English language learning teaching resources: Basics

Resources and ideas for English language learning, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Polish Matura Exam - English Speaking

Polish Matura Exam - English Speaking

Speaking exercises in the format of the English speaking exam, part of the Polish Matura exam (similar to A-levels).Includes all parts on the topic of restaurants: starter questions, pictures to discuss and follow-up questions.The worksheet is set up in a way that it can be used in pairs to practise exam-style speaking questions.Please note: instructions are in Polish as done on the actual exam, so this is rather only suitable for Polish students!

By kelcasper

Writing to describe...covering all bases!

Writing to describe...covering all bases!

Struggling to inspire your young charges to write to describe or do you need a presentation or two to inspire the more able? My bundle of presentations could satisfy all your academic needs.To include starters, oral work, discussion points, plenty of photographic images (some tell a story), plenty of model paragraphs and of course success criteria (that fulfils GCSE requirements).Describe your school, or favourite meal, a trip to the English countryside, a trip to the seaside, the building site and a trip to the supermarket etc. All presentations can be employed over one or more lessons! All images are authors own.

By burfo

SPORT - ESL Speaking Activity

SPORT - ESL Speaking Activity

Speaking exercise for English language learners, to be projected on a screen and/or printed as a handout. Topic: SPORTEach picture has 2 pages - the first is an image alone for students to describe, the second has specific questions to answer in relation to the picture. Pictures cover different sports and include mixes of male and female players, individual and groups, to allow a wide use of language.

By kelcasper

FCE Practise - Key Word Transformations

FCE Practise - Key Word Transformations

Practise of key word transformation exercises found on the FCE exam. Questions follow exam format and cover a range of grammar and vocabulary.**For ESL learners, but can also be used to improve grammar of teenagers!

By kelcasper

ESL Phrasal Verbs

ESL Phrasal Verbs

Worksheet to revise a list of 21 phrasal verbs.This complements phrasal verbs introduced in the New English File Upper Intermediate ESL coursebook.

By kelcasper

So, Such, Too, Enough - ESL Activity

So, Such, Too, Enough - ESL Activity

Images and cut out activity for ESL learners to understand using 'so' 'such' 'too' and 'enough'.Cut outs - match sentences and identify word orderImages - can be projected as a presentation or printed as handouts, students need to describe the pictures using the target vocabulary and their imaginationfor example (3rd image):The beach was so busy we couldn't find a place for our sunbeds.It was such a busy beach we couldn't find a place for our sunbeds.There were too many people on the beach to find a place for our sunbeds.There wasn't enough space on the beach to find a place for our sunbeds.

By kelcasper

Strange Questions! Conversation for Teens/Adults

Strange Questions! Conversation for Teens/Adults

Best used for an ESL group, but could also be used as an ice breaker in any other class.Includes a bunch of bizarre questions to ask each other as an ice breaker / conversation starter, for example 'why do pyjamas have pockets?'

By kelcasper

ESL - Indirect / Polite Quesions

ESL - Indirect / Polite Quesions

Worksheet on use of indirect questionsIncludes: - grammar chart demonstrating clear word order and the difference between direct and indirect questions- language chunks for indirect questions (ie. could you tell me, i was wondering if....)- 12 practice questions

By kelcasper

The Horror Bundle

The Horror Bundle

The Horror BundleA collection of exciting horror lessons and resources. Fantastic value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image:)

By EngageinEnglish

Murder Mystery Pack

Murder Mystery Pack

A collection of exciting murder mystery lessons and resources!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish Mystery

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish Mystery

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + The Cornish MysteryFantastic value pack. A fantastic engaging premium horror creative writing lesson, a diary of a Wimpy Kid lesson + a quiz pack.Excellent value bundle! Click on the links for further details.For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Comparing and contrasting for the unconvinced...

Comparing and contrasting for the unconvinced...

Struggling to get your students to, not only know the difference between contrasting and comparing, let alone being able to undertake the particular skill? Then starting off visually may be the answer! Included presentations help the students to notice the difference/similarities between photographic images and then to transfer these skills to extracts of literature. All valuable skills that teachers of English can appreciate...*Included is a top seller of mine focusing on inference - another valuable skill required in English!For both ks3 and Ks4.All images are author's own.

By burfo

Countable or uncountable revision worksheet

Countable or uncountable revision worksheet

This resource was developed for ESL students at intermediate level. It is specifically for students preparing for the Cambridge PET exam and aims to revise the use of countable and uncountable nouns.There are three pages in total. Two contain the worksheet, which includes grammar notes on the use of much, many, some, lots of, any, a few and a little. The third page contains the Teacher notes and answers.

By mbrizz

Spanish bundle

Spanish bundle

UP TO 40% OFFHere you have a variety of resources to support you in spanish teaching effort.They are visually attractive, fun, hands on resources.Fun teaching! Goes from basic to more advanced levels.This bundle consists of 6 of my premium resources.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Basic Maths Bundle

Basic Maths Bundle

SAVE UP TO 40%Here you have a basic maths bundle.To work numbers to 1 to 10.Fun game "The penguin wants to eat"30 worksheets to work numbers from 1 to 51 game I can count to 10Playdough mats to practice counting and fine motor skills.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Synonym and Antonym Poster and Mix and Match Activity

Synonym and Antonym Poster and Mix and Match Activity

This resource is for use in teaching primary and / or ESOL, ESL. It includes a list of synonyms and antonyms in poster form displaying answers and a mix in match activity. This can be a pair or group activity to practice using this set of vocabulary.It has been supplied in both pdf and word format so that it can be edited if necessary.

By biowriterab

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 1 and 2

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 1 and 2

Every week, I give my ESL Newcomers twelve or thirteen of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. I ask them to translate the words into their home language, copy each word three times, create a sentence, illustrate three of the words, complete a word search and do a fill-in-the –blank activity . These activities can be assigned as classwork or homework throughout the week. We do a quick review of the words each day before going on to our lesson, and at the end of the week, we take a spelling test using the words.Words in this resource:againall rightalways anandanimalsanotheraroundaskedbabiesbeautifulbecausebeforebelieveboughtcamecaught childrenclothescomingcoursecousindecideddidn'tdifferent

By brainycatslearning

ABC's BUNDLE

ABC's BUNDLE

SAVE UP TO 40%This bundle consists on 7 premium resources to work ABC's, to recognize, write and play with the 26 letters of the alphabet.In upper and lower case.Fun, visually attractive resources to engage the little ones in happy and "hands on" learning.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Number Words and Digits Cards for Pairs/Pelmonism/Matching/Ordering - ESOL/EAL/ESOL/EFL/Literacy/SLD

Number Words and Digits Cards for Pairs/Pelmonism/Matching/Ordering - ESOL/EAL/ESOL/EFL/Literacy/SLD

Clear number cards with numbers up to a million (1-20, 30,40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 1000, 1,000,000) in both words and digits. Two versions, simple black and white which can be printed on white or coloured card or paper or a bright colour version. All easy to laminate and cut up if needed. Numbers can be used to play pairs (pelmanism), play a matching activity, order or simply provide a reference. Aimed at entry level ESOL and literacy learners, ideal for all students but designed in a simple way to ensure easy reading and suitability for all ages including adult. 16 words and numbers per page, 5 pages in total. If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Maths Symbols, Fractions and Word Equivalent Cards (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL/Literacy/SLD/Numeracy)

Maths Symbols, Fractions and Word Equivalent Cards (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL/Literacy/SLD/Numeracy)

Two sets of clear cards featuring common maths symbols and fractions with their word equivalent. Perfect for entry level ESOL/literacy learners learning the meaning of the symbols. Can be used for matching activities, pelmanism (pairs), ordering as well as structuring basic sums. Designed with the beginner reader in mind, text is clear and simple and aimed at all ages including adults. 12 cards per page, 4 pages. 2 sets, one colour, one black and white.If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Days, Months, Dates and Years Cards (ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD

Days, Months, Dates and Years Cards (ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD

Clear printable card sets of the days of the week, months, dates and years. Easy to print onto card or paper and cut up and laminate if needed. Great for ordering activities, learning spellings as well creating the date daily in the classroom with these cut up cards that learners can choose from. Designed with the beginner reader in mind, the text is easy to read and available in either black and white which can be printed on either white or coloured paper or coloured for eye catching activities and displays.Pack includes: days of the week, months, dates 1st -31st and years 2017-2030.If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)

Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)

Together in this bundle are very useful and clear card sets stating numbers in digit and words form, maths symbols, fractions and their word equivalent and days, dates, months and years. Designed with the beginner reader in mind these clear cards can be used for many entry level ESOL or numeracy activities including matching, pairs and ordering activities. Together these resources can form a bank of cards that can be rearranged and made into varying simple sums and sentences to practise use of number and date as well as working on understanding the terms and symbols used in maths.

By islaflood

Book Terms and Meanings Cut Out and Matching Activity (ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Literacy/SLD)

Book Terms and Meanings Cut Out and Matching Activity (ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Literacy/SLD)

A fun matching activity in 3 styles. Match the terms about books (author, blurb, index etc) to their meanings either by using the colour or black and white cut out cards (designed in a random order to let the students do the cutting without getting the answers!) or on a standard worksheet where they just draw a line between the terms and their meanings. Written for entry level ESOL or literacy learners as a starter for a lesson on reading, books or types of text, I find it works well as an introduction to books when starting on library work, books reviews or reading schemes,If you'd like more reading based activities check out my other reading resources in my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood

By islaflood

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 7 and 8

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 7 and 8

Every week, I give my ESL Newcomers twelve or thirteen of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. I ask them to translate the words into their home language, copy each word three times, create a sentence, illustrate three of the words, complete a word search and do a fill-in-the –blank activity . These activities can be assigned as classwork or homework throughout the week. We do a quick review of the words each day before going on to our lesson, and at the end of the week, we take a spelling test using the words.Words in this resource:theirthentheretheythey'rethingsthoughtthrewthroughtotogethertootriedtwountilverywantedwentwerewhenwherewithwomanwouldyou're

By brainycatslearning

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 3 and 4

ESL New Beginnings: Spelling Weeks 3 and 4

Every week, I give my ESL Newcomers twelve or thirteen of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. I ask them to translate the words into their home language, copy each word three times, create a sentence, illustrate three of the words, complete a word search and do a fill-in-the –blank activity . These activities can be assigned as classwork or homework throughout the week. We do a quick review of the words each day before going on to our lesson, and at the end of the week, we take a spelling test using the words.Words in this resource:dropped everyFebruaryfirstforfriendfriendsfrightenedfromgettinggoinghappeninghearheardherehiminterestingitsit'sjumpedknewknowlet'slikelittle

By brainycatslearning

Phase five HFW word practise sheets

Phase five HFW word practise sheets

PDF of all phase five HFW.Activities encourage children to recognise the shape of the word and identify letters to spell the word through colouring, tracing, reading and copying. Children are encouraged to use it in a sentence so they demonstrate understanding and see it in context.

By zvlovegrove

Phase 5 Phoneme worksheets

Phase 5 Phoneme worksheets

PDF includes all phase 5 phoneme worksheets.Each sheet encourages children to segment and blend words with the phoneme, observe the shape and recognise the letters which make the phoneme, find the phoneme within words and write words with the phoneme. Supported by pictures to prompt recognition of the phoneme.

By zvlovegrove

Phase 3 high frequency word practise sheets

Phase 3 high frequency word practise sheets

PDF of all HFW in Phase three.Sheets encourage children to colour the word which helps them recognize the shape of the word and the letters they contain. Read the word. Trace the word. Copy the word and use it in a sentence to demonstrate understanding.

By zvlovegrove