How to Become the Best Teacher: Students' Advice

How to Become the Best Teacher: Students' Advice

Your students can help you be a better teacher.   Understanding the learning styles of your students can help you become a better teacher. And in this way, you can even learn from them. ...
Top 10 Tongue Twisters: True Teacher's Treasure?

Top 10 Tongue Twisters: True Teacher's Treasure?

Tongue twisters in the ESL classroom – yes or no? Although most don't make any sense at all, they can certainly help your students improve their pronunciation skills.
10 Fresh Roleplay Ideas for General English

10 Fresh Roleplay Ideas for General English

Role plays are an excellent way of getting your students to practise their English. They simulate real life situations and allow them to act out what they would do in a real situation. There ar ...
How To Energize Your Bored Students With This Great Game: Perfect For Any Level, Any Topic, Any Size Of Group

How To Energize Your Bored Students With This Great Game: Perfect For Any Level, Any Topic, Any Size Of Group

Jeopardy is a perfect ESL classroom activity for any level, any size of group, and any topic area. It’s extremely adaptable and can be used for almost limitless purposes: Review of the d ...
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 ...
A New Year"s Lesson Your Learners Will Remember Throughout the Year

A New Year’s Lesson Your Learners Will Remember Throughout the Year

New Year’s Day has come and gone, and most of us are still adjusting to having to remember the year is no longer 2012. January is a great month to focus on new beginnings and goals for the y ...
Teaching Capitals

Teaching Capitals

As with all rules in grammar, capitalization helps to convey a clear meaning. The purpose of capitalization is to portray the importance of different words to the reader. For example, the phr ...
Linking Verbs List with Worksheets

Linking Verbs List with Worksheets

In this article, we will discuss a type of verb that describes a state of being. These verbs are referred to as Linking, Helping, or Auxiliary verbs. Unlike typical verbs, these “to ...
Likes and Dislikes Worksheet Roundup

Likes and Dislikes Worksheet Roundup

Likes and dislikes are - arguably - the most important topic to teach anyone how to navigate. This skill allows us to express feelings about what’s going on, appropriately stand up fo ...
Inference Worksheets for ESL Students

Inference Worksheets for ESL Students

As students advance through their ESL journey, they often acquire good reading and comprehension skills, at least on the surface. However, they often lack inferential reading skills to find ans ...


Reading Comprehension – Burns Night

Reading Comprehension – Burns Night

    This reading comprehension includes some interesting facts about Burns Night. Scottish people all around the world observe Burns Night with a Burns Supper to celebrate the life o ...
Unusual Art

Unusual Art

  This lesson for teen Pre-Intermediate students revises, (or introduces, if using another coursebook) types of art from Own. It encourages students to share their opinions on art. The les ...
Word Search – Burns Night

Word Search – Burns Night

On 25 January every year, Scots come together to celebrate the life and works of the national poet, Robert Burns. There are fifteen words hidden in this word search that are all associated w ...
A Change is as Good as a Rest

A Change is as Good as a Rest

  This Intermediate level lesson for teens revises (originally for language from Unit 2 of Own It 4, but easily introduced if not covered in your book) some phrasal verbs connected with th ...
Reading Comprehension – Robert Burns

Reading Comprehension – Robert Burns

  This reading comprehension for young learners includes some facts about the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Students answer the questions such as: 'If you had met Robert Burns, what ...
That's All Folks...

That's All Folks...

  This worksheet is a revision lesson for Pre-Intermediate level 12-14-year-olds of personality adjectives, past simple vs past continuous and used to, in the context of popular cartoons. ...
BUILDING STABILITY Gapfill-Answers

BUILDING STABILITY Gapfill-Answers

  This comprehension worksheet is particularly suited to Engineer or Architect students. It is a challenging listening exercise as some of the engineers speak rapidly. The gap-fill focuses ...
Conditionals

Conditionals

    This grammar guide is about conditionals. It contains all necessary and useful information on conditionals: zero conditionals, first, second and third conditional (standard + var ...
Unique New Traditions

Unique New Traditions

Use this worksheet/listening activity to kick off the New Year. It combines discussion with the discovery of some interesting New Year traditions. Students listen to a news item on unique New ...
Animals and their Family

Animals and their Family

  Animals have different names depending on whether they are male, female, young, domesticated, or in groups. This grammar guide contains a list of some common animal names. The list ...