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The present perfect can be one of the trickier tenses for ESL students to master, so it's important to increase exposure through a variety of activities. This packet includes: 1. explanatory handout of how to form and when to use the present
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This is an adult ESL worksheet with 30 modal verb fill-in-the-blank activities. Blanks are filled in by reading the implication below each sentence; this allows students to contrast the meanings of modal verbs. Example: You ___ say that (it's a
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This adult ESL worksheet is a fill-in-the-blank conversation between two recent acquaintances. Students think of any suitable verb and conjugate it in the past or present perfect simple or perfect continuous tense. No answer sheet is given due to
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This is ideal for a volunteer ESL teacher or someone who needs a quick refresher on the grammar basics. Each lesson includes brief teaching points that can be explained to the class, two speaking activities, and one written activity. All materials
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Help ESL speakers master the long I! The /aɪ/ white sound is usually quite easy for ESL speakers, but the variety of ways it can be spelled can make recognizing it difficult. In this activity packet is: 1. the /aɪ/ white Vowel Spotlight one page
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I didn't know .... she couldn't go .... they can't come .... We use contractions constantly in spoken English, and so understanding and using contractions is essential for ESL learners as they build their familiarity with the language. This 12
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This is a basic handout that explains the simple present perfect, continuous present perfect, simple past perfect, and continuous past perfect tenses. Brief examples are provided of each.
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Past tense pronunciation in English can be tricky due to the three final sounds that "ed" can make. This packet provides a word sort, rule explanation, and two practice reading passages in order to provide students with lots of opportunities to make
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Here is a packet of short i activities for ESL pronunciation. It includes: - explanatory handout - practice sentences - discrimination reading (answers included) - discrimination listening - paragraph discrimination reading (answers included) -
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Syllable stress is a key component of a "native-sounding" accent for ESL speakers, and one that is often overlooked. This handout contains a list of higher-level academic vocabulary that advanced ESL learners would likely be using in speeches,
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This packet includes: 1- List of easier (with short vowels) and harder (with long vowels) /r/ and /l/ minimal pairs 2- Two pages of practice sentences for /l/ and /r/ minimal pairs 3 - Three pages of "word mazes" with /l/ and /r/ and an
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This intermediate level hospitality English activity involves filling missing modal verbs (should, could, must, don't have to, mustn't, etc) into a conversation. Although it was designed for a hospitality class, it is useful for anyone wanting to
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An easy activity to teach reported speech - cut out the squares and play following the rules of the game 'Memory'. Direct speech ("I am going to the store") sentences have reported speech ("she said she was going to the store") equivalents.
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Students are given a chart to fill out as they interview their classmates, asking "when did you feel ..." common emotions. They must write their classmate's name, when he or she felt the emotion, and why. It's a great activity to get a large group
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This game is intended for adult ESL classes studying reported speech. It features 12 cards that can be cut out and distributed to the class. The person with “I have the first card” reads that and then the following sentence, “I haven't looked at my
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This is a fun activity for phrasal verbs - give the table to one student, while his or her partner receives a blank grid. The student with the table must direct their partner to draw the phrasal verb picture in the appropriate square. The activity
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This is a great introduction activity for an intermediate ESL class. Students first work individually to formulate the questions they need to ask their partner in order to fill in the blanks. Then, students ask their partner the relevant
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Students work individually or in groups to determine which of the three phrasal verbs in each row doesn't fit with the other two. For example, of "turn off" "plug in" and "eat out", students will probably select "eat out", as it doesn't involve
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This intermediate level ESL lesson reviews adjectives that are combined with prepositions. It works best with a class of at least 8 students. Students first work individually to write in the proper preposition after each adjective. For example,
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This is a great activity to review sentence constructions with "used to". Cut each sentence apart word by word. Give students one sentence at a time and have them unscramble the words to re-create the sentence. I find that being able to physically
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