Here's a lovely page full of ready-to-use handouts for busy teachers. Unfortunately, there you have to be a registered user to profit fully from all the handouts (to date, $20 a year). There are loads to choose from and the handouts are nicely organised so it is easy to find what you are looking for. Here's the direct link to HANDOUTS ONLINE . Below you can see some pictures taken from the page:
Go to quizlet.com for a very nice site if you want your students to make vocabulary cards and/or to practise vocabulary. They can either practise on the cards they have made themselves, or on cards that others have made - ex. to a particular course book that you are using, too. Once the cards are there, there are lots of different exercises your students can do in order to practise, spelling exercises, various games and tests!
Here's a wonderful page a friend of mine in Argentina just told me about. Maybe you are interested? There are loads of spoken texts to listen to. For FCE students, level 3, should be about right, but depending on your students, the other levels might be useful, too! You need to sign up for a little fee if you would also like to be able to access the transcripts to the texts and worksheets and exercises.
Let your students write vocabulary cards that they can keep on their iPhone. The advantages are obvious, - the cards are always to hand :-), they don't get full of dirt and fluff from their pockets and they can all be kept in one place!
Look for KARTEIKARTEN in your apps store. The app costs Sfr. 1.-- which I think is well worth it.
This is a brilliant tool I came across when trying to make a power point presentation to put on our class Moodle platform. Having made your PP presentation - on any which topic - you can add voice to it. All you need to do is to go to http://my.brainshark.comand watch one of the demonstration videos there. After that you are ready to start experimenting. It's dead easy to use - even for non-IT-freaks like myself! Here's my first try. It's in need of improvement, I know, but it worked, and for a first it's not all that bad. Just have a go and see for yourselves how easy it is!