Do You Hear What I Hear?: 8 Activities to Improve Listening Skills

Do You Hear What I Hear?: 8 Activities to Improve Listening Skills

Listening is the gateway to understanding and communicating and, therefore, is absolutely critical for language learners of all levels. If students struggle to listen carefully, they will miss ou ...
5 Things You Should Say to Your Class Every Day

5 Things You Should Say to Your Class Every Day

The way you talk to your class is extremely important for your success as a teacher and your students’. As young children they remember more about their surroundings; what was said or done ...
Essential Tips for Conducting a Class Debate

Essential Tips for Conducting a Class Debate

Your students have better things to debate than whether Ariana Grande is a better singer than Rhianna. By introducing structured, formal debate to your ESL classroom, your students will benefit wi ...
Past, Present, Future: Teaching the Verb Tense System

Past, Present, Future: Teaching the Verb Tense System

Verb tenses receive a lot of attention in English instruction—in fact, they receive perhaps more attention than any other aspect of grammar. And with good reason: there are 13 verb ten ...
Top 12 Time Fillers For Your Classroom

Top 12 Time Fillers For Your Classroom

Try as you might, careful as you are with your planning, sometimes what you plan to cover in class does not work with the clock. When you are ready for the bell but the bell is not quite ready ...
7 Excellent Activities for Using Comparatives and Superlatives: The Best and the Brightest

7 Excellent Activities for Using Comparatives and Superlatives: The Best and the Brightest

Bigger, brighter, better, best…comparative and superlative adjectives are all around us in English. We use these adjectives to compare items, express preferences and give value judgments ...
How to Teach Past Simple  Regular/Irregular Verbs

How to Teach Past Simple Regular/Irregular Verbs

We're often told we should put the past behind us, not dwell in the past, etc…However, ESL students must do just that…to learn the simple past tense. As they learn that regular ver ...
What You Can Do With a Whiteboard: 10 Creative ESL Games

What You Can Do With a Whiteboard: 10 Creative ESL Games

All the technology available at our fingertips and the way information travels at lightning speed on the Internet is great to have, but let’s not forget the basic tools like our trusty whi ...
ESL Worksheets for Sharing Opinions

ESL Worksheets for Sharing Opinions

Being able to distinguish between fact and opinion is an important skill for both reading and listening comprehension, especially as students delve into the complexities of a new language. As stu ...
Foolproof Fun Lesson Activities for April Fool's Day

Foolproof Fun Lesson Activities for April Fool's Day

Celebrated on 1 April every year, April Fool's Day is a tradition enjoyed by many around the world. And nothing helps an ESL class relax more than some good old-fashioned laughter. And isn't tha ...


Farm Animals Lesson  Kids Lesson Plan

Farm Animals Lesson Kids Lesson Plan

  This ESL Pals kids resource covers the topic of ‘Farm Animals’.  The lesson provides the opportunity for young learners to learn new words, and phrases and form sentence ...
Fill in the blanks activity  Dogs

Fill in the blanks activity Dogs

  Use this time-saving cloze activity worksheet to help your students become better readers. Children read through the passages and use the words from the word bank to fill in the blank sp ...
Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Positive grammar form and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity followed by an ...
Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

  This intermediate ESL digital marketing lesson is perfect for your B1-B2 students to discuss the topic of digital marketing and explore each area in detail, including SEO, email, social, ...
ESL Worksheet  Pronouns (I, you, he, and she)

ESL Worksheet Pronouns (I, you, he, and she)

  This short and easy printable worksheet covers pronouns. Pronouns are words like I, you, he, and she. This handy resource is perfect for ESL learners to study and understand pronouns. St ...
Present Simple Negative  Group work activity

Present Simple Negative Group work activity

  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards. The exercise helps to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity ...
Infinitive or Gerund

Infinitive or Gerund

  This eight-page grammar guide includes verbs followed by infinitives and gerunds (or both). The first two pages contain a chart with lists of verbs (with and without indirect object); pa ...
ESL Pals  In the Ocean

ESL Pals In the Ocean

    The subject of this ESL lesson is animals in the ocean. It covers the grammar topic of comparatives and superlatives. It teaches new words and how to form superlatives. It includ ...
Guess Who Tutorial

Guess Who Tutorial

    This is a well-known board game in its online version (link available on the worksheet). It's good for memorizing vocabulary and learning about appearance and clothing, and pract ...
Steve Jobs History

Steve Jobs History

  This conversation-based lesson talks about Steve Jobs, Apple, technology, business, phones, and more. This video-based lesson includes vocabulary matching, famous quotes by Steve Jobs fo ...