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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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ida Caceres Vidal
This is a speaking and/or writing drilling exercise to review or consolidate family members vocabulary and the famous possessive 's which may cause so many problems to some students when they refe ...
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 ...
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