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Talk for a minute: speaking activity

This is a great way to get students talking about any topic. The power point shows students a list of topics and guides them so that they can tap about what is displayed. It is great for shy students and it’t can also be a great class starter. Download the worksheet.

How to get to Sarajevo city center the easy way

Bosnia and Montenegro are perhaps my favorite countries in Eastern Europe. I haven’t been to Albania and Kosovo yet but in time I will go but as of now, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Kotor in Montenegro are my favorite cities. Muster comes next after Sarajevo.  It’s convenient to fly into Sarajevo from pretty much anywhere because it makes it easier to get into the other countries. For example, a bus from Sarajevo to Podgorica in Montenegro is about $25 and it’s a 6 hour trip. It’s as convenient as getting from the airport in Sarajevo to the city center.  When you leave the passport control, walk out and first things first, go to the currency exchange and get the Sarajevo dinar. The bus doesn’t accept euros. Then see if you can download the city map of Sarajevo using WiFi-  Tip: I ...

Verb Tenses Worksheet – Holiday Postcard

  The topic of this Verb Tenses Worksheet is centered around the words of ‘Holidays’. Aside from it teaches Verb Tenses in English and is a useful material for developing students’ Reading and Writing skills. How Verb Tenses Worksheet done: This worksheet has two versions – for male or female. The activity is completing the sentences in 1-10 with the phrases in a-j. Recommended for: This downloadable worksheet is a great resource for business/professional students, high school students, elementary school students and adults at Beginner (pre-A1), Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2) and Intermediate (B1) level. Preview the Worksheet [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.eslland.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/holiday-postcard-19a-19b-games-reading-comprehension-...

13 Questions (8) – WH and yes-no – Creative cloze DIY (Pair work)

These templates are good for honing your student’s listening and writing skills. These will encourage them to be as creative as possible by making their own set of questions. How it is done: The students should come up with their own set of questions with the first word as the guide to start. Make sure they’re grammatically correct. Identical questions should not be allowed in pairs. Recommended for: This worksheet is recommended for high school students, elementary school students and adults at Beginner (pre-A1), Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficient (C2) level. Preview the worksheet [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.eslland.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/13-questions-8-wh-and-yesno-creative-cloze-di...

How to Become an ESL Teacher Abroad Even If You’re a Non-native English Speaker

Do you dream of working abroad as an ESL teacher but you’re hesitant because you’re a non-native English speaker? If yes, and you’re wondering if you can, then wonder no more because the answer is yes! You can teach ESL even if you’re a non-native English speaker. With the skyrocketing demand for English teachers worldwide, it is not a wonder why non-native English speaker can also enter the world of ESL teaching. Let’s start by asking yourself these… Do you speak English proficiently? Do you have a bachelor’s degree? Do you have a love for teaching? Do you hold English proficiency certifications i.e. ESL, TEFL, TESOL certificates? If your answer to the above is all yes, then congratulations! You can now go on your way to your dream ESL teaching job. Alt...

Present Simple Test Worksheet

This Present Simple Test Worksheet goes with six exercises with the aim of consolidating Present Simple Tense in English, and is excellent for improving your students’ Speaking and Reading skills. How Present Simple Test Worksheet is done: Six exercises that will surely test your students’ knowledge with Present Simple. It has add ‘s’ or ‘es’ in the word practice, underlining the correct word/s to use, rewrite the sentences with the new subject, fill in don’t and doesn’t, as well as do, or does and an activity practicing their skills in writing questions in Present Simple. Recommended for: This printable, downloadable handout is intended for high school students, elementary school students and adults at Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2),...

Nature elements – Water matching

WORKSHEET: Nature Elements – Water Matching A great material for honing your students’ Writing skills. Its topic is about the vocabulary of Environment specifically bodies of water. How Nature Elements – Water Matching is done: Students will find the words that will match the pictures, the choices are below the pictures. Recommended for: This downloadable worksheet was created for high school students, elementary school students, kindergartners and nursery school students and adults at Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2) and Intermediate (B1) level. Preview the worksheet: [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.eslland.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nature-elements-water-matching_21141.pdf”]     Download the Nature Elements – Water Matching Worksheet...

Nature Elements – Land Matching Worksheet

WORKSHEET: Nature Elements – Land Matching This worksheet is a valuable material for developing your students’ Writing skills. Its topic is centered around the vocabulary of Environment. How the land matching worksheet is done: Just find the words that will match the pictures, the choices are below the pictures. Recommended for: The present downloadable worksheet is recommended for high school students, elementary school students, kindergartners and nursery school students and adults at Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2) and Intermediate (B1) level. Preview the worksheet [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.eslland.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nature-elements-land-matching_21139.pdf”]   Download the Nature Elements – Land Matching Worksheet In word format...

Present continuous video lesson Mr. Bean

Students love Mr. Bean. He is funny, quirky and makes for a good laugh. If used correctly, video lessons such as Mr. Bean, are great for teaching students different parts of speech. And the great thing about this present continuous video lesson on Mr.Bean, is that it pauses so that student have time to think and write down their sentences. How I taught this video lesson Mr Bean Like my previous lesson on present continuous I had a student who understood the concept well demonstrate for review to the other students. I guided him to get the point across properly without confusing the students who didn’t quite get. Then I said this is a video review for that lesson. See the preview of the worksheet below. Other suggestions Create a word search with the main key words from the worksheet....

Actions in present continuous worksheet

Actions in present continuous worksheet (download link below) for intermediate students. The worksheet has color and works well with B1 to C1 level students. It requires knowledge of gerunds and how to use them properly in a sentence. The worksheets has sentence scramble to make sure students are able to put sentences in the correct order along with a picture that demonstrates the action they are suppose to write about. Then in the second section students are suppose to define the words in their own language. And the last section is a nice and simple word search of the words. The way I taught it I had students come up with some action verbs and I wrote them on the board Then I took a few of the verbs and wrote a sentence using an action that a student was doing in class, for example I took...

Need To Know Nightclubs In Korea

Not that it’s hard to meet people in Korea; particularly the opposite sex. But sometimes you just want to getaway from the routine of teaching and home and home and teaching. It gets tedious and a night out just does it sometimes. Here are some need to know nightclubs in Korea. Nightlife in Seoul is pretty good but in other cities it can be a bit of a problem. In Yeosu for example where I spent 2 years, there was no real nightclub; at least not in the Western sense. In Busan there are a few but three hours on a bus for a night out got rough. Gwangju was the next and closest option. Here are some nightclubs you will be sure to have a good time at in Korea. 1. Foxy’s in Busan, Seomyeon neighborhood 2. Ghetto 3. Club Elune Seoul, Haeundae 4. Kino Eye 5. Gorillas 6. Club Spook 7. C...

How to get an English Teaching job in the Middle East

Getting an English teaching job in the middle east has proven tough in the past but not anymore. When we say the Middle East, the first words that will pop in our mind are Arab, Islam, deserts, camels etc. Situated around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the western part of Asia, the countries here are mostly balm and hot in temperature.  How to get an English teaching job in the Middle East If you’re thinking about getting an English teaching job in the Middle East, there’s only one way to go here but up. With the government’s effort to include English in their national curriculum, there’s no doubt your English teaching career will rapidly boom together with the economy of these Middle Eastern countries.   Whether it’s a small priv...

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