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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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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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Changing an Appointment
ESL Lesson Handouts - Changing-an-appointment
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Making an appointment might be an easy task but postponing or changing it is more challenging. This handout teaches basic phrases used when changing an appointment by telephone. The language used is common in business English. However, this handout can easily be changed for use in more casual situations. Try talking about a party or date instead of an appointment.

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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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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
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
Changing an Appointment
ESL Lesson Handouts - Changing-an-appointment
Level
Intermediate: B1
Target
Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes
Updated
Handout Overview

Making an appointment might be an easy task but postponing or changing it is more challenging. This handout teaches basic phrases used when changing an appointment by telephone. The language used is common in business English. However, this handout can easily be changed for use in more casual situations. Try talking about a party or date instead of an appointment.

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
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