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Idiom-match!
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Match the card with the picture to work out what the idiom m  … read more
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Vocabulary choices
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A useful lesson starter. Students explore the effect of vocabulary  … read more
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Scrambled literary terms and their definitions
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Twenty-five literary terms and their definitions... simply match  … read more
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Starters for all: prepositions
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Remember what prepositions are? A word recognition task for the  … read more
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Starters for all: plurals
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Important plural rules. The 's', 'ies', 'ves' and 'es' are infinitely  … read more
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Starters for all: -able, -ible endings
These starters contain extension work. The -able and -ible are  … read more
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Starters for all: punctuation
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These starters are designed for all students and include extension  … read more
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Kick-start discussion slides
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A selection of thought-provoking, fairly general, quotations  … read more
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To be - a most irregular verb
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Quick starter to focus on the tense changes of the verb 'to  … read more
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Literary terminology
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Match up the literary terms with their definitions. Available  … read more
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An interactive matching exercise for 'Persuasive techniques bingo'
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Match the terms with their definitions. Perfect for use on an  … read more
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What am I?
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A noisy starter to revise nouns, verbs, adjectives and adver  … read more
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Poetic terms bingo
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To practise recognition of similes, metaphors, alliteration and  … read more
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Personal pronoun snap
A quick revision game. Interactive snap game also available.  … read more
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Which poetic term am I?
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A noisy starter to revise poetic terms.  … read more
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An interactive matching exercise for 'US & UK English starter'
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Match the US word to its UK counterpart.  … read more
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An interactive matching exercise for 'US & UK English starter'
Match the US word to its UK counterpart.  … read more
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An interactive matching exercise for 'US & UK English starter'
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Match the US word to its UK counterpart.  … read more
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An interactive matching exercise for 'Persuasive techniques bingo'
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Match the terms with their definitions. Perfect for use on an  … read more
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Persuasive techniques
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Match the terms with the correct definitions and examples. Available  … read more
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Self-mark starters (teacher copy)
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Some short, sharp and useful starter activities around spelling,  … read more
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US and UK English starter activity
Match the US word to its UK counterpart. A number of interactive  … read more
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