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Adjectives that Describe Food

Adjectives that Describe Food

Adjectives that Describe Food

Check out this great list of English adjectives that describe food, courtesy of ESL Buzz.

 

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100 Common English Homographs - Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

100 Common English Homographs – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

100 Common English Homographs – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

This is a brand new free printable worksheet for English teachers and students at Elementary level and above. Homographs are words which have the same spelling, but different sounds and meanings, for example, ‘live’ (on TV) and ‘live’ (reside). ‘Homograph’ comes from the Greek words homos (same) + graph (writing).

Featuring 100 common English homographs, this useful resource will help students to understand this topic in English vocabulary. The accompanying gap-fill worksheet (below) allows students to research and find the different contexts for each homograph pair.

If you have any feedback about this free resource, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or review below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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100 Common English Homographs – Reference


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100 Common English Homographs – Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common Minimal Pairs in English - Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common Minimal Pairs in English – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common Minimal Pairs in English – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

This is a brand new free printable worksheet for English teachers and students at Elementary level and above.

Featuring 200 common minimal pairs in English, this useful reference resource aims to improve students’ understanding of differences between spelling and sounds in English, specifically helping them to identify and work on particular sounds which they may find problematic.

The accompanying gap-fill worksheet (below) allows students to research and find the matching part of each minimal pair. If you have any feedback about this free resource, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or review below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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200 Common Minimal Pairs in English (Gap-Fill)

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Home Security – Do's and Don’ts (ESOL Discussion Activity)

Home Security – Do’s and Don’ts (ESOL Discussion Activity)

Home Security – Do’s and Don’ts (ESOL Discussion Activity)

Work with a partner or small group. Discuss the following statements about home security. Decide whether each belongs in the DO’S list or the DON’TS list and say why (answers may vary):

  • Close all the windows before going out.
  • When someone you don’t know comes to the door, ask to see their ID.
  • Learn a martial art so that you can deal with burglars effectively if they break into your home.
  • Don’t tell anyone your address, even your family and friends.
  • Ask a friend to call round a couple of times to check the house while you are away on holiday.
  • Fit several large locks to the inside of the front door.
  • Leave a spare key under a flowerpot outside near the front door.
  • Lock the front door when you leave the house.
  • Stay in all day and all night, just in case.
  • Leave on a radio or the TV when you go out at night.
smart home diagram

Have you turned your home into a smart home? How did you do it? Why? Discuss how each of the symbols relate to home security.

  • Keep all tools and garden equipment safely locked in the shed.
  • Have a spare front door key cut and give it to a trusted friend, in case you lose your own key.
  • Tell everyone you know that you’re going on holiday and for how long the house will be empty.
  • Leave a tall ladder in the garden leaning up against the wall near an open bathroom window.
  • Make sure that you have enough home contents insurance cover for all of your possessions and valuables, in case your house is burgled.
  • Put an address label on the key fob that has your house key on it.
  • Leave the front door unlocked when you go to bed at night.
  • Cancel the milk and papers for the period when you are away on holiday.
  • Close all the curtains before leaving the house.
  • Build a two-metre-high metal perimeter wall around your property and land.
Home Security

Is it enough to have a sign? Or do you need to have a dog too?

Extract from Big Grammar Book Intermediate Book 1 which you can download FREE here!


Images:

Title image: Brennan Ehrhardt

Smart Home: Image by Pixaline from Pixabay

Beware of dog: Tyler Nix

May They Marry? FREE ESOL Lesson Plan

May They Marry? FREE ESOL Lesson Plan

May They Marry? FREE ESOL Lesson Plan

This is a brand new free lesson plan for English and ESOL teachers and students at Intermediate level and above.

We are often told that ‘If two people love each other, they should be allowed to marry. Love wins!‘ But how true is this? May we really marry who we like? What does the law say? Students work in pairs or small groups and discuss marriage law in the UK and around the world, while learning useful new vocabulary associated with family, relationships, and social status.

If you have any feedback about this free resource, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or review below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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May They Marry? Criteria – Page 1

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May They Marry? Criteria – Page 2

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200 Common English Homophones - Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common English Homophones – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

200 Common English Homophones – Reference + Gap-Fill Activity

This is a brand new free printable worksheet for English teachers and students at Elementary level and above.

Featuring 200 common English homophone pairs, this useful reference resource aims to improve vocabulary, pronunciation, and spelling skills, helping students to learn that some common English words sound the same as each other but have different spellings and different meanings.

The accompanying gap-fill worksheet (below) allows students to research and find the matching homophones. If you have any feedback about this free resource, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or review below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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200 Common English Homophones – Reference

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200 Common English Homophones – Gap-Fill Activity

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FREE Resource Pack for English - Holidays

FREE Resource Pack for English – Holidays

FREE Resource Pack for English – Holidays

Do you deserve a holiday? Are you dreaming about a relaxing break or hitting the beach? What about sightseeing in an exotic place? This pack could be the next best thing! Improve your English lessons immensely with our helpful FREE printable resource pack on the topic of Holidays.

Featuring great material to practice:

Vocabulary, English Idioms, Grammar, Tense Conversion, Verb Forms, Word and Sentence Stress, Speaking and Listening, Connected Speech… and much more!

This resource pack is completely free and in the public domain, so please feel free to share it widely!

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FREE Resource Pack for English – Holidays

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Introducing eslactive.com resource website!

Introducing eslactive.com – the GREEN resource website!

Introducing eslactive.com – the GREEN resource website!

I recently contacted eslactive.com on Twitter to ask them about their new website, which they founded in 2018. Here’s what they told me:

eslactive.com is a website made by English teachers, for English teachers. After experiencing first-hand the amount of paper we use in language schools every day, we felt compelled to try and make our industry a little greener. That’s why we list hundreds of free games, activities, projects and conversation ideas you can employ without printed materials.

Introducing eslactive.com resource website!

“Another key part of our vision is the use of technology in the classroom. We recognise that it’s not always possible, and that new techniques can be daunting. However, we strongly believe that it will not only benefit the environment, but increase student engagement too. To allow you to explore the possibilities at your own pace, we’ve also developed a wide range of fun interactive games and generators.

Introducing eslactive.com resource website!

“Most importantly, we understand how busy teachers are, so we want to make your life as easy as possible. All our resources are categorised and tagged by grammar/vocabulary topics, so you can find what you need quickly. There’s even the option to add activities to your own custom lesson plans, so you can save ideas for later.

“We hope you enjoy using the site, and are always here to help if needed.”

eslactive.com – it’s especially for you if you’re an EFL or ESL teacher – or both.

Why not check it out today!


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