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I´ve collected these games for several years from very different sources including my own head. They all proved useful for me and I´ll be very pleased to read that these games made your hard life easier)
Level: elementary
Age: 3-17
Downloads: 2318

Speaking activity -Revision board game - 6th form
It´s a speaking activity.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-14
Downloads: 2082

First part of a set of three worksheets on daily routines. This is the pictionary. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a nice evening/day.
Level: elementary
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 1364

Taboo cards1
Cut out these cards and let your students play taboo. Split your class in two groups, the first student of group A has to describe the word on the card - he/she is neither allowed to talk any word in her mother tongue nor to say one of the words below the pictures. If a group guesses the word in about 30 seconds, they´ll get a point. Play it in tur...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 1258

It´s a good worksheet to revise adjectives, there are 42! I hope you like it and find it useful!
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1247

Worksheet to practise vocabulary related to technology. There are matching and fill in the blanks exercises. There is also a last exercise in which students have to answer questions about how they use a computer or a mobile phone. I hope you like it and find it useful.
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1233

Name as Many Things as you Can in a Minute Vocabulary Game (Part 2 of 4)
This is Part 2 of 4 of a card game called ´Name as many things as you can in a minute´. The children pick a card and the teacher starts the timer for one minute, keep a score of how many items each child gets and work out the winner at the end of the game by the one with the most points or items.
Level: intermediate
Age: 3-17
Downloads: 1202

First worksheet of a set of three on health problems. In the first exercise students have to match the words related to illnesses with the right picture. In the second exercise they have to fill in the blanks with the correct word from the list above. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a nice evening/day!
Level: elementary
Age: 11-14
Downloads: 1122

Descriptive Paragraph
In a descriptive paragraph it is important to "show" what you are trying to describe, not to "tell" it.
For example:   One could say:
1.  The soldier had a bandaged arm.
2.  The soldier was fighting in a fierce battle near the border.  There were few of his fellow fighters left.  Most had been killed and the sound of the wounded echoed in his ears.  His captain, who had led the troop into the battle, was lying next to him, with blood leaking from a gaping wound in his stomach.  The captain gurgled a few words, "Tom, you are in charge.  Take the remaining troops and go back to base."  A flood of blood vomited out of his mouth and he breathed no more.  Tom turned to call the order of retreat, and as he turned he felt a sharp, searing pain in his arm.  He looked down and saw where the bullet had hit.  He was wounded, but it was up to him to take the troops back.  He shouted the order and, as if they were one, they all turned and fled back to base.  As Tom got through the gates, he felt his head spin and he fell on the ground.  When he woke up, his arm was bandaged, but he was happy that he was still alive.
Fill in the missing adjectives:
   long,  old,   blue,  beautiful,  walking, 
It was a  day.  The sun was shining, and there were no clouds in the sky.  The  man decided that he would go for a walk.  He put on his  cap, and his  shoes.  Took his walking stick from the closet and began his  walk.
The lightening lit the starless sky.  The waves crashed loudly on the rocks.  It was hard to see the small ship that was being battered by the waves.  On the ship there were two people.  A young man and a young woman.  They were recently married and had decided to rent this yacht for their honeymoon.  The man had told his young and beautiful wife that he had many times sailed and he was an experienced sailor.  Now she could see that this was not true.  He struggled valiantly with the wheel, but his face was white and she could see his body trembling. 
Answer the questions on the above story.
1.  Was it day or night?
2.  What was the weather?
3.  How many people were on the ship?
4.  Were they young or old?
5.  Why were they on the ship?
6.  How do you think the story ends?



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