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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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I Take the Train to Work
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
Updated
Handout Overview

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

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

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
English Verb Tense Chart 3
ESL Lesson Handouts - English-verb-tense-chart-3
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Essential, Prepositions, TOEIC
Teaching Time
n/a
Included
1 Student Page
Updated
Handout Overview

This handout can be used to help your students reference and compare the 12 verb tenses in English grammar as well as introduce or review appropriate time markers to use with each verb tense. This chart includes simple illustrations for clarity.

Every student should have one handy.

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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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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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Countries and Nationalities
ESL Lesson Handouts - Countries-and-nationalities
Level
Beginner: A1
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students are introduced to vocabulary to talk about countries and nationalities as well as questions to find out more about someone. The verb ‘to be’ in the simple present tense is introduced for students to talk about themselves and others.  A fun Bingo game is included.

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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.

Read More
I Take the Train to Work
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
Updated
Handout Overview

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

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

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
English Verb Tense Chart 3
ESL Lesson Handouts - English-verb-tense-chart-3
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2, Intermediate: B1
Target
Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Essential, Prepositions, TOEIC
Teaching Time
n/a
Included
1 Student Page
Updated
Handout Overview

This handout can be used to help your students reference and compare the 12 verb tenses in English grammar as well as introduce or review appropriate time markers to use with each verb tense. This chart includes simple illustrations for clarity.

Every student should have one handy.

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
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
Countries and Nationalities
ESL Lesson Handouts - Countries-and-nationalities
Level
Beginner: A1
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Students are introduced to vocabulary to talk about countries and nationalities as well as questions to find out more about someone. The verb ‘to be’ in the simple present tense is introduced for students to talk about themselves and others.  A fun Bingo game is included.

Read More
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