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jackmainwaring · June 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm

These worksheets are designed to teach students some action words (verbs), and could be easily adapted to better suit the needs of the teacher and the learning objectives.

Using the wordsearch-style worksheet as an example:

After completing the worksheet, students could then be asked to use the new words in full sentences, using a fill-in-the-blank style template if they need it. Using these sentences, the students could then be asked to work in pairs to talk about what they are going to be doing on the weekend, including as many of the new verbs ,and others if they know them, within the conversation. Both of these activities would support the development of the students’ sentence writing and speaking skills.

A game of charades could be played in combination with the worksheet to make the resource more engaging. For example, the students could be split into groups, where half of the group members are given a wordsearch and the other half a list of the words to be found. Those with the word list must then act out the words to those with the wordsearch for them to be found. This could be played competitively, with the aim of being the first team to complete the wordsearch.

Patricia-Ioana Sfagau · June 22, 2019 at 7:29 am
This worksheet is designed to teach students hiw to describe international food. In the first activity on the worksheet students learn different categories of words and are asked to place/write them in the appropriate column therefore students focus on the way they see the words being written.
After the first activity students could be shown a few dishes and asked to write three simple sentences using three different words learned in the first activity and then to discuss them in their group

In therms of speaking the second activity could be adapted as a games. Students are sitted in a circle and the teacher hands in a ball which will be passed from studnt to student. Cards of different foods will be picked and students have to say in turn what color it is, how it taste like, where it could be from.

Andrés López Schrader · June 25, 2019 at 6:40 am

Topic: Asking questions about items to purchase them.

In order to support students in writing full sentences, the worksheet provides example sentences for singular and plural items. It also provides a word bank to direct students on vocabulary usage. To develop students’ speaking skills and making the worksheet more engaging, children can be given many items of the same kind (e.g. 10 strawberries), along with fake (maybe monopoly) money. It is the student’s task to buy all of the other fruit (or other objects) by asking their peers what they are selling and how much it costs. After 5 minutes, the student with the most diverse inventory can win a prize.

Lizzie Avery · June 26, 2019 at 3:05 pm

This worksheet produced by the British Council is on the topic of holidays and focuses on vocabulary. I like this worksheet because it gradually gets more challenging for the children, starting with simply matching the right word (from a vocabulary bank) to its corresponding picture, to categorising the words, to writing sentences. This worksheet therefore supports students writing sentences in full since they are required to draw pictures of what they would take on holiday (keeping it creative and suitable for their age) before being asked to write complex sentences (writing why they would need these items).

To support students’ speaking skills this worksheet could be the basis for a dialogue to be spoken in pairs in order to practise asking and answering questions. For example, ‘Which type of holiday do you prefer? A camping holiday or a beach holiday?’ To push students, they could be asked to provide an explanation. This could be adapted to more creative activities such as hot seat questioning or role play (pretend to be packing for a holiday and explaining what you are packing, where you are going etc). The game below is also my suggestion to develop their speaking skills.

This worksheet (the last activity in particular) could easily be made into a game, mimicking the well-known ‘I went to the shops and bought…’. For example, one student would start the game by saying ‘I am going on holiday and I need to pack a sunhat,’ before passing it onto the next person (in the circle as a class or in groups in table clusters) person who would say ‘I am going on holiday and I need to pack a sunhat, and sun cream,’ and so on. This game would not only keep all the students engaged (because they know they have to remember all the previous items) but help improve their listening and speaking skills as well as memorisation skills which are all key to language learning.

ear42 · June 26, 2019 at 4:37 pm
This worksheet is on transport. There are many activities on it of varying difficulty. The activities which would support students writing full sentences include a gap fill with options of what to put in the gaps and sentences where they are given three different options to go in a gap and the student has to pick the correct one. This is similar to gap fill but the options are all grammatically correct but only one is factually correct so would be good for CLIL.
The worksheet has lots of activities where the students are required to go around the class to ask and answer the questions on the sheet. There are also some activities were the students are encouraged to have a discussion with each other about a certain topic.
To make the resource more engaging, rather than just bullet pointing 5 modes of transport, you could split the class into groups. Each person from a group takes it in turns to act out one of their chosen modes of transport to the rest of the group. The other members of the group have to guess what mode of transport it is and if they have it on their list too then they should cross it out. By choosing less well known modes of transport the student who is the last to cross off all their points wins.

ear42 · June 26, 2019 at 4:42 pm
This worksheet is on transport. There are many activities on it of varying difficulty. The activities which would support students writing full sentences include a gap fill with options of what to put in the gaps and sentences where the students are given three different options to go in a gap. This is similar to gap fill but the options are all grammatically correct but only one is factually correct therefor this would be suitable for CLIL.
The worksheet has lots of activities where the students are required to go around the class to ask and answer the questions on the sheet. There are also some activities were the students are encouraged to have a discussion with each other about a certain topic.
To make the resource more engaging, rather than each student just bullet pointing 5 different modes modes of transport, you could split the class into groups. Each person from a group takes it in turns to act out one of their chosen modes of transport to the rest of the group. The other members of the group have to guess what mode of transport and if they have it on their list too then they should cross it out. By choosing less well known modes of transport the student who is the last to cross off all their points wins.

mifei99 · June 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm

Interrogation questions worksheet:

The worksheet prompts students to build long questions in the simple past tense, which will help them to write sentences in the simple past tense in a variety of different contexts.
Once students are comfortable with writing interrogation questions, this worksheet can be used as support for the alibi game in which one student questions another on where they were and what they were doing during the time a crime took place, whilst the other must respond with their alibi. This fun game means that students practice both their speaking and listening skills. The questions and answers on this worksheet act as scaffolding so that weaker students can confidently participate in the game.

Antonia · June 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

This resource provides a lesson plan and worksheet to celebrate Mother Earth’s Day. The worksheet has a cartoon of Mother Earth with some boxes to fill in around it, like a mind map. The students are supposed to brainstorm words relating to the picture, like “tree” and “river”. This is a good way to recap new vocabulary learnt concerning nature and it entices students’ imagination. Depending on the level of the class, I might adapt the activity by creating a list of the words learnt relating to nature. The students will be asked to share their word choices to the class to practice speaking skills. The activity can also be extended by asking students to write sentences or a story/poem with the given word so to also practice writing full sentences. F

    Antonia · June 28, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    (cont.) As a short break the students can colour in the cartoon and later describe the colour of the objects in the picture to the class.

SammyLappage · June 28, 2019 at 9:40 pm
The worksheet involves a gap fill exercise with animal names, where they live and what they eat.

Supporting students writing full sentences= The worksheet gives sentence starters to help the students work out what to write in the gap. There are boxes with possible answers in to aid students to complete full sentences.

Using the resource to develop students’ speaking skills= Once the worksheet is completed students could pick their favourite animal and read the sentences written about it to their partner. They could be challenged to make up their own sentence which is not written on the worksheet to practice their on-the-spot speaking skills.

Making the resource more engaging using a game= Students could be encouraged to come up with an action for each animal and perform this once they have completed the sentences about the animal. Once they have finished the worksheet they will have an action for every animal and the action sequence can be performed to a partner/group/class.

Leandra Thomson · June 29, 2019 at 6:40 am
This worksheet is designed to help more experienced students decipher between using the verbs play, go, and do when talking about sports (ex. You PLAY football, but You GO running). To support students’ writing abilities, they could write a sentence for each of the three verbs. Then, to improve speaking skills, students could pair up and read their sentences aloud to their partner. This way, students can help their partner if they have any questions and correct any incorrect answers. Students can reference this worksheet while taking part in a class game. For the game, students will form groups of three. From there, the teacher will display a picture of someone doing an activity and students will work collaboratively in their groups to come up with the correct sentence. The teacher will go around and check answers and each mistake will turn into a point for that team. Contrary to most games, teams will aim to get the least amount of points possible.

Ross Moncrieff · June 29, 2019 at 11:32 am
This worksheet works well in that it gets increasingly more difficult throughout, eventually getting the students to write by themselves with only a few prompts. To help the students write full sentences in the final activity, the teacher could write structures on the board which would give them a good starting point from which to base their own writing. In terms of speaking, Task 2 encourages speaking to a partner and then feeding back to the class as a whole so this would be good for developing both conversational skills with a partner and wider speaking skills in more formally speaking to the whole class. The word cloud activity in Task 3 might be confusing, especially for younger students. Instead of using the word cloud, therefore, a better and for fun “game” in the worksheet might be to have the word cloud be turned into a word search, in which way the students can still learn vocabulary whilst making it less confusing and more fun.

jsm89 · June 30, 2019 at 1:06 am
This relatively simple worksheet could be used after the relevant different sports have been introduced. Once completing the suggested activity of unscrambling the letters, students would be encouraged to write a full sentence describing what the person is doing/wearing (for example), which they should then read aloud to a friend to exchange ideas, practising both speaking and writing full sentences.
To turn this sheet into a game, students could pair up and play a ‘charades’ style game, where one student acts out one of the words (based on their knowledge of the sport), allowing the other to guess, and vice versa.

Stephen Grech · June 30, 2019 at 10:23 pm

After filling out the worksheet, the students could come up with other sentences themselves about the people depicted in the worksheet. This will get them to practice writing even more full sentences on their own.

The students could be split into pairs and asked to describe the people in the worksheets in more detail to each other.

Finally they could play a charades-style game where each student must describe another student in the class in the same sentence format and the others must guess who they are describing.

Sneha Lala · July 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm

The worksheet on pg 12 encourages students to create a Hogwarts profile. After filling it out the students have more scaffolding to make this into a presentation. They can use this as the basis to explain the information in fuller sentences (my name is x. I am in x house because I am x. My favourite subject is x because x. My quidditch position is x because x. My favourite spell is x because x. My wand is x. My patronus is x because x. They could then verbally present this information.

This could be made more interactive by splitting the worksheet into stations: a sorting hat station, a wand ceremony station, a quidditch station, a spell station, a patronus station and a subject station around the room. At each station the children must complete an activity. This could make the worksheet more interactive.

Evie Burrows · July 2, 2019 at 5:56 pm

This fairly simple worksheet teaches new vocabulary alongside pictures. The task is to write down what the different items are made of by sorting them into different columns. This in itself does not help students write full sentences, but completing the worksheet could help consolidate / learn vocabulary. Students could be encouraged to write out full sentences for a few of the examples, although this would probably quickly get very repetitive. Instead, they could be encouraged to write short descriptions of items (e.g. name, colour, material etc.) for a more open-ended task.
At the end of the worksheet, the sentence ‘What’s your book made of?’ is provided. This could be used as scaffolding for a time of group / pair discussion. Students ask each other what objects of their choice are made of. These could be their own objects or realia brought in by the teacher. This could be made into a game with students standing / sitting in a circle. Students throw each other objects (soft toys, pens etc.) asking what they are made of, and the person who catches answers. If students are doing well, other kinds of questions can be introduced, like descriptions of size and colour. If students are struggling, provide more scaffolding.
Alternatively, the worksheet itself could be made into a game. The teacher could prepare cards with pictures on them and cards with names of materials. Students are given some cards and must find students with the corresponding material, whilst asking each other questions and answering them to practice speaking.

GeorgiaHarris · July 2, 2019 at 7:01 pm

This worksheet produced by the British Council focuses on clothing vocabulary, and also basic description of clothes. There is a matching up exercise, reading exercise, word search and writing exercise.
The worksheet already lends itself quite well in supporting students to write in full sentences. The reading exercise gives examples of descriptions of an outfit, and then in the writing section the students are expected to write a description of their favourite outfit meaning they can use the reading section as a template. This could be built upon by first going through simple sentence structures before completing the sheet so that the student has seen the sentences broken down, enabling them to more easily identify which words they can swap out.

Once the students are more comfortable with the sentence structures and vocab the sheet could be extended in a pair based activity, with one student describing an outfit to the other, and the second student drawing the outfit. This could also make the worksheet more engaging as it becomes a fun game in the pairs.

Rather than the matching exercise at the beginning, the learning of the vocab could be done as a class game of pictionary on the board at the front. The class can be split into two or three teams (depending on the size) to guess the most words in a minute.
The word search could also be done as a class competition to see who can complete it the fastest.

Emma Walsh · July 3, 2019 at 3:27 am

Movies crosswords:

Supporting students writing full sentences:
Some of the questions in the crossword are written as full sentences. This could be used as a scaffold for them to write their own sentences.

Using the resource to develop students’ speaking skills:
Ask students to read out their answers to the class, or instead make the activity a paired activity so students have to discuss the answers.

Making the resource more engaging using a game:
Charades could be played to act out the answers, by taking it in turns in pairs to work out the answer, and then acting out the word to your partner who has to guess.

caisealbeardow · July 4, 2019 at 6:47 am

Music and jobs:

This song and related worksheet teach vocabulary about jobs and the present simple 3rd person. It supports writing of full sentences by providing a related story about jobs, that includes opportunities for learners to describe the job roles of their family members (

It can be used to develop speaking skills by asking students to read their sentences aloud to the class, and pairing students to discuss what jobs their family members do/what jobs they would like to do (if conditional/conditional future tenses have been covered).

A game of class pictionary could be played using the whiteboard, where a student draws a picture that represents a learned job title and the other students must guess the answer in teams.

juliazlot · July 5, 2019 at 10:08 am

Theme: Holidays
Lesson: Clothes

This worksheets gives a list of clothing items and phrases which can be useful in describing the items. Students could pair up and pick an item to describe using the clubs, which would be a good speaking exercise. Once their partner has guessed the item, they could both write a sentence describing why they may need to take the item on holiday, e.g. “I need a hat so that I am warm”. This could be turned into a game by dividing the class into two teams and seeing which team can guess the most correct answers.

ciaran duncan · July 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm


Students could be encouraged to write full sentences by using these sport ideas and sentence scaffolds such as ‘last week I played -‘
This resource lends itself to matching up sport and word, but I thought afterwards to develop the students’ speaking skills we could play a game of ‘which sport am I’ where a student has a word card taped to their head and has to ask yes-no questions of the others to determine which sport it is.

Alec · July 6, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Students can use the phrases on the crossword as templates for writing their own market roleplay which they can then perform thus developing both speaking and writing skills. The worksheet can be turned into a game by splitting the class into 2 groups which race against each other. Each group has one scribe with the rest of the group getting the picture clues. Those with the pictures have to then describe the required foods in the pictures without saying the food itself.

Gayatri · July 7, 2019 at 6:05 pm

This is a good food chain worksheet, for more advanced English students.
To help the students write full sentences, the teacher could provide a sentence template, or write the words in the sentence on separate pieces of paper, and get the students to work in groups to order them.

To make the resource more interesting, the students can be given the task, in groups, to come up with as many food chains as possible in 2 minutes, and the group with the most wins.

To develop the students’ speaking skills, the students must read out the sentences, and the teacher can ask them further questions to prompt the students to elaborate further.

lun3rzhu · July 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm

-This worksheet supports writing in full sentences as there is a comprehension-like exercise initially. This allows for assessment from the teacher by listening and observing.

-An exercise splitting the children into groups, and designating a set of sentences for them to read in turn can aid developing both fluency in speaking and reading.

-A quiz with two teams and two whiteboards where they race to answer questions based on the reading passage can be a fun means to summarise the activity with a competitive element also.

Laura Fantuzzi · July 8, 2019 at 10:30 am
Crosswords are a great way to become familiar with the spelling of words. To make it fun, a competition could be organised; the fastest who fills in 3 crosswords about topics we have seen. crosswords could be adapted to the exact vocabulary we have seen.
After filling it in, they could write a mini story using that vocab’ and prepare questions about it. a classmate reads the mini story and answers the questions the first student will ask them

cbourne · July 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm


The first pair of students to successfully get through the map could win a prize.
Students could draw their own map and write their own directions for a peer to find the ‘missing treasure.’
Students could verbally instruct a peer to get through the map and find the ‘treasure.’

AhmedImam · July 9, 2019 at 12:40 am
This task gives the opportunity to be able to use English to explain your family and can easily be extended to increase difficulty by explaining what the family members enjoy, hobbies and descriptions.
It can be used to practice writing full sentences by having the students work on using descriptive sentences to desribe each family members’ appearence, hobbies or careers.
Speaking can be integrated into the exercise by practicing conversations with other students to introduce other family members, the teacher can decide to make students write the sentences before hand if it is more difficult.
A game can be used in having students have them describe either a fictional family member or a genuine one and have a partner to guess whether they are being told the truth or a lie.

keyasajip · July 9, 2019 at 11:38 am

This is a story worksheet followed by a number of different activities such as gap fills and crosswords to learn the vocabulary from the story. This could be made fun and interactive through asking the students to do a role play of the story. This also allows the students to practise their speaking skills and makes it more engaging than simply reading the story themselves or out loud. Students can be supported in writing full sentences by choosing 5 new words that they have learned from the vocabulary sheet and using them in their own sentences.

    keyasajip · July 9, 2019 at 11:40 am

    A game can also be used to make the lesson more engaging. The game includes splitting the class into two halves and asking questions about the story in a comprehension style. The team who answers the most questions correctly wins a prize.

Issy · July 10, 2019 at 1:39 am

These worksheet can be used to teach animals names at the start of lessons. In general this is very structured teaching with a lot of scaffolding to just teach vocabulary. Using these worksheets would not take up much of the lesson and could be used in flipped learning. There are also Farm animal worksheets that can be used. This could be followed by the class singing animal songs such as Old McDonald. A game to reinforce memory from these worksheets could be having pictures of different animals in different corners of the room, and asking students to move to which animal fits a name called out. The students have to impersonate the animal they guess.

Jenni.Visuri · July 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

This worksheet helps with writing because it teaches students the correct spelling for different words. It should be used after teaching students a list of vocab to check they understand how to spell it. After completing it, students should then try and use each word in a full sentence and say them out loud to help with speaking skills. It could be made into a game by then playing pictionary and getting the students to guess what the other has drawn.

ld557 · July 10, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Students could use this game to practice writing sentences within by writing constructing a sentence based on the hints which describe an item e.g ‘You wear a coat in the winter’, using scaffolding provided by the teacher.
The game provided already develops students speaking skills, as they must converse in English to guess what the item is, although providing hints make this more achievable whilst simultaneously developing their reading skills.
This activity could become more game-like by using a points system, where the pair who manages to guess the most items between them wins a prize.

RebeccaRM · July 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm

These worksheets teach students container words for shopping. They do not have full sentences so the teacher could add the beginning of the sentence to the board to create a sentence. To help with speaking skills and make the resource more engaging, this could be used as the basis of a shopping role play done in pairs.

AliceKennedy · July 11, 2019 at 1:17 pm

1. ask students to write sentences describing the different animals. description based on prior lessons/ability (from simple things like colour to more complex description of habits)
2. Have students read sentences aloud to each other
3. charades (for more beginner classes) or 20 questions (for higher level) to guess the animal

gskaza · July 13, 2019 at 8:18 am

This worksheet is designed to introduce students to the present simple and present continuous tenses. As this worksheet already forms full sentences, it would be good if the teacher encouraged the students to write their own short paragraph describing themselves, and practicing these tenses. The students could also be paired up to ask each other open ended questions, or this could be made into a game such as ‘who am I?’ where students must question each other in order to find out their identity.

dkatsanos · July 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm

With the help of this worksheet, the students learn vocabulary related to shopping. This worksheet contains scaffolding exercises so that the students can be guided throughout the exercise. It can also be used for speaking skills. For instance, a role playing exercise could be designed in which one student pretends to be a customer and the other one pretends to be a shopper.

jla2g18 · August 2, 2019 at 5:38 am

This worksheet naturally encourages students to write in full sentences as they have to produce a rhyming sentence to the one above.

It can be adapted into a speaking game wherein students stand in a circle, a bottle is spun in the middle and the person at the base of the bottle picks a sentence to say, the person at the top of the bottle replies with a sentence that rhymes.

serenalhayes · September 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm

This worksheet is effective in assessing listening skills using an engaging, current and relevant topic. However, song lyrics do not always make grammatical sense or use full sentences, so using a poem or spoken verse may be more suitable to support students writing full sentences.

The worksheet can be used to develop speaking skills through a spoken-word recital of the song, or a sing-through of the song (depending on age and confidence).

If the class decide to sing the song, the worksheet can be made more engaging by eliminating one word from the lyrics each time to enable the students to verbally fill in the ‘blanks’.

Adilah Hameed · October 3, 2019 at 10:17 am

This worksheet involved people working in pairs to go through it. I would instead put them in groups of 3 or 4 to match it up. I would then put the words that they don’t understand the meaning of on the board so that they can understand and be able to answer the true and false aspect. Within the worksheet, there are activities that involve speaking and listening. In terms of a game, I would probably do Chinese Whispers (although not call the game that to the children) and say a whole sentence and see how well it is pronounced through the line.

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