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Past Simple Questions with Did and Queen
ESL Lesson Handouts - Past-simple-questions-with-did-and-queen
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Collocations, Past Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students practice forming past simple questions with the auxiliary verb ‘did’. A reading activity about the rock band Queen helps to keep this lesson interesting. A number of activities have students asking each other about past experience. There are many opportunities for your students to engage in conversation and talk about their free-time activities.

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Let’s Go to Work
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
Updated
Handout Overview

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
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
Updated
Handout Overview

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
ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing-people
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

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

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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Describing Lost Property
ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing-lost-property
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students are introduced to how + adjective questions used to describe things. Made in/by/of are also introduced using the passive voice so students can talk about an object’s maker, country of original, and material. A conversation activity has students asking about and describing lost property.

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Let’s Go to the Movies
ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-the-movies
Level
Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Let’s Go Places Topic
Talking about movies and movie theaters.

Picture Overview
Students might identify theaters, a ticket booth, 3D glasses, popcorn, drinks, a concession stand, movie posters.

Example Questions in this Handout
How much does a ticket for a 64 year old person cost?
What is the woman carrying on a tray?
How much does a large popcorn and drink cost?

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What are they doing?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-are-they-doing
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

The present continuous (also called present progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing action is happening now, either at the moment of speech or now in a larger sense. Introduce your students to the present continuous tense and students will gain confidence through a variety of question and answer activities. Students are also introduced to vocabulary about clothes and clothing.

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Past Simple Questions with Did and Queen
ESL Lesson Handouts - Past-simple-questions-with-did-and-queen
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Collocations, Past Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students practice forming past simple questions with the auxiliary verb ‘did’. A reading activity about the rock band Queen helps to keep this lesson interesting. A number of activities have students asking each other about past experience. There are many opportunities for your students to engage in conversation and talk about their free-time activities.

Read More
Let’s Go to Work
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
Updated
Handout Overview

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
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
Updated
Handout Overview

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
ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing-people
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

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

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
Describing Lost Property
ESL Lesson Handouts - Describing-lost-property
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students are introduced to how + adjective questions used to describe things. Made in/by/of are also introduced using the passive voice so students can talk about an object’s maker, country of original, and material. A conversation activity has students asking about and describing lost property.

Read More
Let’s Go to the Movies
ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-the-movies
Level
Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Let’s Go Places Topic
Talking about movies and movie theaters.

Picture Overview
Students might identify theaters, a ticket booth, 3D glasses, popcorn, drinks, a concession stand, movie posters.

Example Questions in this Handout
How much does a ticket for a 64 year old person cost?
What is the woman carrying on a tray?
How much does a large popcorn and drink cost?

Read More
What are they doing?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-are-they-doing
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

The present continuous (also called present progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing action is happening now, either at the moment of speech or now in a larger sense. Introduce your students to the present continuous tense and students will gain confidence through a variety of question and answer activities. Students are also introduced to vocabulary about clothes and clothing.

Read More
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