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Living in English

Introduce your students to practical vocabulary and skills required for living in an English speaking country. These comprehensive lessons cover topics of relevance for teens and adults, such as employment, housing, travel, and health.

11 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Discussion Starters

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Grab your students’ attention with this growing library of short worksheets based on topics designed to get even the quietest students talking.These easily adaptable lessons are interactive in nature and suitable for low intermediate to advanced learners and multi-level classrooms or tutoring sessions.

81 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Mini-Debates

Challenge your students to voice their opinions about hot topics from the news. The readings and exercises will entice students to use new vocabulary while speaking out in small groups.

26 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Detective Series

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A who dunnit for ESL learners! This mystery English course features 11 lessons full of idioms and characters that your intermediate-advanced students will grow to love. Each episode features a dialogue between the famous Detective Bossley and one of his prime suspects. Who stole the missing ring?

18 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Everyday Idioms

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Everyday Idioms (1) is the ongoing story of Jon & Amy, told through 20 short English dialogues. The conversation course is based on true life scenarios such as girls’ night out, a new crush, and dealing with depression. Each lesson introduces 10 new idioms that your students will be ‘pumped’ to add to their vocabulary.

20 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Everyday Idioms (Part 2)

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Due to popular demand, Everyday Idioms is back with a new course featuring Kate, an English Lit. student in first year university. Introduce your students to relevant idioms based on real life dilemmas, such as leaving home, dealing with a roommate, and balancing work, school and social life.

19 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Everyday Dialogues

These ready-to-teach dialogues and short conversations get your students practicing the language of everyday tasks, such as grocery shopping or going to the bank. Students work in pairs to polish their speaking skills.

35 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Famous People

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From inventors to politicians to celebrities and humanitarians... your students will love reading about these famous, legendary and influential people from across the globe. Lessons include a short biography and a variety of tasks for vocabulary development and discussion.

80 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Famous Places

Travel the world with our Famous Places lesson plans which focus on architectural monuments and geographical locations of historical or cultural significance.

31 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Beginner to Intermediate)

Famous Things

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Do your students know the origin of wine, the Internet, or hockey? Our popular Famous Things lesson plans are based on revolutionary products, inventions, sports, and “things” that have helped shape or influence our lives and economies.

48 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Mini-Biographies

These short readings are in easy English and require little help from the teacher. The topics are about familiar people, places, and things such as Barbie, Anne Frank, and the Berlin Wall. Keep these extra readings on hand for early finishers or those who request extra reading practice.

19 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

English At Work

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English At Work is a series of Business English lesson plans that follow an ongoing storyline in an office setting. Students practice business writing, talking on the telephone, negotiating, and instant messaging. Introduce your students to meaningful business English expressions & phrases.

14 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Business in English 

This series provides short readings and discussion topics for business English students. The topics are about real-life issues related to today's business world. The lessons include comprehension questions and vocabulary review.

9 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Traveling in English

Do your English learners have the travel bug? These practical lessons are built around short dialogues about typical activities travelers experience, such as booking a hotel, going through security, or losing luggage.

16 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Grammar Stories

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What better way to introduce grammar than in context through original stories? Each lesson in this series features two or three fun short stories to help reinforce a specific target structure, such as a simple verb tense or a new word form.

18 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Beginner to Intermediate)

Basic Grammar Sentences

Nobody wants to study grammar alone! Teach or review basic grammar structures using these comprehensive and interactive grammar lessons that involve pair and group work.

41 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Beginner to Intermediate)

Grammar Practice Worksheets

Who says grammar is boring? Our Grammar Practice worksheets are filled with useful, everyday language that will boost your students' grammar skills, and help develop their fluency. These worksheets can be used as additional exercises for early finishers or those who require extra work.

39 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Holidays

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Our holiday themed lesson library grows each month. This popular section features a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons to enlighten your students about holidays and traditions celebrated all over the earth. Plan ahead each month by printing out our featured holiday lesson.

44 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Every Day is a Holiday

These discussion centered holiday lessons highlight special days and events celebrated by the few or the many each calendar year. These mini lessons can be used to inspire informal pair chats or full-fledged classroom debates.

18 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Health Matters

What could be more important than your students' health? These intermediate-level lessons are based on modern topics on healthy living and are centered around magazine-style lists. After reading and discussing the passage, students are invited to create their own related lists. Lessons include quotes for discussion and role-play activities.

18 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Role Plays

Ready-made scenarios for practicing everyday English used in classrooms and educational situations. Includes pair practice handouts, informal Quick Cards, and useful expressions.

8 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)

Simple Sentences

Give your beginners practice using simple sentences for talking and writing about everyday subjects, such as the health, transportation, and daily routines. Lessons include example sentences, review practice, and a picture dictionary.

11 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Beginner to Intermediate)

Functional English

Teach your students basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English. This survival English section is useful for learners who are going to be traveling to an English-speaking country. Includes dialogues and pronunciation practice.

23 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Beginner)

American Presidents

Each lesson in this section features a short bio about a past American president. The readings include interesting facts from American history. You'll also find comprehension questions, vocabulary review, pair or group activities, and discussion tasks.

44 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Writing in English

Our comprehensive writing lesson plans provide instruction and practice for academic and business purposes. Each lesson focuses on a specific writing skill or type of writing. These lessons include writing models to follow and written tasks to try. Your students will also enjoy helpful hints, useful checklists, and related vocabulary. Get your students interested and excited about writing in English!

8 Printable English Lesson Plans

(Intermediate)


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Dying With Dignity

Brittany Maynard is a young American woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She chose to move to Oregon state where she has the right to die with dignity.

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Using Mobile Devices in Class: Susan Gaer’s CATESOL 2014 Session

ESL-Library blog: October 30, 2014

Do you use mobile devices in the classroom? This summary of Susan Gaer's session at the 2014 CATESOL conference contains plenty of great suggestions for engaging students digitally.

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