Posts Tagged ‘ESL Lessons’

Tongue Twisters are lots of fun (and difficult). They often don’t make much sense, but they certainly exercise your pronunciation muscles. Four tongue twisters are listed below. Click on the link to go to the tongue twister and recording, listen as often as you want, and give them a try on your own!

Peter Piper
Betty Botter
Sea Shells by the Sea Shore
A Flea and a Fly

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Grammar Review Quizzes by Level

These English grammar review quizzes provide questions that cover the most important grammar points for each level. Correct answers are provided after each question and a total score is given… View article…

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Attention Teachers! Need a Quick Vocab Lesson Plan?
Synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech – they’ll have to know them all for those vocabulary words you handed them last week! This free vocabulary lesson includes a pdf of a concept definition map ready to go for quick, easy planning.
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Conversation Questions
Saint Patrick’s Day

A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom.

  • When is St. Patrick’s Day?
  • What color do you wear on St. Patrick’s Day?
  • Do you wear a special color or special clothes at festivals in your country?
  • How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
  • What drink is popular on St. Patrick’s Day?
  • What do you know about St. Patrick’s Day?
  • What stories are associated with this Day?
  • What countries celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
  • If you had to go to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration what would you wear?
  • Have you ever been to an Saint Patrick’s Day parade?
  • Is there a Saint Patrick’s Day parade in your city or country?
  • What is the name of the delicious black Irish beer with a white creamy head?
  • What is an Irish coffee?
  • What do you know about Ireland?
  • What Irish songs do you know?
  • What Irish singers do you know? Are there any living in your country?
  • What are the colors of the Irish flag?
  • What musical instrument is on the Irish flag?
  • What is a shamrock?
  • What is a leprechaun?
  • What did Saint Patrick do in Ireland?
  • What symbol did Saint Patrick use to explain Christianity? Why?
  • When was Saint Patrick alive?
  • When did St. Patrick die?

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Adverbially Speaking

The adverb is versatile–capable of modifying verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, even complete sentences. It’s flexible–likely to appear before, after, or nowhere near the word it modifies.

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25 Essential English Lessons

Basic English lessons for beginning English learners. Use this basic English essentials gallery as a great way to study the basics in one easy to use area of the site…. View article…

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Telephone English: Getting Practice

Teaching telephone English can be frustrating as students really need to practice their skill as often as possible in order to improve their comprehension skills. View article…

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Improve Your Writing Skills

One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. View article…

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tired high – a state of altered perception brought on by a lack of sleep

seatback – The action of accidentally leaving something behind on an airplane, most notably in the seatback storage area in front on you. Example – I was reading a great article in Wired, but I seatbacked it on the flight back from Kona.

laundry limbo – Intentionally rewashing clothing simply because you don’t feel like putting it away

spicey edit – When telling a story to friends, you realize that the story you are telling isn’t as cool as you thought it was when you first started, and decide to edit it with exaggerations or lies to make it sound more interesting.

Egolock – When an exec makes a bad decision refuses to admit it change and holds steadfast until the bitter end.

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Beginning Level Dictations

Short dictations are helpful for both listening and writing practice. Each of these beginning level dictations focuses on a specific learning point such as ‘at the restaurant’ or ‘comparisons’. View article…

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