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Used to or Be used to
ESL Lesson Handouts - Used-to-or-be-used-to
Level
Pre-Intermediate: A2+, Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Grammar
Tags
Past Tense, Present Continuous Tense, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Using ‘used to’ and ‘be used to’ can be confusing for students. ‘Used to’ and ‘be used to’ are similar to each other in form, but their meanings are quite different. Students are introduced to or review ‘used to’ and ‘be used to’ to contrast experiences as well as talking about becoming familiar with something using ‘get used to’. Students will be able to use the two forms appropriately.

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Comparing Places
ESL Lesson Handouts - Comparing-places
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Comparing, Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Comparative adjectives are used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared. Students focus on how to form comparative adjectives and compare places to live, cities, and countries through sentence completion activities and discussion.

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I Used to Play Tennis
ESL Lesson Handouts - I-used-to-play-tennis
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Collocations, Past Tense, Sports, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Review the structure of ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’ as well as questions using ‘use to’. Students talk about their experiences and things they did in the past but no longer do through conversations about music, sports, hobbies, and food. ‘Yes/No’ and ‘Wh’ information questions are practiced to start a conversation.

Collocations reviewed in this handout:
play a sport, get good grades, travel abroad, join a club, study English, do yoga, like vegetables, listen to music.

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Ordinal Numbers
ESL Lesson Handouts - Ordinal-numbers
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Sports, Travel
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students are introduced to and practice using ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers are used when talking about dates, fractions, floors in a building, rank in competitions and sporting events such as the Olympics, and listing points in an essay or article. Ordinal numbers can involve pronunciation problems like consonant clusters and extra added syllables, e.g. thirteenth and thirtieth as well as pronouncing -th. This handout can be used as a way of introducing these pronunciation points with students asking and answering questions about floors in a department store.

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What do you eat every day?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-eat-every-day
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

An introduction to using “any” and “some” as well as a review of using articles “a/an”. The words some and any are useful and used when the speaker cannot specify or does not need/want to specify a number or an exact amount of something. Students also practice using there is/isn’t as well as are/aren’t.  Students will need to be familiar with affirmative and negative sentences. In addition, students will need to understand the difference between a countable and an uncountable noun.

You might consider introducing common quantifying words used for uncountable nouns; a cup of, a box of, a bag of, 200 grams of.

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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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How Beer is Made
ESL Lesson Handouts - How-beer-is-made
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Passive Voice, Past Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

The passive voice is useful to switch the focus from who is doing something to what is being done which makes it especially useful in business settings when the focus is placed on a product or process. Students practice forming passive voice sentences and understand the role of the agent. Students will be able to explain a manufacturing process in the passive voice.

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Have you ever given a speech?
ESL Lesson Handouts - Have-you-ever-given-a-speech
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Collocations, Past Tense, Perfect Tense
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students identify the basic difference between the simple past and present perfect tenses. Practice using the present perfect tense by talking about experiences. Review the formation of present perfect tense as well as practice asking and answering present perfect questions. A past participle review is included.

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Used to or Be used to
ESL Lesson Handouts - Used-to-or-be-used-to
Level
Pre-Intermediate: A2+, Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Grammar
Tags
Past Tense, Present Continuous Tense, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Using ‘used to’ and ‘be used to’ can be confusing for students. ‘Used to’ and ‘be used to’ are similar to each other in form, but their meanings are quite different. Students are introduced to or review ‘used to’ and ‘be used to’ to contrast experiences as well as talking about becoming familiar with something using ‘get used to’. Students will be able to use the two forms appropriately.

Read More
Comparing Places
ESL Lesson Handouts - Comparing-places
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Comparing, Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Comparative adjectives are used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared. Students focus on how to form comparative adjectives and compare places to live, cities, and countries through sentence completion activities and discussion.

Read More
I Used to Play Tennis
ESL Lesson Handouts - I-used-to-play-tennis
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Collocations, Past Tense, Sports, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Review the structure of ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’ as well as questions using ‘use to’. Students talk about their experiences and things they did in the past but no longer do through conversations about music, sports, hobbies, and food. ‘Yes/No’ and ‘Wh’ information questions are practiced to start a conversation.

Collocations reviewed in this handout:
play a sport, get good grades, travel abroad, join a club, study English, do yoga, like vegetables, listen to music.

Read More
Ordinal Numbers
ESL Lesson Handouts - Ordinal-numbers
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Sports, Travel
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students are introduced to and practice using ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers are used when talking about dates, fractions, floors in a building, rank in competitions and sporting events such as the Olympics, and listing points in an essay or article. Ordinal numbers can involve pronunciation problems like consonant clusters and extra added syllables, e.g. thirteenth and thirtieth as well as pronouncing -th. This handout can be used as a way of introducing these pronunciation points with students asking and answering questions about floors in a department store.

Read More
What do you eat every day?
ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-eat-every-day
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

An introduction to using “any” and “some” as well as a review of using articles “a/an”. The words some and any are useful and used when the speaker cannot specify or does not need/want to specify a number or an exact amount of something. Students also practice using there is/isn’t as well as are/aren’t.  Students will need to be familiar with affirmative and negative sentences. In addition, students will need to understand the difference between a countable and an uncountable noun.

You might consider introducing common quantifying words used for uncountable nouns; a cup of, a box of, a bag of, 200 grams of.

Read More
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
How Beer is Made
ESL Lesson Handouts - How-beer-is-made
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Passive Voice, Past Tense, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

The passive voice is useful to switch the focus from who is doing something to what is being done which makes it especially useful in business settings when the focus is placed on a product or process. Students practice forming passive voice sentences and understand the role of the agent. Students will be able to explain a manufacturing process in the passive voice.

Read More
Have you ever given a speech?
ESL Lesson Handouts - Have-you-ever-given-a-speech
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Collocations, Past Tense, Perfect Tense
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students identify the basic difference between the simple past and present perfect tenses. Practice using the present perfect tense by talking about experiences. Review the formation of present perfect tense as well as practice asking and answering present perfect questions. A past participle review is included.

Read More
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