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The English Evolution website currently hosts a range of innovative and engaging learning resources for English language teachers. These include complete Powerpoint © lesson plans that focus on grammar across all levels, authentic reading exercises, and a range of excellent video listening lessons for higher level learners based around some of the most interesting current affairs, science and social topics being discussed in the world today.

The English Evolution website currently hosts a range of innovative and engaging learning resources for English language teachers. These include complete Powerpoint © lesson plans that focus on grammar across all levels, authentic reading exercises, and a range of excellent video listening lessons for higher level learners based around some of the most interesting current affairs, science and social topics being discussed in the world today.
Using Conditional Sentences (B1 & B2)
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Using Conditional Sentences (B1 & B2)

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New update: includes B1 and B2 presentations, redesign with animated assessment quiz, lesson notes and additional student tasks. ESL students often struggle with conditional sentences. Here I have provided a comprehensive lesson plan for both intermediate (B1) and upper intermediate (B2) students. These dynamic Powerpoint lesson plans are ideal for online or classroom lessons. They include a range of speaking and fluency activities for you to breathe some life into what is often a difficult area of English for students to master. Both lessons, designed to accommodate intermediate and upper intermediate students, have been conscientiously structured to present learners with a clear inductive analysis of the structure and meaning of conditional tenses. Slides are accompanied by a variety of tasks and exercises that not only get your students speaking and producing the forms in context, but also assess their learning as they go through the lesson. Presentation is an important part of the learning experience and these Powerpoint lessons will grab your students’ attention, adding a colour to an otherwise dour grammar lesson. Most importantly, by the end of the lesson, students will have a better understanding of all four main conditionals and be able to use the forms with much more confidence.
Using Subordinate Conjunctions (B1 & B2)
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Using Subordinate Conjunctions (B1 & B2)

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These two dynamic Powerpoint lesson plans for intermediate and upper intermediate learners include a range of speaking and fluency activities for you to engage your students both online and in the classroom. These lessons come complete with separate notes for online lesson and are ideal for English language students who are struggling with sentence structure when writing. Knowing a range of subordinate conjunctions and how they are used is vital for ESL students to improve their writing and pass Cambridge and IELTS exams. Knowledge of these range of function words helps students express their ideas more coherently. Students will learn to use language to show contrast, concession and support their ideas. These presentations offer a variety of tasks and fluency exercises throughout, keeping students fully engaged and assessing their learning as they move through the lesson. Both presentations can last up to 90 minutes depending on the class size and the use of activities as students are carefully taken step-by-step through the grammar concepts. As with all of the English Evolution Learning presentations, the animated slides and activities in the lesson on getting your students speaking and using the language in context whilst also assessing their knowledge. Most importantly, by the end of the lesson, students will have a clear understanding of why subordinate conjunctions are one of the main building blocks to comparing, contrasting and expressing ideas effectively across sentence level when writing and speaking.
Adjective Clauses & Relative Pronouns
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Adjective Clauses & Relative Pronouns

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This is a complete lesson plan within a PPT presentation with a diverse range of activities for EFL/ESOL students. The lesson covers the use of adjective clauses and relative pronouns. It includes AFL and AOL exercises, whole group work, pair work and fluency exercise for students to practice their linguistic agility with the target grammar at the end of the lesson. The plan comes with timings and instructions for a 90 min lesson, but this is adaptable. Feedback is appreciated, thanks.
When to 'say' and when to 'tell'
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When to 'say' and when to 'tell'

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This is a complete plan within a PPT presentation with instructions and timings for a lesson of at least 60min (adaptable). The lesson covers the use of ‘say’ and ‘tell’ and has a variety of exercises to engage students, including a illustrated cloze exercise and pairing exercises. The lesson fulfills AOL and AFL throughout, with an enrgising drill for students to practice their linguistic agility with the grammar focus. The final slide links to 3 online quizzes for AOL. Log on to www.englishevolutionlearning.com for more free teaching materials.
Using Present Perfect Tenses (B1 & B2)
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Using Present Perfect Tenses (B1 & B2)

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This bundle includes B1 and B2 presentations with animated assessment quiz, lesson notes and additional student tasks. These dynamic Powerpoint lesson plans include separate notes for online classes and a range of speaking and fluency activities for you to engage your students in grammar both online and in the classroom. These methodical presentations help students analyse the different present perfect tenses, their time references and how they are used. Using a variety of tasks and fluency exercises throughout, students will be fully engaged in learning how to use the range of present perfect tenses to talk about experiences and achievements of the past. Each presentation can last up to 90 minutes depending on the class size and the use of activities. Students are carefully taken step-by-step through the forms and functions of present tenses and how they differ from the past tense through a variety of tasks that practice and test their learning throughout the lesson. As with all of the English Evolution presentations, the lesson exercises focus on getting your students speaking and producing the forms in context whilst also assessing their learning as they go through the lesson. Presentation is an important part of the learning experience and these Powerpoint lessons will grab your students’ attention with animated slides, activities and assessments. Most importantly, by the end of the lesson, students will have a much better understanding of the range of present tenses and how to use them
Talking About the Future (B1 & B2)
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Talking About the Future (B1 & B2)

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Both of these dynamic Powerpoint lesson plans designed for B1 and B2 learners include separate notes for online presentations and a range of speaking and fluency activities for you to engage your students both online and in the classroom. These presentations analyse the different types of future tenses, how they are formed and how they should be used in English grammar and communication. The tasks include a variety of speaking and fluency exercises to help your students get used to structuring and articulating the form with confidence and assess their learning. Each presentation can be used for a class of 60 minutes or more depending on the class size and the use of activities. Students are carefully taken step-by-step through the forms and functions of future tenses with a range of tasks to practice and test their learning throughout the lesson. As with all of the English Evolution presentations, the lesson exercises focus on getting your students speaking and producing the forms in context whilst also assessing their learning as they go through the lesson.
The Passive Tense and How to Use It (B1 & B2)
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The Passive Tense and How to Use It (B1 & B2)

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Two lessons including B1 and B2 presentations, animated assessment quiz, lesson notes and additional student tasks. These dynamic Powerpoint lesson plans include a range of speaking and fluency activities for you to engage your students in grammar both online and in the classroom. Both presentations give a complete review of the passive tense, how it is structured and how its use differs from the active tense in English grammar and communication. The exercises included encourage speaking, and not only help students to master the passive form in grammatical detail, but also discover how to use it effectively. This makes for an engaging lesson that encourages students to both use the form and consider why it is used. Each lesson is about an hour long, but can just as easily be expanded to 90 minutes depending on the class size and the use of activities. Both lessons have been conscientiously structured to present learners with a clear way to recognise, analyse and deconstruct the meaning of passive tenses. As with all of the English Evolution Learning presentations, there are a variety of tasks and exercises that get your students speaking and producing the forms in context whilst also assessing their learning as they go through the lesson. Presentation is an important part of the learning experience and these Powerpoint lessons will grab your students’ attention with animated slides and regular activities. Most importantly, by the end of the lesson, students will have a much better understanding of the passive tense and how it is used.
What is Gerund? (B1 & B2)
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What is Gerund? (B1 & B2)

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Includes B1 and B2 presentations, redesign with animated assessment quiz, lesson notes and additional student tasks. These dynamic Powerpoint lesson plans are developed for intermediate and upper intermediate students and include separate notes for teaching online. Both lessons include a range of speaking and fluency activities and are much more engaging way to learn and understand about the gerund in English. Both lessons present learners with a clear analysis of the placement and different uses of the gerund and to-infinitive in English. Slides are accompanied by a variety of tasks and exercises that not only get your students speaking and producing the forms in context, but also assess their learning as they go through the lesson. The gerund can be quite an abstract topic for students to learn, but thanks to an innovative way of presenting the topic, these lessons have your students continually using and deconstructing phrases so that they come away from the lesson with a much clearer understanding of gerund use and how to recognise it. Presentation is an important part of engaging students in their learning experience and these Powerpoint lessons will certainly grab your students’ attention more than a gap fill exercise and worksheets. You will be able to add colour to what might otherwise be a dour subject.
Preparing for the perfect presentation.
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Preparing for the perfect presentation.

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This 90 minute lesson plan is based around two short films on presentations and can be used with upper level and advanced English language students. The topic focus is on giving effective presentations and using English language skills in a practical way, but it is also about listening for detail and understanding. It is specifically suited to business English lessons or EAP students, however, it can also be used as an introduction to presentations for native students or as a vocational lesson in business. More than just practicing listening for detail and presentations, this lesson requires learners to practice note taking, particularly relevant for EAP students. Students also receive a worksheet giving them great advice on how to give presentations. Visit www.englishevolutionlearning.com for more teaching materials.
ESL Listening Lesson for Intermediate Students: A. Bosler & D. Green - How To Practice Effectively
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ESL Listening Lesson for Intermediate Students: A. Bosler & D. Green - How To Practice Effectively

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This listening lesson is aimed at B1-B2 students and is based on an animated Ted Ed. presentation that discusses better ways that we can practice and develop skills. The language focus of the lesson is language to explain. Students will talk about their hobbies and leisure activities and practice giving advice and instructions. This lesson plan is not only highly communicative, but also highly engaging. Ideal for strong intermediate students to develop better communication skills. For more ESL materials visit: www.englishevolutionlearning.com
ESL Listening lesson for Intermediate Students: Where did English Come From
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ESL Listening lesson for Intermediate Students: Where did English Come From

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This lesson is based on an interesting animated TED Ed. video that explores the origins of the modern English language. Many ESL students have an interest in how English has developed its versatile and dynamic vocabulary. European students in particular are often intrigued by the similarities and ‘false friends’ that feature between English and their own language. This lesson focuses on this topic and is a great way to introduce the concept of suffixes, prefixes and root words to your students. Aside from valuable listening test practice, this lesson is particularly helpful for students to understand the transformations part of their English exam. The exercise tasks will also help them to develop their ability to understand words in context and improve their ability to make correct word choices when writing. Find more ESL resources on www.englishevolutionlearning.com
ESL Listening Lesson for Upp-Int Students: Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media
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ESL Listening Lesson for Upp-Int Students: Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media

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This short animated video looks back at the impact of Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman’s 1988 book ‘Manufacturing Consent’ and how it relates to the present day. Chomsky’s and Herman’s groundbreaking book analysed how news, politics and the media work together to manipulate public opinion. In an age where ‘fake news’ has become such a hot topic, this lesson will elicit some wonderful discussion with your upper intermediate learners. Aside from a listening practice exercise and discussion, students will complete exercises to help them learn from new vocabulary from context. Find more ESL resources at: www.englishevolutionlearning.com
ESL Listening Lesson for Upp. Int Students: Amy Adkins - Why do We Dream?
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ESL Listening Lesson for Upp. Int Students: Amy Adkins - Why do We Dream?

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For centuries people have tried to interpret the meaning of dreams and it’s a topic that intrigues us all. This fun listening lesson is based on a TED Ed. video that explores the history and theories surround dreams. The main focus of the lesson is listening practice for English exams. The lesson also includes a vocabulary exercise to help students understand how word types transform. There is also a speaking task that gives students and opportunity to attempt to analyse dreams and put all the new vocabulary they have studied in the lesson to good use. This engaging lesson encourages students to usE analytical language to talk about abstract topics. Suitable for advanced ESL learners and EAP students, this resource encourages students to expand their use of vocabulary to discuss the topic of dreams, eliciting a greater breadth of language to describe thoughts and feelings. For more engaging materials for TEFL classes visit www.englishevolutionlearning.com
Using the present perfect for experience
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Using the present perfect for experience

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This is a short PPT lesson that can be used with intermediate students and above. It covers present perfect, using images for travel along with a gap fill exercise and a pairing exercise. It can be used with students from 15 upwards.
Adjectives, Comparatives & Superlatives for Elementary Learners
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Adjectives, Comparatives & Superlatives for Elementary Learners

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This is a colourful and dynamic 90 minute Powerpoint lesson plan for elementary English students. It is designed as an introduction to adjectives, comparatives and superlatives and contains a variety of animations and interactive exercises to assess for learning with ESL students. For more dynamic and interactive lesson plans and learning materials to keep your ESL students engaged and encourage speaking, visit my website at: www.englishevolutionlearning.com
Prepositions for ESL Beginners
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Prepositions for ESL Beginners

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This complete Powerpoint lesson introduces ESL beginners to the prepositions and their use. This dynamic resource elicits spoken use of basic English vocabulary at beginners level in teaching the premise of the basic prepositions - in, on, at. The lesson can be completed in about an hour depending on how much time you want to spend on each of the exercise. For more free resources visit www.englishevolutionlearning.com
ESL Listening Lesson for Intermediate students: Knowledge vs Thinking - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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ESL Listening Lesson for Intermediate students: Knowledge vs Thinking - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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This listening lesson is based on a speech by American astrophysicist, author and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson in which he describes the importance of critical thinking. The lesson focus is more than just listening for detail and understanding, it also includes exercises to introduce the students to new vocabulary, a discussion where students practice sharing their opinions, and a task based learning exercise. The topic and range of tasks in this lesson will stimulate your students’ interest and encourage authentic speaking. By the end of the lesson, students will have learned new vocabulary, practiced language for discussion and had the opportunity to share their opinions. It’s a great lesson to use with professionals, but also college and university students who are developing their independent learning skills. Find more ESL resources on www.englishevolutionlearning.com
ESL Listening Lesson for C1 Students: Clint Smith - The Danger of Silence
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ESL Listening Lesson for C1 Students: Clint Smith - The Danger of Silence

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This thought provoking lesson is based on a poetic TED Talks presentation by Clint Smith. The speaker gives an evocative spoken word presentation on the themes of courage, compassion and integrity. The language focus of the lesson is the use of metaphor and simile. Students are asked to use context to work out the meanings of the metaphors and create their own metaphors and similes to describe people, things and abstract ideas and experiences. It has been specifically developed for Advance ESL students but can be easily modified as the basis of an English lesson with native speakers. For more ESL resources visit: www.englishevolutionlearning.com
Conjunction Lesson Plans for Beginner and Elementary ESL Students
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Conjunction Lesson Plans for Beginner and Elementary ESL Students

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Includes A1 and A2 presentations with lesson notes for online lessons, animated assessment quiz, and a variety of speaking, fluency and comprehension tasks. Two complete PPT lessons plans, one specifically for beginners and one for elementary students. The slides and accompanying activities take students step-by-step through the rules and uses of basic conjunctions. Beginners are introduced to FANBOYS - and, but, or, so - as well as sequencers (connectives). In the lesson for elementary students, the concept of subordinating conjunctions is introduced, highlighting the use of because, although and the subordinators of time - when, before and after. Each lesson activates speaking, listening and reading with grammar practice. Whilst both are designed for 60 minute classes of up to 8 students, they work equally well, if not better, as 90 minute lessons. The detailed teacher instructions guide your through the lesson and a practice worksheet. It should be noted that the vocabulary used for the activities may need to be pre-taught if your students are not already familiar. For more dynamic lesson plans and materials for your EFL classes, visit www.englishevolutionlearning.com.