Author Archives: Nicole Heusser

Can You Think of…Animals (Vocabulary Building Worksheet)

Can You Think of…Animals (Free EFL Vocabulary Building Worksheet)

Worksheet Wednesday on Discover EnglishThis week’s worksheet is slightly different from the others I’ve published so far.
You have to answer ten questions about animals. But for each question, there is more than one possible answer.

So for example, the first question “Can you think of…one black animal?” could be answered with either raven, crow, horse (for example Black Beauty) etc.
Tip: the more animals you are looking for, the more specific you have to be to answer the question.

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My Windows Phone Word Games Top 3 List

My Windows Phone Word Games Top 3 List

Windows Game store screenshot

Windows Game store screenshot

Do you love to play games on your phone? Would you also like to improve your English skills?
Then you should try these three word games, available for Windows / Nokia Lumia phones.
(The chosen word games might be available for android devices / iPhone as well, but this is a post especially for Windows phone users.)
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Changing Verbs to Nouns EFL Crossword

Changing Verbs to Nouns – Word Transformation Crossword for EFL Students

Worksheet Wednesday on Discover EnglishWord transformation exercises can be quite challenging for English learners. There are many different types of word transformation exercises. Changing verbs to nouns is probably one of the easier ones.

Even though these kinds of exercises seem to be boring, they will help you to grow your English vocabulary.
But maybe solving a crossword is a bit more fun?
Tthis week’s free worksheet is a word transformation crossword, where you have to change verbs into nouns.
For example: to perceive (verb) will change into perception (noun)

This worksheet is suitable for pre-intermediate students and above.
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Winter Vocabulary EFL Crossword

Winter Vocabulary EFL Crossword

Worksheet Wednesday on Discover EnglishTechnically, it’s winter. But here in Baden-Wuerttemberg, it still feels more like autumn. No snow, far and wide. Instead, we’ve got lots of wet weather.

But because I quite like winter, I decided to dedicate the first worksheet of the year to winter 😉 In the hope that maybe it’ll snow soon 😀

This worksheet is suitable for beginner students and above.
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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

happy-new-year-200x200Happy New Year!

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. – Neil Gaiman

I thought long about how to best sum up 2015. Because it has been a special year for me.

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