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Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers. 8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks. Tools for - Board Game Maker, printable board games, 100% customizable. Printable Bingo Cards. Ready? Click here to begin Not sure how to play BINGO? Want to add some extra fun to the game? Click here for directions and ideas! You can use spare coins or buttons for markers but if you would like to make your own click here. Are you using our custom bingo with a group of 15 or more? Note: Now you can replace some or all of the pictures in the picture bingo option with vocabulary words to help teach students vocabulary. We have three different types of picture bingo cards that you can make: 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 picture bingo using pictures from a theme that you select or substitute vocabulary words that you provide.

We also have a traditional 5x5 number bingo card available to print. You may want to laminate the bingo cards after you print them. You'll notice that I've combined a few themes that I typically list separately (for example, I combined Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer, Dragon Tales and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast to make the "Young Children Shows" bingo card). Have fun! Free, Printable Bingo Cards by Bingo Baker.

ESL Scrambled Sentence Generator. Vocabulary Lesson Ideas- Ideas for Teaching, Resources for Lesson Plans, and Activities for Unit Planning. I do a few thing for vocab. 1) Flash cards: These can be used as a "memory" game. Students draw a simple picture or symbol for the word that defines it. Then, they match them up with a partner in a game like Memory. 2) Act them out. "Who can show me 'rambunctious? '" "Can you do it differently?

" "Who can show me the opposite (or antonym)? " 3) A chart with the following columns: Word, Dictionary, Mine, Sentence, picture, Synonym, Antonym. 4) I make a note in my plans reminding me to use the word during the next few lessons. View Item (208 words) | View Post | View Thread. English Language Listening Library Online: Learn from over 800 activities. OK, first one, in this picture we have a mother and her children and it looks like she is with her daughters. She has two children, two daughters and she is helping them most likely do their homework. OK, in the next picture, we have a picture of a baby, a very young baby, and the baby is with it's mother, and just it's mother. We can't see the father, and it looks like they are taking a nap.

OK, in this next picture we have the whole family together, and we can see the father and the mother and there are two children. OK, in this next picture we have a father with his child and they are outside and the father is with the son, and it looks like they are playing a little golf and the father just gave the son a high five. OK, in this next picture we can see a family all together and they are taking it easy and just relaxing. Printable Worksheets, Online Games, and More. Present Simple. Fun with simple present tense. What did you do? - what-did-you-do.pdf. Drama - Yes But Dialogue Game. Debateexpressions. Counihan - Finish the Sentence (ITESLJ)

The Internet TESL Journal Gerard CounihanprofesorSs [at] Level: Good beginner/Intermediate. A simple activity which at first sight looks like a grammar-type exercise. However, the students must complete each unfinished phrase truthfully. The example given, for instance, can have many different endings, according to each person's situation. Most importantly, I would advise you to start this activity in silence, with each student writing down his or her own completion.

This guarantees that people will not be stuck for words, which usually happens if you present somebody with a half-finished sentence and ask for an immediate verbal reaction. I have found that, if you give students time to think, they will produce better sentences. Example: My car ... Now you try it. If any of the sentences should provoke debate, let it develop. The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. English Basics - Free Grammar and Writing Worksheets.

Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert. Present Perfect Continuous Tense (3) English Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation Exercises for ESL Teachers and Students. Grammar - Parts of Speech - Prepositions. Free English Lessons from the ESL Resource Center Parts of Speech Chapter 7 - Prepositions A preposition is a word which shows relationships among other words in the sentence. The relationships include direction, place, time, cause, manner and amount. In the sentence She went to the store, to is a preposition which shows direction. In the sentence He came by bus, by is a preposition which shows manner. In the sentence They will be here at three o'clock, at is a preposition which shows time and in the sentence It is under the table, under is a preposition which shows place. A preposition always goes with a noun or pronoun which is called the object of the preposition.

Prepositional phrases are like idioms and are best learned through listening to and reading as much as possible. Prepositions of time: at two o'clock on Wednesday in an hour, in January; in 1992 for a day Review this lesson as many times as you want, and when you are ready, take the pop quiz on this chapter. ESL English articles | ESL articles printables - Teacher resources (English articles) ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables.

Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts, for English language and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors to use in the classroom or other teaching environment. Get our ESL handouts newsfeed: Beginner English Handouts Adjectives and Adverbs Articles Comparatives & Superlatives Conjunctions Determiners A, An, Some or One (8) General Modals Must & Can (10) Nouns Parts of Speech Prepositions Present Simple Pronouns Pronunciation Pronunciation of 'th' (10) Questions Relative Pronouns Relative pronouns- Which & Where (10) Since and For Some & Any Spelling and Punctuation Syllables How many syllables?

Verbs and Tenses Vocabulary Intermediate English Handouts Conditionals Direct & Indirect Speech Indirect speech (15) Future Forms Gap Filling Gerunds and Infinitives Idioms Singular & Plural- Noun + Noun (10) Passive Past Simple Phrasal Verbs Prefixes & Suffixes Suffixes: -dom, -hood, & -ship (10) Present Perfect Question Tags Indirect Questions (10) Which syllable is stressed? Collocation. Welcome to LEO: Literacy Education Online. Frequently Asked Questions | Dr. Grammar.

Learn English Free - English Learning Online. Idioms - A. Idiom Advice Using the idioms, give advice to these people: Tom: I really want to go see a movie tonight, but I'm trying to save my money to buy a new watch. Advice:_____________________________________________ Julie: I just saw my brother's girlfriend with another boy, but he's in a really bad mood because he got fired this morning. Do you think I should tell him? Iris: Did you hear that?

I think I heard something in the kitchen! William: My grandfather is so old that he's almost deaf. Rita: My sister always steals my money! David: My girlfriend got a really good job offer in Taipei, but I’m afraid that if she moves away, she’ll forget about me and we might break up. Free ESL worksheets, ESL printables, English grammar handouts, free printable tests. Welcome to our downloadable ESL worksheets section. Whether you're an ESL student looking to practice English, or an ESL teacher looking for printables/ handouts for the classroom, check out our list of topics below. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, pronouns, countable and non-countable nouns, and many others.

Click if you want to save time by downloading an exercise package in one zip file: IMPORTANT: The worksheets are for classroom/home use only. WE DO NOT ALLOW THE REPOSTING OF ANY OF OUR WORKSHEETS ONLINE. WRITING SKILLS (for advanced/native speakers): A or AN? SIMPLE PRESENT tense 1SIMPLE PRESENT tense 2Present tense of the verb TO BE 1TO BE? COUNTABLE (COUNT) or NON-COUNTABLE (NON-COUNT) NOUNS: How + (much, long, often, well) 1How + (much, long, often, well) 2Antonyms 1Antonyms 2OPPOSITES of words 1OPPOSITES of words 2OPPOSITES of words 3Word order in English 1Word order in English 2Which word: WHO, WHICH, WHOSE? Past Continuous. [was/were + present participle] Examples: You were studying when she called.

Were you studying when she called? You were not studying when she called. Complete List of Past Continuous Forms USE 1 Interrupted Action in the Past Use the Past Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the past was interrupted. I was watching TV when she called. USE 2 Specific Time as an Interruption In USE 1, described above, the Past Continuous is interrupted by a shorter action in the Simple Past. Last night at 6 PM, I was eating dinner. In the Simple Past, a specific time is used to show when an action began or finished. Last night at 6 PM, I ate dinner. USE 3 Parallel Actions When you use the Past Continuous with two actions in the same sentence, it expresses the idea that both actions were happening at the same time. I was studying while he was making dinner. USE 4 Atmosphere In English, we often use a series of parallel actions to describe the atmosphere at a particular time in the past.

Example: Getting Ready for the TOEFL: Challenging English Words. Free English wordgames for ESL-EFL learners of all levels - Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom. This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom. If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it.

Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page. Bad Fruit: A Shoppers' Nightmare Level: Easy to Medium This is an oral communication activity appropriate for EFL learners in elementary/primary school. Materials: "produce" and play money. Object of Game: To accumulate as many products as possible.

Students are divided into clerks and shoppers. The clerks set up "stands" to allow easy access for all shoppers (e.g. around the outsides of the room with their backs to the wall). The shoppers are given a set amount of money* (e.g. dollars, euros, pounds, etc.) and begin at a stand where there is an open space. Top 10 Board Games for the ESL Classroom. Spelling Activities and Ideas. Copyright | Super Teacher Ideas : Spelling Games; Spelling Activities; Spelling Lessons Super Teacher Ideas Spelling Lesson Ideas, Games, & Activities Activities & Lesson Ideas A fun, creative menu of spelling ideas that have kids making, writing, finding, and playing games! Paul R. from Australia won a prize for submitting this idea to us! Get kids up and moving when you teach spelling with these cario-aerobic activities This spelling game is played just like the board game Battleship... except you're sinking spelling words instead of ships.

This indoor basketball-spelling competition will be an instant hit with your class. Three great ideas for teaching spelling: Picture spelling, Peer Word Searches, and Scrambles 9 Spelling Learning Center ideas that kids can work on independently. Play the Invisible Man game with your class next time you want to practice spelling words with your class. Tic-Tac-Spell is a great spelling review game that kids just can't get enough of. Using Word Games in the ESL classroom - Teaching English. Using Word Games in the ESL classroom by Lynne Hand Instructions to the English teacher These games are a fun way to spend the last 30 minutes of a lesson, or to celebrate the end of a course. Word Association Start with a word.

You can find an example of this game on the forum. Write the alphabet out on the board. You can find some examples of this game on the forum. Tops and Tails Start with a word and then one by one go around the class and ask the students to say another English word that begins with the last letter of the previous word (e.g. You can find some examples of this game on the forum. Add a letter Start with a short word and then go around the class and ask the students to say another English word that uses all the letters of the previous word (they can be moved around) plus one other letter (e.g. you begin with at - hat - that - ...). Swap a letter You can find some examples of this game on the forum. How many words? You can find some examples of this game on the forum. Word games. Scramble Word Games You Can Only Find Here! Try Our Unique, Free Word Scrambles! Have fun with our unique scramble word games. Study this example. Then scroll down to play the game yourself.

Can you beat our scores? In this fun new word game, you must face two challenges: Spell 4-letter words that use one letter from each row. You may use the letters in any order. Score 1 point for each 4-letter word you form. In this example, you can form these 4-letter words, for 7 points: gait, gnat, lint, rant, tail, tang, tarn The 10-letter word beginning with T is TRIANGULAR, for 5 points. Total score: 12 points Your Turn! Go ahead and try these challenging word scrambles for yourself! Printable version of all six scramble word games #1 - 21 points Show the answer! #2 - 23 points Show the answer! #3 - 21 points Show the answer! #4 - 17 points Show the answer! #5 - 15 points Show the answer! #6 - 22 points Show the answer! Looking for more? Now, why not try Triangulair Word Scrambles #7 - #12? Please note that one rule is different. Other Word Scrambles: Kids' Word Scramble Games.

ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes! Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class. Read for Speed - Read as fast as you can - can you beat the teacher's time? DICE BOMB! - Complete a task and roll the dice for points...but don't roll the wrong number, or else! Dice Gambling - Test your students' gambling instincts with this fun way to review previous lessons. Around the World (Flashcard Game) - A classic competitive flashcard game. Hoops (Flashcard Game) - Get students running around and looking for the right flashcard in the right hoop! Phonics Hammer (Flashcard Game) - An endlessly fun way to review phonics. Memory Game (Flashcard Game) - Another way to turn reviewing flashcards into a fun activity!

Printable Games! ESL Trivia Time! ESL Trivia Time! I Dare You! Don't Say the Words! ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes!