10 Reasons to Learn English

10 Reasons to Learn English

Although many of your students may already recognize the benefits of knowing English, some may still be on the fence and question the necessity of what you're trying to teach them. And when bogged ...
4 Simple Listening Activities - No Prep Required

4 Simple Listening Activities - No Prep Required

Listening tasks don’t always need a lot of preparation, asking students to note down the main points or creating generic questions that you can use for a range of different material can help ...
How to Teach Kids English Online

How to Teach Kids English Online

With the recent popularity of sites such as VIPKID and ALO7, more teachers than ever have started teaching kids English online. While the job might seem easy, teaching kids comes with its own set ...
No Prep Grammar: The Future Tenses - The Difference Between Going To and Will

No Prep Grammar: The Future Tenses - The Difference Between Going To and Will

For your lowest level learners, explaining that going to and will mean the same thing is probably okay  - they do both express the future,  but as your students progress you’ll nee ...
6 Activities to Improve Pronunciation: Simple, Effective Tasks to Help Your Students

6 Activities to Improve Pronunciation: Simple, Effective Tasks to Help Your Students

Pronunciation can often be complex, especially the phonetic script, but you don’t have to be an expert to teach pronunciation well.   1. Find out what your students can’t do Yo ...
Grammar Rules Students Can Break

Grammar Rules Students Can Break

Once students have mastered the basics of English grammar, it becomes time for you to flip the script. Not all of the rules that you taught them to meticulously follow must be adhered to 100% of t ...
Ways to Say Father and Grandfather in Different Languages

Ways to Say Father and Grandfather in Different Languages

Every year, on the third Sunday in June, people in the United States celebrate Father's Day. It's a day to honor men for the work they do in raising their children. Just like we shared Ways to Say ...
Why Read Aloud? Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension and Language Skills

Why Read Aloud? Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension and Language Skills

Is reading a loud currently part of your classroom routine? If not, it should be. Reading aloud involves the oral reading of a text by a teacher or a student. In the classroom, it takes many forms ...
No Prep Grammar: 7 Past Simple Exercises

No Prep Grammar: 7 Past Simple Exercises

You’ve looked at the big list of irregular verbs and done all the worksheets, but your students still say,"I go yesterday." Here are ten, fun ways to practise the past simple and help your ...
Pronunciation of Long and Short Vowel Sounds and Minimal Pairs

Pronunciation of Long and Short Vowel Sounds and Minimal Pairs

All vowels have at least two main sounds that they make depending on surrounding letters and sounds. These are usually referred to as the long and short sound of a vowel. This article shows some c ...
The Wolf of Wall Street Scene Worksheet

The Wolf of Wall Street Scene Worksheet

This is a business English worksheet based on a video clip from the film The Wolf of Wall Street.It contains some finance vocabulary and a real-life conversation. There are two exercises - one is ...
Song Gap Fill: "My Girl" by Madness

Song Gap Fill: "My Girl" by Madness

A lyrics gap fill of the song "My Girl" by the ska band Madness. (See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-8AGRcyvk) The song contains a number lines in the past perfect as well as some inte ...
Imaginary Conditionals Flashcards and Speaking Activity

Imaginary Conditionals Flashcards and Speaking Activity

Age/Level: +12 / B1 Time: 25 min Players: Individual Preparation: 2 nd conditional rule Material:Flashcards. Speaking Activity Aim: To practice and elaborate 2nd conditional phrasesThis game will ...
In / At / On / By / To

In / At / On / By / To

90 questions, answers provided!A worksheet to practice using in, at, on, by and to.You can also find Quizlet, Kahoot, Textivate and Quizalize tasks to practice this topic at http://www.englishshou ...
Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (2)

Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (2)

This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. K ...
AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC - Back in Black

Hi! I teach English to 6th graders and I asked them for songs to listen in class and it surprised me when one of them asked for this catchy classic rock song Back in Black from AC/DC. It can be a ...
Eagles - Hotel California Lyric and Song Theory

Eagles - Hotel California Lyric and Song Theory

Hello! The first part of the worksheet is a simple listening comprehension exercise in which the students must listen and complete the lyrics of the famous song "Hotel California" by the Eagles. T ...
Confusing Words - Parts 2

Confusing Words - Parts 2

This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns, etc.10 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY.Some examp ...
Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

A prettified version of @dnisbet's work at: https://m.busyteacher.org/23947-alien-cultures-game.htmlThis is the intermediate template. Based on Susan Verner's article, https://m.busyteacher.org/17951- ...
Planning a Night Out - Collocations and Activity

Planning a Night Out - Collocations and Activity

In this activity, students begin by completing some collocations associated with free time activities. From there, in pairs or in groups, they use the target vocabulary to plan a fun evening out. ...