Quick Fillers

Many teachers dread running out of materials in a lesson. If you're looking for something to fill a twenty-minute space in your class, try some of these!


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Title
Vocabulary Building : Binomials
Target Structure
Idiomatic Language
Level
Upper-Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Not sure what binomials are? Don't worry! It's just a fancy word for two words joined by 'and / or' in a fixed expression.

Your students will study:
  • sick and tired
  • wine and dine
  • more or less
  • leaps and bounds
  • hands and knees


Following the warm-up, there is a gap fill exercises introducing the expressions. Subsequent exercises will consolidate the language with the lesson rounding off with discussion.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate level students and above.

 


 

Title
Halloween Phrasal Quiz
Target Structure
Spooky Phrasal Verbs
Level
Elementary to Lower-Intermediate
Time
20 minutes
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Get into the Halloween spirit with our spooky Halloween Phrasal Quiz!

Your students need to match the phrasal verb on the bat-sheet with the correct caption.

The phrasal verbs covered are:

  • look up
  • hold on
  • look forward to
  • pass out
  • turn up
  • get up
  • throw away
  • come across

This worksheet is written for elementary to lower intermediate classes. It's a fun way to bring a bit of Halloween into your class - while still teaching some useful language!



 


 

Title
Infinitive of Purpose Crossword
Target Structure
Infinitive of Purpose
Level
Elementary to Intermediate
Time
20 minutes
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Description
Do your students need a fun way to learn to express purpose?

This worksheet looks at 'Infinitive of Purpose' ('I went to the supermarket to buy some bread..' etc.)

There is a gap fill crossword - each student has half the information. They can then give clues to their partner - e.g. 'I went here to borrow a book'.

This crossword is written for upper-elementary and lower-intermediate level classes.

 


 

Title
Quiz Time: The United States
Target Structure
N/A
Level
Elementary to Intermediate
Time
30 minutes
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Description
How much do your students know about the United States?

This fun quiz is a great way to fill some spare time in a lesson. Many of the questions are multiple choice, and cover topics including:

  • the names of states
  • famous landmarks
  • movie years
  • nicknames for money

Even if your students aren't experts on the USA, there are lots of questions that they'll be able to guess.

This worksheet is designed to be suitable for all different levels - you can help by just pre-teaching some vocabulary!

If you're looking for a quiz on the UK, follow this link to see our United Kingdom Quiz.

 


 

Title
Intermediate Grammar Goofs
Target Structure
Various Intermediate
Level
Intermediate
Time
30 minutes
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Description
Help your students target those pesky intermediate-level errors with our Grammar Goofs worksheet!

There are twenty-four cards which you can either cut out or use as they are on the handout. Each sentence has an error commonly made by intermediate-level students.

Topics cover include:

  • tenses
  • used to
  • modals
  • conditionals
  • able to
  • have something done
  • indirect questions
and much more!

It's great to use either as a game in the lesson or as homework.

This is the third part of our series of grammar goofs. You could also check out our complete error correction collection!


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