Conversation cards #3 – Present Simple

Conversation Cards Present SimpleSince I’ve taught the Present Simple recently, I made some conversation cards to help students use this tense with real-life situations and questions.

They can be used in one-to-one sessions or as pair work activity. Download here: Conversation Cards Present Simple.

And let me know how it goes; ).

Happy learning!

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Do or Make?

Do or MakeHere’s  a handout that I made for my one-to-one sessions to review collocations with ‘do’ and ‘make’. You can download it in black&white or in color. Or both: ).

I’ve used it with pre-intermediate students and stronger elementary students. The first part is meant to test and drill the collocations (which you had previously taught) and then come some freer practice activities.

Download handouts here: Do or Make (bw) & Do or Make (color).

Happy teaching!: ) And let me know how it went.

Jeopardy templates

Jeopardy!Jeopardy is one of the most engaging ways to review grammar or vocabulary. If you’re thinking of using it in the classroom, here are some templates that you can download and customize:

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‘Should’ – Giving advice

Should - Giving adviceThis is a speaking activity that you can use as freer practice in your one-to-one sessions or as pair work in the classroom if you want to revise or consolidate the use of ‘should’ for giving advice.

Each circle includes a number. Use dice to establish who’s going to read the situation or just choose a number between 1 and 15 and then read the corresponding situation. The other student in the pair will then offer some advice based on the situation. Students can also ask additional questions so they would find out more about the problem. This could develop really nicely into a longer conversation.

Download in .pdf format here: Should – Giving advice (color and black&white version available).

Conversation cards 2

Conversation Cards 2A new set of conversation cards that you can use with young adults and adult learners. Just print the .pdf file, cut out the cards and have each student draw one card and answer the question (you can organize this as pair work or small group work). Set a time limit for the answer and turn this into a competition. For instance, the students have to speak for one minute as they answer the question. Meanwhile, the others who are listening can think of follow-up questions.

Or you can just use these cards to start a friendly chat in your one-to-one English sessions.

Download the .pdf file here: Conversation Cards 2.

Happy chatting!: )

PS You can find another batch of conversation cards ready to be downloaded here: Conversation cards.

Noun plural handout

NounPluralHere’s something that you can use to brainstorm or review the plural forms of nouns.

The students think of nouns in the plural and write them in the corresponding circle based on how that noun forms the plural. They can start working individually, then compare their findings in pairs. During the class check stage, the students will also discuss the rules that applies to each category.

Download color and black-and-white version here: Noun Plural.

Irregular verbs handout

Irregular verbs drillHere’s a two-page handout that can help you practise or drill the irregular verbs. If you work with groups of students you can turn this into a competition to see who fills in the gaps the fastest. Or you can use the handout for one-to-one English sessions as a test or review.

Download here in pdf format: Irregular Verbs.