9 Absolutely Essential ESL Games for Vocabulary Review

9 Absolutely Essential ESL Games for Vocabulary Review

Well, it is that time again. You have finished your unit on (insert topic here) complete with vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, but you are not entirely done. The te ...
From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners

From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners

In today’s globalized world, most beginner ESL students have had some contact with the English language, usually through the Internet, movies or TV. Many ESL students, often referred to as ...
Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English

Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English

Every ESL student should have a pronunciation element to their language studies. Sometimes, though, a student may need more than one strategy for tackling English pronunciation. By making sure yo ...
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. Here are 10 tips to do it.   Understanding the learning styles of your students can help you become a better teacher. And in this way, yo ...
First Lesson Magic: How to Introduce Yourself

First Lesson Magic: How to Introduce Yourself

First lessons are the perfect opportunity to tell students a little bit about yourself and get to know something about them as well. This may be your first chance to determine your students&rsqu ...
Fabulous Ideas for the First Day of Class

Fabulous Ideas for the First Day of Class

On the first day of class, the halls buzz with excitement. Teachers get ready to greet their students, anxious to get started, and our young, or not-so-young, learners are nervous, wonder ...
Your First Lesson: 5 Essential Ice-Breakers That Guarantee Success

Your First Lesson: 5 Essential Ice-Breakers That Guarantee Success

Starting a class with an entire group of new students can be a stressful experience for both teacher and student. Teachers may feel awkward speaking in front of a group of new faces who appear to ...
8 Super ESL Games for Grammar Review

8 Super ESL Games for Grammar Review

Have you ever noticed that students start disappearing right about the time you start reviewing for a test? Review lessons can be boring enough, but grammar reviews are precisely the type of th ...
“He Said What?” Top 10 ESL Activities for Reported Speech

“He Said What?” Top 10 ESL Activities for Reported Speech

He said…She said…He asked her if, when, where or what… Reported Speech, also known as Indirect Speech, is not one the most fun to teach. What ESL teachers usually do is s ...
What Were You Doing When? 4 Great Activities for Past Continuous Tense

What Were You Doing When? 4 Great Activities for Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous tense can be introduced at a fairly low level of language acquisition.   There is no shortage of great activities for practicing Past Continuous tense, but it may take som ...


Anybody, Nobody - Free ESL Lesson Plan

Anybody, Nobody - Free ESL Lesson Plan

  This new ESL Lesson Plan teaches how to use two important indefinite pronouns – Anybody and Nobody.  The plan has clear descriptions, examples, and practice opportunities to h ...
Simple present positive - Practice

Simple present positive - Practice

    Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills.  When young le ...
International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols With Example Words

International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols With Example Words

  This resource shows each of the 44 International Phonetic Alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol used in E ...
Queen Elizabeth II Cloze Activity

Queen Elizabeth II Cloze Activity

  Queen Elizabeth died on 8 September 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Children read through the facts about Queen Elizabeth II and fill in the spaces using words from the word bank. A ...
How to Make Better Decisions - B2

How to Make Better Decisions - B2

    Lesson Overview:  This ESL decision-making lesson starts with a fun warm-up game that involves making a decision about different paintings. It includes interactive vocabular ...
Phonemic Grouping of the Letters of the Alphabet

Phonemic Grouping of the Letters of the Alphabet

    Students classify the letters of the alphabet into their respective vowel sounds (monophthongs & diphthongs, there are no consonant sounds). You may want to ask them to do it ...
Fun Birthday Quiz

Fun Birthday Quiz

  This fun Powerpoint quiz can be used as a classroom tradition for students' birthdays. The presentation includes questions and answers illustrated with funny pictures. Students can enjoy ...
Music

Music

This five-page worksheet about ‘Music’ features ten exercises: match the musical instruments to the pictures; complete the idioms; fill in the crossword; fill in the missing words, ...
Future Simple vs. Future Continuous Love Runs Out - OneRepublic worksheet

Future Simple vs. Future Continuous Love Runs Out - OneRepublic worksheet

  Future Simple vs. Future Continuous Love Runs Out - OneRepublic worksheet: PART I) LISTEN TO THE SONG, FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE CORRECT VERB FORMS FROM THE BOX; PART II) PUT THE VERSES ...
My Family House – Free ESL Lesson Plan

My Family House – Free ESL Lesson Plan

    One of the best ways to personalize your ESL lessons is to encourage students to talk about themselves. This lesson is perfect for group or individual ESL lessons and will create ...