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TEACHER’S NOTES
2007/2008

Ready
English
for

This guide contains:
• information about the structure of the

magazine;
• a table of contents;
• photocopiable activities.

Ready for English corresponds to the A1
breakthrough level of the Common European
Framework of Reference for languages
(Strasbourg 1997). The aims of this level are to
achieve communication, grammar and
vocabulary skills.

• The pull-out poster on pages 8-9 captures the

attention of the young reader and provides a
visual image of the Anglophone world (people,
places, events etc.).
• The comic strip Boule and Bill on page 10 is an

example of real communication: the dialogues
are simple so they can be reproduced and
adapted in class, whilst the drawings can be
used to encourage the children to describe
what they can see. At the back of this guide
you’ll find an interactive version of the cartoon.
• A new feature for this year is on page 11. The

Structure of the
magazine:
• Every issue of Ready for English starts with the

Reader’s Corner: a space where readers can
communicate with the editorial team and
discover short items of news from the
Anglophone world.
• On page 3 of each issue there is a chant which

is included on the audio CD. This helps
students to improve pronunciation skills and
develop intonation. This year we propose
traditional songs often accompanied by mime
actions.
• The Illustrated vocabulary on pages 4-5 is

included on the audio CD and helps students
to memorize vocabulary in a fast and lasting
way.
• Fun and games on pages 6-7 allows you to

revise the new vocabulary by using linguistic
games (crosswords, anagrams, complete the
sentence...).

nature page provides simple experiments and
activities to carry out in class.
• Pages 12-13 take a closer look at a particular

aspect of Anglophone culture (customs,
traditions...), and invite the reader to compare
their own customs with those of the English
speaking world.
• On Page 14 there’s a further page of games.
• Craft corner is a new section: there are lots of

different craft activities to try out.
• Stickers and pull-out features: in every issue

there are pull-out pages. These include stickers
with basic language structures and phrases,
craft activities and games.
• Illustrated stories: in issues 2 and 5 of Ready

for English, you’ll find 2 interactive stories:
“Friends are great” and “Sammy goes to the
seaside”. Both stories are recorded on the
audio CD.
For more information and material visit:
www.elimagazines.com

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Program 2007-2008
Illustrated
vocabulary

Vocabulary
and activities

Structures

Insert

The nature
page

Craft corner

Playtime!

Playtime
activities

He/She is
A dominoes
playing/talking… game

A poppy
T-shirt

A photo frame

Breakfast time

Breakfast food
and objects

He/She is
hungry

An egg cup

A barometer

Maracas

Puppets

A greenhouse

A Father
Christmas
plate

Happy families

The power of
beans

A snowball

Ludo

Sweet smelling
butterflies

A playtime
game

The greedy
frog

Sand crayons

Mini snacks

What’s he/she
eating?
He’s/she’s
eating…
Christmas with
the family

Family and
Christmas
decorations

Who’s that?

Winter sports

Winter
activities

What’s that?

That’s my…

It is… /They
are…

At the clothes
shop

Clothes

How much…?
It’s…
What’s he
wearing?
He’s
wearing…

A picnic in the
countryside

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Nature

Revision of
question forms

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Surname: .....................................................

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Date and place of birth:
Born on ........................ in ..........................
Telephone number: .....................................
Address: ......................................................

Hobbies: .................................................

Class: ...........................................................

Sports: ...................................................

Languages studied: ....................................

Mother’s job: .........................................

Favourite subjects: .....................................

Father’s job: ...........................................

Answer key
September / October
Activity 1: horizontal: skipping rope, playing, hopscotch,
ball, boy, eating, teacher, jumping, talking.
vertical: schoolbell, snack, playground, girl.
Activity 2: 1. skipping rope, 2. hopscotch, 3. snack,
4. teacher, 5. playground.
Activity 4: open answer.
November
Activity 1: biscuits, milk, toast, hot chocolate, tea, butter,
cereal, jam, orange juice ; roast beef.
Activity 2: 1. What’s he eating? 2. What’s she drinking?
3. What’s he drinking? 4. What’s she eating?
December / January
Activity 1: 1. tinsel 2. star 3. present 4. Christmas tree
5. toy 6. bauble.
Activity 2: Open answer.
Activity 3: Open answer.

February
Activity 1: 1. snow 2. scarf 3. mountain 4. ice-skates
5. chalet 6. hat 7. snowman 8. sledge: Scotland.
Activity 3: Open answer.
May / June
Activity 1: horizontal: sandwich, mushroom, countryside,
grasshopper, basket, flower, picnic, snail. vertical: grass,
flask, shorts, butterfly: Ladybirds, squirrels and bees.
Activity 2: Open answers.
Activity 3: Happy holidays to all our readers!
The big game: 1. butter, 2. cup, 3. teacher, 4. grasshopper,
5. star, 6. jam, 7. hot chocolate, 8. chalet, 9. cereal,
10. mushroom, 11. tea, 12. toast, 13. sandwich, 14. snack,
15. socks, 16. pants, 17. skis, 18. snail, 19. skipping rope,
20. shoes, 21. present, 22. scarf, 23. hat, 24. toy

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PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 1 SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 1
Find 13 words in the wordsearch.
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Activity 2
Unscramble the words.
1.

PIPNGIKS

O E P R ...........................................................................................................................

2.

C T O H S H C P O ......................................................................................................................................

3.

A N K S C ......................................................................................................................................................

4.

A C R T H E E ................................................................................................................................................

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D G Y P U N R O L A ....................................................................................................................................

Activity 3
Read, draw and colour.

Paul is playing with a
ball.

Carol is playing
hopscotch.

Activity 4
Answer the question and draw.

What do you do at playtime?
……………………………………………………..

4 Ready
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Steve is eating a snack.

Lucy is skipping.

PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 2 NOVEMBER

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 1

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Find 9 breakfast words. Then use the remaining letters to find out what lots of English people
eat on Sundays for lunch.

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Activity 2
Read the answers. Then write the questions and draw.

1. ...............................?
He’s eating toast and
butter.

2. ...............................?
She’s drinking tea.

3. ...............................?
He’s drinking orange
juice.

4. ...............................?
She’s eating cereal.

Activity 3
What does Mark have for breakfast? Read and draw.

Mark has a bowl of cereal. He drinks a cup of
tea and eats lots of biscuits. Mmmm!

Ready 5
five

PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 3 DECEMBER / JANUARY

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 1
Look at the pictures and do the crossword.
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Activity 2
Draw and describe your Christmas tree.

On my Christmas tree there are…
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………

Activity 3
Read and draw.

My sister is playing with a doll.

6 Ready
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My grandpa has got a present.

This is my mummy and daddy.

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In my Portfolio I can:
• record my progress in English

Name: ........................................................

• keep my favourite activities,
projects, drawings, photos,
poems, stories… and lots more!

Surname: ...................................................
Address: ....................................................
Age: ...........................................................

• talk about myself

My school: .................................................

My English words

I’m in class: ...............................................
My English teacher is called: ..................

(Write the English words you know. Then
draw pictures.)

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Listening
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understand short instructions

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listen, repeat and mime a chant

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understand and answer simple questions

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learn new English words

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follow a cartoon story

Reading
I can read:
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messages and instructions

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cartoon stories

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simple information about the English speaking world

8 Ready
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Writing
I can:
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write a list of words (playtime, breakfast, the family…)

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complete games and puzzles

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write short sentences about myself

Speaking
I can:
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greet and introduce myself

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give simple classroom instructions

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describe what I do at playtime

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say what I have for breakfast

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talk about Christmas

I

talk about winter sports

I

go shopping in a clothes shop

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talk about a picnic in the countryside

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Ready for English n° 1 - September / October
Now I can…
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Ready for English n° 2 - November
Now I can…
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Ready for English n° 3 - December / January
Now I can…
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Ready for English n° 4 - February
Now I can…
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Ready for English n° 5 - March / April
Now I can…
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Ready for English n° 6 - May / June
Now I can…
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10 Ready
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PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 4 FEBRUARY

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 1
Where can you go skiing in England? Complete the words in the puzzle. Then use the letters in
the coloured squares to find out.
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Ready 11
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PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 4 FEBRUARY

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 2
Read, draw and colour the snowman.

Frosty is wearing a hat, a scarf and skis.

Activity 3
Do you like snow?
When it snows, I like …………………………………………………..........................................................................
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.........…………….........................................................…………….........................................................……………..
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..........................…………….........................................................……………................................................……….

12 Ready
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PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 5 MARCH / APRIL

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 1
Read and complete the pictures.

2. She’s wearing a
dress and shoes.

1. He’s wearing
pyjamas.

3. He’s wearing
trousers and
a shirt.

4. She’s wearing
a skirt, a
sweater and
socks.

Activity 2
Draw your portrait and describe what you are wearing.

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PHOTOCOPIABLE ACTIVITIES

N° 6 MAY / JUNE

Name: ....................................... Surname: ........................................ Class: ........................................

Activity 1
Find 12 words in the wordsearch. Then write them.
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What other animals can you see in the countryside? Use the remaining letters to find out.
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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Activity 2
What can you do in the countryside? Choose the activities you like and write.

I like having a picnic.

I eat sandwiches.

I like jumping like a grasshopper.

I pick flowers.

I like playing football.

I run on the grass.

I catch butterflies.

I collect mushrooms.

In the countryside I…
……………………………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………

Activity 3
Put the words in the correct order to find the special message.

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READERS!

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Cut out and stick.

Bill, spit
the cherry
out!

Yummy!
Thanks!

Quelle
aventure!

Oh no! He’s
choking on the
cherry!

Hey, Bill!

Dogs lik
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don’t lik iscuits. They
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cake!

Here it is!

Coffee or te
a,
Boule?

Here you are
Bill! Have a
piece of
cake!

I prefer hot
chocolate.
Thanks dad!

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A cherry
cake!

Poor B
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go
for a w
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What can you remember?
Look at the pictures and complete the crossword.
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2
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Tassa Riscossa/Taxe Perçue

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16 Ready
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© 2007 ELI - Printed in Italy by Tecnostampa srl - Recanati
Italia: ELI srl - Direttore Responsabile: Lamberto Pigini. Aut. Trib. MC n° 325 del 5 settembre 1990.

Ready n. 6 - 2007 - Spedizione in a.p. - 45% - art. 2 comma 20/b legge 662/96 - Div. Corr. DCI Ancona - Printed in Italy

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