Engage and challenge your intermediate and advanced level students with learning based and interesting current events.
Handouts, Worksheets, Lesson Plans, and Printables.
ESL, TEFL, and English teaching material for your Traditional or Online adult and young adult English conversation language classes. Student handouts, worksheets, lesson plans, printables, and classroom activities.
Your students want to learn about different cultures, travel, and business as well as discuss real issues affecting them now.
Encourage your students to practice English with communicative activities such as role plays, discussions, and conversations about topics that are essential for them. Our ‘In the News’ series covers topics with international, political, environmental, and lifestyle themes.
Short lessons can be used as a lesson fillers, quick lessons, or homework. Longer lessons typically take 50 to 60 minutes to teach, but don’t worry, the lesson teaching notes offer teaching tips and instructions on how to teach each handout. Of course there is also an answer key – we’ve got you covered!
Every handout and worksheet includes detailed Teaching Notes.
The Teaching Notes include tips, techniques, and methods for teaching the range of activities used in our handouts as well as the answers for questions and activities. Read them before you teach your class and be confident teaching the material covered. A Student Copy without Teaching Notes is also provided so you can use our handouts to teach in your Online Classes.
Our handout, lesson plan, and activity library is growing and improving everyday!
Feedback from our teachers and subscribers help us to improve our handouts and lesson teaching notes. Older handouts get updated and the teaching notes improved to reflect suggestions from our teachers, therefore you should check the ‘update date’ of handouts and worksheets you use regularly to make sure you are teaching the latest version.
Students are introduced to and review English grammar.
Grammar is taught using fun matching and gap fill activities as well as scripted conversations and role plays. Verb tenses, prepositions, conditionals, countable and uncountable nouns, comparatives and superlatives, articles, modals for advice, permission and obligation and much more!
In the News
Current Events series with Audio.
‘In the News’ is our popular and comprehensive ESL and TEFL current events series that covers topics from around the world, features audio, and is included in a Full Access membership. These topics are trending now and your adult and young adult students want to learn how to talk about them.
‘In the News’ English lesson handouts focus on world politics, science, business, historical events, extreme weather, lifestyle, technology, famous people and places, and more.
Each ‘In the News’ handout has 3 pages of lesson material aimed at Upper-Intermediate: B2 to Advanced: C1 and C1 level English learners. The 1st and 2nd pages of the handout can be completed in a 60-minute class and the 3rd page can be completed in a longer class or given to students to complete in their own time; have students present their opinions and ideas at the beginning of their next class.
Each ‘In the News’ current events handout features an audio track so your students can practice listening to native English speakers.
The listening file is available for you to play on our site or download to use in your classroom.
Let’s Go Places
Conversation through Pictures.
‘Let’s Go Places’ is a series of communicative lesson plans that encourage your ESL students to talk about their experiences and share their opinions about interesting and practical situations. Students explore new vocabulary and build English fluency with engaging and challenging activities. ‘Let’s Go Places’ is included in your Full Access membership.
Your students talk about the supermarket, the train station, the airport, a coffee shop, weather, sports, and more!
Help your students explore new vocabulary and build English fluency by guiding them through a series of activities that challenge and engage them. Have one of these on hand and we’ve got you covered.
‘Let’s Go Places’ introduces interesting topics through pictures and encourages your students to ask and answer questions to start a conversation.
Sit back and watch your students using English with enthusiasm. This English series uses original high-quality color pictures that look great and your students will appreciate that, but don’t worry, they look great in black and white as well!
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I am an English teaching in Hong Kong. My students are mostly young company workers who need English in their jobs. We use a popular business English textbook but it’s nice to have worksheets that use English grammar in other ways. My students enjoy the opportunity to speak English.
Private English Teacher
The worksheets are great to use and easy for students to follow. I teach weekly private lessons at cafes and I check for new handouts each week. I don’t need to carry or photocopy textbooks for my classes – I can print handouts at convenience stores.
English teacher in Japan
It’s been a difficult year with the switch to online teaching. Thank you very much for your support so far!
岩本 明宏 Akihiro Iwamoto
Online and Classroom Teacher
I teach English to medium-sized classes at community centers and businesses in my city. My students are a mix of men and women of all ages. We use your current event handouts in the last week of every month and your grammar handouts to compliment our classroom textbook.
Freelance English Instructor
I’m in Japan for one year and teach private English classes to a group of lovely students while I travel around Japan – I love Kyoto. We study in cafes or at students’ homes so I can print lessons before I need them that day. My students and I don’t need textbooks.
Living and working in Japan for a year
I have been using ESL Lesson Handouts for a few months now and check every weekend for new current events lessons.
English teacher in Japan
I teach English at a few Japanese companies around Nagoya in Japan and use ESL Lesson Handouts to give my classes a break from our business text book. Also, I use worksheets to build on grammar we study in the textbook.
Business English teacher