No Prep Grammar: The Future Tenses - The Difference Between Going To and Will

No Prep Grammar: The Future Tenses - The Difference Between Going To and Will

For your lowest level learners, explaining that going to and will mean the same thing is probably okay  - they do both express the future,  but as your students progress you’ll nee ...
6 Activities to Improve Pronunciation: Simple, Effective Tasks to Help Your Students

6 Activities to Improve Pronunciation: Simple, Effective Tasks to Help Your Students

Pronunciation can often be complex, especially the phonetic script, but you don’t have to be an expert to teach pronunciation well.   1. Find out what your students can’t do Yo ...
Grammar Rules Students Can Break

Grammar Rules Students Can Break

Once students have mastered the basics of English grammar, it becomes time for you to flip the script. Not all of the rules that you taught them to meticulously follow must be adhered to 100% of t ...
Ways to Say Father and Grandfather in Different Languages

Ways to Say Father and Grandfather in Different Languages

Every year, on the third Sunday in June, people in the United States celebrate Father's Day. It's a day to honor men for the work they do in raising their children. Just like we shared Ways to Say ...
Why Read Aloud? Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension and Language Skills

Why Read Aloud? Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension and Language Skills

Is reading a loud currently part of your classroom routine? If not, it should be. Reading aloud involves the oral reading of a text by a teacher or a student. In the classroom, it takes many forms ...
No Prep Grammar: 7 Past Simple Exercises

No Prep Grammar: 7 Past Simple Exercises

You’ve looked at the big list of irregular verbs and done all the worksheets, but your students still say,"I go yesterday." Here are ten, fun ways to practise the past simple and help your ...
Pronunciation of Long and Short Vowel Sounds and Minimal Pairs

Pronunciation of Long and Short Vowel Sounds and Minimal Pairs

All vowels have at least two main sounds that they make depending on surrounding letters and sounds. These are usually referred to as the long and short sound of a vowel. This article shows some c ...
Ways to Bring the Royal Wedding into the English Language Classroom

Ways to Bring the Royal Wedding into the English Language Classroom

Recently Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said "I will" becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Thanks to technology, they said their vows in front of millions of people around the world. The Royal ...
How to Use Quotes and Sayings in the English Language Classroom

How to Use Quotes and Sayings in the English Language Classroom

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."   "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."   "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never t ...
Ways to Say Mother and Grandmother in Different Languages

Ways to Say Mother and Grandmother in Different Languages

On the second Sunday in May every year, people in the United States celebrate Mother's Day. It's a time to stop and honor mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and like-a-mothers for everything t ...
How Harry met Meghan/ Brangelina Love Story

How Harry met Meghan/ Brangelina Love Story

This is a worksheet suitable for Elementary or Pre-Intermediate students who are interested in celebrities and romance.The activity allows students to re-construct the timelines of two love storie ...
Food Idioms Shouting Dictation

Food Idioms Shouting Dictation

Shouting dictation for food idioms - suitable for a good class pre-int and above. Contains a shouting dictation for the idioms which can then be used as group or paired discussion questions. A g ...
Mystery Murder (Past Continuous)

Mystery Murder (Past Continuous)

This activity is an inversed Clue game where SS need to find the person who was murdered, where was he/she murdered and what was he/she doing when it happened using Past Continuous. Suggested card ...
What are Fossils?

What are Fossils?

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. What are fossils? This science worksheet includes 12 facts about fossils. Students read through the sentences and fill in the missing wo ...
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Selfish Giant owns a beautiful garden which has 12 peach trees and lovely fragrant flowers, in which children love to play after returning from the school. On the giant's return from seven yea ...
Future Forms Fill in the Blank Worksheet

Future Forms Fill in the Blank Worksheet

This worksheet contains two pages. The first contains a chart illustrating present simple -ing form, will and going to and how these are used to indicating the future. The second page is a pract ...
Large Numbers Activities Worksheet

Large Numbers Activities Worksheet

This worksheet will help your students practise large numbers. I particularly like the last activity because it is about wild endangered animals. There is also a pair work and students have to swa ...
Coldplay - The Scientist

Coldplay - The Scientist

This a listening exercise for elementary students using The Scientist by Coldplay. Students have to do different exercises in order to complete the song. I have found this song very appealing to m ...
Geographical Vocabulary

Geographical Vocabulary

This geography worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students. Students are asked to match the geographical words on the left with their correct meaning on the right by drawing a lin ...
The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

"Hop-Frog" (originally "Hop-Frog; Or, the Eight Chained Ourangoutangs") is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The title character, a person with dwarfism ta ...