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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

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Conditionals

Here are the activities to accompany an input session I gave on conditionals to a group of trainee teachers. They were adapted from The CELTA Course, Trainee Book, by Thornbury and Watkins (2007). Complete the song lyrics The original activity involved trainees listening to songs. The audio is not available here for copyright reasons. 2…

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Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic Skill Builders is a fantastic website for ESOL and numeracy learners. The site contains a variety of games that enable learners to practise maths and English. What’s great about the games is that learners can play against each other by creating a private room that others can join if they know the password. Examples…

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Find the mistakes

This was spotted in a shop window in London in May 2016 by one of my students. How many mistakes can you find? (Phone numbers have been edited)

3 interactive websites for practising English grammar and vocabulary

There are countless websites for practising English grammar and vocabulary. My favourites are englishgrammarsecrets, better-english and englishpage. These sites complement each other very well, offering interactive exercises covering grammar, vocabulary, prepositions, phrasal verbs and collocations. There is something here for every level of learner! englishgrammarsecrets This old favourite, englishgrammarsecrets.com, is an excellent website for practising…

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Read Write Plus – Comparing things

In this activity, we look at different words for comparing 2 things.

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Prepositions of place

Choose from the following: in at to – (no preposition)

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Prepositions of time

Choose from the following: in at on

EngVid – 6 ways to use will

From Alex at EngVid. Try the quiz after watching the video.

EngVid – Present perfect and past simple

From Benjamin at EngVid. Try the quiz after watching the video.