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
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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Title
The New Roommate
Target Structure
Conversation / Vocab Building
Level
Lower-Intermediate
Time
minutes
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Description
How domesticated are your students?

This worksheet is themed around a new roommate who doesn't clean up after himself.

Your students will learn common expressions / phrasal verbs connected to cleaning. Language covered includes:

- clean up
- put things away
- do household chores
- do the dishes
- leave [clothes] lying around

There is a conversation, pair work and role-play.

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate classes.


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Title
Expressions using 'Fall'
Target Structure
Idioms, Vocabulary
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your intermediate-level students' vocabulary skills with this worksheet!

This idiom-based handout looks at the following expressions:

* fall on deaf ears
* fall behind
* fall on (your) sword
* fall to pieces
* fall out of favor

There is a gap-fill quiz, practice exercises and discussion.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level students, but can be adjusted for other levels.


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Title
Looking Round an Apartment
Target Structure
there is / articles
Level
Lower-Intermediate
Time
40+ minutes
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Description
This conversation worksheet is a great way to build vocabulary and expressions used when talking about apartments / flats. There is also work on articles for rooms and there is / are.

After the lead-in question, there is a conversation with check questions for your students to practice. This is followed by language work and role-play.

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate classes. It could also be used with students who are coming to the end of an elementary-level text book.

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