We've gathered together here a collection of exciting resources which explore the interactive possibilities of the Promethean board and software. You'll need to have ActivStudio and/or ActivInspire installed on your computer to open these files. Visit Promethean Planet to find out more.
If you’re interested in contributing any Promethean resources you may have stashed away (and would like to earn royalties for them) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A different school
An interactive whiteboard resource about an Australian school with a difference. Practises mainly present simple questions, including 'How many', 'How far' and 'How often'.
A colourful resource with a whole host of activities including matching, sequencing and anagrams. Includes versions for interactive whiteboards.
A1 A2 and Vocabulary
From the resource collection(s): Sport
News-based lesson: the SUV of the animal kingdom
The 'Health & Science' feature from p19 of The Week magazine and accompanying lesson. Includes: vocabulary for parts of a car and writing a comparison of vehicles and animals. The first PDF is the magazine page.
In at the deep end
Lighten up any business lesson with this fun resource on commonly used business idioms.
Make spelling fun with this Promethean flipchart resource for interactive whiteboards. Learners select the correct spelling among words which sound the same but are spelt differently and reveal the correct answers using an interactive magnifying glass.
Children put pictures into circles of string to make sets. They can also draw their own or do the interactive Flipchart version where they drag the words into the correct circles, bedroom, kitchen or both.
A2 B1 B2 and Vocabulary
From the resource collection(s): Everyday words
A less ethically questionable but equally grizzly version of Hangman! Try the Promethean Flipchart adaptation for interactive whiteboards.
Students read five people's descriptions of their homes and match the descriptions to the plans of their flats. They can then describe and draw their own homes. This resource can be used to work on intensifiers such as 'really', 'very' and 'quite'. And there's a lovely interactive American English version (Promethean Flipchart).
Rooms and furniture puzzle
Learners match the missing furniture to the spaces in the rooms. There's a Promethean Flipchart version for interactive whiteboards that also practises prepositions of place.
A1 A2 and Vocabulary
From the resource collection(s): House and home
Is there a hotel near here?
These activities are designed to present and practise there is/are and some/any with realistic communicative activities. They can also be used for review. Locations referred to include: hotels, rooms, and cities. The interactive version (Promethean Flipchart) is in two parts: 1 affirmative; 2 negative and interrogative.
Anyone for tennis?
A lively and systematic presentation of the differences between the determiners all, both, every, each, none, neither with structured practice. Students complete descriptions of a picture and make dialogues about sports clothes shopping. .
Olympic product launch
A review of comparative patterns followed by a task to plan and deliver a marketing pitch for launching a new sports drink at the Olympics. The audio file is available in MP3 and WMA formats. Accents: British.
B1 B2 and Speaking
From the resource collection(s): Marketing
Sports and hobbies
A classic activity matching the sports and hobbies to the pictures and expanding vocabulary using verb collocations with go/play/do. The first two pages of this resource will look best if printed in colour. Alternatively, use the all-colour PowerPoint slides or interactive Promethean Flipchart version.
[PET, FCE] What a picture!
Some great photos and precise vocabulary for describing pictures. Particularly useful for PET and FCE. The images will benefit from colour printing, but can also be shown using PowerPoint. The interactive Promethean Flipchart version has some lovely graphics too.
B1 B2 and Speaking
From the resource collection(s): Pictures
Frightened or frightening?
Contrasting and practising present and past participles used as adjectives. Lively resource with film poster and writing advertising slogans. The Promethean Flipchart file is a version for interactive whiteboard.
Objects of desire
Students explore the order of adjectives before nouns using some fantastic photos. Warning, the file is large and takes a bit of time to download. Either print out the images in colour or show the PowerPoint slides provided. There are interactive versions of tasks 5 and 7 (Syntex and Magnet) and of the whole lesson (Promethean Flipchart).
To contrast and practise ways of expressing possibility, ability and permission in the past, present and future, using 'can' and 'be able to'. The Promethean Flipchart resource is an interactive American adaptation.