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The Ultimate Tardigrade Quiz! - printable PDF worksheet

The Ultimate Tardigrade Quiz! – printable PDF worksheet

Check out our online tardigrade quiz here, or get the printable PDF worksheet version below.

Work with a partner or small group. Print this page onto card, cut up the cards, then lay them face down on a table and mix them up.

Take turns to draw one, read it out loud, and say whether the statement is TRUE, FALSE, or OPINION.

If you get it right, keep your card. The one with the most cards at the end is the winner! Or work alone and sort the cards into the three groups, then check the answers.

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/the-ultimate-tardigrade-quiz.pdf

The Ultimate Tardigrade Quiz! – printable PDF worksheet

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Say, Tell, Talk, or Speak? 1

Say, Tell, Talk, or Speak? 1

It’s grammar time! Do you know when to use say, tell, talk, or speak?

Say and tell have different uses in English:

Say, Tell, Talk, or Speak? 1

Talk and speak are physical actions. Their meanings are quite similar, with a few key differences:

Say, Tell, Talk, or Speak? 1

Complete each gap with say, tell, talk, or speak in the appropriate form:

1. Generally ________, there will be room for around a hundred guests at the wedding.
2. Look, would you just ________ me the truth about Babs, please?
3. ‘And then she told me to get lost!’ ‘What an awful thing to ________!’
4. When Janet resigned in front of the board, I was so shocked I could hardly ________!
5. Robbie ________ a joke in class, but nobody saw the funny side of it.
6. Could you ________ up, please? I’m a bit deaf.
7. I’ll give you the stuffing with the turkey for free. Now, I can’t ________ fairer than that.
8. ‘John said the company is close to collapse!’ ‘No! He’s ________ utter rubbish.’
9. It’s vital that I ________ to my doctor about the test results.
10. Peter ________ good morning to Alice when he met her in the car park.
11. Darren has really enjoyed ________ to his kids on the way home from Ireland.
12. ‘You can’t park here, mate.’ ‘OK, whatever you ________.’
13. Just stop ________ me what to do!
14. When the plane had finally landed, we got in a taxi and ________ for hours.
15. My sister was ________ to her boyfriend about her holiday.
16. I was trying to ________ them about the paintings, but they preferred the gift shop.
17. Geoff? Good. Phil here. OK. We need to ________ business.
18. OK, everyone get ready. I’m going to take the picture. ________ cheese!
19. Is it true that Ellen ________ Norwegian fluently?
20. The grass snake was as big as a python – I’m ________ you!


Say, Tell, Talk, or Speak? 1

Taken from Big Grammar Book Intermediate Book 1download it FREE here!

‘Toxic’ beats ‘gammon’ and ‘cakeism’ to win Oxford Dictionaries’ word of 2018

‘Toxic’ beats ‘gammon’ and ‘cakeism’ to win Oxford Dictionaries’ word of 2018

— Read on www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/15/toxic-oxford-dictionaries-word-of-2018

As ELT teachers we aim to create purposeful communication in the classroom because for many of our students it is their only exposure to the language. 723 more words

via Too many to talk! Helping students interact in large classes — Oxford University Press

by Liz Walter We use phrasal verbs a lot, and it’s worth learning as many as you can. In this post, I will look at phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs connected with arguing – there is a surprisingly large number of them! It is often important to know what preposition to use after a phrasal verb, […]

via Falling out, lashing out and blurting out: phrasal verbs connected with arguing (1). — About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

Part of the Academic English online conference with Cambridge, Gary Pathare gave an interesting talk on Basic Literacy in English Language Teaching. Learning English using current language teaching methods and materials generally requires learners to have mastered basic English literacy (the ability to encode and decode English script). Learners are often required to write, not only to practice the writing skill, but also to provide personalized examples etc. For adult learners with literacy issues, levels of motivation and achievement may suffer. This topic is gaining relevance for more and more English Language teachers. He discusses this and outlines ideas for teaching approaches, and strategies that can help address the issue. In his webinar Gary explains what basic literacy includes for example word recognition and letter formation, then goes on to talk about handwriting, spelling, copying, punctuation, sounds and……

via Basic literacy in ELT – Academic English conference — World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

‘Creativity’ has been named the 2018 Australian Children’s Word of the Year. Bravery, pollution, technology and environment were all strong contenders for the 2018 Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year but it was creativity that was today named this year’s winner. More than 500 entries were submitted by primary school and home-schooled children across…

via The Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year is Creativity — Oxford Australia blog

This presentation draws from my experience of working as an ELT teacher, teacher educator and researcher in relatively underprivileged contexts in sub-Saharan Africa. I hope the issues I have highlighted here resonate with teachers in other parts of the world. While policymakers continue to promote Curricula changes which focus on the development of communicative competence and…

via Teaching young learners and teenagers English | Are we all on the same page? — Oxford University Press

Try the New Learning App from Context: Learn Words by Reading

Try the New Learning App from Context: Learn Words by Reading

Try the New Learning App from Context: Learn Words by Reading

Try the New Learning App from Context: Learn Words by Reading

Introducing Context, the learning app that improves your vocabulary through the daily habit of reading.

Each day, Context sends you a personalised digest of news articles and alerts that teach you interesting words. Throw out your flashcards and start learning by reading!

With Context you can:

– Discover new words you don’t know
– Test your knowledge with vocabulary quizzes for articles you read
– Subscribe to news alerts for words that you’re learning
– Browse hundreds of curated words to reach your study goals
– Track your progress and level up your profile
– Focus on the words that really matter

From students to life long learners, Context is the perfect daily solution for learning words.

Download it from the App Store now, or find out more here:

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Website: https://contextlearning.app/