How was your spring break? (minicards)

spring break
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So how was your Easter? Did you go on an egg hunt? Was the weather nice? Did you make any new friends? Did you travel abroad? Hope you answered yes to all those questions; ).

Spring break will be over soon here in Romania so here’s a handout (editable) with mini-cards to help your kids chat about their Easter holiday. You can use it with your Movers and Flyers: SpringBrkQs. Feel free to change some of the questions if they don’t suit your learners. And let me know if you think of new questions that I could add to the template.

Another cool idea for a post spring break chat is this Find Someone Who activity. It’s free and seems guaranteed to make the kids walk and talk. It’s also a great way to practise past forms.

That’s it for now. Enjoy your spring wherever you are! 🌼🌼🌼

Like&share, please! 🙂 Any feedback is more than welcome!

Stop the bus!

StopTheBusHere’s a template that you can use to revise some of the vocabulary taught so far. Works well with Starters and Movers. So you can use this printable to play a version of Stop the Bus. Students work in pairs. The teacher announces the vocabulary topic to be revised (animals, vegetables, fruit, places in a city etc.) and a number of words (5 or 7 or 10) and the students write the words related to the respective category in one of the boxes on the page. The first pair to finish writing the word shouts “Stop the bus!” and everybody has to… well, stop. Students count their words, check whether they actually belong to that category: ) and whether the spelling is okay. Students get 1 point per each word they got right. Then the teacher announces another topic and the bus starts moving again: ).

Download handout here: StopTheBus.

Let me know if you happen to use this. Also, please like & share: ).

Flyers Speaking Test – Part 4

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:

http://friends-eng.blogspot.ro/2014/02/flyers-speaking.html

http://iteslj.org/questions/hobby.html

What other questions do you use?

 

Movers Speaking Test – Part 4

I compiled a list of questions for the Movers exam, part 4, using Cambridge tests and teacher’s notes. You can print them and start practising.

Speaking4MoversWhat other questions do you think could come up in this part of the speaking test? Leave a comment and I can put them on the next set of cards for Movers.

Download question cards here: Speaking4Movers.

Happy teaching! ☀️☀️☀️

Present Perfect Board Game

HaveYouEverHere’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.

Happy teaching!🍀🍀🍀

Like and share if you find this useful. Thanks; ).

Cards – Irregular verbs

IrregularVbsCardsUse these to review or consolidate the past tense simple of irregular verbs.

Download here (black & white version only – for now: ): IrregularVbsCards.

Happy teaching!❄️❄️❄️

Cards for Early Finishers

EarlyFinishersI designed these cards with Starter kids in mind but I think they can work just fine with Movers as well. I use them with early finishers. If they finished the task they were working on, they pick a card from the deck and do what it says on it (all the activities on these cards are writing activities).

Just print them on card, cut around the dotted line, put them in a deck and keep them in the classroom. Download them here: EarlyFinishers.

Hope they help!

Happy teaching!😏👓🎒