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Present Simple Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Writing Worksheet

Grammatics
    This Present Simple Writing Worksheet is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch while they do their first lesson then have fun practicing ...
1 Views 377 BegElem
ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan about describing people starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game that teaches words related to a person's physical appearance. It includes how to describe ...
1 Views 607 ElemPre-IntInt
The Right Word

The Right Word

Marco Fialho
  This short worksheet is for students at the upper- intermediate level. It focuses on vocabulary and includes a fill-in-the-gap exercise. It might be helpful for those who intend to take ...
1 Views 443 Adv
8 Perfect Activities for Practicing the Present Perfect

8 Perfect Activities for Practicing the Present Perfect

Try These 8 Perfect Activities for Practicing the Present Perfect 1 Great Accomplishments What are some of the things your students have already accomplished at this time in their live ...
44 Views 535,287 All
How to Teach the Passive Voice  While Being Active!

How to Teach the Passive Voice While Being Active!

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 ...
87 Views 434,824 All
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Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan

Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan

Nathan Martin
  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 dif ...
1 Views 1,140 Adv
Telling Time: What Time is it?

Telling Time: What Time is it?

Jeff Genet
  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 telli ...
1 Views 1,812 BegElemPre-Int
Get Your Act Together: 7 Mistakes That Make You Look Unprofessional

Get Your Act Together: 7 Mistakes That Make You Look Unprofessional

There are teachers who are new to this ESL teaching gig and there are those who’ve been doing it for years. But no matter if you’re a novice or an old-timer, nobody wants to look unpr ...
123 Views 52,073 All
How To Teach Directions

How To Teach Directions

You might not think so, but giving and asking for directions is a basic language skill that is essential for your students. Directions can be challenging to teach, however, its practical uses ...
63 Views 542,991 All
Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
  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 fo ...
1 Views 1,908 BegElem
How to Describe People

How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    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 desc ...
1 Views 2,659 ElemPre-IntInt
Mixed Prepositions

Mixed 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, ...
1 Views 1,800 Pre-IntInt
How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

Nathan Martin
This lesson plan should be used with English learners at an intermediate level. Before starting, students should have a strong understanding of how to use the past simple tense. They should als ...
1 Views 1,886 Int
The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

Jeff Genet
  This conversation-based lesson talks about the history and benefits of coffee and tea. Which do you prefer? It includes vocabulary building, warm-up, and discussion questions, idioms, a ...
1 Views 2,291 All
Eight Simple Activities for Teaching the Simple Past

Eight Simple Activities for Teaching the Simple Past

Try These Simple Activities for Teaching the Simple Past Simple Past tense: What is it? When speaking or writing English, we use verbs in the simple past tense to talk about actions, states ...
24 Views 578,355 All
ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class?

ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class?

No ESL teacher is perfect, no matter if you’ve been teaching for 20 minutes or 20 years (present company included!) Anyone can make mistakes, most of which are the results of our trying too ...
128 Views 138,611 All
Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards

Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch this animated video and order the story cards as a way to help reinforce their understanding of this aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed ...
1 Views 1,338 BegElem
THE SECOND CONDITIONAL - ESL PALS

THE SECOND CONDITIONAL - ESL PALS

ESL PALS
    The Second Conditional is explored and explained in this ESL grammar worksheet. The worksheet explains the theory before presenting five detailed tasks where students have to put ...
1 Views 1,733 IntAdv
Time Expressions

Time Expressions

  This grammar guide contains the most frequently used time expressions through tenses at the intermediate/upper-intermediate level. It's ordered by time (Present, Past, and Future) and by ...
1 Views 2,115 IntAdv
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Quiz

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Quiz

    Use this fun multiple-choice quiz to test your children's knowledge of Queen Elizabeth II and the Platinum Jubilee. There are nine multiple-choice questions for children to answe ...
2 Views 1,406 ElemPre-IntInt
Future In The Past: What People In The Past Thought

Future In The Past: What People In The Past Thought

CrisBS
  This PowerPoint shows pictures made by people in the early 1950s and 1940s portraying how they thought the future might be. It's good to practice "They thought that we would be able to f ...
1 Views 2,345 IntAdvExam
Confusing Words  Part 15

Confusing Words Part 15

  This worksheet No. 15 is a fun way to practise confusing words and learn or review the vocabulary. There are 10 pages, 40 exercises and more than 160 sentences (homophones, phrasal verbs ...
1 Views 2,330 IntAdv
6 New Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL Students

6 New Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL Students

Mention the word "grammar" and students cringe. In fact, most teachers will cringe, too.
133 Views 584,563 All
No, It's Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: How to Teach the English Punctuation System

No, It's Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: How to Teach the English Punctuation System

Did you know that you put in a comma in your writing whenever you take a breath? (I assume that means while reading aloud.) How about a period? Well, I guess that’s a deeper breath. You mig ...
80 Views 552,301 All
Farm Animal Flashcards with real images

Farm Animal Flashcards with real images

  If your class likes farm animals, they will love this colorful set of farm animal flashcards. They can learn about 12 different farm animals, including cow, pig, goat, donkey, horse, she ...
2 Views 2,251 BegElemPre-Int

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