Describing Trends

Describing graphs – using the present perfect to talk about change Use this describing graphs worksheet to introduce talking about changes using the present perfect. Describing graphs

Telephone Roleplays

Simple telephone roleplay Telephone English is generally uncomplicated and straightforward, there’s a limited set of specific language which needs to be covered, the exception being conference calls which have their own set of challenges. This activity is designed to give students some very general situations in which to cover some common telephone call scenarios. Go through […]

Business English Phrasal Verbs

This is a simple game for practising phrasal verbs. Think of six phrasal verbs that you want to practise. On the board write the six different verbs and six different prepositions in two numbered lists. You will also need to think up and write down six sentences each using a different phrasal verb, remove the verb and […]

Business Collocations

Give pairs of students a copy of the Venn diagram. Ask them to sort the collocations below the diagram into the two areas stated in the circles. If the collocation seems to fit in both areas then they should write it in the middle section. When everyone is finished, draw the diagram on the board […]

Parallel dialogue

These following dialogues are split into two columns. In one column the English contains an error. Students read through the dialogue and decide for each line of dialogue which column contains the correct language. The dialogue contains grammatical forms and vocabulary which can then be focused on in follow up activities, for example, a telephone […]

Mixed up Business Idioms

Business idioms are part of daily working life. These worksheets allow your learners to see a number of business-related idioms in context. First, they should use their prior knowledge and educated guesswork to complete the idioms. Then see if the class can work out the meanings from their context. Learners are then invited to think of […]

Quantifiers & There is / are Activities

Here are some ESL activities which practise the use of quantifiers and the use of there is & there are. What’s in your fridge? – a vocabulary guessing game This is a vocabulary guessing game for practising is there and are there questions, as well as quantifiers like some, any, a lot of and vocabulary related to food, the home, the workplace, […]

Games using Numbers, Time and Dates for Adult Learners

A selection of ESL games using numbers, times and dates aimed at adult learners. Teaching Online You can find online numbers, times and dates exercises and activities at our online-focused site Numbers Phone Number Collection To practise the numbers one to ten, have students invent a 10 digit long telephone number and then mingle […]

Tag Question Activities

Online Tag Questions Exercises and Games You can find online tag question exercises and activities at our online-focused site Tag question confirmation Explain that tag questions are usually used to confirm information that we think we already know. Go round the class and get students to confirm something they already know about a fellow […]

Past Perfect Activities

Predicaments The past perfect can be tricky to explain and even the most advanced students can be inclined to stick to the past simple instead. One example you can give that will help to illustrate the difference is: when I got to the party everyone left  when I got to the party everyone had left  Write these two sentences on the board and […]