Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Let's learn to read 8

Here is a new worksheet to practise What and Where as well as some new words (book, good/silly, look, thick/thin, thank you and think). 

Sounds flashcards

The flashcards can be downloaded here

Monday, 13 December 2010

Sleepy Santa - Hidden Object Online Game

Christmas is on its way! Hurray! I love this time of year and if you do, too, here is a nice online game for you (I've just found it on net).It's called Sleepy Santa. Santa is sleeping and doesn't know that Christmas is near. You should enter his dreams and find objects that don't belong there - so you show him that it's only a dream, not reality! Suitable for elementary and upper elementary students. And, of course, for everyone else :-) Have fun!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

"Hello! Who are you?" animation

This is a short animation about two teddy bears meeting for the first time. They tell each other about themselves - name, age and their families. The target vocabulary is extremely easy. After watching it, you can practise the same questions and answers with your students and ask them to tell what they remember about Sam and Betty. Here is an online exercise with the animation.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

"Sam and His Friend" - a cartoon comic book for beginners

Here is the first follow-up reading activity for my young students learning to read. They'll get it after going through the first 8 "Let's learn to read" modules. It can be printed, too.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

ABC flashcards and game ideas

Here are 4 sets with the cards (with just images, capital letters, small letters and the full set). The ful set contains some cards from the other ones just to save paper. I have used the word "Ukraine" to represent the letter U, but you can easily edit that ( just choose the "Ungroup" option). Print, cut and laminate the cards if you want them to last longer. There are lots of great ideas for learning  the alphabet on Activity Village website.

 abc flashcards - full set -

abc flashcards - pictures -

abc flashcards - capital letters -

abc flashcards - small letters -

The Golden Ball

Students can watch the interactive animation The Golden Ball and practise the grammar (Past Simple) and vocabulary used in it. Here's the worksheet.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Grammar practice for beginners


Grammar Point                                                     Grammar Point 2

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Practise action verbs with different tenses

Students complete sentences with suitable verbs from the list and use them in the correct tense form.

Practice action verbs with different tenses -

Friday, 12 November 2010

Snow White and Past Simple

There are 3 different tasks in the worksheet. First students read the fairy tale and fill in missing words (it's a follow up activity for my online exercise where they can watch the video: Snow White Video Activity ). After that students are given 24 past simple sentences about Snow White and they are to make questions to the underlined parts of the sentences, match them with the pictures and, finally, make negative sentences.
P.S.: The video has disappeared from You Tube , but students can still watch it here.

Snow White and Past Simple Worksheet

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Pronouns boardgame

Students roll a die and name the pronoun they land on. If it's a picture, they say which pronoun it represents and find it on the board. If it's a word, they read it and show the corresponding picture. The pictures where two people (or animals) are hugging each other mean "WE". There can be many other ways to use the game - just follow your imagination.

personal pronouns boardgame

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Articles Board Game

This is a board game for elementary students to practise the articles. You'll need a die and counters to play it. Students roll the die and name the article that should be in the sentence they land on. Sometimes no article is needed. If the answer is wrong they move one space backwards. You can invent your own rules :-)



Tuesday, 26 October 2010

So, here we go!!!

Today is the "birthday" of Merry English To You! and I am happy to share with you some of the activities I have gathered so far. I'm starting with forms 1 and 2 and planning to add more on a regular basis. The division into forms is done according to the school curriculum in Ukraine, but I'm sure that doesn't matter much. Right now there are only on-line activities. Printable worksheets and boardgames will be added soon. So, choose your level and go ahead!