EASTER: ESL worksheets and activities

/ All levels, Easter, Grammar training, Lesson plans, Lesson tips, Materiali per Festività, Parents, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers, Vocabulary training, Writing Training, Young Learners

ESL materials for Easter: quizzes, songs and worksheets 17th April 2022 VIDEO QUIZ (B1): Practise strong adjectives with the Easter Factory scene from HOP (2011) Interactive worksheet (A1/A2): Watch a short scene from HOP (E.B. playing the drums, starring David Hasselhoff) and answer to listening comprehension questions and do some background check: Interactive worksheet (A2/B1): Watch a short scene from Rise of the Guardians (2012) and practise listening comprehension (true/false) and sentence completion with gerund vs. to+infinitive verb forms: Easter Jokes: Looking for cool worksheets for your ESL lessons? FREE MATERIALS for kids/Young Learners: A one-page worksheet with a picture,

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LESSON PLAN: Absurd Reality and Artistic Vision in Selfies

/ B2, C1, Grammar training, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

January 2021 – In this lesson plan, you can discuss selfies from an artistic and a humorous point of view. The lesson aims at B2-C1 level students and is based on a TEDTalk (available on YouTube, not on the official TED site) and a scene from a late night TV show. It gives opportunity to revise narrative tenses and/or reported speech with your students. The exercises are suitable for online lessons.

LESSON PLAN – Regular verbs in simple past

/ A1, A2, Grammar training, Teachers

December 2020 – This lesson plan introduces or revises regular verb forms in simple past. It’s target level is A1-A2. The exercises also revise vocabulary linked to ‘restaurants’, a lexical field students are often exposed to even at lower levels while traveling. The short video to watch is the end scene of the animated Disney/Pixar film ‘Ratatouille’. There are also materials included to practice pronunciation of the -ed ending and spelling.

FREE TEST-BANK: TEST-ENGLISH

/ A1, A2, B1, B2, Exam training, Grammar training, Teachers

December 2020 – When I started teaching online I kept going back to one website to test my students’ grammar knowledge in test-teach-test approach. At the beginning, it was a simple blog, however, it has grown up to a prodigious test bank. Today, I invite you to visit the TEST-ENGLISH website.

GRAMMAR: Third Conditional Exercises And Ideas

/ B1, B2, Grammar training, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

November 2020 – Third conditional is a tough grammar point and it’s also difficult to make students practise it, since it is not so often used in real life situations. Doing automatized exercises seems to work for the moment, but fails on the long run. To help students memorize the structure, you might want to spend some time making them do different engaging activities over a couple of lessons. Here are some ideas how they could practice third conditional sentences.

Spice up your ESL lessons with songs

/ A1, A2, B1, B2, Grammar training, Lesson tips, Listening training, Teachers, Vocabulary training

November 2020 – Songs in ESL lessons are an evergreen possibility to lead into a new topic or introduce a new grammatical structure, they can be an excellent exercise to wind down a lesson and even in between two exercises (filler), they are good for making students relax, teach grammar and/or vocabulary through listening or just prepare for the next task. In this post, I would like to show you some interactive worksheets to do while listening to some great classics and also some newer hits – with embedded YouTube videos.

YL FLYERS: FUTURE TRACING MEMO-GAME

/ A2, Grammar training, Teachers, Young Learners

A quick game to have 20 minute fun-time in a Flyers lesson after having taught future forms (going to and present continuous for the future). BULLETPOINTS: Level: Flyers (A2); Age: 7-12; Group size: any; Aim: to activate previously learnt future forms; Skill: writing (tracing) and speaking; Grammar: going to and present continuous for the future; Vocabulary: birthday; Length: 30 min; Preparation time: none; Material: worksheet attached.