THANKSGIVING ORIGINS AND TRADITIONS + Keys

THANKSGIVING ORIGINS AND TRADITIONS + Keys

This lesson focuses on Thanksgiving origins and traditions. It is based on a video with 23 listening comprehension questions + keys. As a follow up teachers can ask students how their Thanksgiving is different from the first one or what Thanksgiving means today. A Venn Diagram could be used to compare modern traditions with old ones, etc.. The questions help non native English students to improve their listening skills and to learn about an American important holiday. It is suitable for upper intermediate or advanced ESL students aged 14 and up, or native speakers who are not familiar with the origins and the history of the holiday aged 12-16.
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Trick or treat song and fill in the gaps

Trick or treat song and fill in the gaps

This lesson is perfect for Halloween. Based on the popular song “Trick or Treat” students learn about foods and how to classify them according to their characteristics. The packet contains a fill in the gaps to boost children’s listening skill and a worksheet to help children categorize foods. As a follow up teachers could bring to school some foods and have children blindfolded taste them and guess what they are. Also teachers could ask each students to describe their favorite food and tell the class why they like it. The lesson is suitable for native speakers grade 1 to 5 and upper beginner ESL students aged 8 to 12.
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Caillou Multiple choice questions

Caillou Multiple choice questions

This lesson is based on the Halloween episode from the cartoon Caillou. It contains a multiple-choice set of listening comprehension questions and a drawing/writing activity for students to describe the costume they are going to wear for Halloween. This lesson help students improve their listening skills and help them use the language in a fun context. It is suitable for native speakers in Kindergarten up to Grade 2 and for upper beginner ESL students aged 6 to 10.
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jIMMY KIMMEL'S MONOLOGUE ON LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING + KEYS

jIMMY KIMMEL'S MONOLOGUE ON LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING + KEYS

This lesson is about the recent Las Vegas mass shooting. It contains listening questions in two sets (gist and detailed questions) with keys based on Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue of his talk show. Some discussion questions are included to encourage students to reflect on the topic. This lesson helps students improve their listening and speaking skills and to learn about gun culture in the USA. It can be used also with American native speakers because it guides them to discuss about freedom and safety in their country. It is suitable for ESL upper intermediate/advanced students aged 14 and up and for native speakers aged 12 to 18.
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The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat video lesson / keys

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat video lesson / keys

This lesson is based on a tv episode from the Berenstain Family. The episode is set at Halloween with Sister and Brother Bear going trick or treating with their friends. The package contains comprehension questions to practice students’ listening skills with keys, and a vocabulary worksheet (with keys) for students to learn new words and idioms. The lesson is suitable for ESL intermediate students grade 3 to 7 or native speakers in grade 3-5.
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Top 5 Female Superheroes Ever - worksheets + keys

Top 5 Female Superheroes Ever - worksheets + keys

This video lesson contains listening comprehension questions with keys, discussion questions and, several writing tasks. It is suitable for ESL upper intermediate and advanced students aged 12-18 (grade 7-12) It provides listening, speaking and writing practice. The topic is popular female superheroes from comics and movies. Through the analysis of each superhero’s characteristic and personality students reflect on what makes a person (in this case a woman) a superhero and from the fiction they move to their own personal world to find and describe their “hero”.
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Apples facts for kids with activities

Apples facts for kids with activities

This lesson contains facts about apples with some questions, two matching activities, a set of discussion questions and an apple pie recipe to complete and put in order. It is suitable for students aged 7-12 and help students practice their reading comprehension, and speaking skills, while they learn about apples and their uses. Teachers and students could also follow the recipe to bake the apple pie together!
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Halloween: Video lesson Jack o' lantern Intermediate

Halloween: Video lesson Jack o' lantern Intermediate

This Halloween lesson contains a set of questions with keys, paired to a video and based on the legend of Jack o’ Lantern. It is suitable for ESL intermediate students aged 9 to 12 and native speakers aged 6 to 10. Students practice their listening comprehension skills, but also their vocabulary (some questions ask the meaning of some words/adjectives), plus they get to know the origins of jack o’ lanterns. After watching the video and answer the questions students can share their own experience of carving their Jack o’ lanterns .
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Halloween: Video lesson Jack o'lantern Advanced

Halloween: Video lesson Jack o'lantern Advanced

This Halloween lesson contains a set of questions with keys, paired to a video and based on the legend of Jack o’ Lantern. It is suitable for ESL advanced students aged 12 to 16 as well as native speakers aged 11 to 15. Students practice their listening comprehension skills, but also their vocabulary (some questions ask the meaning of some words/adjective) and get to know the origins of jack o’ lanterns. After watching the video and answer the questions students can share their own experience of carving Jack o’ lanterns.
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Johnny Appleseed Video Activities

Johnny Appleseed Video Activities

The package includes guidelines for the teachers how to use the video and the activities for two ESL level groups, questions with keys for the teacher, and two vocabulary worksheets (one with a word bank, one without) with keys. This lesson is suitable for intermediate students aged 13-18 and advanced students aged 14-18. It provides excellent practice to improve students' listening skills and a great tool to learn colloquial vocabulary and idiomatic language.
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Good Luck Charlie S1-E2

Good Luck Charlie S1-E2

This 13 page long packet contains listening questions, vocabulary practice, and comprehension tasks. They are based on the tv series Good Luck Charlie which is available for free on line. It is suitable for ESL upper beginner and lower intermediate students aged 7 to 13. The goal is for students to improve their listening skills and learn vocabulary and idioms as used commonly in everyday life. The worksheets are full of pictures which are screenshots from the episode they refer to, so that it is easy for young children to recognize them. The layout is eye catchy in order to engage such young students. At the end of each task there are questions that relate directly to students likes, interests, routines, habits in order to encourage students to speak. Therefore, with this packet students will practice listening, reading, writing and speaking skills while having a lot of fun.
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Good Luck Charlie S1-E1

Good Luck Charlie S1-E1

This 13 page long packet contains listening questions, vocabulary practice, and comprehension tasks. They are based on the tv series Good Luck Charlie which is available for free on line. It is suitable for ESL upper beginner and lower intermediate students aged 7 to 13. The goal is for students to improve their listening skills and learn vocabulary and idioms as used commonly in everyday life. The worksheets are full of pictures which are screenshots from the episode they refer to, so that it is easy for young children to recognize them. The layout is eye catchy in order to engage such young students. At the end of each task there are questions that relate directly to students likes, interests, routines, habits in order to encourage students to speak. Therefore, with this packet students will practice listening, reading, writing and speaking skills while having a lot of fun.
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Columbus' Expedition Activities

Columbus' Expedition Activities

This package includes a Fact Sheet about Columbus, Pictures and Guidelines and Directions to make a book to document Columbus' expedition. Students will practice reading skills to find the info needed for their book and match it with the pictures. They will also practice their writing skills to summarize and rephrase the most important facts of Columbus' expedition. Cutting and pasting pictures will help them stay focused and engaged. This resource is suitable for ESL intermediate students aged 10 -13 and for social studies students in grade 4 to 6.
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Christopher Columbus writing and speaking activities

Christopher Columbus writing and speaking activities

The package includes a lesson plan on how to use this resource, a writing and speaking task with some guidelines, and some transition words with few examples useful for the persuasive writing/speaking assignments. Students can practice some persuasive writing and public speaking while learning more details about Columbus expedition challenges. It is suitable for ESL upper intermediate students aged 14 years and up, as well as for social studies students in grade 6th and 7th.
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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer song

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer song

Fill in the gaps with solutions and follow up activities for ESL beginner students aged from 6 to 12. It helps learners practice their listening skills and learn vocabulary through this famous Christmas song. It also spurs their critical thinking skills by asking students some questions relating the meaning of the song.
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The Berenstain Bears go to school

The Berenstain Bears go to school

This video lesson is based on a tv episode from the Berenstain Bears series, and it fits perfectly the back to school theme since it focuses on Brother Bear and Sister Bear going back to school after summer. It contains listening comprehension and vocabulary questions, plus a writing task for student to tell about a first day of school they remember best. Teachers can use this lesson also to put in evidence as growing up we go through many changes and often these changes bring a good outcome. It’s suitable for ESL intermediate students aged 8-12 and native speakers aged 7-10.
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UNWRITTEN by Natasha Bedingfield

UNWRITTEN by Natasha Bedingfield

This lesson focuses on a very popular song Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. It contains a fill in the gaps for ESL students and a set of discussion questions suitable for native speakers as well as ESL students. The discussion questions guide students to understand the message of the song and invite them to share how they see themselves and the world. It helps ESL students to practice their listening and speaking skills, while teachers of native speakers can use this song to encourage students to think of their life like a book and themselves as the authors. The ideal age group for this lesson would be 14 to 18.
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Halloween in America and questions about your Halloween

Halloween in America and questions about your Halloween

This lessons contains 10 Facts about how people celebrate Halloween in the USA. A true and false task and some questions to speak about how each students celebrates Halloween. The true and false task helps students learn about halloween by inference, and having them correct the false statements they practice English syntax and vocabulary. This lesson is suitable for ESL students at an intermediate level aged 10 to 15 (grade 5 to grade 9).
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