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Teacher Charlie's ESL Library

Teacher Charlie is a PGCE and CELTA qualified ESL teacher with 5 years of teaching experience. The resources in this shop are mostly aimed at ESL students.

Teacher Charlie is a PGCE and CELTA qualified ESL teacher with 5 years of teaching experience. The resources in this shop are mostly aimed at ESL students.
ESL: Pub quiz
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ESL: Pub quiz

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Aim- to test and develop student’s general knowledge and introduce them to an aspect of British Culture - the pub quiz Firstly, students read about the origins of a pub quiz and learn how they work. (teams, a quiz-master, question rounds, a prize) Secondly, students work together in teams to compete in a pub quiz. The question rounds are: Geography, History, Music, Sport, Famous People, Maths
ESL: Game Show Lessons
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ESL: Game Show Lessons

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Countdown Aim: Students practise spelling, mental arithmetic and solving anagrams while playing the British game show, Countdown. Jeopardy Aim: Students learn about phonemes and compete in a Jeopardy style quiz (Phoneme focus: /ʌ/- /u:/ -/ɔ:/- /i:/ ) Chain Letters Aim: Students review their vocabulary and spelling while playing 3 rounds of the British game show, Chain Letters. Pointless Aim: Students review their vocabulary and spelling while finding obscure answers to general knowledge questions. Catchphrase Aim: Students learn about common English idioms try to guess expressions with the help of picture and GIF clues. Million Dollar Drop Aim: Students gamble with game money while reviewing multiple choice questions about common grammar errors. Connections Aim: Students find links between connected words then create unique reasons to justify why other words are unconnected.
Creative Writing Workshop (English Literature)
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Creative Writing Workshop (English Literature)

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Aim: To develop student’s creative writing skills for storytelling and describing. 1- Characters - Using the theme of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (TIPS: Show me don’t tell me, physical descriptions, clothing, the objects they carry, animal companions) 2- Setting - (TIPS: weather, seasons, environment, wildlife, senses, time period) 3- Short Stories - How to write a 4 paragraph short story. (Includes: Hemingway inspired 6 word stories warm up, Main lesson focus on paragraph structure- introduction, problem, solution, conclusion ) If you found this resource helpful, feel free to check out my facebook page for more useful links and resources. I hope you like it: www.facebook.com/tutorcharlie
Goal setting
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Goal setting

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Aim: to introduce students to different target setting strategies Students write a to-do-list about their week, then they practise prioritising the items on their list using the urgent/important grid. After that, they will watch a 3 minute TED talk and read the transcript about drawing goals. Taking inspiration from the video they will then draw their goals and then create 3 SMART targets to help them set their targets appropriately.
ESL Halloween Story
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ESL Halloween Story

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Level: Lower - Upper Intermediate Aim: Students learn about 5 supernatural creatures (witch, mummy, zombie, vampire, werewolf) and are quizzed about them. Following the quiz, students navigate a haunted house interactive story in which they must use what they know about each creature to survive. Download and attach the sound clips to the relevant slides to create a scarier atmosphere for the story.
Euphemisms
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Euphemisms

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Aim: for students to understand when and how to use euphemisms Students discuss the reasons for using Euphemisms. Then students are introduced to many examples of euphemisms and must use them in writing and speaking activities.
Cockney Rhyming Slang
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Cockney Rhyming Slang

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Aim: to teach students about rhyming words while raising their awareness of the east London Cockney culture This fun lesson introduces 11 Cockney Rhyming Slang phrases in a game of Balderdash. Students guess the meaning of the phrases by brainstorming other words that rhyme, looking at the phrases in context and using picture clues.
ESL (Reading and Grammar) Auction
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ESL (Reading and Grammar) Auction

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Aim: Students act out 2 auctions. In the first they need to read about each item, to work out its true value, so that they can buy carefully to make a profit. In the second auction they must identify the common grammar mistakes in example sentences and buy correct sentences to win points.
Travel Adventure Lessons
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Travel Adventure Lessons

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Hitch-hike - Aim: Students learn all about hitch-hiking and discuss it in a debate (Attached video - Hitch-hiking in China, social experiment) Bucket list - Aim: Students share their lists of things they want to do before they die and things they recommend doing. (Attached video - around the world in 360 degrees selfie) World Wonders - Aim: Students learn about the world wonders (from ancient to modern) then they discuss the lists and create their own version.
ESL Picture Presentation Lesson (Preview)
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ESL Picture Presentation Lesson (Preview)

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This lesson aims to develop student public speaking skills, teamwork and fluency. Students must work together to create stories for each picture and tell them to the group. For more unique variations of this lesson, please see “ESL Picture Presentation Lessons”. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/esl-picture-presentation-lessons-11936776
Fortune Teller
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Fortune Teller

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Aim: to practise speaking about the future and making predictions (In this lesson students begin by discussing fortune telling in their country. Then they will read a story about a fortune teller and answer comprehension questions. Following that, they will pretend to read each other’s fortunes using basic tarrot cards and palm reading.)
ESL Describing People
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ESL Describing People

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Aim: to describe people’s facial features such as skin/eye color, hair style and length as well as other details like accessories and tattoos. This lesson uses the context of a witness working with a police artist to practise describing people in a fun and creative way.
Numbers and Charts
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Numbers and Charts

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ESL lessons to get students talking using numbers and charts. 1- Numbers - Aim: to practise using numbers and maths symbols with many pair discussion activities and games 2- Charts - Aim: students use pie charts, line graphs and Venn diagrams to talk about themselves with their partner
ESL: The weather
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ESL: The weather

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Aim: To teach students different types of weather and how to read the temperature Level: Elementary / Lower-Intermediate Best suited as a review for students who have already learned many weather words and want to put them together into sentences. (This lesson could be split into two lessons for weaker groups.) Vocab set: Weather adjectives - cold / rainy / stormy / windy / cloudy / sunny / snowy / foggy / overcast / hot A range of temperatures - e.g. - 5°C - 1°C 0°C 1°C 5°C Grammar: Students should be able to talk about the weather today, yesterday and tomorrow using clear sentence structures.
Interactive Role-play Story Lessons
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Interactive Role-play Story Lessons

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Treasure Hunt (tomb-raider-story) Aim: to develop student’s problem solving skills and introduce them to coded messages and keys In this role-play lesson, students will need to help Lara Croft and Indiana Jones in their search for a lost pirate treasure. They must solve riddles and decode messages in order to progress from clue to clue. Throughout the lesson students will have to make choices that affect what happens and their actions will be scored. Spy Lesson (Stopping a bomb threat) Aim: to develop student’s problem solving skills and get them to evaluate decisions in groups In this role-play lesson, students act as spies while searching for stolen radioactive material that will be used for a bomb. They must interview suspects, look for clues and decode messages in the search for their target. Throughout the lesson students will have to make choices that affect what happens and their actions will be scored.
ESL Picture Presentation Lessons
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ESL Picture Presentation Lessons

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These lessons aim to develop student public speaking skills, teamwork and fluency. Students must work together to create stories for each picture and tell them to the group. In this unit: 1- News Report - Students create a dialogue (reporter and witness Q&A) for a news story. 2- Colourised Pictures - Students tell the stories behind colourised historical photos. 3- Wild Animal Factfile - Students act as Wildlife TV Presenters and inform the audience about strange animals. 4- Freeze Frame - Students recreate a photo as a freeze frame. They are instructed by a team leader. 5- The Historian - Students tell the stories behind historical photos and answer questions about them. 6- Ghost Camera - Students tell ghost stories based on photos and are scored according to how scary their stories are. 7- Funny Animals - Students tell the stories behind funny pictures of animals. 8- Old people - Students create interesting back stories about old people’s former lives. If you found this resource helpful, feel free to check out my facebook page for more useful links and resources. I hope you like it: www.facebook.com/tutorcharlie
Advertising and Sales Lessons
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Advertising and Sales Lessons

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Advertising Aim: students discuss what makes a great advert with reference to several examples Students will consider the different sources of advertising, look at studies showing how many ads a day the average person sees and view 8 examples of clever ads. Using discussion and brainstorming techniques to evaluate what makes an effective ad, students will then create their own ad for the school. Sales Pitch Aim: students learn about brand logos and slogans then prepare a persuasive sales pitch using several sales techniques Students will learn about: USPs, celebrity endorsement, social proof, yes questions, creating urgency, positive facts and statistics and superlatives.
ESL TV Shows
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ESL TV Shows

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Aim: students learn about 9 different types of TV Show and practise asking for and giving opinions about them. Vocabulary set: The news, Sport, Talk show, Crime drama, Documentary, Game show, Cartoon, Soap opera, Advertisement, R emote control, TV channel, a couch potato, to channel hop Sentence structures: What do you think about (TV Show)? I like/ don’t like watching (TV show) because it’s + adjective