If you have never used celebrities or biographies in your ESL classroom, now might be the perfect time to try it out. Here we have gathered
256 FREE worksheets on this topic
that are appropriate for different age ranges and ability levels.
This celebrity worksheet
, for example, contains the biographies of Prince William and Kate Middleton who fascinated people around the world as they prepared for their elaborate wedding. Created with intermediate learners in mind, there are no activities included but since the reading material has already been created, this is a good start on a lesson about this famous young couple. If you are not interested in this topic, there are other worksheets available too.
Since everyone has a favorite celebrity, try to include them in class from time to time. When teaching descriptive words, you can describe famous celebrities and let students guess who you are talking about. You can also give students secret celebrity identities that their partners have to guess based on the answers of yes or no questions. Description lessons are just one opportunity that you can use to talk about celebrities but there are many other times you might want to use them too. It is important to use age appropriate people so that students are sure to know who they are. Using celebrities that students have never heard of defeats the purpose. This is an opportunity to get students more interested in lesson material so go ahead and find out who they are interested in.
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What did Hitler and other important people in history like to do in their free time? Watch the video and find out. Teens enjoy this video activity and can be shocked at some of the facts revealed ...
This file includes some information about some famous people. It contains their names, nationalities, ages, occupations and their website addresses. You can use this worksheet to practice greeting ...
This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your ...
Hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is getting more popular everyday, so I decided to make a worksheet dedicated to it. I'd say it's suitable for ss older than fourteen. It's perfect for intermediate ...
Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
Simple worksheet for writing a few simple sentences about Celine Dion based on given information. Each following sentence is based on the following information given at the top of the page. This e ...
In this worksheet students write the past tense of some verbs and complete Malala Yousafzai´s biography using the verbs. There are also some reading comprehension questions and the opp ...
This is a worksheet for a discussion lesson for adults based on a Youtube video (link and transcript included). It is designed for Korean students to talk about appearance in their culture, specif ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
This worksheet includes some cues about three famous people. Put the students into groups of three and have them tell other groupmates about them using past simple. It is appropriate for ele ...
I have designed this PDF for reviewing full name and initials. I assign it as homework and have my students to google the names of these people and complete each information card. It is designed f ...
I quickly put this together after hearing the sad news about Prince. The materials include an obituary from Rolling Stone (it is quite long but can easily be shortened depending on your students), ...
This is a movie worksheet based on Steve Jobs (2015) for B1+ - C1/2 students. The worksheet contains open questions in chronological order which are supposed to be answered while watching. Before ...
Int Adv Exam
This worksheet is a reading comprehension activity combined with watching a video. Your students will learn about the life and discoveries of a famous physicist Marie Curie, compare the video and ...
This is a memory game that helps teachers introduce topics such as describing people, talking about celebrity biographies or professions. It is a power point presentation that will make your class ...
Beg Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
Many of my students heard about David Bowie, but didn't know a lot about his work and his importance for the British music culture. So I started with the video ( Australian accent), then the arti ...
This is a reasonably simple lesson to run, which my students seem to enjoy. Students work for a tabloid magazine, which is suffering from poor sales, because it is very boring. They must come up w ...
This is a worksheet about John Lennon. Includes short biography and the text of the song "Imagine". I use it on the 8th of December, John Lennon's rememberance day to tell students about this ...
This sheet is for teaching expanded family vocabulary. You can use it individually or in groups. There are descriptions adapted from Wikipedia about celebrities and their ancestry and studen ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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In this worksheet you will find a process writing lesson plan to guide your students in writing a biography. It contains different stages in process writing, texts to be analysed, a grammar practi ...
This can be used as a pre-task to the power point presentation that I provided entitled "Celebrities". Go through the pronunciation of the countries and the nationalities outlined on the worksheet ...
This is a very interactive way to introduce the topic of 'celebrities' to your ESL classroom, while integrating basic topics such as countries, nationalities and giving a reason for liking or admi ...
This PPT is useful to practice descriptions. It can be used to add some fun to the class since they have to guess who the person is. They can take advantage of this activity to describe physical a ...
Aimed at intermediate and above students, this worksheet consists of reading biografies of famous people who have overcome some adversities in their lives. It also has some vocabulary activities, ...
The activities of this lesson are focused on reading and speaking and are based around a wonderful poem "Phenomenal Woman". As a warmer students look at photos of famous women and discuss what mak ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
This is an information-gap activity. Students work in pairs. They are given 2 different worksheets with pictures of famous people. Each student tries to guess these people's nationalities and coun ...
This power-point presentation is useful to talk about invention and inventors (such as Alexander Graham Bell, Edison, Wright brothers and etc.) . It is also useful for improving students speaking ...
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