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Food Adjectives Crossword
ESL Lesson Handouts - Food-adjectives-crossword
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Food and Restaurants, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students can practice using adjectives to describe food by doing a crossword. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

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Describing Food
ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing Food
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Food and Restaurants, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students will build their vocabulary by learning how to describe food taste and texture using adjectives as well talking about their food likes and dislikes and the reasons why. Student complete a matching activity as well as building sentences to describe foods and finish with conversation practice.

Adjectives introduced in this handout:
sticky, rich, fluffy, salty, chewy, creamy, bitter, sweet, moist, savory, soft, dry, strong, delicious, bland, stringy.

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Around Town Crossword
ESL Lesson Handouts - Around-town-crossword
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Grammar
Tags
Games, Travel
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students can review and practice infinitives of purpose by doing a crossword. The vocabulary focuses on places around town. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

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British and American English Crossword
ESL Lesson Handouts - British-and-american-english-crossword
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Travel
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students practice using well-known words that are different in British English (BrE) and American English (AmE) by doing a crossword. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

For example: Gas, gasoline (AmE) vs petrol (BrE), Pavement (BrE) vs sidewalk (AmE).

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Discussion Cards (Communication in Business)
Discussion-cards-communication-in-business
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Conversation, Discussion
Tags
Business, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

Close the business textbooks and have interesting and relevant discussions. Engaging business-oriented topics and questions allow students to put their vocabulary and grammar skills to practical use and build English speaking confidence. These discussion cards are suitable for High Intermediate and Advanced level students studying business English. You might consider using just the cards as an activity in a business class; 30, 60, 90 minutes depending on how many cards are used and how invested your students are in the conversations.

Example Question Cards (2 pages):
Emailing is important in modern business. What problems can people have when communicating by email? Can you suggest some solutions to these problems?Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram should be blocked at work. Do you agree or disagree?

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Level Check Interview
ESL Lesson Handouts - Level-check-interview
Level
N/A
Target
N/A
Tags
Essential
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

This Level Check Interview is suitable for private English teachers and consists of conversational prompts and open-ended questions to be read by you, the interviewer. Use the Interview Assessment Guidelines to help determine the approximate level of your new student. This document can be used by you if the English teaching organization you are affiliated with doesn’t provide something suitable.

Consider a variety of factors when evaluating answers, including whether the student is able to;

  1. speak fluently without hesitation;
  2. use conversational expressions appropriately;
  3. use complete sentences and phrases appropriately;
  4. pronounce words and phrases clearly.
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Conversation Cards (Getting to Know You)
ESL Lesson Handouts - Conversation-cards-getting-to-know-you
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Game
Tags
Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

When students are learning to speak English, starting a conversation can be difficult. They are often not sure what to talk about. These conversation cards will help your students start a conversation. They are great as ice breakers 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. These conversation cards are suitable for Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate level students.

Questions include (2 pages):
Do you consider yourself an adventurous person?
Would it be better or worse to have a young president or prime minister?
If a movie were made about you, what actor would you choose to play you?

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Conversation Cards (Nice to Meet You)
ESL Lesson Handouts - Conversation-cards-nice-to-meet-you
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Game
Tags
Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

When students are learning to speak English, starting a conversation can be difficult. They are often not sure what to talk about. These conversation cards will help your students start a conversation. They are great as ice breakers 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. These conversation cards are suitable for Beginner and High-Beginner level students.

Questions include (2 pages):
Where do you live? What do you like about your city?
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
What is your favorite food? Can you describe it?

Read More

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Food Adjectives Crossword
ESL Lesson Handouts - Food-adjectives-crossword
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Food and Restaurants, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students can practice using adjectives to describe food by doing a crossword. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

Read More
Describing Food
ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing Food
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Food and Restaurants, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students will build their vocabulary by learning how to describe food taste and texture using adjectives as well talking about their food likes and dislikes and the reasons why. Student complete a matching activity as well as building sentences to describe foods and finish with conversation practice.

Adjectives introduced in this handout:
sticky, rich, fluffy, salty, chewy, creamy, bitter, sweet, moist, savory, soft, dry, strong, delicious, bland, stringy.

Read More
Around Town Crossword
ESL Lesson Handouts - Around-town-crossword
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Grammar
Tags
Games, Travel
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students can review and practice infinitives of purpose by doing a crossword. The vocabulary focuses on places around town. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

Read More
British and American English Crossword
ESL Lesson Handouts - British-and-american-english-crossword
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Game, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Travel
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
1 Student Page, Teaching Notes
Updated

Students practice using well-known words that are different in British English (BrE) and American English (AmE) by doing a crossword. This would make a great homework or quick classroom activity.

For example: Gas, gasoline (AmE) vs petrol (BrE), Pavement (BrE) vs sidewalk (AmE).

Read More
Discussion Cards (Communication in Business)
Discussion-cards-communication-in-business
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Conversation, Discussion
Tags
Business, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

Close the business textbooks and have interesting and relevant discussions. Engaging business-oriented topics and questions allow students to put their vocabulary and grammar skills to practical use and build English speaking confidence. These discussion cards are suitable for High Intermediate and Advanced level students studying business English. You might consider using just the cards as an activity in a business class; 30, 60, 90 minutes depending on how many cards are used and how invested your students are in the conversations.

Example Question Cards (2 pages):
Emailing is important in modern business. What problems can people have when communicating by email? Can you suggest some solutions to these problems?Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram should be blocked at work. Do you agree or disagree?

Read More
Level Check Interview
ESL Lesson Handouts - Level-check-interview
Level
N/A
Target
N/A
Tags
Essential
Teaching Time
30 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

This Level Check Interview is suitable for private English teachers and consists of conversational prompts and open-ended questions to be read by you, the interviewer. Use the Interview Assessment Guidelines to help determine the approximate level of your new student. This document can be used by you if the English teaching organization you are affiliated with doesn’t provide something suitable.

Consider a variety of factors when evaluating answers, including whether the student is able to;

  1. speak fluently without hesitation;
  2. use conversational expressions appropriately;
  3. use complete sentences and phrases appropriately;
  4. pronounce words and phrases clearly.
Read More
Conversation Cards (Getting to Know You)
ESL Lesson Handouts - Conversation-cards-getting-to-know-you
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Game
Tags
Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

When students are learning to speak English, starting a conversation can be difficult. They are often not sure what to talk about. These conversation cards will help your students start a conversation. They are great as ice breakers 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. These conversation cards are suitable for Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate level students.

Questions include (2 pages):
Do you consider yourself an adventurous person?
Would it be better or worse to have a young president or prime minister?
If a movie were made about you, what actor would you choose to play you?

Read More
Conversation Cards (Nice to Meet You)
ESL Lesson Handouts - Conversation-cards-nice-to-meet-you
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Game
Tags
Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated

When students are learning to speak English, starting a conversation can be difficult. They are often not sure what to talk about. These conversation cards will help your students start a conversation. They are great as ice breakers 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. These conversation cards are suitable for Beginner and High-Beginner level students.

Questions include (2 pages):
Where do you live? What do you like about your city?
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
What is your favorite food? Can you describe it?

Read More
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