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ESL worksheets

340 ESL worksheets for use in the classroom (doc and PDF).
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ESL quizzes

252 online ESL grammar and vocabulary quizzes
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ESL grammar notes

Comprehensive ESL grammar notes for download (PDF) and viewing online.
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ESL lesson plans

Complete ESL lessons on topical issues. PDF mini-units and web-based lessons.

Recent ESL quizzes

Verbs with prepositions quiz

Fifteen-question multiple choice quiz

Past conditionals, wishes and regrets quiz

Includes but for, Had + subj + past participle, imagine and supposing.

Aspect - tenses quiz 2

Twelve-question MC quiz - continuous and simple tenses

Describing habits quiz 1

Fourteen-question short-answer quiz. will / will keep / would / tends to / is prone to etc.

Phrasal verbs quiz 1

Questions: 10; Type: MC; Vocabulary: bottle up, come up with, flick through, get down, pick up, put across,
put up with, sort out, talk through, think through

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Recent ESL worksheets

Predictions with be going to

Sixteen strips with predictions using be going to either cut in half or question/statement + response. Can be (1) cut up and used as a matching or
(2) one student reads out left side and other(s) complete the right side. Dominoes version also included

Making recommendations - practice

Eleven strips, each with a problem. Students take it in turns to read out their strip. The others in the group make recommendations.

Phrasal verbs - snakes and ladders cards

45 snakes and ladders cards for these verbs:
come, get, go, make, put, take
and these particles:
across, on, off, up, down, over, through
Answers on cards.

Urban myth - Spider bite!

Eighteen-line shocker about a girl who gets bitten by a spider.
Story ordering: 18 strips - can be reduced to12 by removing those marked*, or expanded to around 25 by cutting longer sentences.
Paired dictation.

Used to - get used to guessing game

Students read out situations containing used to / get used to for others to guess.

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ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

ESL grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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