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Title
The Rio 2016 Olympics
Target Structure
Reading and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Are your students looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics? If you're looking for a vocabulary-building reading on a topical subject, this could be just what you need!

The worksheet starts with a quick quiz on the Olympics, followed by a gap-fill reading. There are vocabulary and collocation exercises followed by lots of discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced-level students.

 


 

Title
Did you see the new Star Wars movie?
Target Structure
Present Simple / Past Simple
Level
Elem to Pre-Intermediate
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at a basic conversation about seeing a movie.

There is a verb gap fill conversation, followed by comprehension questions checking your students skills with the past and present simple.

The lesson continues with a controlled substitution speaking exercise and free production.

The worksheet rounds off with discussion questions on films (and film franchises, such as Star Wars).

This worksheet is written for elementary and lower-intermediate level classes.

 


 

Title
I've never driven before!
Target Structure
Present Perfect with Never & Before
Level
Lower-Intermediate
Time
40 minutes minutes
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Description
Students need lots of practice of the Present Perfect!

This worksheet looks at the expression I've never (done something) before for talking about an experience that they are about to have for the first time.

There's a conversation about driving lessons (taking one for the first time) with collocation, comprehension and grammar-practice exercises.

The lesson rounds off with discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate level classes.

 


 

Title
Can you tell me about Thanksgiving?
Target Structure
Theme - Festivals / Holidays
Level
Pre-Intermediate
Time
40 minutes
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Description
How well can your students talk about holidays and festivals?

This worksheet has a conversation about Thanksgiving with gap fill exercises and true/false comprehension questions.

The worksheet continues with substitution speaking exercises looking at other festivals and holidays around the world - Bonfire Night, Independence Day and Coming of Age Day.

The lesson rounds off with the opportunity for your students to personalise the language and talk about a festival or holiday they know about.

 


 

Title
I'm sorry I'm late!
Target Structure
Mixed / Various
Level
Intermediate
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This is a great worksheet for practicing the social function of apologising.

After the lead-in, there is a vocabulary matching exercise followed by a short conversation for your students to practice. Your students will then look at using 'should have' for expressing regret. (e.g. I should have phoned.')

This language work is consolidated by extensive role-play.

Students also learn lots of fixed expressions, including:

I got stuck in traffic
My cell / mobile phone had no signal

This worksheet is for intermediate-level classes.


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