Using Cloze Activities in the ESL and ELL Classroom

Using Cloze Activities in the ESL and ELL Classroom

Whether you're testing reading comprehension, helping students learn new vocabulary words, or improving listening skills, cloze activities may help. These fill-in-the-blank passages work for stude ...
5 Ways to Use Picture Books to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary

5 Ways to Use Picture Books to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary

When it comes to teaching grammar and vocabulary, it's important to have models for students to follow. Unfortunately, finding models can be difficult. Sentences taken from standard worksheet ofte ...
Diagramming Sentences with English Language Learners

Diagramming Sentences with English Language Learners

To many, diagramming sentences is an outdated practice that offers few benefits for students. To others, however, diagramming sentences is a way to help improve students' understanding of the Engl ...
Ways To Say “I Love You” (With Valentine"s Day Activities)

Ways To Say “I Love You” (With Valentine’s Day Activities)

 With Valentine’s day coming, why not get your students thinking about how they can express themselves to the ones they love. Keep reading to get some fun ideas on how to incorporate ...
From Americans to Zimbabweans: How to Form Nationalities

From Americans to Zimbabweans: How to Form Nationalities

One question your students are likely to answer many times throughout their lives is "Where are you from?" Another might be, "What is your nationality?" Knowing how to answer this question in Engl ...
How To Be A Better Teacher In 2018

How To Be A Better Teacher In 2018

Goodbye 2017. It’s time to start a new year fresh! If you’ve been stuck in a teaching slump because of the busyness of the holidays, read on to learn how to become a better teacher in ...
Looking into a Crystal Ball: Strategies for Teaching Future Tense

Looking into a Crystal Ball: Strategies for Teaching Future Tense

Whether your students celebrate the new year on January 1 or during the Lunar New Year, the new year is a great time to talk to students about the future tense. When using the future tense, studen ...
Teaching the Difference Between Dependent and Independent Clauses

Teaching the Difference Between Dependent and Independent Clauses

A clause is a group of related words that contains a subject and a verb, but it does not necessarily contain a complete thought. When it comes to teaching students about clauses, most teachers beg ...
New Year's Resolutions For ELLs

New Year's Resolutions For ELLs

We’re in our last month of 2017 and about to enter 2018. With this transition into the new year, a lot of people begin to think about setting resolutions. Most resolutions are goals to impro ...
17 Best Articles and Resources for Language Teachers and Learners in 2017

17 Best Articles and Resources for Language Teachers and Learners in 2017

This year, we at Busy Teacher have had the opportunity to bring you a wealth of articles, worksheets, and other resources to help make make your experience as a language teacher or learner much mo ...
Can and Can't with the 2018 Olympic Mascots

Can and Can't with the 2018 Olympic Mascots

This worksheet is for practising can and can't with the 2018 Olympic mascots. In this lesson, students learn how to talk about ability using the modal verb can/can’t.The worksheet is suitabl ...
Listening Exercise (Song): Imagine Dragons - Not Today

Listening Exercise (Song): Imagine Dragons - Not Today

This is a listening exercise for beginner levels using the song Not Today from the movie Me Before You. It is a good resource for practicing listening comprehension. Ss must fill in the gaps, reco ...
2018 Winter Olympics Flashcards

2018 Winter Olympics Flashcards

Beautifully illustrated flashcards teach an Olympics-themed lesson. This Olympics-themed set will brighten up the classroom, increase retention and provide an awesome visual learning aid. The flas ...
Rapunzel's Daily Routine

Rapunzel's Daily Routine

This section is aimed at training the use of the Present Simple tense to speak about your daily routine. The workseet is based on the episode from the Disney cartoon Tangled (2010). The tasks tar ...
Song Worksheet: A Gift To You

Song Worksheet: A Gift To You

This is a simple song worksheet for beginners. It's a prayer song named as "A Gift to You". I usually use this worksheet to teach my students this simple unbiased prayer. It can be used to teach ...
Jumanji Video Activities

Jumanji Video Activities

This activity is intended for A2 students or even younger if you help them understand the meaning of the sentences in the True or False activities. Students watch trailers for  Jumanji 1 and ...
Vote for Us! - 1st Conditional Practice

Vote for Us! - 1st Conditional Practice

A fun, interactive way to practice the first conditional. Students begin by discussing and assessing a number political parties (some real, some just for fun). After that, each group gets to des ...
Song: Havana by Camila Cabello

Song: Havana by Camila Cabello

This activity is divided into different tasks. It is intended for young learners, level A 1. They listen and complete using words and images given. They put verses in order and circle the right an ...
Olympic Winter Sports

Olympic Winter Sports

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to Olympic winter sports. Students learn words for winter sports, give their opinion, watch a video and play a team game. They can al ...
The Spoken Essay: Structure and Persuasion in Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech

The Spoken Essay: Structure and Persuasion in Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech

FDR's request to Congress to declare war on Japan in retaliation for the attack on America is historic and iconic, as much for the structure of the speech as for the gravity of the attack itself. ...