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Pre-Intermediate

Anna Grammar Worksheet - The Present Continuous
This pre-intermediate worksheet helps students with various uses of the present continuous: for actions in progress, for actions happening at the present time and for temporary actions.
Pre-Intermediate
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Mind Your Manners
Smiling and friendly, Beijing's shop assistants, taxi drivers, doormen, restaurant staff and even the police are trying very hard to be polite to foreign visitors. (Shopping, politeness, China, present continuous, miming an action, discussion, manners.)
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An Anna Grammar Worksheet – Present Simple Tense
This Anna Grammar Worksheet presents information and exercises on the Present Simple. For Pre-Intermediate level students.
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No Medals For Athletes' Families
The families of athletes heading to the Beijing Games can only hope that years of scheduling meals, holidays and finances around their loved ones' sporting lives will be made worthwhile by Olympic success. (Sport, families, the Olympics, present simple tense to describe habits)
Pre-Intermediate
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Family Words Bingo
This warmer brings excitement into vocabulary review and can be used for all levels.
Pre-Intermediate
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Family Words
Talking about families, relations and how we refer to them.
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- Will and going to -
A Pre-Intermediate Grammar Worksheet talking about offers, promises, future intentions and plans.
Pre-Intermediate
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What Do You Want...?
A great Warmer about gifts and presents!
Pre-Intermediate
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Spoiled Kids
Nearly all parents think that American children today are spoiled - and over half of them say that they are largely to blame says a poll done in 2007. (Present simple tense, dialogue.)
Pre-Intermediate
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True and False - Halloween Trivia
This warmer about Halloween encourages discussion.
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Testing Fathers
Men in Japan can now do a 'daddy exam'. The exam tries to make men think more about being dads in a country where men usually work long hours and leave their wives in charge of childrearing and household chores. (Parenting, work, families, Japan, present simple questions, reading for specific information, true or false, doing an interview, writing questions.)
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Adjectives - Comparatives and Superlatives
To compare two things, we use a comparative adjective. Sometimes we want to say that something is the most. When we do this, we use a superlative adjective. A worksheet for Pre-Intermediate students.
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Early to Wed
A teacher flew thousands of miles across the Atlantic to Wales to attend his friend's wedding, only to discover he was a year early. (Being early and late, weddings, reading for the main idea, sequencing, writing questions in the present simple and past simple tenses, have to and don't have to.)
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Food Words
Match the various meats, fruits and vegetables and then complete the pair crossword puzzles.
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Hard Workers
The United States is the world's biggest economy but it does not guarantee workers paid vacation or holidays. One in five British workers spend longer in the office than they have to, a survey shows. Yet sixty percent would choose an extra week's holiday rather than an extra week's pay. (Paid holidays and vacations, annual leave, work pressures, 'either... or', superlative adjectives.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Mad Dash
A German mother-of-five drove her son to a jewelry store he wanted to rob because she was afraid he may come to some harm and a devoted mother traveled 900 miles (1,450 km) to take her son his GameBoy that he had left behind when he went on a school trip. (Parents, parenting, children, sequencing, irony, idioms).
Pre-Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 5 June 2007
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Rats Rats Rats
A video shown on television showed rats scampering across a New York City restaurant floor. With nearly four million rats born every day experts have warned that the rodents could spread more disease through towns and cities in developing nations. (Rats, sanitation, restaurants and the spread of disease, pest control, vocabulary work, understanding the main idea, listening gap fill, prediction, true or false, shouting dictation game, pair crossword, although and because.)
Pre-Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 5 April 2007
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International Valentines
Chinese Valentine's Day, origins of Valentine's Day, Seven Sisters Festival, different customs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, true and false, verb patterns with verbs, want and hope) Valentine crossword.
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Bushfires
Bushfires in Australia, science, nature, Australia, listening for understanding, reading and understanding, answering true and false questions, fire safety.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Christmas in different countries
To practice reading for understanding, asking and answering questions and to learn about the Christmas customs of different countries.
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"A plan for the day" - Worksheet
An Anna Grammar worksheet on going to and want to, would like/would love and wouldn't like to talk about plans.
Pre-Intermediate
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Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship
Anyone wanting to throw away their mobile phone can do it in style and may even win a medal - at the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship in Finland. (Unusual events and festivals, mobile phones, playing games, Finland, speed reading, choosing the best answer, completing a summary)
Pre-Intermediate
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Robber Returns with Interest
A Japanese man who robbed a post office returned more money than he stole and turned himself in after deciding to come clean for the sake of his girlfriend. (Crimes, repentance, punishment, saying sorry, sequencing, making negative past simple statements, comprehension, finding errors, functional language: saying sorry.)
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Monster Rabbit
A "monster" rabbit has apparently been going through vegetable patches in a small village in northern England, ripping up leeks, munching turnips and angering local gardeners. Animals, bizarre but true stories, sorting words, comprehension, matching information, present perfect continuous, onomatopoeic words.)
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Sentence Snakes - Present Perfect Continuous
An interesting way to get Pre-Intermediate students to interact and physically try out their grammar!
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1,2,3, ... Countable and Uncountable - Worksheet
This Pre-Intermediate worksheet gives students help and practice with different nouns and quantifiers.
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New age pigeon post
A flock of pigeons carrying mobile phone backpacks will be used to monitor air pollution, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday. (Technology, air pollution, making predictions, word hunt, comprehension, will to express future fact.)
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - The Past Continuous
A Pre-Intermediate Grammar Worksheet.
Pre-Intermediate
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What's Your Problem?
This warmer is great for putting some energy back into a class. (Making small talk, following instructions.)
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Money Money Money
An Irish winner has won of Europe's biggest lottery prizes - 115 million euros ($139.2 million) in the EuroMillions jackpot. The woman has five children of whom the youngest two still live at the family home. Her youngest son, 13, cycled around telling excited friends he would like to buy a horse and go on holiday. (Lottery jackpots, unreal situations, second conditional, discussion, comprehension, giving an opinion, sequencing.)
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Would You Like A Drink?
This warmer gets learners practicing how to order a drink at a cafe.
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?Tag Questions? - Anna Grammar Worksheet
An explanation and exercises on the use of tag questions.
Pre-Intermediate
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When was it built?
An icebreaker about famous buildings to practise using the passive, asking and answering questions and to practise listening and gap filling.
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Protecting famous places
Italy tightens its security at famous places. (Famous places, the Tower of Pisa, passives, comprehension, ranking activity, writing a poem.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Present Perfect (PreInt)
A Pre-Intermediate worksheet with three exercises which looks at the main uses for the present perfect simple.
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Listening Cloze
This ice-breaker gets students listening, reading and writing at the same time and hearing examples of the past perfect.
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Modals & Have to (PreInt)
A Pre-Intermediate worksheet and explanation of how we use modal verbs in different ways: to say that something is necessary, possible or to give advice.
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What Must I Do...?
Students hear about someone with a lot of serious problems. They listen, take notes and then give some strong advice!
Pre-Intermediate
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Escaping a Date!
You're on a date, it's a disaster but there's no way out. A mobile phone company in Australia has a service offering an escape. All you have to do is dial three numbers and then hang up. The company will call you back a minute later with a perfect excuse to get you out of there. (Dating, relationships, quiz, predicting from the headline, reading for gist, crossword: telephone words, reading for understanding, functional language: making excuses, dialogues, have to and should.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Gossip Session
This warmer encourages students to think about word order, move around and talk to each other, and gossip about famous people!
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A Healthy Diet?
A Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, nuts, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent heart disease and strokes, says a large study from Spain. (Healthy diets, food vocabulary, reading for the main idea, scanning, true or false, crossword puzzle, What Is It?, countable and uncountable nouns game.)
Pre-Intermediate
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A Bad Job Interview
You know your job interview did not go well when your interviewer calls the police to arrest you. (Bizarre crime stories, job interviews, finish the sentence, sequencing, categorizing vocabulary, comprehension, write a headline, role play, word find puzzle, complete a picture, giving advice - you should / you shouldn't / don't forget to... )
Pre-Intermediate
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Let's Talk About Scars
Students always have one or two interesting tales to tell and this activity invariably helps students to learn things about each other which in turn leads to further interesting discussion.
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AK-47
Famous! Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 rifle, said he was proud of developing the rifle but wishes he'd designed something to help people instead - like a lawnmower... or... (Weaponry, inventions, discussion, word order, reading for detail, the structure "I wish I had..." crossword.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Brrrrrrrr!
Some 300 racers took the plunge in this year's world icepool swimming championship in the Arctic north of Finland. "The feeling is difficult to describe," said Kari Farlin, 45, dressed in a fur hat and swimsuit after racing in water of one degree Celsius. (Bizarre sports, championships and festivals, swimming, Finland, discussion, making questions, multiple choice questions, information exchange game - world championships, sport crossword, suffixes: -er and -or.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Ordering Festivals
This warmer encourages students to think about different festivals and world events.
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Increase in Internet Users in China
The number of Internet users in China made its highest recorded jump to reach 137 million at the end of 2006, a 2007 report has said. (Use of the Internet, China, saying numbers aloud, predicting, reading for gist, true or false, ordinal numbers, word find, survey.)
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Extra Jail for Smoker
For a 73-year-old Canadian man, 20 months in a smoke-free jail looked just too long, so instead he took 24 months in a prison where he can smoke cigarettes. (Smoking issues, discussion, understanding the main idea, comprehension, choose the best answer, regular and irregular simple past tense verbs, nouns - nationalities and languages.)
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Check the Date - Present Perfect
This is similar to the Check the Date warmer students used to practice the past continuous. In this warmer they use the present perfect.
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Vocabulary Crossword - Fruit
This warmer is a fun way to get students to think about and remember vocabulary groups they have already learned.
Pre-Intermediate
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