: Was it in the past or will it be in the future or maybe this is today’s date?
Then press SPACE again… and again…

For Scrachers, SEE INSIDE, it’s a simple costume-change code.

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Activity Book - Toys

YL activity books for Cambridge Starters, Movers and Flyers or any ESL primary classroom about Toys (free), Sweets, Beach, Animals, Meals, House, Clothes and many other topics. Shop around in the ELT-Tutor webshop.

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Taboo Cards - Flyers

YL Taboo cards following the official Cambridge YLE Wordlists. Ready-to-print, fun activity for vocabulary revision.

Taboo Cards Starters – ELT-TUTOR SHOP
Taboo Cards Movers – ELT-TUTOR SHOP
Taboo Cards Flyers – FREE

These editable Google Forms help you keep track of the lexical items you’ve already dealt with in your YL course:

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Progress Checker Flyers – FREE


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