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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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How beer is made. (Passive Voice)

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ESL Lesson Handouts - How-beer-is-made
Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Passive Voice, Past Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

The passive voice is used in English is used to express what is done to someone or something; the most important thing or person becomes the subject of the sentence. The subject of the sentences does nothing; something is done to the subject of the sentence. In each case, the focus is on the object of an action.

Your ESL students practice forming passive voice sentences. The topic used to review passive voice is the process of making beer. A role play activity is included for students to practice describing the process of making olive oil and bubble gum using the passive voice. Using time sequence words such as, firstly, next, then, after that, and finally is suggested.

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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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Talking about your Company

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Talking-about-your-company
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice presenting their company to visitors, new suppliers, or clients. This handout introduces useful business English vocabulary to talk clearly and concisely about what a company does. A vocabulary activity profiles the South Korean company Samsung. Students interview each other about their companies. Audio is included in this handout.

Vocabulary introduced in this handout:
founded, manufacturer, factories , competitors, subsidiary, employs, revenue, headquarters, products, R&D.

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Changing an Appointment

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Changing-an-appointment
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Making an appointment might be an easy task but postponing or changing it is more challenging. This handout teaches basic phrases used when changing an appointment by telephone. The language used is common in business English. However, this handout can easily be changed for use in more casual situations. Try talking about a party or date instead of an appointment.

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Paternity Leave in Japan

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Level
Advanced: C1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Current Events, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Although Japan is a world-leader when it comes to the provision of paternity leave, (a very generous one year), in reality only 6 percent of eligible fathers took child care leave. Furthermore, over 70 per cent of men who did take paid-leave, took less than 2 weeks. A Japanese government commissioned study concluded that the majority of new fathers wanted to take child care leave but were concerned that it might be a burden on their co-workers, cause them financial difficulties, or even affect their chances of promotion.

About In the News Handouts
Engage and challenge your intermediate and advanced level students with learning based current event topics. ‘In the News’ handouts offer reading, listening, and a variety of English learning activities based on the topic. Activities included are useful for students preparing for international English tests as well as a fun and engaging review for advanced students.

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Bruce Smith’s week

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Bruce-smiths-week
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Reading
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Business, Present Tense
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Help your students gain confidence and fluency when asking questions in the simple present tense by reading and asking about daily routines. This handout focuses on the third person and constructing object questions using the auxiliary verb ‘do.

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Formal Email Writing

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Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students read different customer care emails and practice how to respond to them use formal vocabulary and phrases; understanding how to write and respond to different emails from clients and customers; how to use formal writing phrases and style.

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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.

Read More

How beer is made. (Passive Voice)

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ESL Lesson Handouts - How-beer-is-made
Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Passive Voice, Past Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

The passive voice is used in English is used to express what is done to someone or something; the most important thing or person becomes the subject of the sentence. The subject of the sentences does nothing; something is done to the subject of the sentence. In each case, the focus is on the object of an action.

Your ESL students practice forming passive voice sentences. The topic used to review passive voice is the process of making beer. A role play activity is included for students to practice describing the process of making olive oil and bubble gum using the passive voice. Using time sequence words such as, firstly, next, then, after that, and finally is suggested.

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

Talking about your Company

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Talking-about-your-company
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice presenting their company to visitors, new suppliers, or clients. This handout introduces useful business English vocabulary to talk clearly and concisely about what a company does. A vocabulary activity profiles the South Korean company Samsung. Students interview each other about their companies. Audio is included in this handout.

Vocabulary introduced in this handout:
founded, manufacturer, factories , competitors, subsidiary, employs, revenue, headquarters, products, R&D.

Read More

Changing an Appointment

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Changing-an-appointment
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Making an appointment might be an easy task but postponing or changing it is more challenging. This handout teaches basic phrases used when changing an appointment by telephone. The language used is common in business English. However, this handout can easily be changed for use in more casual situations. Try talking about a party or date instead of an appointment.

Read More

Paternity Leave in Japan

full access
Level
Advanced: C1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Current Events, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Although Japan is a world-leader when it comes to the provision of paternity leave, (a very generous one year), in reality only 6 percent of eligible fathers took child care leave. Furthermore, over 70 per cent of men who did take paid-leave, took less than 2 weeks. A Japanese government commissioned study concluded that the majority of new fathers wanted to take child care leave but were concerned that it might be a burden on their co-workers, cause them financial difficulties, or even affect their chances of promotion.

About In the News Handouts
Engage and challenge your intermediate and advanced level students with learning based current event topics. ‘In the News’ handouts offer reading, listening, and a variety of English learning activities based on the topic. Activities included are useful for students preparing for international English tests as well as a fun and engaging review for advanced students.

Read More

Bruce Smith’s week

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Bruce-smiths-week
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Reading
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Business, Present Tense
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Help your students gain confidence and fluency when asking questions in the simple present tense by reading and asking about daily routines. This handout focuses on the third person and constructing object questions using the auxiliary verb ‘do.

Read More

Formal Email Writing

full access
Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students read different customer care emails and practice how to respond to them use formal vocabulary and phrases; understanding how to write and respond to different emails from clients and customers; how to use formal writing phrases and style.

Read More
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