Heal the World: Earth Day Activities for Your ESL Class

Heal the World: Earth Day Activities for Your ESL Class

Teaching English is tremendously rewarding, right? But what if we were to teach our ESL students to be responsible, to take care of the environment we share with all living species? How much more ...
5 Easter Games and Activities Your ESL Class Will Never Eggs-pect!

5 Easter Games and Activities Your ESL Class Will Never Eggs-pect!

Another major holiday rolls around and your students know you’ll be up to something. You’ve had special lessons for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so they’ll be expectin ...
April Fools, Earth Day, and More: 10 Themed Language-Building Activities for April

April Fools, Earth Day, and More: 10 Themed Language-Building Activities for April

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time for a new set of language building activities. Try some of the following with your ESL students. Try These 10 Language Activities in April ...
9 Ways To Bring Real Life Into The Classroom

9 Ways To Bring Real Life Into The Classroom

What do we usually do when we have to teach fruits and vegetables in English? We use flashcards and illustrations, right? But what if we were to bring a basket full of fruits and not only have stu ...
6 Splendid Spring Crafts for the ESL Classroom

6 Splendid Spring Crafts for the ESL Classroom

Nothing says “spring” more than pastel colors, flowers, and baby animals, right? And why? Because spring is the season of rebirth, a time of year marked by new beginnings, when everyt ...
St. Patrick"s Day: Last-Minute Lesson Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day: Last-Minute Lesson Ideas

Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th is a holiday celebrated around the world. Although it was originally created as a religious holiday, it has evolved into more of a celebration of Irish cul ...
How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL

How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL

I spend a lot of time listening to popular music—not originally by choice. But I have an adolescent daughter, hence I spend a lot of time shuttling her to music and basketball practice and ...
3 Most Essential Reading Skills Your Students Need

3 Most Essential Reading Skills Your Students Need

Reading is so much more than starting with the first word on the page and moving along each line till you get to the end. Reading is an essential skill for academic success, and we all know how i ...
Controversial Discussion Topics And How To Teach Them

Controversial Discussion Topics And How To Teach Them

Controversial topics make many teachers want to run away from the curriculum screaming, but for ESL teachers they offer an unequalled opportunity to foster discussion in the classroom. Though you ...
Love Activities for the ESL Classroom that will Melt Your Students' Hearts

Love Activities for the ESL Classroom that will Melt Your Students' Hearts

When February rolls around a young man’s fancy turns to love, at least, his girlfriend hopes he starts to think about Valentine’s Day. There are many things traditionally associated ...
Above/Below Prepositions Worksheet

Above/Below Prepositions Worksheet

Read each sentence and choose whether the word above or below should go in the blank. This multiple choice worksheet is great for beginners and elementary learners to help them learn to distinguis ...
Exercises on Past Perfect Simple

Exercises on Past Perfect Simple

Exercises on Past Perfect Simple I. Write the verbs in Past Perfect Simple.II. Write the verbs in Past Perfect Simple. Use the negative form.III. Complete the questions in Past Perfect Simple.IV. ...
At A Restaurant - Common Words and Phrases

At A Restaurant - Common Words and Phrases

This is an activity to fill in phrases related to dining at a restaurant. It is a series of words and phrases typically used in Restaurants. At the end students can prepare a conversation using th ...
Shared Symbolism of Global Youth Unrest Article and Worksheet

Shared Symbolism of Global Youth Unrest Article and Worksheet

An activity for at least a good UpperInt class based on a blog post by economist Paul Mason (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22976409). Activity begins with some introductory discussion, m ...
In Flanders Fields Video and Worksheet

In Flanders Fields Video and Worksheet

This is the famous poem written by Lt. John McCrae during World War I (1915). I've made a worksheet with six exercises to learn to understand the poem. You can watch the video, do the exercises (w ...
Dinosaur Vocabulary

Dinosaur Vocabulary

Do you have a dinosaur-lover in your classroom? Bring some dinosaur vocabulary words into the mix. This worksheet features multiple choice questions that use common words related to dinosaurs. Gre ...
Common British Idioms

Common British Idioms

Many of my students who come to work in the UK find that although their English is pretty advanced, they struggle to cope with native speakers' use of idioms. This worksheet includes a dialogue in ...
Another Day in Paradise Song Worksheet

Another Day in Paradise Song Worksheet

This is an inspiring song by Phil Collins. I used it with my students. It is about those homeless children who have nowhere to sleep. The song calls for action to help these poor children. The son ...
Questions and Negatives - Present Simple and Present Continuous

Questions and Negatives - Present Simple and Present Continuous

Practise questions and negatives in the Present Simple and the Present Continuous. Enjoy learning/teaching English with this exercise. Students have to choose between using the Present Simple or t ...
Parts of a Rabbit Labeling Worksheet

Parts of a Rabbit Labeling Worksheet

KS1 Science - Identify & name basic body parts. This science worksheet asks children to label the different parts of the rabbit using the words from the word bank. There are also some fun fact ...