IELTS Essay – Global Warming

ESSAY QUESTION You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Global warming is one of the most serious issues that the world is facing today. What are the causes of global warming and what measures can governments and individuals take to tackle the issue? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples… Read More »

IELTS Essay – Memorizing Information for Exams

ESSAY QUESTION You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In some traditions, the most important method of learning is to memorize information and recall it on an exam. In other traditions, students are mainly required to use information to solve problems. Compare and contrast both these approaches. Give reasons for your… Read More »

Diet Tips – 5 Ways to Control Your Hunger – ESL Worksheet

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope it’s a beautiful Spring morning where you are, and that you are enjoying this morning!  Today’s Monday Morning Worksheet is about dieting & dieting vocabulary. Spring and Summer are popular seasons for going on diets and losing weight. This worksheet contains an article and activities for students about controlling food cravings on… Read More »

How to Use Pictures to Understand What You Read

Teach students to use accompanying pictures to understand what they read! Students practice the tips on a short article. Find the downloadable worksheet at the end of the article. How to Use Pictures to Understand What You Read Do you read something in English and you do not understand it? This happens to everyone. This even happens to English speakers.  It can happen… Read More »

National Teacher Week – A Letter to Mrs. Beard

Goood Morning! & Happy Monday! May 6-10th is National Teacher Week and Sunday, May 7 is National Teacher Day. Teachers deserve at least a week’s appreciation from society and from their students! A teacher’s job can be a rewarding but thankless job. How many times has a teacher helped us or made a difference, but we never thanked… Read More »

Water – The Stuff of Life – Science Worksheet

This is a science article about water. You can download the worksheet for this article, below.  Enjoy and thanks for visiting!  What would we do without water? Every living thing needs water. Earth is the only planet that has water on it, and it is the only planet known to support life. Earth is mostly covered with water. Over three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered with water.… Read More »

PENCIL BINGO – ESL Vocabulary Game

Hello & Happy Monday! I’m so glad you could make it this week! I want to take a moment to thank you for visiting my blog. The response has been very good and, honestly, I’m so honored. I’ve always loved creating activities and worksheets for my students. My colleagues seem to like using them. Yet, to have so many people you’ve… Read More »

Mel’s Diner – Quick Vocabulary Review

Mel’s Diner I hope your students enjoyed this Monday’s worksheet on American Diners. Here’s a quick vocabulary review activity for it.  Enjoy! diner                    restaurant casual                  popular employee             typical stainless steel      exterior booth                  stool counter               shipped owner                 menu Directions: Fill in each blank in the story with the word that fits best. Emma and Chris were married on the first… Read More »

American Diners – Monday Morning Worksheet

Welcome and Happy Monday! It’s good to be starting a fresh, new week. This has been a difficult week for many Americans, and being bombarded by media images and articles hasn’t helped in the least. I’ve tried to maintain my sanity by re-reading my Ngaio Marsh mysteries, turning off my computer, and spending more time with my kids. Meanwhile, at… Read More »

The Boston Marathon Bombing – ESL Reading Lesson

Staying home to take care of my two youngest children, I didn’t hear about the Boston Marathon bombing until much after the fact. It’s a terrible tragedy, and one can only imagine what kind of person would want to harm so many innocent people, including children. The picture of little Martin Richard smiling so brightly brought tears to… Read More »