General English Lessons



 

Past Perfect Lesson  – The past perfect is used to express that an action occurred in the past before another past action. Think of it in terms of two points of time in the past where the past perfect happens first. It can also convey that something started in the past and continued up to another point in the past.

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human-439148_1920Past Simple and Past Continuous – We use the past simple to express a completed action in the past that happened at a specific time. Sometime we won’t specify the time but the use of past simple signifies that the action finished at a certain time in the past. We use the past continuous to express an ongoing action in the past that was interrupted by another action (often expressed using the past simple.

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NEW WORLD – This is a new twist on a classic ESL conversation activity. Its main purpose is to get groups to discuss possibilities and to agree and disagree with each other before coming to a final conclusion, which leaves it open for a good selection of different language that could be pre-taught as a build up to this fun activity.

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group-work-458653_1280Present Perfect Continuous – We use the present perfect continuous to talk about something that started in the past and is continuing in the present or that has just recently stopped. Put simply, it refers to a duration of time something has been happening. So, time duration phrases are often used with the present perfect continuous, such as ‘for three months’, ‘since February’, ‘for the last few days’ etc.

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buildings-1144192_1920Present Perfect Lesson
 – We use the present perfect to talk about something that has happened at an unspecified time before now. You cannot use time expressions such as ‘yesterday’, ‘last week, etc. but can use it with unspecific time expressions such as, already, yet, once, never, before, many times etc.

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Third Conditional Lesson – The third conditional is used to express hypothetical situations from the past that can’t possibly come true as the opportunity has passed. Of the four conditionals, it is the only one that can’t possibly happen, and, that refers to past incidents. It is like a wish that can never materialize.

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map-of-the-world-1164919_640 (1)Second Conditional Lesson – The second conditional is used to express unreal or imagined situations in the present or future. The major difference between the first and second conditional is that the result in the first conditional is likely to happen, whereas the result in the second conditional is highly unlikely to happen.

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First Conditional Lesson – The first conditional is used to express something that will possibly happen in the present or future. Unlike the zero conditional, which expresses conditions that are generally true (or scientifically proven), the first conditional conveys something that might happen if certain conditions are met.

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chemical-laboratory-Zero Conditional Lesson – This lesson contains a teacher’s full lesson plan, a card matching activity and student’s worksheet. There is also an additional webpage where students can take an online quiz to test their knowledge of the Zero Conditional.

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Let’s Talk About Immigration Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a matching exercise and some quotes. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (pre-int to upper-intermediate). Suitable for older teens, university students and adults due to the more serious nature of this topic.

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Let’s Talks About Religion Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a matching exercise with pictures and a definition matching exercise. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (pre-intermediate up).

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Let’s Talk About the Meaning of Life Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a matching exercise and some quotes. On the second page there is a discussion page. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both teens and adults (intermediate to advanced). PS: Answer key NOT included. This is quite heavy stuff, so probably not suitable for kindergarten or primary school – unless you teach child prodigies…

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Let’s Talk About Politics Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a matching exercise with pictures and a quotes box. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (intermediate to advanced).

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Let’s Talk About History Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and a matching exercise with descriptions and pictures. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both teens and adults.

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Let’s Talk About Travel Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, an interview box and a hands-on task (drawing 2 flags). The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (elementary to intermediate).

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Let’s Talk About Movies Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, an interview box and a matching exercise. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (elementary to intermediate).

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People Idioms Lesson – There are 5 pages: the idioms poster, a page with definition cards of the idioms (could be used for conversations), a colorful ws practicing the idioms, a b&w version of the ws and a key. Who could ask for anything more?!

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Conditional 123 – Review all three forms of conditionals – 1,2, and 3. Discuss the correct formation with students prior to completion of the exercise. The teacher might also discuss about tsunamis too. Key is included.

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Let’s Talk About Homes/Houses Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, an proverb box and two matching exercises. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (elementary to intermediate).

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Let’s Talk About Health Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and a matching exercise with pictures. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both teens and adults.

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Let’s Talk About Music Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and two vocabulary exercises (matching exercise and favourites) plus clip art. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (elementary to advanced).

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Let’s Talk About Tourism Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and two vocabulary matching exercises (one with pictures). The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (elementary to intermediate).

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Conversation Corner – At the Market Lesson – Do you ever go to the market? Are markets important? What can you buy at the market? Guess and discuss. This conversation worksheet with photos and conversation questions can be used as a basis for an informal discussion about markets, supermarkets, shopping and more. It can be used for Internet research and/or giving short presentations as well. It includes a reading text about markets and supermarkets. Teacher notes included.

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What do you know about Jobs? Lesson – Seven exercises on the topic: choose definitions of jobs, match characteristics with the jobs, name special things about the jobs, read the text and choose true or false statements, answer the questions. Key is included. Thank you!!!

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Let’s Talk About Money Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and two matching exercises with money/finance words. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (elementary to intermediate).

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Famous People Description and Guess Lesson –  In this worksheet students can work in teams. The main goal is to practice oral skills and the use of adjectives. Also, students can practice vocabulary pertaining to jobs and cultural knowledge.

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Hachiko Reading Comprehension Lesson – Reading comprehension activity based on the most famous dog from Japan “Hachiko”. This activity includes the use of past simple and passive voice.

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Let’s Talk About Technology Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a matching exercise with pictures and a creative thinking and writing exercise. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate).

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Conversation Corner – Where in the world? Lesson – Where in the world were these photos taken? What do you think? Guess and discuss. This conversation worksheet with 2 photos and 18 questions can be used as a basis for an informal discussion about cities, leisure activities, tourism and more. It can be used for Internet research and/or giving short presentations as well. Teacher notes included.

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Let’s Talk About Learning English Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a quotes box and a ´What makes a good teacher box´. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults (pre-int to upper-intermediate). Suitable for teens, university students and adults. THIS WORKSHEET COULD FUNCTION AS AN EVALUATION OR FEEDBACK FORM FOR TEACHERS as students will be answering a lot of questions concerning their …

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Dream Holiday Lesson – Ss practise Conditional II sentences talking about their dream holiday on the basis of some visual input. A model is given for Ss to follow.

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Conversation Corner – Animals in Danger Lesson – Do you know these endangered animals? Guess and discuss. This conversation worksheet with 13 photos of endangered species and 9 conversation questions can be used as a basis for an informal discussion about animals, threats to their survival, conservation, pollution and more. It can be used for Internet research and/or giving short presentations as well. Teacher notes included.

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Let’s Talk About How To Lesson – This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and a matching exercise with pictures. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both teens and adults. ATTENTION: This speaking worksheet is slightly different from all the others as it can be used easily with large classes for group work. Just divide the class into small groups and give one topic card to each. They can discuss or research the topic together and later present their solution (the How To do something) to the whole class. You can give each group a different card or – if you want to compare – the same one.

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 CV Job Interview Vocabulary Lesson – Hello everyone!
Here are some exercises on the vocabulary of the CV and job interview. Yeah I know again…
To be used at your convenience. Oh and the keys are provided as well.
Hope it can help some!
Have a nice one,
Take care,
Key.

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Talk About your Job and Work in General Lesson – Useful vocabulary for talking about your job, the recruitment process and the world of work in general. If students are really keen they can read the article on page 3 and write about their own job as an extra activity/ for homework.

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Health and Body Taboo Cards – While learning vocabulary about health, we play this taboo game: it is a definition game, we have to define the words at the top without using the other three words under them.

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Essential Idioms Lesson – 5 pages of essential every day idioms including a definition and sample sentence. Never too many idioms.

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Conversation Corner – No Smoking Please Lesson This conversation worksheet about smoking with photos and conversation questions can be used as a basis for an informal discussion about smoking, passive smoking, smoking laws etc.It can be used for Internet research and/or giving short presentations as well. Teacher notes included.

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