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  1. Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson PlanFacial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan
      This speaking lesson plan introduces facial expressions. Facial expressions provide non-verbal cues and information – nearly as much information as spoken words do. They can be difficult to understand, but when understood, students can remain confident when interacting with others in English. The lesson helps upper-intermediate students develop a deeper understanding of English ...
  2. Telling Time: What Time is it?Telling Time: What Time is it?
      This beginner-level lesson uses common vocabulary and phrases to learn how to talk about the time in English. It includes vocabulary building, visual aids to practice teaching, and telling time. Students watch a YouTube video and answer questions, grammar – prepositions activity with full answer key and transcripts.
  3. Simple Present Negative Lesson PlanSimple Present Negative Lesson Plan
      This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Negative, grammar form, and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity followed by an optional writing activity to practice handwriting skills. It includes a section to color in.
  4. How to Describe PeopleHow to Describe People
        This ESL lesson plan teaches ways to describe people and their physical attributes. It starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game. It consists of seven exercises focussing on describing words,   a reading activity with comprehension questions, and a homework section. An answer sheet is not included. This ESL lesson plan teaches ways to describe people and their phy ...
  5. Mixed PrepositionsMixed Prepositions
      This six-page worksheet is to practice and revise all kinds of prepositions. Prepositions of TIME, PLACE, LOCATION, etc. There are four exercises: Choose/Fill in the correct preposition, Correct the sentences, and Underline the preposition. An answer KEY is included.
  1. Talk for a MinuteTalk for a Minute
    This ppt is a good game for your students to practice speaking for one minute on one of the topics that they are going to choose by luck, it is appropriate for a conversation class ( beginner- intermediate), I hope you enjoy it, it 's very interesting.
  2. Songs To Study English 2Songs To Study English 2
    This Teacher's resource pack contains 16 songs to study (and - I hope - to speak) English. I used them during my lessons, made some corrections and finally decided to share. The structure of the pack is: Teacher's notes for a song followed by a students' page (worksheet). Unlike Songs To Study English 1, you can use more games and other activities with songs. That's why Appendix was added. I ...
  3. Christmas Materials Package 2010: Tons of ActivitiesChristmas Materials Package 2010: Tons of Activities
    Here's a huge 41-page Christmas materials package kindly provided by www.learnwell.fi (also publicly available from their website) that is filled with dozens of ready-to-print Christmas materials, seasonal exercises on vocabulary and grammar, Christmas dialogues and more. Download it and see for yourself - and you won't be disappointed! Merry Christmas! Activities include: Christmas board game ...
  4. Christmas BookletChristmas Booklet
    In this booklet designed for my primary school pupils, who study English for five years, there are some of the most beautiful Christmas songs (Oh Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, White Christmas, Happy Christmas) and fun activities (color by number, riddle, crossword puzzle, write a letter for Santa, Christmas acrostic write, read and ...
  5. Animal RiddlesAnimal Riddles
    Elementary worksheet consisting of 21 riddles. Students or teams of students read the riddles to each other and the other team has to guess. Focuses on reading aloud, pronunciation, listening, listening comprehension and team work. Enjoy!

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It may seem like a contradiction, but there’s nothing “passive” about learning the passive voice. Students need to be as “active” as ever and fully engaged in their learning. But it is the teacher who must engage them. How do you get students actively engaged in learning something as tedious as the passive voice? With action, of course! By showing them that there is plenty ...
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