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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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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.

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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
Greta Thunberg Calls for Climate Strike
ESL Lesson Handouts - Greta-thunberg-calls-for-climate-strike
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, Politics, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Collins dictionary has chosen ‘climate strike’ as its word of the year for 2019 and Greta Thunberg calls for Climate Strike.

‘In the News’ Current Events Intro:
Greta Thunberg became famous in 2018 when, at age 15, she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament holding a sign that said, in Swedish, ‘School Strike for The Climate’. Due to extensive media coverage other students around the world joined her protest.

Read More
Japan Encouraged to Go Cashless
ESL Lesson Handouts - Japan-encouraged-to-go-cashless
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:
Japan’s recent tax increase and government encouragement to use cashless payment systems.

‘In the News’ Current Events Intro:
In October the Japanese government increased consumption tax from 8% to 10%, at the same time, they started a scheme to promote the use of cashless payments. Cashless payments include credit and debit cards, as well as IC transit cards, virtual wallets and payment apps that use QR codes. Japanese customers now have a bewildering number of different ways to pay for items

Read More
Meatless Meat Products Gaining Popularity
ESL Lesson Handouts - Meatless-meat-products-gaining-popularity
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Meatless meat products and the environment.

‘In the News’ Current Events Intro:
Recently, two American companies have been promoting meatless ‘meat’ products with increasing success. The companies Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat were both founded in California less than ten years ago. Their aim is to make plant-based food products that have the taste and texture of meat.

Read More
Guy Fawkes face masks worn by protesters in Hong Kong
ESL Lesson Handouts - Face-masks-worn-by-protesters-in-Hong-Kong
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Politics, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Protesters in Hong Kong are wearing Guy Fawkes masks featured in V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd in the early eighties.

‘In the News’ Intro:
The Hong Kong government has banned face masks in an attempt to combat the protest movement that has affected the city since June 2019. The Hong Kong governor stated that the ban was necessary to restore order. The wearing of masks has been common because people are concerned that they could be identified and arrested.

Read More

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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.

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
Greta Thunberg Calls for Climate Strike
ESL Lesson Handouts - Greta-thunberg-calls-for-climate-strike
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, Politics, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Collins dictionary has chosen ‘climate strike’ as its word of the year for 2019 and Greta Thunberg calls for Climate Strike.

‘In the News’ Current Events Intro:
Greta Thunberg became famous in 2018 when, at age 15, she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament holding a sign that said, in Swedish, ‘School Strike for The Climate’. Due to extensive media coverage other students around the world joined her protest.

Read More
Japan Encouraged to Go Cashless
ESL Lesson Handouts - Japan-encouraged-to-go-cashless
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:
Japan’s recent tax increase and government encouragement to use cashless payment systems.

‘In the News’ Current Events Intro:
In October the Japanese government increased consumption tax from 8% to 10%, at the same time, they started a scheme to promote the use of cashless payments. Cashless payments include credit and debit cards, as well as IC transit cards, virtual wallets and payment apps that use QR codes. Japanese customers now have a bewildering number of different ways to pay for items

Read More
Meatless Meat Products Gaining Popularity
ESL Lesson Handouts - Meatless-meat-products-gaining-popularity
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Environment, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout and Listening Topic:
Meatless meat products and the environment.

‘In the News’ Current Events Intro:
Recently, two American companies have been promoting meatless ‘meat’ products with increasing success. The companies Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat were both founded in California less than ten years ago. Their aim is to make plant-based food products that have the taste and texture of meat.

Read More
Guy Fawkes face masks worn by protesters in Hong Kong
ESL Lesson Handouts - Face-masks-worn-by-protesters-in-Hong-Kong
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Politics, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Handout Topic:
Protesters in Hong Kong are wearing Guy Fawkes masks featured in V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd in the early eighties.

‘In the News’ Intro:
The Hong Kong government has banned face masks in an attempt to combat the protest movement that has affected the city since June 2019. The Hong Kong governor stated that the ban was necessary to restore order. The wearing of masks has been common because people are concerned that they could be identified and arrested.

Read More
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