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When other teachers, even other ESL teachers, hear I’m teaching an ESL conversation class, they often say it sounds “relaxing,” or “fun” or “easy.” Most ...
When teaching the Present Simple, the ultimate goal is to make sure your students understand that it’s used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. It is ...
This grammar guide teaches conjunctions. Pages 1-2 are a summary of the most common conjunctions: coordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunctions, and conjunctive adverbs. On pages ...
Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards to practice the Simple Present Negative and improve their cooperation and communication skil ...
You can use this list to practice the /ɔ/ pronunciation sounds, or as a list of words to be careful when pronouncing. There is a list of word phrases that vary only by one having th ...
When should you teach the Future Continuous to ESL students? It’s important to teach this topic at the right time. This lesson is designed for pre-intermediate students (B1 Level o ...
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings, often cartoons, arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. ...
This listening comprehension activity: Are you at your level of competence?
is for Intermediate and Upper-intermediate levels to practice vocabulary relating to jobs in the wor ...
There probably isn’t a youngster who is not looking forward to Halloween.
And most adults want to join in the fun too! Halloween is a great holiday to celebrate in the ESL classroom, as wel ...
Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s a great excuse to share some American culture with your ESL students.
Here are some fun ways to bring the celebration of all hallows eve into ...
This is the true story of a man who wanted a house but had no money. He started by swapping a paper clip for another object. After many swaps, he finally found his house. The story is in ...
This worksheet no. 17 is to practice confusing words in a fun way to learn or review your vocabulary. There are 10 pages, 40 exercises, and over 160 sentences (homophones, phrasal verbs, ...
This resource shows each of the 44 International phonetic alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol as it's u ...
Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
Download and print this handy worksheet and teach your children some interesting facts about the King of the United Kingdom. Children read through the facts about King Charles III and fi ...
Well, it is that time again. You have finished your unit on (insert topic here) complete with vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, but you are not entirely done. The te ...
This new ESL Lesson Plan teaches how to use two important indefinite pronouns – Anybody and Nobody. The plan has clear descriptions, examples, and practice opportunities to h ...
Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills.
When young le ...
This resource shows each of the 44 International Phonetic Alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol used in E ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
Queen Elizabeth died on 8 September 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Children read through the facts about Queen Elizabeth II and fill in the spaces using words from the word bank. A ...
Lesson Overview: This ESL decision-making lesson starts with a fun warm-up game that involves making a decision about different paintings. It includes interactive vocabular ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
Diana Joyce Renke
Students classify the letters of the alphabet into their respective vowel sounds (monophthongs & diphthongs, there are no consonant sounds). You may want to ask them to do it ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
This fun Powerpoint quiz can be used as a classroom tradition for students' birthdays. The presentation includes questions and answers illustrated with funny pictures. Students can enjoy ...
Beg Elem Pre-Int
In today’s globalized world, most beginner ESL students have had some contact with the English language, usually through the Internet, movies or TV.
Many ESL students, often referred to as ...
Every ESL student should have a pronunciation element to their language studies. Sometimes, though, a student may need more than one strategy for tackling English pronunciation.
By making sure yo ...
This five-page worksheet about ‘Music’ features ten exercises: match the musical instruments to the pictures; complete the idioms; fill in the crossword; fill in the missing words ...
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