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All insect restaurant open for business
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, Health, TOEIC, Travel
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Introducing The Insect Experience, South Africa’s edible insects restaurant. Insects are a sustainable food for our future. Do you agree?

‘In the News’ Intro:
Since June 2019, food scientist Leah Bessa and her partners have been operating a pop-up bug restaurant called the The Insect Experience – believed to be South Africa’s first all-insect restaurant. The bug-inspired meals were designed by chef Mario Barnard, who first started cooking with insects after a trip to Thailand.  During his trip, he was encouraged to eat tarantulas and scorpions.

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Louvre to make reservations compulsory
ESL Lesson Handouts - Louvre-to-make-reservations-compulsory
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, TOEIC, Travel
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Climate change’s affect on the number of visits to the Louvre museum and the Paris heatwaves.

‘In the News’ Intro:
The world-famous Louvre museum in Paris urged art lovers to book their visit in advance online after seeing a heavy influx of visitors this summer, adding that reservations would be obligatory by the end of 2019.

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Stray polar bear airlifted home
ESL Lesson Handouts - Stray-polar-bear-airlifted-home
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Climate change and the affect on wildlife and habitats.

‘In the News’ Intro:
A wild polar bear was found roaming around a rural village in eastern Russia, hundreds of kilometers from its typical habitat. The exhausted and starved bear had traveled on an ice floe from the remote town of Chukotka to a village on the Kamchatka Peninsula, about 700 kilometers south. Russian authorities mounted an operation to relocate the bear to its natural habitat. The bear was tranquilized, put in a container, flown by helicopter and then released into the wild.

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Questions and Answers (you | he/she/it)
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading
Tags
Sports
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Your ESL students practice asking present simple questions. This handout focuses on third person singular he, she, it. Students practice asking each other questions about Japanese tennis star Nishikori Kei, completing questions using DO and DOES, and asking each other about their free time in a fun question and answer activity.

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Maintaining a Healthy Brain
ESL Lesson Handouts - Maintaining-a-healthy-brain
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Your brain and a healthy lifestyle.

‘In the News’ Intro:
Your brain health is not something to take lightly. Many of us are so focused on other elements of our health we often overlook the well being of our brains. Take a major step in caring for your total health by taking care of your brain health. What can you do to avoid cognitive decline and keep your brain functioning at an optimal level?

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You speak English, don’t you?
ESL Lesson Handouts - You-speak-english-dont-you
Level
Pre-Intermediate: A2+, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar
Tags
Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Questions tags are commonly used by native English speakers. They are statements followed by a tag to ask or confirm information they know or think to be true. Students learn how to construct question tags and practice asking and answering tag questions.

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What did you do on holiday?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-did-you-do-on holiday
Level
Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Collocations, Travel, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students can talk about the experiences on their last vacation. Beginner students often find it difficult to ask questions about past experience. Practice object questions using auxiliary verb do/did.

Travel collocations reviewed in this handout:
stay / stayed at a resort
order / ordered room service
take / took photographs
buy / bought souvenirs
try / tried local food
visit / visited a museum
go / went sightseeing
fly / flew first class

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A Quantifier Crossword
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students review countable and uncountable nouns and common quantifiers by doing a crossword. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

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All insect restaurant open for business
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, Health, TOEIC, Travel
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Introducing The Insect Experience, South Africa’s edible insects restaurant. Insects are a sustainable food for our future. Do you agree?

‘In the News’ Intro:
Since June 2019, food scientist Leah Bessa and her partners have been operating a pop-up bug restaurant called the The Insect Experience – believed to be South Africa’s first all-insect restaurant. The bug-inspired meals were designed by chef Mario Barnard, who first started cooking with insects after a trip to Thailand.  During his trip, he was encouraged to eat tarantulas and scorpions.

Read More
Louvre to make reservations compulsory
ESL Lesson Handouts - Louvre-to-make-reservations-compulsory
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, TOEIC, Travel
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Climate change’s affect on the number of visits to the Louvre museum and the Paris heatwaves.

‘In the News’ Intro:
The world-famous Louvre museum in Paris urged art lovers to book their visit in advance online after seeing a heavy influx of visitors this summer, adding that reservations would be obligatory by the end of 2019.

Read More
Stray polar bear airlifted home
ESL Lesson Handouts - Stray-polar-bear-airlifted-home
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Climate change and the affect on wildlife and habitats.

‘In the News’ Intro:
A wild polar bear was found roaming around a rural village in eastern Russia, hundreds of kilometers from its typical habitat. The exhausted and starved bear had traveled on an ice floe from the remote town of Chukotka to a village on the Kamchatka Peninsula, about 700 kilometers south. Russian authorities mounted an operation to relocate the bear to its natural habitat. The bear was tranquilized, put in a container, flown by helicopter and then released into the wild.

Read More
Questions and Answers (you | he/she/it)
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading
Tags
Sports
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Your ESL students practice asking present simple questions. This handout focuses on third person singular he, she, it. Students practice asking each other questions about Japanese tennis star Nishikori Kei, completing questions using DO and DOES, and asking each other about their free time in a fun question and answer activity.

Read More
Maintaining a Healthy Brain
ESL Lesson Handouts - Maintaining-a-healthy-brain
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Your brain and a healthy lifestyle.

‘In the News’ Intro:
Your brain health is not something to take lightly. Many of us are so focused on other elements of our health we often overlook the well being of our brains. Take a major step in caring for your total health by taking care of your brain health. What can you do to avoid cognitive decline and keep your brain functioning at an optimal level?

Read More
You speak English, don’t you?
ESL Lesson Handouts - You-speak-english-dont-you
Level
Pre-Intermediate: A2+, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar
Tags
Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Questions tags are commonly used by native English speakers. They are statements followed by a tag to ask or confirm information they know or think to be true. Students learn how to construct question tags and practice asking and answering tag questions.

Read More
What did you do on holiday?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-did-you-do-on holiday
Level
Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Collocations, Travel, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students can talk about the experiences on their last vacation. Beginner students often find it difficult to ask questions about past experience. Practice object questions using auxiliary verb do/did.

Travel collocations reviewed in this handout:
stay / stayed at a resort
order / ordered room service
take / took photographs
buy / bought souvenirs
try / tried local food
visit / visited a museum
go / went sightseeing
fly / flew first class

Read More
A Quantifier Crossword
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students review countable and uncountable nouns and common quantifiers by doing a crossword. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

Read More
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