Tips and useful phrases EFL activities/ worksheets

Updated 21 March 2015

As I warned in a previous post, this is an idea that I really am exploiting as much as humanly possible. I don’t feel too guilty, though, because it is a good one:

Students discuss a list of tips they are given and do a task such as choose the best, cross off wrong ones, or change the wording of the tips to make them better. They then brainstorm language to do the things that they’ve chosen as good tips, e.g. “Hmmm, let me think” and “That’s a difficult question” for the IELTS Speaking tip “Think aloud, because there are no marks for body language”. They can then compare their phrases with the class, the teacher and/ or the answer key. You obviously have to design the task carefully so that the tips they choose all have phrases associated with them, but in these cases I’ve done the hard work for you:

IELTS Writing Part Two tips and useful phrases worksheets

IELTS Academic Writing Task Two tips and useful phrases (for all kinds of useful language for the exam) – NEW

Opinions on IELTS Writing Part Two tips and useful phrases Expanded version (for advice and the language of opinions)

Opinions on IELTS Writing Part Two tips and useful phrases Version 1 (opinions language)

Other IELTS tips and useful phrases worksheets

IELTS Listening tips and useful phrases

IELTS Speaking Part One tips and useful phrases

IELTS Writing Part One tips and useful phrases

Others

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Emails to academic staff Tips and useful phrases

Presentations Tips and useful phrases

Teleconferencing tips and useful phrases

Telephone enquiries tips and useful phrases

Academic writing tips and useful phrases

Business cultural differences tips and useful phrases

Job interviews by telephone tips and useful phrases

Meeting people tips and useful phrases

This can be used with all kinds of other things, e.g. functional language like requests (“Give a reason for refusing requests”), giving presentations, chairing meetings, etc etc etc, so please let me know if you do so!

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