Telephone English


Telephone English always goes down well in classes. It's more difficult than it looks - there are lots of fixed phrases that need learning - so your students will want plenty of practice.


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Title
My Best Vacation
Target Structure
Past Simple
Level
Elementary to Lower Intermediate
Time
minutes
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Description
Improve your students' confidence and fluency with the Past Simple with this travel English worksheet.

'My Best Vacation' (UK version: 'My Best Holiday') looks at four different kinds of vacation - backpacking, beach, a cookery course and a cruise.

Your students can read about four people's trips - or you can divide it up and have each student read one segment and then tell a partner about the trip.

This is followed by vocabulary building and a discussion exercises, where students think of the good and bad points of each kind of trip.

The lesson rounds off with another speaking activity, with students telling a partner about their best vacation.

This worksheet is written for lower-level classes.

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Title
All About 'In'
Target Structure
Phrasal Verbs / Vocabulary Building
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at six phrasal verb expressions:

* barge in
* squeeze in
* hand in
* butt in
* rake (it) in
* stay in

Students begin by guessing meanings from the context. This is followed by a picture caption quiz and a set of discussion questions using the target language.

This worksheet is a great way to build your students' knowledge of natural language expressions. It's written for intermediate-level students and above.


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Title
Who's the winner?
Target Structure
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Level
Elementary to Lower Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
Your Notes

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Description
Students need lots of practice of comparative and superlative adjectives!

This worksheet is based around a general knowledge TV quiz show. There's a dialogue, followed by practice exercises.

Your students will have the opportunity to make their own sentences and create a mini-general knowledge quick which they can try out on their classmates - or the teacher!

This worksheet is written for lower level classes.

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Title
Learning Something New
Target Structure
Able to
Level
Intermediate
Time
60 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at more advanced structures using 'able to'.

Language practiced includes: 'how long have you been able to' and 'I've never been able to'.

After the lead-in, there are four 'vox pop' readings, followed by practice exercises.

You can reinforce the target language with our class survey, or use out set of discussion question cards.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level students.

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Title
All About 'Put'
Target Structure
Idioms, Vocabulary
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your students' vocabulary and have fun with this worksheet!

The lesson is based around expressions using 'put'.

Your students will study

- put up with something
- put something behind you
- to put it bluntly
- put [an idea] forward
- put you off something

There is a gap-fill exercise, followed by lots of follow-up practice and discussion questions at the end.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level classes.

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