Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Show Must Go On - Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU

This worksheet is based on the song The Show Must Go On by British rock band Queen. Before listening, the students are given a number of words from the lyrics and are asked to rewrite them in rhyming pairs. Then they try to complete the lyrics using these rhyming pairs. They listen to the song and check their answers. Finally, they do a vocabulary matching exercise so that they can understand the lyrics better.


Download:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/61257414/The-Show-Must-Go-on-Queen

Steve Jobs´ Stanford Commencement Address (2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtbJM9ksxo8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLl59Q2GuC0

This worksheet is based on the video of Steve Jobs´ Stanford Commencement Address (2005). On the first page there is a set of comprehension questions for the students to discuss after watching the video. On the second page there is a brief but clear explanation of the third conditional for the students to read before they complete a number of conditional sentences about Steve Jobs´ life.



Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61088712/Steve-Jobs-Stanford-Commencement-Address

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Colin Firth and The King´s Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHTZWMr0xn8

This is a set of comprehension questions based on a short (14 min) extract from a CBS 60 Minutes TV show video. Besides the interview of Colin Firth, the video presents very interesting information about the real story behind the movie as well as some historical footage of the actual king´s speech at the outbreak of World War II in 1939.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61532114/Colin-Firth-and-the-King-s-Speech

Brothers in Arms-Dire Straits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhdFe3evXpk&ob=av2e

This is a worksheet on the classic anti-war song by Dire Straits. It contains a gap-fill listening activity, a vocabulary exercise and comprehension questions. Teacher´s notes with a pre-listening activity and an answer key have been included.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61430828/Brothers-in-Arms-Dire-Straits

Grenade - Bruno Mars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR6iYWJxHqs&ob=av2el

This worksheet contains a variety of listening tasks (fill in the blanks, put the lines in the correct order, correct the mistakes), a vocabulary exercise, a grammar exercise on second conditional, and a set of comprehension questions.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61458551/Grenade-Bruno-Mars

Monday, July 18, 2011

Crime and Punishment - The Death Penalty

Apart from an article based on a true story, the worksheet contains a set of comprehension questions, two vocabulary exercises, a roleplay task and some questions for class discussion.



Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60253812/Crime-and-Punishment-The-Death-Penalty

New Zealand quake

http://www.newsy.com/videos/christchurch-quake-new-zealand-s-darkest-hour/

This worksheet is based on a short video about the New Zealand earthquake (Feb. 22, 2011). It contains a set of comprehension questions, a gap-filling exercise and a vocabulary exercise.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60209673/New-Zealand-Quake

So-such-too-enough

I prepared this ppt to help my students understand clauses of result with so/such...that, as well as the use of ´too´ and ´enough´ (adverbs of degree). I tried to give some clear explanations with many examples. (11 slides)


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Personality Adjectives

This is a worksheet to revise personality adjectives (ambitious, arrogant, generous, etc.). It contains a crossword and a gap fill exercise for extra practice.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61515173/Personality-Adjectives 

You can find an online version here:  http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3220

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Perfect Prague

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FrXez7Xk0k

After watching the video the students are expected to number the attractions in the correct order and then to complete the answers to a set of comprehension questions.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60119637/Perfect-Prague 

You can find an online version here:  http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3819

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Greece (European Languages Day)

Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/gever_tulley_s_tinkering_school_in_action.html

This worksheet is based on a TED video about a different kind of school. It contains a vocabulary matching activity (to be done before watching in order to enhance the students´ comprehension of the video), and a set of comprehension questions. After watching, the students are asked to complete the answers with the missing words or phrases.


Download:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/59979062/Tinkering-School 

You can find an online version here:  http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3449

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Croc-wrestling granny wins award

This is a reading comprehension worksheet. The exercises are based on an article taken from CBBC Newsround. There is a pre-reading activity, a gap-fill grammar exercise on the past tenses, a true / false comprehension exercise, a vocabulary matching exercise and a roleplay activity.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59939915/Croc-Wrestling-Granny-Wins-Award

You can find an online version here:  http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2222

Lost without you - Delta Goodrem

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMYUYtsUGgg&ob=av2e

This song worksheet contains a gap-fill listening exercise, some vocabulary definitions - accompanied by a vocabulary exercise - and a few comprehension questions.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59927270/Lost-Without-You

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bear Guilty of Stealing Honey

This worksheet is based on an article taken from CBBC Newsround. There is an exercise on prepositions, a true / false comprehension exercise, a vocabulary matching exercise and a phrasal verbs exercise.


Download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59884781/Bear-Guilty-of-Stealing-Honey 

You can find an online version here:  http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2349

Monday, July 11, 2011

Around the World in English

Hello and welcome! I am an EFL teacher from Greece. I decided to start a blog because I wish to share with my students and my colleagues "what I believe to be of value" as well as my materials and my favourite EFL websites. I hope you can find something useful here.