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2020 Olympic Games Postponed
ESL Lesson Handouts - 2020-olympic-games-postponed
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been postponed for one year. It is the first Olympic Games to be postponed since the modern games started 124 years ago. The Games have been postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. The International Olympic Committee was under an increasing amount of pressure to make a decision on whether to cancel or postpone the Games as the spread of the virus turned into a global pandemic.

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Coronavirus Causes Panic Buying
ESL Lesson Handouts - Coronavirus-causes-panic-buying
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Health, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Many countries around the world are currently experiencing ‘panic buying’ because of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  Some badly-affected countries have recommended or demanded that people stay-at-home leading to people stockpiling supplies of necessities, in anticipation of an extended period of ‘social distancing’.  The stockpiling has resulted in shops running out of products such as toilet paper.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What should you do?
ESL Lesson Handouts - Coronavirus-(COVID-19)-what-should-you-do
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Health, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Your ESL students learn about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and World Health Organization recommendations to prevent infection such as washing hands and maintaining social distance.  A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain that had not previously been identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

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Directions and Destinations
ESL Lesson Handouts - Directions-and-destinations
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Present Tense, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
4 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

This handout is Part 4 of a 4-part Travel Miniseries.
1.  Places Around Town
2.  Places to Live and Visit
3.  Talking about Travel
4.  Directions and Destinations

Students are introduced to phrases used for giving and asking for directions. Students practice following and giving directions to places around town with conversations. and two variations of the Bingo game using directions. This handout could be used in a 30, 60, or 90-minute class depending on which activities are used.

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What time is it?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-time-is-it
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Tense, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Telling the time is a part of our everyday lives. We hear it when asking about store opening and closing times or when making appointments. This handout helps your ESL students to practice telling time and using the simple present tense to describe, ask and talk about their daily life.

Using a digital clock, English speakers read 10:20 simply as ten twenty. A second way your students might hear the time being told is with prepositions: twenty past ten, or twenty (minutes) past ten (o’clock). Review these prepositions and additional words such as quarter and half.

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The Gig Economy
ESL Lesson Handouts - The-gig-economy
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Lifestyle, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
The ‘gig economy’ is changing the way that many people work.

‘In the News’ Article Introduction:
Smartphone applications put people directly in contact with workers such as, drivers and teachers, who accept a job on a short-term basis (a gig).  This style of work, added to the rise in independent contractors or freelance work, means many people around the world are no longer seen as employees but as self-employed, and therefore are not entitled to benefits such as holiday, maternity, and sick pay.

Read More
Valentine’s Day gift-giving in Japan
ESL Lesson Handouts - Valentines-day-gift-giving-in-japan
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Seasonal, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Valentines Day gift-giving in Japan differs from most countries. White Day is a holiday introduced in Japan in the late 1970s.

‘In the News’ Article Introduction:
In Japan, Valentine’s Day is slightly different. Women giving chocolates as a Valentine’s Day gift became popular in the 1950s.In 1978, White Day was created by a small confectionery shop in the Hakata region of Japan so that men could buy women gifts in return. The marketing campaigns made sure that men were f. to spend more than the value of what they received!

Read More
Devastating Wildfires
ESL Lesson Handouts - Devastating-wildfires
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 and Listening Topic:
Wildfires in Australia and climate change.

‘In the News’ Article Introduction:
In 2019, wildfires were frequently in the news. From the Amazonian rain forests to the suburbs of Australia, raging fires seem to be getting worse. What is the cause of these fires and is climate change to blame? Man-made or naturally occurring, wildfires need three conditions to be present- fuel, oxygen and a heat source.

Read More

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2020 Olympic Games Postponed
ESL Lesson Handouts - 2020-olympic-games-postponed
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been postponed for one year. It is the first Olympic Games to be postponed since the modern games started 124 years ago. The Games have been postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. The International Olympic Committee was under an increasing amount of pressure to make a decision on whether to cancel or postpone the Games as the spread of the virus turned into a global pandemic.

Read More
Coronavirus Causes Panic Buying
ESL Lesson Handouts - Coronavirus-causes-panic-buying
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Health, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Many countries around the world are currently experiencing ‘panic buying’ because of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  Some badly-affected countries have recommended or demanded that people stay-at-home leading to people stockpiling supplies of necessities, in anticipation of an extended period of ‘social distancing’.  The stockpiling has resulted in shops running out of products such as toilet paper.

Read More
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What should you do?
ESL Lesson Handouts - Coronavirus-(COVID-19)-what-should-you-do
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Health, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Your ESL students learn about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and World Health Organization recommendations to prevent infection such as washing hands and maintaining social distance.  A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain that had not previously been identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

Read More
Directions and Destinations
ESL Lesson Handouts - Directions-and-destinations
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Game, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Games, Present Tense, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
4 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

This handout is Part 4 of a 4-part Travel Miniseries.
1.  Places Around Town
2.  Places to Live and Visit
3.  Talking about Travel
4.  Directions and Destinations

Students are introduced to phrases used for giving and asking for directions. Students practice following and giving directions to places around town with conversations. and two variations of the Bingo game using directions. This handout could be used in a 30, 60, or 90-minute class depending on which activities are used.

Read More
What time is it?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-time-is-it
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Listening, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Tense, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Telling the time is a part of our everyday lives. We hear it when asking about store opening and closing times or when making appointments. This handout helps your ESL students to practice telling time and using the simple present tense to describe, ask and talk about their daily life.

Using a digital clock, English speakers read 10:20 simply as ten twenty. A second way your students might hear the time being told is with prepositions: twenty past ten, or twenty (minutes) past ten (o’clock). Review these prepositions and additional words such as quarter and half.

Read More
The Gig Economy
ESL Lesson Handouts - The-gig-economy
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Lifestyle, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
The ‘gig economy’ is changing the way that many people work.

‘In the News’ Article Introduction:
Smartphone applications put people directly in contact with workers such as, drivers and teachers, who accept a job on a short-term basis (a gig).  This style of work, added to the rise in independent contractors or freelance work, means many people around the world are no longer seen as employees but as self-employed, and therefore are not entitled to benefits such as holiday, maternity, and sick pay.

Read More
Valentine’s Day gift-giving in Japan
ESL Lesson Handouts - Valentines-day-gift-giving-in-japan
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Seasonal, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Valentines Day gift-giving in Japan differs from most countries. White Day is a holiday introduced in Japan in the late 1970s.

‘In the News’ Article Introduction:
In Japan, Valentine’s Day is slightly different. Women giving chocolates as a Valentine’s Day gift became popular in the 1950s.In 1978, White Day was created by a small confectionery shop in the Hakata region of Japan so that men could buy women gifts in return. The marketing campaigns made sure that men were f. to spend more than the value of what they received!

Read More
Devastating Wildfires
ESL Lesson Handouts - Devastating-wildfires
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 and Listening Topic:
Wildfires in Australia and climate change.

‘In the News’ Article Introduction:
In 2019, wildfires were frequently in the news. From the Amazonian rain forests to the suburbs of Australia, raging fires seem to be getting worse. What is the cause of these fires and is climate change to blame? Man-made or naturally occurring, wildfires need three conditions to be present- fuel, oxygen and a heat source.

Read More
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