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READING Comprehension -Two articles: E-mails - a sign of progress or of laziness? / Text messaging :-) OR :-(?
This was first a Reading comprehension test, integrated in the 10-lesson Task "A world of many languages", but I used it now as a reading worksheet for 10th graders: Vocabulary exercise, References, True/False, correcting the false ones with your own words, sentence completing and answering a question. Hope you like it! :)))
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 3440

"Television - Benefits and Side Effects": a 90-minute-lesson with the focus on Reading + Writing skills for Intermediate Students
This is my last piece of work on the Task "The Mass Media" - a reading + writing activity on The advantages and disadvantages of TV (3 PAGES). Students read the teenagers´ opinions and do 5 different reading tasks (Who said what, multiple choice, sentence completing, references and synonyms). Finally, after discussing some pros and cons in the cla...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 2778

"Bullying... WHY ME?!!" Reading/ Writing Worksheet for Intermediate students
This was a Reading Comprehension Test but I´ve used it this year as a worksheet to prepare my students for the Reading/writing test - http://www.eslprinta bles.com/printable.a sp?id=130452#thetop. Exercises: multiple choice on the 1st text; finding evidence on the 2nd; answering questions on both texts and, finally, finding opposites. After doing ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 2770

"Shopping - Do you like it or hate it?" ( a 90-minute class) - Reading comprehension + writing for Intermediate or Upper elementary students
This is a 3-page worksheet for a 90-minute class, with a B&W version included. The text is about 3 teenagers´ opinions on shopping. Reading tasks: Scanning the text to say who said what + multiple choice exercise + answering questions + equivalents + references. Last but not least, students write a similar short text expressing their own opinion on...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 2252

100 READING GAMES - POSTER + Timesavers + Hippo Report + Suggestions + BW + tons of LINKS - ((11_PAGES)) - A1-C2 level
This is a collection of 100 reading tasks, games, suggestions, follow-up activities, pre-reading tasks. THEY CAN BE COPIED to ANY TEXT. They are versatile, universal. USEFUL for BUSY teachers, novice or tired teachers. :-D Enjoy this premiére :-)) MILLIONS of links to STORIES / PODCASTS, games, suggestions included. GREAT TIMESAVER! Plain BW versio...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 2172

"Me and My family" - Reading comprehension for Upper elementary and Lower Intermediate students
Students read a text with 3 teenagers´ opinions about their families and then do the reading tasks: vocabulary in context, finding evidence, answering questions and references. Wish you all a GREAT week. Hugs, mena :)))
Level: elementary
Age: 10-12
Downloads: 1926

"Housework - Whose Job is it anyway?" - Reading + Writing TEST for Advanced students
(4 Pages) Reading Tasks: vocabulary exercise, references, T/F with quotations from the text, sentence completing, rephrasing. Writing activity - commenting on a sentence from the text. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)))))))
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1791

"Teens and New Technologies" - Reading comprehension for Upper Intermediate students
The other day someone asked what texts I had used before students wrote the opinion essay on new Technologies -http://www.eslprint ables.com/printable. asp?id=314964#thetop This is one of them. Students read the text and do some reading comprehension exercises: Who says what, sentence completing, equivalents and references. Have a good evening...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1762


My name is Molly. I am a secretary at MGP. I have a very busy day. I am responsible for many things. Every day I start my work at 8 o’clock. I have to prepare different documents, answer the letters and work with customers. I sometimes have to write contracts and prepare tenders. The work is interesting but it requires much patience. In the afternoon at 12:00 I have a break for lunch. I usually go to the canteen. I order main course and a dessert. I prefer going with my work mate. Her name is Jessica. She is the head of the financial department. She is good at making calculations. We used to go to  school together. Jessica is three years younger than me. She used to go to the same form with my younger sister. We were not good friends then. But since she started to work for MGP we have been very close friends. We often meet after work too. We help and support each other if it is necessary. Jessica is a very good friend.

1.     Her name is Jane.

2.    She is a manager.

3.    She works at at town council.

4.    She starts her work at 8:00.

5.    She is responsible for documents.

6.    She does not answer thge letters.

7.    She works with customers.

8.    She asks Jessica to write a contract if it is necessary.

9.    She sometimes prepares tenders.

10.  Her work requires patience.

11.  She works till 11:00.

12.  She goes to the cafe.

13.  She likes to go to the cafe on her own.

14.  She has a good work-mate.

15.  His name is Jeff.

16.  Her friend is good at writing letters.

17.  They used to be classmates.

18.  Jessica has a younger sister.



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