Photocopiables.com is a growing website for English language teachers. It aims to help EFL teachers from all over the world with different theme-based resources both online and print-out.
On the Resource Packs page, you'll see the different types of resources bundled up together according to their grammar subject. At photocopiables, there are quite a lot of various resource types, which suit different stages of an EFL lesson. The list comprises grammar points that an EFL teacher may look for, such as tenses or tenses in comparison etc.
Types of ESL Resources at photocopiables
Grammar guides are one-page grammar guide templates. They sum up the essential grammar points and let the teacher pass into the next stage quickly. They are ideal for one-to-one lessons.
Vocabulary quizzes are written for the word lists of each vocabulary theme. They usually accompany different types of resources at photocopiables. They can be used as an introduction or a follow-up activity along with the resource which is on the same vocabulary topic. They are ideal for pre-intermediate classes.
This type of material is ideal for consolidating the grammar subject right after its introduction. After the presentation of the grammar subject, there’s a need for checking whether the input has been understood and see if students can use it in a controlled exercise. Consolidation worksheets, which are theme-based, are relatively easy exercises and aim to check the most crucial parts of English grammar. They can also be used as a preliminary stage for grammar quiz resources.
These kinds of worksheets are a bit more difficult than consolidation worksheets and aim to practice the grammar subject. They can also be given as a homework assignment, and the provided QR code answer keys will be a great tool for home study.
Cloze Tests are designed to assess students' competency on a grammar subject. They should be used in the final stage of a grammar lesson or as a revision which covers all the grammar points of a subject. If you have an exam class, you'll love these resources as they come up in most proficiency exams.
As its name suggests, it's the correction of mistakes. These worksheets are written from my common mistakes corpus, which is constituted during the years of my teaching. They are the mistakes that my students usually do in my classes. When you give out error correction worksheets, you'll usually hear from your students whether all the sentences are correct or not. You'll even find out some errors which have been repeated so many times, and now it sounds right for them.
PowerPoint activities are designed to consolidate the grammar subject right after its introduction on interactive boards or smart boards. They are pretty similar to consolidation worksheets and are intended as an interactive board version of them. Some sound effects, action buttons for correct or wrong answers and a timer are added for a fun time in class. They suit your lessons best right after the presentation of the grammar subject. There are also various game-like presentations which can be used in EFL classes.
Presenting your lessons on flashcards will be one of the easiest ways to introduce grammar or vocabulary items in class. At photocopiables, there are mainly grammar flashcards to introduce grammar topics with pictures accompanied by its captions. The images, which speak for themselves, will change the atmosphere and bring fun to your lessons.
Reading Activity worksheets are designed to support grammar lessons. They include a reading text and some different types of questions to check students’ comprehension of the topic. They are written to deploy various grammar concepts in a written context. So, they can ideally be used as a presentation material to show the grammar concept in use.
About the Author
Photocopiables.com is created by Volkan Tırpancı. He’s been an English teacher since 2004. He’s been writing EFL resources since his first year in teaching English. He has CELTA from Cambridge University, which is a certificate for teaching English to Adults, and also has another certificate for teaching English from Istanbul University in Turkey. He studied American Culture and Literature at Istanbul University. He has given general English lessons in several universities and to different age groups. He can also speak Turkish (his mother tongue) and Spanish fluently. He’s married and the father of two cute little girls.
He won the award for digital storytelling videos in the category of innovation and the use of ELT resources and technology at the ITI-İstanbul 2019 Impact and Innovation awards.
You can reach him via this website's contact page or his social accounts below for online private lessons.