Hello again! Hope your spring break was awesome! And relaxing! And sunny!: )
It’s back to school here tomorrow and to help you prepare, especially if you’re teaching VYLs, my teacher friend (and my VYL go-to expert) Eugenia has come up with four lovely weather flashcards to help keep the little kids engaged while talking about the atmospheric conditions: ).
Click below to download (.pdf version):
rainy, snowy, sunny, windy.
So if you’re thinking of teaching “windy”, “rainy”, “sunny” and “snowy”, these cute cards may be of help. Also, the kids can name the character in the flashcards, and they can describe his clothes and other extra features (what he is holding or where he is or how he’s feeling or how he looks like).
As usual, any feedback is more than welcome!:)
Have fun teaching! 🏫✍🏼 ☕️✏️📚
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*Vectors source: http://www.freepik.com/
Here are some cards that you can use in class if you’re teaching/revising personality adjectives. They’re great for role-plays, miming or any other vocabulary games that you might want to use.
I’d love to hear some of your ideas on how to use these.
(Liking and sharing would really help: ).
Use these cards to practise functions related to manners and being polite. Print them on card, cut along the dotted lines and put them in a stack. Organize students in pairs or small groups and have them take turns drawing a card and responding to the prompt.
Some of the target phrases: “Thank you for…””Can I have…?” “Would you mind…?” Ëxcuse me, where is the…?””Nice to meet you.”
Download cards here: Manners.
Have fun! :)👓 💁🏻🐥
Here’s a sample of questions that can help students practise for Part 4 of the Flyers speaking test: Speaking4Flyers.
I gathered them from various Cambridge materials found online and from the two websites below:
What other questions do you use?
Here’s a board game that I use with adults to consolidate the use of Present Perfect when talking about personal experience. I included the black & white version as well: HaveYouEver.
As a follow-up, they can write the answer to one of these questions developing it into a story.
Like and share if you find this useful. Thanks; ).
Here’s a little board game to help your students review the past simple of the verb To Be. It’s very controlled practice and it can be used as a consolidation stage before moving on to freer practice. First students can play the board game in groups and then they can write their own sentences using “was” and “were”. I designed this mainly with the affirmative form in mind, but you can definitely extend it and have the students come up with the negative or interrogative forms of the sentences on the board.
Download the black&white version here: WasWere.
And the colour version here: WasWereColour.
Liking or Sharing definitely help so please if you use these handouts, spare a Like!: )
Have a wonderful first week of school! Happy teaching!☺️💼🕶
I was inspired in coming up with this activity by a lesson in Face2Face Upper-Intermediate (p. 84) on introductory phrases that emphasize what we are going to say next.
After you have taught and practised the phrases (you will find them on the third page of the handout below), cut the squares from the first page (or the second if you print them in color), shuffle them and have the student pick one randomly and write or say something that incorporates the word on the card and one of the introductory phrases. Then you can actually turn this into a conversation by asking follow-up questions about the situation mentioned by the student.
Let me know how it goes.
Happy learning!: )
Download the materials by clicking here: Introductory Phrases for emphasis.