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English Evolution Learning

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.
Adjectives, Comparatives & Superlatives
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Adjectives, Comparatives & Superlatives

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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.
Using Conditional Sentences PPT and Lesson Plans
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Using Conditional Sentences PPT and Lesson Plans

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ESL students often struggle with conditional sentences. Here I have provided a comprehensive lesson plan for both intermediate (B1) and upper intermediate (B2) students. This lesson can last between an hour and 90 minutes depending on the number of students and their ability to grasp the concepts. It includes a guidline for timing and fluency exercises for students to practice the form. there is also an activity worksheet. I have used this lesson several times and found that, whilst it is text based, students find it engaging due to the fluency exercises, which give the ESL teacher an opportunity to fully explain the form and function.
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.
Coordinating Conjunctions for Elementary & Pre-Intermediate ESOL
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Coordinating Conjunctions for Elementary & Pre-Intermediate ESOL

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This is a complete PPT lesson aimed at teaching the basic coordinating conjunctions to elementary students. There are two presentations, one specifically for beginners/elementary students covering the basic conjunctions: and, but, or, so. The other, which is much the same, is aimed at students at an A2+ pre-intermediate level and covers the entire range of FANBOYS. Each lesson activates speaking, listening and reading with grammar practice, and whilst both are designed for 60 minute classes of up to 8 students, they work equally well, if not better, as 90 minute lessons. There are detail teacher instructions to guide the user 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. Feedback is appreciated, thank you.
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 6omin (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.
Root Words, Suffixes and Word Formation
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Root Words, Suffixes and Word Formation

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This presentation is aimed at upper intermediate English language students and those studying for the FCE or CAE level Cambridge examinations. The presentation is split into two 1 hour lessons: Root Words & Suffixes. Each lesson has guidelines but should be adapted to your class size and time. The aim of the lesson is to help students develop a strategy for learning new vocabulary. By teaching students how root words can be modified to change the category of the word, they can learn how to decipher words that they don't know. They will also know how to recognise the category of a word in order to know how it fits within the discourse in English grammar. It is particularly useful for students struggling with the word formation part of the use of English test. This presentation does not cover prefixes. Due to the sheer amount of suffixes to consider, I have chosen to focus on the main 4 word transitions: noun/adjective, adjective/verb, adjective/noun and adjective/adjective. Further adjective suffixes such as -full, -less and -ology are briefly covered, but the main outcome to consider is that students come away with the information and a strategy for deciphering and understanding new vocabulary. Feel free to rate and leave comments.
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.
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.
Using Subordinate Conjunctions
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Using Subordinate Conjunctions

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This dynamic Powerpoint lesson plan is ideal for English language students who are struggling with sentence structure when writing. By the end of the lesson, students have a clear understanding of how subordinate conjunctions are one of the main building blocks to comparing, contrasting and expressing ideas effectively across sentence level when writing. This is something many ESL students struggle with. There are lessons for both intermediate and upper intermediate students, including interactive activities, cloze exercises and fluency exercises.
The Psychology of Narcissism
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The Psychology of Narcissism

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A fascinating presentation that discusses the two types of narcissistic behaviours and how social media encourages these behaviours in modern society. The language focus is compound adjectives and supporting an opinion in discussion. The listening exercises are based on typical IELTS exam questions. The presentation elicits new vocabulary for learners and helps elicit discussion to that describes character using more advanced vocabulary.