Category Archives: ESL/EFL

Foods From Around The World Flashcards and Worksheet

Everyone likes to talk about food!  The origins of some popular foods provide an excellent opportunity to present and practice the “A is from B” structure.

Food Flashcards  are now available on the Vocabulary Flashcards page.  They are very useful when teaching likes and dislikes, as well as preferences, and even for restaurant and shopping roleplays.

A worksheet for practicing the ” A is from B ” form is on the Worksheets page.  Students can work through it alone, or use it as a discussion starter for small groups.

School Subjects Flashcards and Weekly Class Schedule Worksheet

School Subject Flashcards are now available from the Vocabulary Flashcards page.  They go well with the Weekly Class Schedule worksheet which can be found on the Worksheets page.

A good way to use them in the classroom is to drill vocabulary using the flashcards, incorporating the phrase “I have ____ class on ____days and ____days”  i.e.  “I have science class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”

The worksheet can be used for a group activity wherein students take on the role of teachers and plan out the weekly schedule for their ideal school.   Each group then presents the schedule they have made to the class.

This activity incorporates group work, active learning, and presentation skills, and is fun as well!

Materials for Teaching Prepositions

Preposition flashcards and a preposition practice worksheet are now available from the Vocabulary Flashcards and Worksheets pages, respectively.

A good way to introduce prepositions is to use a ball and a basket, and let students get comfortable with spatial relationships.  A quick game using the ball and basket in concert with the flashcards involves one student choosing a flashcard and shouting out the preposition, while another student places the ball in the described position in relation to the basket.

Another fun way to review prepositions is to ask students “Where are you?” and have them use the target vocab to explain where they are sitting in relation to other students or things in the classroom.  For example, “I am in front of Jenny”  or  “I am next to the window”.

The preposition worksheet is pretty straightforward.  Students make several sentences describing the location of some objects in the illustration, then make three questions using “Where is the … ” to ask other students as a communication activity.