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FREE Worksheet: 100 Words You Didn’t Know Were Adverbs

FREE Worksheet: 100 Words You Didn’t Know Were Adverbs

FREE Worksheet: 100 Words You Didn’t Know Were Adverbs

Improve your grammar skills in English with our helpful FREE printable worksheet (PDF) on the topic of adverbs.

Find out more about adverbs here!

This worksheet is free and in the public domain, so please feel free to share it widely!

If you like it, please share it with your friends on social media – and join us on Facebook!

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/100-words-you-didnt-know-were-adverbs-1.pdf

FREE Worksheet: 100 Words You Didn’t Know Were Adverbs

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Introducing eslactive.com resource website!

Introducing eslactive.com – the GREEN resource website!

Introducing eslactive.com – the GREEN resource website!

I recently contacted eslactive.com on Twitter to ask them about their new website, which they founded in 2018. Here’s what they told me:

eslactive.com is a website made by English teachers, for English teachers. After experiencing first-hand the amount of paper we use in language schools every day, we felt compelled to try and make our industry a little greener. That’s why we list hundreds of free games, activities, projects and conversation ideas you can employ without printed materials.

Introducing eslactive.com resource website!

“Another key part of our vision is the use of technology in the classroom. We recognise that it’s not always possible, and that new techniques can be daunting. However, we strongly believe that it will not only benefit the environment, but increase student engagement too. To allow you to explore the possibilities at your own pace, we’ve also developed a wide range of fun interactive games and generators.

Introducing eslactive.com resource website!

“Most importantly, we understand how busy teachers are, so we want to make your life as easy as possible. All our resources are categorised and tagged by grammar/vocabulary topics, so you can find what you need quickly. There’s even the option to add activities to your own custom lesson plans, so you can save ideas for later.

“We hope you enjoy using the site, and are always here to help if needed.”

eslactive.com – it’s especially for you if you’re an EFL or ESL teacher – or both.

Why not check it out today!


If you run a great English language teaching resource website, and would like it to be featured on Purland Training, please contact us here!


 

200 Top English Phrasal Verbs

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Phrasal Verbs, Learn These!

200 Top English Phrasal Verbs

Here are 200 of the most common everyday English phrasal verbs that native speakers use all the time. Check how many you already know, then make a conscious effort to learn the rest.

If you only ever learn 200 English phrasal verbs, learn these!

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Phrasal Verbs, Learn These!

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200 Top English Idioms

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Idioms, Learn These!

200 Top English Idioms

Here are 200 of the most common everyday English idioms that native speakers use all the time. Check how many you already know, then make a conscious effort to learn the rest.

If you only ever learn 200 English idioms, learn these!

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Idioms, Learn These!

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Idioms, Learn These!

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Practice the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Speaking Test

Practice the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Speaking Test

In this helpful and informative video from Cambridge English, you will watch two English language students taking an FCE Speaking test. They are Victoria, from Germany and Edward, from Peru.

How well do you think they did? How would you cope in their place?

You can read their examiner’s comments about the test here.

FREE Discussion Worksheet: Proverbs – Advice for Life 1

FREE Discussion Worksheet: Proverbs – Advice for Life 1

Have you got a problem? Something weighing you down? Have you tried looking in the book of Proverbs in the Bible for an answer?

Read the different problems below and match each one to advice given in a verse from Proverbs. Check any new vocabulary. Write out each verse in your notebook, then discuss each situation with a partner or small group. What would you do in each situation? How helpful do you think the advice from Proverbs would be today?

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Q-proverbs-advice-for-life-1.pdf

FREE Discussion Worksheet: Proverbs – Advice for Life 1

Answers:

1. Proverbs 27:1
2. Proverbs 10:9
3. Proverbs 16:18
4. Proverbs 15:16
5. Proverbs 31:30
6. Proverbs 16:3
7. Proverbs 10:12
8. Proverbs 22:6
9. Proverbs 12:11
10. Proverbs 15:1

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How to Improve your Reading Skills

How to Improve your Reading Skills

How to Improve your Reading Skills

Follow these great tips from British Council Learn English and improve your reading skills today!

Including:

  • Read as often as possible
  • Read things you’re interested in
  • Practice scanning for specific information

Watch the video below to find out more!

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class - Video Class

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class – FREE Worksheet

** Join Matt for a free Facebook Live class on this topic on 29th August at 8.15pm CET! **

Using an Object for Discussion Practice:

Work with a partner or small group. Both of you choose a different object that you would like to discuss.

Download and print the free worksheet below and get 20+ great ideas for using an object in a discussion class. Let’s get our students talking!

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/using-an-object-for-discussion-practice-1.pdf

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class - FREE Worksheet (Update)

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