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Comparing Places

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Comparing-places
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Comparing, Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Comparative adjectives are used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared. Students focus on how to form comparative adjectives and compare places to live, cities, and countries through sentence completion activities and discussion.

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Let’s Go to Europe

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-europe
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Let’s Go Places Topic
Talking about Europe and European countries.

Picture Overview
Students might identify Big Ben, a double-decker bus, Queen’s Guard, the Louvre museum, Eiffel Tower, a gondola, a bridge, beer, a pretzel.

Example Questions in this Handout
Would you like to live in Europe? Why/why not? Where would you live?
What country do you think has the most interesting customs?
Do you have any European things in your home?
What countries in Europe can you name? Do you know their capital cities?

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I used to play tennis

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-used-to-play-tennis
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Collocations, Past Tense, Sports, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Review the structure of ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’ as well as questions using ‘use to’. Students talk about their experiences and things they did in the past but no longer do through conversations about music, sports, hobbies, and food. ‘Yes/No’ and ‘Wh’ information questions are practiced to start a conversation.

Collocations reviewed in this handout:
play a sport, get good grades, travel abroad, join a club, study English, do yoga, like vegetables, listen to music.

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Ordinal Numbers

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Ordinal-numbers
Level
Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Sports, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students are introduced to and practice using ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers are used when talking about dates, fractions, floors in a building, rank in competitions and sporting events such as the Olympics, and listing points in an essay or article. Ordinal numbers can involve pronunciation problems like consonant clusters and extra added syllables, e.g. thirteenth and thirtieth as well as pronouncing -th. This handout can be used as a way of introducing these pronunciation points with students asking and answering questions about floors in a department store.

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What do you eat every day?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-eat-every-day
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

An introduction to using “any” and “some” as well as a review of using articles “a/an”. The words some and any are useful and used when the speaker cannot specify or does not need/want to specify a number or an exact amount of something. Students also practice using there is/isn’t as well as are/aren’t.  Students will need to be familiar with affirmative and negative sentences. In addition, students will need to understand the difference between a countable and an uncountable noun.

You might consider introducing common quantifying words used for uncountable nouns; a cup of, a box of, a bag of, 200 grams of.

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Past Simple Questions with Did and Queen

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Past-simple-questions-with-did-and-queen
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Collocations, Past Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice forming past simple questions with the auxiliary verb ‘did’. A reading activity about the rock band Queen helps to keep this lesson interesting. A number of activities have students asking each other about past experience. There are many opportunities for your students to engage in conversation and talk about their free-time activities.

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Let’s Go to Work

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-work
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Let’s Go Places Topic
Talking about working and your work week.

Picture Overview
Students might identify a family, a businessman, a train and train passengers, a meeting, a presentation, coworkers, a park, a computer, a television.

Example Questions in this Handout
What do you do on public transportation?
Do you have to attend a lot of meetings for your job?
How old were you when you got your first job?
At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?

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Describing People

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing-people
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice describing people using common adjectives for character, personality, and appearance as well as clothes and clothing. In American English is it usual to use the structure “He/She has (long hair)”, however in British English the most common structure is “He/She has got (long hair)” which is usually contracted to “He/She’s got (long hair)”. This handout uses American English.

Adjectives introduced in this handout:
selfish, forgetful, helpful, talkative, serious, honest, hard-working, friendly, stingy, easy-going, determined, shy, confident, reliable, stubborn.

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Comparing Places

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Comparing-places
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Comparing, Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Comparative adjectives are used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared. Students focus on how to form comparative adjectives and compare places to live, cities, and countries through sentence completion activities and discussion.

Read More

Let’s Go to Europe

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-europe
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Let’s Go Places Topic
Talking about Europe and European countries.

Picture Overview
Students might identify Big Ben, a double-decker bus, Queen’s Guard, the Louvre museum, Eiffel Tower, a gondola, a bridge, beer, a pretzel.

Example Questions in this Handout
Would you like to live in Europe? Why/why not? Where would you live?
What country do you think has the most interesting customs?
Do you have any European things in your home?
What countries in Europe can you name? Do you know their capital cities?

Read More

I used to play tennis

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-used-to-play-tennis
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Collocations, Past Tense, Sports, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Review the structure of ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’ as well as questions using ‘use to’. Students talk about their experiences and things they did in the past but no longer do through conversations about music, sports, hobbies, and food. ‘Yes/No’ and ‘Wh’ information questions are practiced to start a conversation.

Collocations reviewed in this handout:
play a sport, get good grades, travel abroad, join a club, study English, do yoga, like vegetables, listen to music.

Read More

Ordinal Numbers

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Ordinal-numbers
Level
Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Sports, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students are introduced to and practice using ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers are used when talking about dates, fractions, floors in a building, rank in competitions and sporting events such as the Olympics, and listing points in an essay or article. Ordinal numbers can involve pronunciation problems like consonant clusters and extra added syllables, e.g. thirteenth and thirtieth as well as pronouncing -th. This handout can be used as a way of introducing these pronunciation points with students asking and answering questions about floors in a department store.

Read More

What do you eat every day?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-eat-every-day
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

An introduction to using “any” and “some” as well as a review of using articles “a/an”. The words some and any are useful and used when the speaker cannot specify or does not need/want to specify a number or an exact amount of something. Students also practice using there is/isn’t as well as are/aren’t.  Students will need to be familiar with affirmative and negative sentences. In addition, students will need to understand the difference between a countable and an uncountable noun.

You might consider introducing common quantifying words used for uncountable nouns; a cup of, a box of, a bag of, 200 grams of.

Read More

Past Simple Questions with Did and Queen

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Past-simple-questions-with-did-and-queen
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Collocations, Past Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice forming past simple questions with the auxiliary verb ‘did’. A reading activity about the rock band Queen helps to keep this lesson interesting. A number of activities have students asking each other about past experience. There are many opportunities for your students to engage in conversation and talk about their free-time activities.

Read More

Let’s Go to Work

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-work
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Let’s Go Places Topic
Talking about working and your work week.

Picture Overview
Students might identify a family, a businessman, a train and train passengers, a meeting, a presentation, coworkers, a park, a computer, a television.

Example Questions in this Handout
What do you do on public transportation?
Do you have to attend a lot of meetings for your job?
How old were you when you got your first job?
At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?

Read More

Describing People

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing-people
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice describing people using common adjectives for character, personality, and appearance as well as clothes and clothing. In American English is it usual to use the structure “He/She has (long hair)”, however in British English the most common structure is “He/She has got (long hair)” which is usually contracted to “He/She’s got (long hair)”. This handout uses American English.

Adjectives introduced in this handout:
selfish, forgetful, helpful, talkative, serious, honest, hard-working, friendly, stingy, easy-going, determined, shy, confident, reliable, stubborn.

Read More
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