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In the News with Audio
Let's Go Places
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Level
Beginner: A1
Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1
Upper-Intermediate: B2
Advanced: C1
Topics
Business
Food and Restaurants
Idioms
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Target
Grammar
Activities
Theme
Culture
Technology
Environment
Health
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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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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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What are you wearing?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-are-you-wearing
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students compare the Simple Present and Present Continuous tenses focusing on the verb to wear as well as clothes and clothing. Expressions of time are introduced and students practice associating them to a particular verb tense. Audio is also included in this handout.

Expressions of time introduced in this handout:
now, every day, this week, always, at the moment, once a week, usually, today.

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I take the train to work

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-take-the-train-to-work
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Past Tense, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Help familiarize your students with definite and indefinite articles a/an and the. Articles provide specificity in English by indicating which object or objects are being referenced. Using them indicates whether a word is singular or plural and whether a noun is definite or indefinite. This handout introduces students to several basic rules regarding articles when referencing transportation.

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Japanese firms develop ocean degradable bags

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

Handout Objective

Japanese companies have developed a plastic that can be used to make shopping bags that degrade in seawater to help reduce plastic waste in the oceans.  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Kaneka Corporation created functional materials referred to as marine biodegradable plastics drawing on the same mechanism by which microorganisms dissolve garbage in soil.

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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Scientists strap a tiny camera to a beetle

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Scientists-strap-a-tiny-camera-to-a-beetle
Level
Advanced: C1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

To test the potential of miniature cameras, researchers at the University of Washington in the US have developed a tiny wireless camera that can ride on the back of an insect, giving spectators a bug’s-eye view of the world.

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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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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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

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

What are you wearing?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-are-you-wearing
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students compare the Simple Present and Present Continuous tenses focusing on the verb to wear as well as clothes and clothing. Expressions of time are introduced and students practice associating them to a particular verb tense. Audio is also included in this handout.

Expressions of time introduced in this handout:
now, every day, this week, always, at the moment, once a week, usually, today.

Read More

I take the train to work

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-take-the-train-to-work
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Past Tense, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Help familiarize your students with definite and indefinite articles a/an and the. Articles provide specificity in English by indicating which object or objects are being referenced. Using them indicates whether a word is singular or plural and whether a noun is definite or indefinite. This handout introduces students to several basic rules regarding articles when referencing transportation.

Read More

Japanese firms develop ocean degradable bags

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

Handout Objective

Japanese companies have developed a plastic that can be used to make shopping bags that degrade in seawater to help reduce plastic waste in the oceans.  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Kaneka Corporation created functional materials referred to as marine biodegradable plastics drawing on the same mechanism by which microorganisms dissolve garbage in soil.

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

Scientists strap a tiny camera to a beetle

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Scientists-strap-a-tiny-camera-to-a-beetle
Level
Advanced: C1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

To test the potential of miniature cameras, researchers at the University of Washington in the US have developed a tiny wireless camera that can ride on the back of an insect, giving spectators a bug’s-eye view of the world.

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

Changing an Appointment

full access
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
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