B1 · Cultures, customs, tradition & religion

Intermediate b1/b2 Tense revision activity: Where Did Christmas Crackers Come From?

Photo from Getty In Britain not pulling a cracker means that something is missing! Both children and adults love them and they add more fun and laughter to Christmas dinner and parties. But where did this tradition come from? I came across this article and found it such a sweet story that I just couldn’t…… Continue reading Intermediate b1/b2 Tense revision activity: Where Did Christmas Crackers Come From?

A1 · Grammar

Present simple ‘be’ in negative sentences

This one (and many to come) is for my very, very special bunch of students from 2 which I already miss very much because I’m stuck in the house with my leg up in bandage. First click on the presentation and after on the activity. Click for slides Click for grammar activity

A2 · B1 · Grammar

Present perfect: Have you ever…?

This application from Wheel decide is great fun for practising 'Have you ever' structures. All you have to do is click on the wheel and answer the question that come up. Some of them are quite tongue-in-cheek, but telling fibs is also a way to spice up an English class. <a href="http://<iframe src="https://wheeldecide.com/e.php?c1=won+a+prize&c2=booked+a+very+exotic+destination&c3=met+a+famous+person&c4=lost+your+luggage&c5=lost+your+mobile+phone&c6=made+a+horrible+mistake&c7=forgotten+to+pay+at+a+bar+or+a+restaurant&c8=lost+something+very+valuable&c9=missed+a+flight&c10=visited+the+same+country+more+than+once&c11=been+in+a+disaster+place&c12=seen+a+ghost&c13=eaten+something+very+exotic&c14=missed+a+train&c15=written+a+book&c16=planted+a+tree&c17=rescued+an+animal&c18=helped+a+stranger&c19=found+a+lot+of+money&c20=done+extreme+sport&c21=had+a+crush+on+a+famous+person&c22=lost+your+flight+ticket&c23=bought+something+you+have+never+used&c24=spent+all+you+money+on+something+you+didn%27t+need&c25=experienced+a+natural+disaster&c26=volunteered+&c27=donated+to+charity&t=Have+you+ever&time=5" width="500" height="500"… Continue reading Present perfect: Have you ever…?

A2 · Grammar

A1 The Present simple

What time do you get up? When do you go to work? when do you watch TV? All these questions ask about our routine and so we usually use the present simple. Here you have some help for real beginners. Click for grammar cards for positive and negative Click for activity Click here for a…… Continue reading A1 The Present simple