An Occasion to Celebrate: 3 Special Occasions That Will Get Students Talking

An Occasion to Celebrate: 3 Special Occasions That Will Get Students Talking

We all love special occasions. They give us a reason to get together with the people we love and celebrate. Sometimes we celebrate a birthday. Other days we celebrate a holiday. Still other times ...
The Echo Chamber: An ESL Lesson on 21st Century News Media

The Echo Chamber: An ESL Lesson on 21st Century News Media

Here’s a great way to begin a class with ESL students: ask them where, in their opinion, the impact of the Internet has been felt the most. Some will tell you that email and instant messagi ...
The ABCs of A B C: Reading Comprehension Strategies That Work

The ABCs of A B C: Reading Comprehension Strategies That Work

Reading. It’s a little word that encompasses so much. As one of the core skills in learning English as a second language, you know it’s important. But exactly what elements of reading ...
Skynet or Utopia: Challenging AI Discussions for ESL Students

Skynet or Utopia: Challenging AI Discussions for ESL Students

If someone mentions ‘Artificial Intelligence’, what does that make you think of? Perhaps you recall the Spielberg movie of the same name, or an article you read about Stephen Hawking ...
There"s No Place Like…Class?: 7 Ways to Help Students Feel at Home in the Classroom

There’s No Place Like…Class?: 7 Ways to Help Students Feel at Home in the Classroom

How homey is your class? I only ask because sometimes making a class feel more like home is just what your ESL students need to relax and prepare to learn. If your room is feeling a bit too insti ...
Playing the Phonics Game: 7 Games for Practicing Pronunciation

Playing the Phonics Game: 7 Games for Practicing Pronunciation

If you are looking for some fun ways to practice pronunciation with your ESL students, try one of the following games that puts the fun in phonology. 7 Games for Practicing Pronunciation 1 ...
Crisis Point: An ESL Class on Police Shootings and Black Lives Matter

Crisis Point: An ESL Class on Police Shootings and Black Lives Matter

Students who take ESL courses in the US and Britain come from a variety of backgrounds, but once they arrive, they tend to need help navigating the same group of controversies and themes. The US ...
How Affective Is Your Teaching? All You Need to Know about the Affective Filter and ESL Students

How Affective Is Your Teaching? All You Need to Know about the Affective Filter and ESL Students

Big teacher word time: Affective Filter. If you’re like a lot of others who have been teaching for a while, the term probably evokes memories of teaching methods classes where you may or ma ...
All Ears Up Here: Listening Practice for Every Level

All Ears Up Here: Listening Practice for Every Level

If you teach listening class, you probably have a good staple of materials you use with your students. Most text books come with recorded files or cds, and you have your favorite websites to go t ...
Teaching ESL Presentation Skills: How to Engage an Audience like the Professionals

Teaching ESL Presentation Skills: How to Engage an Audience like the Professionals

You know that expression, “It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it”? Well, I’d contest that the truth is somewhere in the middle. We do listen to the con ...
Movie Worksheet: Antony Bourdain in Istanbul

Movie Worksheet: Antony Bourdain in Istanbul

Watch this video of Anthony Bourdain touring Istanbul and students have to answer questions as they watch. Goes great with a unit on travels, food or culture as the video explores monuments and p ...
Beauty and Physical Appearance

Beauty and Physical Appearance

This ppt is designed for speaking classes. It includes different questions about beauty and physical appearance. It is designed for intermediate and upper levels. Hope it helps!
Describe the Kitchen

Describe the Kitchen

This is a ppt to describe a kitchen. It contains some vocabulary items about the kitchen including cupboard, dishwasher, etc and of course some verbs about the kitchen like do the shopping, empty ...
Farm Animals Flashcards

Farm Animals Flashcards

16 flashcards of domestic animals: pig, cow, horse, cat, dog, rabbit, goat, sheep, and others. Ideal to show to little learners or use at primary school. The cards can be used at English lessons a ...
Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk)

Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk)

This is for advanced or exam level students but can be used for intermediate with a bit of scaffolding. Focusing on working with synonyms and listening skills. The full transcript is available at ...
Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone Man

Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone Man

This worksheet is about Rag'n'Bone Man's popular song Human.Rory Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, East Sussex, England.
Volcano Game, Backpack 4

Volcano Game, Backpack 4

This ppt includes a game and it is based on Backpack 4, units 4, 5 and 6. It contains the following topics: extinct/ endangered animals, life in the past, and health and illnesses. Divide your cla ...
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of the simple present tense to describe daily routines. Play the video using this link: https://www ...
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

I have designed this worksheet based on the film Million Dollar Baby. It includes three parts: before, while and after watching. It is designed for pre-intermediate level. Hope it helps.
Editing: Giant Panda

Editing: Giant Panda

Editing and proofreading are essential aspects of effective writing. Students read the passages carefully and thoroughly and rewrite the passages correctly on the lines provided. This is great pra ...