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Adjectives 3 sets
Animals 5 sets
Body Parts
Buildings (live)
Chores - 'have to'
Christmas 2 sets
Classroom 2 sets
Clothing 3 sets
Daily Routines
Descriptions (hair)
Fantasy 2 sets
Fruit (with likes, does, doesn't)
Future Tense (be going to ~)
Halloween 3 sets
Health have and feel sets
Hobbies 2 sets
House 2 sets
Kitchen 3 sets
Living Room
Months + clipart
Music - instruments
Nationalities 3 sets
Nature 3 sets
Part-time Jobs 3 sets
Passive Verbs 2 sets
Past Tense 3 sets
People/Jobs 2 sets
Phrasal Verbs 2 sets
Places 2 sets + There is
Plural Nouns
Prepositions of place and movement
Pronouns object and possessive pronouns
Question Words
Recess Activities 2 sets
School Building
School Subjects
Senses 5 sets: look, feel, sound, taste, smell
Shapes and Colors
Signs - road signs + prohibition
Sports 3 sets
St. Patrick's Day
Super Powers
Thanksgiving 2 sets
Time clock faces
Valentine's Day
Verbs 5 sets +can
Weather + elements

Worksheets for MES Flashcards

 Recess activities: set one

jump rope, play tag, play leapfrog, do summersaults, play in the dirt, splash in the puddles, fight, play hide-and-go-seek, catch bugs, tease girls, race, play on the bars, play on the swings, do handstands, play hopscotch

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Tools for Educators is a website developed by MES with worksheet generators to make vocabulary and language building teaching materials, using the images from these flashcards. There are simple spelling, matching, reading and writing worksheet makers as well as communicative games, vocabulary handouts and fun activities to print. Check the main site for all options, but here are a few of the more popular worksheet templates available:

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123 Listening is a website developed by MES with Dream English. It has free listening tests to download with matching audio. There are listening worksheet makers you can use to make custom listening tests as well. They also use the same vocabulary sets and images to match these flashcards.

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MES Games is an online ESL games site for students. There are vocabulary building games, spelling games, grammar games and more. Students can listen to native speakers, answer questions and practice online to help with vocabulary retention and use.

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Recess activities: set two

talk to friends, just walk around, play catch, tell secrets, tell jokes, read books, play dodge ball, play games, trade cards, listen to music, hang out, email friends, bully kids, play sports, show off

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Mark's note: The first set is made up of activities slightly younger children might do at recess.  The second set is designed to be things older children might do.

These are great sets for introducing 'do' for regular actions or the present simple forms.  It's a very natural structure for these activities and I don't need to explain the grammar when I use these cards.

  • 'Do you play dodge ball at recess?'
  • 'I tease girls at recess.'
  • 'Kenny bullies kids.'

These are actually designed to introduce adverbs of frequency; always, sometimes, and never.  (I also add in 'during' with the second set.)

  • 'I always hang out by the tree during recess.'
  • 'I sometimes play in the dirt during recess.'
  • 'I never tease girls during recess.'

Both sets can be used like this.  Although, it's not necessary to teach these parts.

For another good set to practice present simple, see the hobbies set.  It also has an explanation for teaching 'used to' which will also work with the recess cards.

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