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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 257 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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Famous People  Charles Dickens

Famous People Charles Dickens

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Students learn some interesting facts and information about the famous 19th-century writer Charles Dickens, the creator of some of the most well-known fictional characters. This fill-in-the-bl ...
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Biography  Muhammad Ali

Biography Muhammad Ali

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  Muhammad Ali was a famous boxer. Where was he born? What was he known as before he changed his name? When did he retire? Students use resources like the internet, library books, or magaz ...
2 Views 3,472 Elem
Biography  Charles Dickens

Biography Charles Dickens

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  Learn some interesting facts and information about the famous British writer Charles Dickens, born on 7 February 1812 in Portsmouth, England. He is the author of a large number of well-l ...
2 Views 3,645 Elem
Biography  Barack Obama

Biography Barack Obama

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  This biography about Barack Obama can be used when teaching students about political and historical figures. Students carry out research and find out more interesting facts about the 44t ...
2 Views 3,748 ElemPre-Int
Famous People  Presidents' Day Quiz (multiple choice)

Famous People Presidents' Day Quiz (multiple choice)

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  There are 11 multiple choice questions for students to answer on this short worksheet. Which president had been an army general in World War II? Who was the president of the United ...
1 Views 3,477 ElemPre-Int
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Reading Comprehension  Charles Dickens

Reading Comprehension Charles Dickens

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  This reading comprehension includes some interesting facts and information about the famous writer Charles Dickens who was born on 7th February in 1812. He created some of the most famou ...
1 Views 8,151 Elem
J.S.Bach and Baroque Music

J.S.Bach and Baroque Music

Vivien Bieliková
, , Celebrities/Biographies
  The presentation comprises teaching material related to Baroque Music and the personality of J.S.Bach a – the sort of dissemination for non-commercial purposes to the widest commun ...
1 Views 3,640 Elem
Cloze Exercise  Abraham Lincoln

Cloze Exercise Abraham Lincoln

Celebrities/Biographies, , ,
  This fun educational cloze activity can be used in your class when teaching students reading comprehension. Students read the facts about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham ...
1 Views 3,175 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension  Abraham Lincoln

Reading Comprehension Abraham Lincoln

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  Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809. He was the 16th President of the United States of America, serving from March 1861 through April 1865, until he was assassinated. Students c ...
2 Views 5,336 ElemPre-Int
Washington  How many words?

Washington How many words?

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  This short worksheet can be used as an extra teaching resource to improve the vocabulary and spelling. How many words can your students make by rearranging the letters in the word WASHIN ...
1 Views 1,894 ElemPre-Int
James Dean

James Dean

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  This worksheet will help students practice their listening skills and learn some useful vocabulary including set phrases. It can be set as a home task or done in pairs during a lesson. I ...
1 Views 3,220 Pre-IntInt
Celebrities from the past: Using Verbs

Celebrities from the past: Using Verbs

, Celebrities/Biographies
  This worksheet contains 6 cards with celebrities from the past. Students can research and fill in the personal information of each celebrity include complete sentences using the pas ...
1 Views 3,980 Elem
Cloze Activity - Rosa Parks

Cloze Activity - Rosa Parks

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Students are asked to read the sentences and fill in the missing words from the word bank to complete the facts about Rosa Parks. This worksheet was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Example: Rea ...
1 Views 18,166 ElemPre-Int
Biography - Rosa Parks

Biography - Rosa Parks

Celebrate Rosa Parks' birthday with this biography report form all about this inspirational lady. Why was Rosa Parks arrested? How did President Clinton honour Rosa Parks? Students are asked to c ...
1 Views 15,755 ElemPre-Int
Word Search Activity - Rosa Parks

Word Search Activity - Rosa Parks

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This word search can be used as a fun activity with your class when teaching students about Rosa Parks. Students to try and find the words relating to Rosa Parks hidden in the word search grid a ...
1 Views 8,091 Elem
Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Ekaterina Shevchenko
Celebrities/Biographies, ,
Have you ever wondered why Elizabeth II is so popular? This simple card game will help you to learn more about one of the most popular monarchs of our time. You may use this game as a time filler ...
1 Views 9,721 Pre-Int
History of Art in English- Tamara de Lempicka student A and B

History of Art in English- Tamara de Lempicka student A and B

Joanna Jastrzębska
Biography of Tamara de Lempicka for students interested in the History of Arts. Students take turns to ask each other questions to learn facts about her life. It also presents a definition of Ar ...
1 Views 7,269 Adv
Inspirational Oscar Speech  Matthew McConaughey

Inspirational Oscar Speech Matthew McConaughey

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It is an Oscar Speech for advanced level students. It is a very interesting listening exercise. It is very motivational and inspirational. It includes lots of useful vocabulary. This exercise can ...
1 Views 7,389 Adv
Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Chocolate Addict
Celebrities/Biographies, , ,
A tribute to Aretha Franklin: first a video from The New York Times (it has captions if needed) and then an article about her life and career. First I ask students what they know about Aretha Fra ...
1 Views 12,727 IntAdv
How Harry met Meghan/ Brangelina Love Story

How Harry met Meghan/ Brangelina Love Story

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This is a worksheet suitable for Elementary or Pre-Intermediate students who are interested in celebrities and romance. The activity allows students to re-construct the timelines of two love stori ...
1 Views 13,718 ElemPre-Int
LA Devotee - Panic! @ the Disco Song Worksheet

LA Devotee - Panic! @ the Disco Song Worksheet

Anca Petrescu
A real challenge for advanced students who are into rock music. The song sparks great conversation about life in the City of Angels, fame and fortune. There is a high chance that the lyrics might ...
1 Views 5,543 Adv
Biography - Albert Einstein

Biography - Albert Einstein

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Where was Albert Einstein born? What theory made him famous? Who were Albert's parents? Students are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to fill in this report fo ...
2 Views 24,401 Elem
Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

Carmen Anievas
, Celebrities/Biographies,
    Listening and gap filling exercise with the famous song about Vincent Van Gogh. Students listen to the song and complete the blanks with the words provided. The teacher may sho ...
1 Views 9,103 Pre-Int
The King and the Past Simple

The King and the Past Simple

This is a worksheet that I put together for my adult A1 class but I think it would also work well for an A2 class or any other for some good old music culture, for that matter. It contains a biogr ...
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Malcolm X

Malcolm X

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I realized that our Esl studets know everything about MLK jr, but don't know nothing about Malcolm X.They are the two sides of the same coin, so as a teacher I think it's my job to teach them ...
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