I'm currently working as an English conversation instructor in Japan, so a lot of my scheming and organizing lately has to do with the structure of English. I've got some really good charts in the works for later, but right now I just have a handful of really practical sheets that I drew with markers and put up on the walls of our classrooms. I have them arranged by difficulty with the simplest at the bottom (little kids' eye level).
Here's the first "cheatsheet" in a series to be posted. You'll want to draw four little faces to go with the labels floating on the right side of the "great"-"terrible" scale.
|"How are you?" / "How's it going?"|
|not so good||sick||tired|
So you can see how this sort of sheet works. Translations to the source language might be nice, but they're not all that necessary if you draw the charts right. Maybe a translation of the question at the top of each sheet would be good.