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Elementary

Jump!
A jump rope is cheap. You can use a jump rope everywhere. Boxers and children like jumping rope. Now fitness experts say the jump rope is great for adult workouts. (Exercise, jumping rope, health, dialog, writing affirmative or negative sentences using the present simple tense.)
Elementary
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Knock, Knock ... Who's There?
Be careful when you are opening your door! This is what police in Turkey are telling people. Policewore doctors' white coats and stethoscopes. They knocked on people's doors and said they were doctors. (Home security, police, truth or lie game.)
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But, So & And - Elementary Anna Grammar Worksheet
A conjunction connects words or groups of words. Coordinating conjunctions connect two equal parts of a sentence. Try this Elementary Grammar Worksheet which looks at 3 of the most common coordinating conjunctions: and, but and so.
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Kiss me or I'll shoot!
A woman from Florida shot a gun at her neighbor when he didn't want to kiss her. The 92-year-old woman came to the man's house and asked him for a kiss. (Bizarre stories, crime, so and but, gun control, neighbors.)
Elementary
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Strong Money
The Swiss snowy mountains, beautiful views and luxury hotels are expensive for tourists. But this year Switzerland is too expensive for many tourists. The Swiss franc is very strong and the euro, dollar and British pound are weak. (Vacations, Switzerland, currencies, adjectives.)
Elementary
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Do You Like The Countryside?
A small German village needs a new doctor. The village is offering the doctor free bread, meat, flowers, haircuts and accommodation and a small Australian village needs new families. The village is offering families houses for rent for AUS$1 a week. (City versus the countryside, jobs, advertisements.)
Elementary
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An Expensive Sandwich
A bear crashed a car after opening the door of a car and getting stuck. The bear smelled a peanut butter sandwich in the back seat and opened the door of the car. The bear climbed in and got stuck. (Bears, dangerous animals, bizarre events, conducting an interview, irregular past tense verbs, word search puzzle.)
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Cheer Up!
The women are elderly but they love cheerleading. They are 60 to 70 years old. The economy is weak in Japan but cheerleading is fun. (Hobbies, cheerleading and adjectives.)
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A Woman's Place?
Women are world leaders, CEOs and are 50% of the world's workers but a poll shows that 25% of people, most of them young, think a woman's place is in the home. (Polls and statistics, gender divisions, adverbs.)
Elementary
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Spider Eyes
Eye doctors at a hospital in England have discovered why a man's eye was sore - there were spider hairs in it. Doctors in Australia have removed a spider from a man's stomach after the spider burrowed in and lived there for 3 days. (Spiders, dangerous animals, pets, sequencing, reference words.)
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Don't Kiss Santa
"Please don't kiss children or shake their hands." This is what a government website is telling Santa Claus. Santa Claus should try not to kiss children and shake their hands so he does not spread the flu. In Hungary Santa Claus comes on December 6 when children find gifts in shoes which they have put on window sills the night before. (Health and hygiene, H1N1 virus, flu, Santa Claus and festivals.)
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Truck Stops
American diners are buying food from food trucks. Every Thursday night Lonnie Bishop and Lisa Case pay $5 for fancy hot dogs from a red food truck parked outside their favorite wine shop in Los Angeles. The new food trucks sell interesting and unusual food such as tacos with Korean barbecue meat, sushi, cupcakes. "I've eaten all over the world in three-star restaurants. I enjoy this...and I save a lot of money." (Eating habits, restaurants and food trucks, fast food, quantifiers.)
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A River-Truck?
A 3-year-old boy was unhurt after he floated down a river riding on his toy truck. (Vacations, bizarre stories, camping, past simple and past continuous tenses, phonecalls.)
Elementary
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I Am Sorry!
A New York store owner stopped a robbery, but then helped the robber because he felt sorry for him. (Unemployment, crime, apologizing, saying sorry, infinitives of purpose.)
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Are You a Billionaire?
Warren Buffett is 86 years old. His salary is $100,000. He is worth about $73.5 billion. (Billionaire, Warren Buffett, personal information, present simple tense forms, be/have, completing a crossword.)
Elementary
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"Have & have got" - Anna Grammar Worksheet
Using have and have got to talk about belongings, relationships, descriptions and illnesses.
Elementary
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Need A Granny?
Do you need a granny's love and help? A unit caring for the elderly is helping elderly people find new families. Families who need a grandparent can hire a grandmother or grandfather. (Families, the elderly, discussion, matching sentence beginnings and endings.)
Elementary
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A Second Chance
Prisoners in the Philippines are learning how to make dresses. At a maximum security prison in the Philippines about 30 prisoners are learning how to make cocktail dresses, bags and belts which sell for hundreds of dollars. (Dress making, rehabilitation, crime, prisons, infinitive forms.)
Elementary
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What's The Weather Like?
This warmer helps students practise asking about the weather and the climate, use weather vocabulary including adjectives and ask and answer questions.
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Grumpy
Some British hotels have grumpy staff, the government's tourism boss said on Thursday. Some guests do not get soft towels and fresh bars of soap. Grumpy staff may frighten away tourists from British hotels. (Hotels, service, tourism, after and before.)
Elementary
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Answer Yes or No!
An icebreaker from Eleni Caddell to give students practice forming and answering yes/no questions.
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How Many Words Can You Find?
A warmer from Shirley in Istanbul to help students learn new vocabulary, revise vocabulary or to introduce a new topic.
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Go Away ... Come Again Another Day
When you're feeling sick, don't come to work, British bosses say. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey of 1,000 bosses shows 73% of bosses want sick staff to stay at home. (Business, health, signs and notices, negative instructions, don't.)
Elementary
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Too Busy to Write
Ringo Starr, the drummer from the Beatles, is asking fans to stop writing to him. He doesn't want fans to send him letters and requests for autographs. (Ringo Starr, fans and fan mail, do/don't used for imperatives and emphasis.)
Elementary
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Sentence Snakes - Healthy Eating
This warmer encourages students to think about word order, and gets them to move around and talk to each other and and introduces the topic of being healthy.
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Weather Words
The word 'weather' means how much sunshine, rain etc there is or how hot or cold it is. To find out about the weather, ask, "What's the weather like?". A vocabulary worksheet for lower level students.
Elementary
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Ice Pops for Zoo Animals
A zoo in Rome is feeding its animals a treat of frozen fruits every day because of the very hot weather. (Weather, animals and zoos, present perfect simple, talking about the weather, describing a zoo.)
Elementary
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Running from the Pigs
A man, who was running away from the police, asked police for help when he ran into a family of wild boar. Two prisoners rescued a prison officer when a boar attacked him at a prison. (Bizarre stories, crime and rescues, infinitives of purpose.)
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Infinitives to express purpose
When we want to say why we did something, we can use an infinitive (to + base form of a verb). A Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar.
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An Educational Max Vocabulary Worksheet
An elementary-level worksheet on schooling words.
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What's The Purpose?
This speaking activity helps students practice using the infinitive of purpose to say why someone does something.
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No cake
Children in a New Zealand school must not bring birthday cakes to school because of rules for healthy eating. (Diet, children, birthdays, true or false questions, giving an opinion.)
Elementary
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What are you going to do?
This class role play activity helps students practice using going to to talk about things we plan to do at a future time.
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Bingo!
A cleaner won a record jackpot on Sunday but she says she still wants to be a cleaner. (Jackpots, winning, jobs, understanding the main idea, completing and conducting an interview, bingo, listening for numbers, listening to identify true or false statements.)
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Boxing On
Kazumi Izaki is 44 years old. She has two daughters. She loves boxing. She is a professional boxer in Japan. (Boxing, women, occupations, present simple tense, family words)
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Tiger Kissing
A medical student on a visit to a zoo saved the life of a baby tiger by giving it the kiss of life. (Animals, amazing stories, actions, comprehension, making predictions, sequencing, present perfect simple, talking about past experiences.)
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"Going to" - for future intentions and plans
Use going to to talk about things we are going to do at a future time. A Grammar Worksheet with exercises.
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Wedding Dresses
White wedding gowns are not popular in Canada now. Canadian brides are choosing colored gowns and an English bride went to her wedding in a garbage truck! (Weddings, romance.)
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Famous People: Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay
To practice reading for understanding, to practice asking and answering questions, to learn about two famous people, to practice different tenses including past simple and past continuous.
Elementary
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Fancy Pooch
Super Alsatian? Elvis the poodle? Dog owners are dressing up their dogs for costume parties. (Fancy dress, shopping habits, dogs, will for future facts and deciding something at the moment of speaking.)
Elementary
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Why Is It Famous?
This warmer helps students practice asking questions to get information and answering them, giving a simple description and using some adjectives in a speaking activity about famous buildings.
Elementary
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Singular and plural nouns
Making nouns plural - most nouns can be singular (one) or plural (two or more) in English.
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Big and Beautiful Cappuccinos
Jack Hanna is the world champion of coffee art--using the froth on your cappuccino to make pictures. The man from Sydney beat the Italians in the World Latte Art Champions and an Italian barman made a 330-gallon cappuccino, setting what he said was a world record. (Coffee, world records, spelling, prepositions.)
Elementary
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Conversation: I'd like a burger
This warmer looks at some language used in ordering a meal, listening and taking an order and talking about fast food.
Elementary
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Opposites
We use adjectives to tell us what something is like: tell us more about somebody or something. Use the pictures to complete the crossword puzzles.
Elementary
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Smart Squirrels
A Finnish squirrel goes to a Finnish grocery shop at least twice a day to steal "Kinder Surprise" chocolate-shelled eggs and in Britain a squirrel helped police find a box of stolen crockery by encouraging them to follow it and then leading them to a tree. (Squirrels, animal behavior, crime, vocabulary, comprehension, discussion and prepositions.)
Elementary
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Conversation: Vacation plans
This warmer looks at some language used to describe a vacation at the beach and provides some examples of the past continuous tense and saying sorry when you do not do something.
Elementary
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Comparative & Superlative Adjectives - Elementary
We often want to look at people or things together so that we can see how they are different. When we do this, we are comparing things. An Anna Grammar worksheet for elementary students.
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Holiday words
Going on a summer holiday!
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How Often Do You Have Breakfast?
This warmer helps students practice asking How often...? to find out about a few of someone's routine.
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