Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Clothes and Accessories Bingo Game

As a rule I design two types of printable games to help my students consolidate the topic vocabulary: dominoes and bingo. I have already published the first batch of my clothes and accessories domino cards for English teachers to use for their classes too. Today I’d like to share the bingo game printables for the same clothes and accessories topic. This game can be a great activity to learn some 60 English nouns related to the topic.

The kit includes flashcards, 4 types of worksheets, dominoes and bingo game

This blog post only shares five free bingo cards. My premium clothes and accessories kit has 15 bingo cards for larger groups of English learners besides other worksheets, flashcards and the dominoes. The kit is organized in a number of printer-ready hi-res PDF files storing the image-based teaching materials for ESL and EFL teachers.

Clothes and accessories bingo game

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Phonics Flashcards (Consonants S, T)

Today I would like to present another group of English consonant flashcards. The post contains 23 more cards dedicated to the letter Ss and 1 card with the letter Tt.

Ss: cards №№77-78 include words with the sound [s] at the beginning and the end of the words as well as when it occurs due to the double ss. Card №79 contains words where the letter S produces the sound [s] at the endings after voiceless consonants. Cards №№80-81 present words in which S gives the sound [z] when it occurs between two vowels and in the endings after vowels and voiced consonants. Card №82 offers words in which the letter S is pronounced as [ʃ]. Cards №№83-92 contain the blends sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, sh. Cards №№93-96 present the three letter blends spl, scr, spr, str. Card №97 presents the phonogram -sion which gives the sound [ʒn] while card №98 presents the same phonogram -sion which gives the sound [ʃn]. Card №99 includes words with the silent S.

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Phonics consonants flashcards

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Clothes and Accessories Dominoes. Part 1.

Playing games is one way to make kids fall in love with learning English. It is especially important for ESL and EFL educators who teach the language to non-native speakers at early stages of studying English. The key to success with young students is to make the learning process as less boring as possible because games and fun activities are the most natural way of learning things for kids. This is the reason why I introduce games to every series of lessons dedicated to a particular topic. We have been talking about the topic of clothes and accessories recently. So I’d like to share some printable domino cards I have designed to help my young students learn some 60+ English nouns related to clothes and accessories.

The kit includes flashcards, 4 types of worksheets, dominoes and bingo game

The dominoes feature the same pictures I used to design the clothes and accessories flashcards. The dominoes game alone with the bingo game make part of my clothes and accessories kit that also includes a number of printable worksheets and a set of flashcards. Those printable materials are great for introducing and consolidating the clothes and accessories to young students. English teachers are welcome to either download my clothes & accessories worksheets, flashcards and games from this blog or buy the printer-optimized PDF version of the entire kit.

Printable clothes domino game

Sunday, March 10, 2019

English-Chinese Flashcards: Wild Animals. Part 2.

I continue publishing my collection of printable English-Chinese flashcards designed to help ESL and EFL teachers working in China break the ice with Chinese kids who are just starting to learn English. This blog post offers another ten flashcards featuring wild animals.

I'm sure these colorful flashcards will make it easier for Chinese kids to remember English words that may look as strange and difficult for them as Chinese characters look to people from Europe and America. Those cards helps English teachers understand a little bit of Chinese too as they contain the pinyin transcription of Chinese words. This may help teachers that speak no Chinese better understand students' responses and evaluate whether they memorize the English vocabulary correctly. I'm starting with wild animals flashcards because are the most beloved creatures for the kids around the globe. There are so many animated movies and children's books about animals that it makes lots of sense to start learning English with names of animals. So here they are another 10 English-Chinese flashcards featuring the following wild animals: a cheetah, a crocodile, a deer, a dinosaur, an elephant, a fox, a giraffe, a hedgehog, a hippo, and a kangaroo. 

Cheetah - English-Chinese flashcards for wild animals topic