Steps to decorate a Christmas tree

So how do you do it? Do you get the tinsel out first and get all tangled? Do you start with the bells and then the angels and the shiny baubles? Do you hang the lights on the branches at the end?

Here’s a worksheet to help you plan that better. Use it to plan your tree decorating step by step. Let us know how it goes: ).

Download the pdf version here: Steps.

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Steps

Design by @Eugenia.

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Tell Me More (question forms)

Worksheets available for download here: Tell Me More & Tell Me More (customizable).
Lately my one-to-ones happened to be focused on question forms and the word order in questions. So what better way of practising these than a worksheet that prompts students to ask me questions starting from some true statements about myself in the attempt of finding out as many details as Tell Me Morepossible.

e.g. Me: “I have a niece.” Student: “How old is she?”/”What’s her name?”

I think the number of questions and follow-up questions this kind of activity can generate might very well be endless: ). So question away.

I’ve also uploaded a blank sheet (the customizable one) that you can use for your own statements. Alternatively, you can just write one word in each box and have students ask you for details.

If you have any other ideas on how this could be used, I’d be more than happy to read them.

Happy learning!: )

Questions

Question wordsThis is something that you can use to review question forms and question words. I use it in my one-to-one sessions but it also works as a group activity. The way I do it is have the student say a number between 1 and 15. The student says “8”, for example. Then they have to ask me a question starting with “How…”. I answer the question and they ask a follow-up question. Then I say a number between 1 and 15 and so on…

Of course, it can be used in many other ways. For instance, students can write a very short story (a paragraph) that answers the first line of questions (1-3).

Let me know how this goes.: )

Happy learning!

Download the .pdf version here: Questions.

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.

Hello world of English learners!

This is a blog for all those who study English and English teaching. I will be posting useful links and articles about the EFL world together with handouts of my own making: ). As a matter of fact, here’s one to help us start a conversation.

Cards

This is a handout with conversation cards that you can print, cut out and use to start or end a lesson. Download it for free here in .pdf format: Conversation Cards, or here.

Stay tuned for more and… happy learning!:)