Using Game Shows in ESL Instruction

Using Game Shows in ESL Instruction

Game shows have long been a staple of English culture. Shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and The Price is Right have been on television for decades. These shows provide a lot of ent ...
Tips and Strategies for Teaching Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Tips and Strategies for Teaching Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in person, gender, and number. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, it's not always such an easy concept for students to grasp, especially in a world where " ...
9 Rights All Students Have

9 Rights All Students Have

The state of education varies by country. In some countries, all students receive a high-quality education and are surrounded by individuals (teachers, parents, government officials) who put a hig ...
Getting English Language Learners to Put Down the Books and Have Some Fun

Getting English Language Learners to Put Down the Books and Have Some Fun

It's no surprise to learn that countries like America put a much stronger emphasis on free time and having fun than some of their Eastern counterparts. Some students come from countries where educ ...
Top TV Shows for English Language Learners

Top TV Shows for English Language Learners

One goal of English language instruction is to help learners gain the skills to use English confidently in every day conversations. To build that confidence, it helps to hear lots of English conve ...
Tips for Hosting an English Language Learner

Tips for Hosting an English Language Learner

English language learners come in many forms. Some learn English in their home countries. Some study the language online. Others head to an English-speaking country to build their skills and put t ...
6 Tips for Teaching Teenagers

6 Tips for Teaching Teenagers

Teenagers can be the most demanding group of students to teach but with their mix of enthusiasm and ability to learn quickly, they can also be the most rewarding. 1. Setting Ground Rules In the ...
Teaching The Pronunciation of C and G

Teaching The Pronunciation of C and G

In English, there are letters that represent more than just one sound. Two  examples of this are the letters C and G. Both of these letters represent two  sounds that can be referred to ...
How to Teach Fluency and Comprehension Side-by-Side

How to Teach Fluency and Comprehension Side-by-Side

As teachers, we strive to create strong readers. We want students who can read a text aloud accurately and with appropriate expression. Sometimes, however, the development of fluency comes at the ...
How to Make English Language Learners Feel Welcome in the Classroom

How to Make English Language Learners Feel Welcome in the Classroom

Particularly in the United States, English language learners may feel out of place in the English classroom. Not only do they not speak the language, but their culture and traditions are often vas ...
Places to Eat in Britain

Places to Eat in Britain

This is a presentation which helps to read the text about places to eat in Britain. The exercises will help to check the understanding of the text. Then students practice the vocabulary and speaki ...
Prepositions Review for FCE

Prepositions Review for FCE

The ppt is aimed at reviewing all the common verbs and adjectives and prepositions they are used with. Divide the students in teams and give them 3 minutes for each slide. The answers are revealed ...
Spellings - e_e words

Spellings - e_e words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and focuses on e_e words. Students are asked to complete the sentences by choosing the correct e_e word from the word bank. Some o ...
Possessives, Verbal Phrases, Infinitives, Sentence Writing Spanish and English

Possessives, Verbal Phrases, Infinitives, Sentence Writing Spanish and English

Part 3 of this 24 lesson series for intermediate native Spanish speakers. Different possessives used (don't be fooled into thinking there's only one type used here). Verbal phrases are very impo ...
Ed Sheeran - Happier Fill in the Blank Lyrics

Ed Sheeran - Happier Fill in the Blank Lyrics

Worksheet to work on listening skills with an elementary or (pre)intermediate levels. It can be used to revise irregular past simple verbs. Don't forget to have a look at the video:You can also us ...
I Love Fall

I Love Fall

An fun, animated, awesome lesson plan for teaching students about fall. The YouTube video that is linked with this lesson was made for ESL learners and is an animated monologue explaining how some ...
Introducing the O'Malley Family Reading Worksheet

Introducing the O'Malley Family Reading Worksheet

The first worksheet in a series of reading activities for A2 / B1 adult learners of English. This is one page of reading, with some questions on the back.I made these worksheets as the first step ...
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Worksheet

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Worksheet

Here's an exercise that you can use for discussion groups and listening comprehension. The first step is to talk to the students about the movie.The exercise contains discussion moments and listen ...
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

I have created this simple activity to break the ice and to engage begginer students in a fun listening exercise. It is a complete the blank worksheet of a very simple and fun song Hello Goodbye b ...
What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

This fabulously fun Halloween lesson is based off an animated video of a natural conversation. One of the characters in the series is from India and doesn't know much about it. A very powerful res ...