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Asking questions
Conversation
Discussion
Game
Grammar
Listening
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Regular Handout
In the News with Audio
Let's Go Places
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Beginner: A1
Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1
Upper Intermediate: B2
Advanced: C1
Target
Asking questions
Conversation
Discussion
Game
Grammar
Listening
Reading
Vocabulary
Topics
Business
Food and Restaurants
Idioms
Jobs
Seasonal
Sports
Travel
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Question Cards (What am I?)

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Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Game
Tags
Games, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Are you looking for a quick ESL icebreaker or warm-up activity to try out with your students today? What am I? is a classic party game that is an excellent way for beginner students to practice asking simple questions. This activity is great as an ice breaker at the start of a lesson or for filling in extra time at the end of the class, so keep a stack of these cards in your bag. As well as being a fun activity for your class, special attention has been given to the words used in the object clues. Your students may have questions about the vocabulary used which you could review during or after the activity.

Example object card in this handout:
I have one head and one foot.
I usually have four legs.
Most people use me at night.

What am i?  I am a bed. A bed has one head, one foot, and usually four legs.

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Directions and Destinations

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Directions-and-destinations
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Listening, Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Present Tense, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
4 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

This handout is Part 4 of a 4-part Travel Miniseries.
1.  Places Around Town
2.  Places to Live and Visit
3.  Talking about Travel
4.  Directions and Destinations

Students are introduced to phrases used for giving and asking for directions. Students practice following and giving directions to places around town with conversations. and two variations of the Bingo game using directions. This handout could be used in a 30, 60, or 90-minute class depending on which activities are used.

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I Made a Mistake (Intermediate)

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-made-a-mistake-intermediate
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Game, Grammar
Tags
Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

This handout has 30 different sentence cards that may have a grammatical mistake. Mistakes are related to verb tense, prepositions, phrasal verbs, articles, punctuation, conditionals, comparatives, infinitives and gerunds etc… Use as many cards as you like; for an entire lesson or to fill in extra time at the end of the class. Keep a stack of these cards in your bag.

Examples of mistakes used in this handout:
Mistake: I have lived in Canada since 10 months.
Use for + period of time, e.g. for six years, for a week. Use since + point in time, e.g. since April, since 2010.

Mistake: I go always to school by train.
Adverbs of frequency are usually used before regular verbs. They follow ‘be’ verb, e.g. I am always…

Mistake: Do you like a glass of wine?
‘Do you like’ is used to ask if someone generally enjoys something. ‘Would you like’ is used when offering something.

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Christmas Customs

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Christmas-customs
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Game, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Seasonal, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Students can read about general Christmas customs in English speaking countries. Of course these vary between countries, cultures and families but this description of Christmas customs may be enough to satisfy your students.

A challenging Christmas quiz encourages your higher level students to discuss the possible answers and decide in pairs or groups which one is best. You may ask them to justify their choice to encourage a class discussion.

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The Odd One Out Game 3

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ESL Lesson Handouts - The-odd-one-out-game-3
Level
Upper Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

A fun ESL English ‘odd one out’ game. Students work together to choose the odd one out in a group of 4 objects or nouns. They must give a reason why. Ask higher level students to be creative with their answers so it’s entertaining for the other students when sharing the reasons afterwards.

Example objects/nouns:
salary   wages   remuneration  prescription

Possible reasons why it is the ‘odd one out’:
A prescription is not money paid for work or a service. It is a written document that authorizes a patient to be issued with a medicine or treatment.

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The Odd One Out Game 2

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ESL Lesson Handouts - The-odd-one-out-game-2
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Discussion, Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

A fun ESL English ‘odd one out’ game. Students work together to choose the odd one out in a group of 4 objects or nouns. They must give a reason why. Ask higher level students to be creative with their answers so it’s entertaining for the other students when sharing the reasons afterwards.

Example objects/words:
constantly    unceasingly   continually   intermittently

Possible reasons why it is the ‘odd one out’:
Something intermittent stops and starts. The other words mean never stopping.

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The Odd One Out Game 1

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ESL Lesson Handouts - The-odd-one-out-game-1
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Discussion, Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

A fun ESL English ‘odd one out’ game. Students work together to choose the odd one out in a group of 4 objects or nouns. They must give a reason why. Ask higher level students to be creative with their answers so it’s entertaining for the other students when sharing the reasons afterwards.

Example objects:
chicken    duck    airplane    pigeon

Possible reasons why it is the ‘odd one out’:
An airplane is a machine.
An airplane is bigger than a chicken, a duck or a pigeon.
You can’t eat an airplane.

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