ESL WORKSHEETS & LESSON PLANS
By Paul J. Hamel
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The worksheets in this e-book have been developed to supplement English-asa-Second. The worksheets are designed to be duplicated and distributed to students. They are meant to enhance and bring variety to an already-existing school English language teaching program. Each worksheet is accompanied by a detailed step-by-step lesson plan and suggested teaching techniques to assist the instructor in providing an interesting and successful lesson. The e-book opens in a PDF and there is no need to print out the whole book. Hamel All rights reserved No part of this publication may be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronically.
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By Paul J. Lesson can be printed out as needed. The lessons can also provide a useful resource for substitute teachers and tutors. or otherwise without the prior permission of the copyright owner.” or contact Paul J.com.Language textbooks and curriculum -. The worksheets can be used at home.
The value of worksheets in teaching English as a Second language is clear. reinforcing. evaluating choices. 2010
.” Worksheets serve as an important tool in supplementing. and expanding your lessons. and now the “Smart Board.INTRODUCTION Reproducible worksheets have unquestionably played a prominent role in education beginning with the invention of the ditto machine or spirit master. June. overhead projector. there will always be a need to fill in the gaps in knowledge and skills your students were assumed to have learned. Worksheets help students: • • • • • • • • • • review and understand already-taught materials in a new way learn through a variety of different methods develop writing and spelling skills have fun in doing challenging grammar and vocabulary building assignments keep their minds active and engaged learn new words and phrases on a topic make inferences. photocopier. and drawing conclusions refresh and help retain grammar points and vocabulary they have just learned visualize the new words through photos continue learning outside of the classroom
Crossword puzzles help teachers: • • • • • • • supplement textbooks and curriculum extend and reinforce their lessons keep their students’ interest provide extra homework or classroom assignment to improve English skills provides additional methods of presenting grammar and vocabulary building reinforce already-taught structures and vocabulary words use as a review tool that is less intimating and less threatening than tests
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Fill In 0099 2. THEM. UNDER. Reading. 0119 5. Vocabulary Building 9. Reading. Pair Practice. Present Tense. Vocabulary Building 0094 8. BETTER and WORSE. Present Tense. Vocabulary Building 19. Common verbs. BELOW. Fill In.S. Common Verbs.
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TITLE ITEM # 1. 0002 Reading Comprehension 14. HER. GOING TO. HIS. Writing. Common Verbs. Writing. HER. Class Discussion 11. Possessive Adjectives. Class Discussion 15. Modal Verb. THEIR. THROUGH. U. Oral Drill 0053 10. Class Discussion 6. Student Mixer. Future. MORE and LESS. Pair Practice. 0012 Class Discussion. Household Chores. Fill In. 0055 Games. 0097 Vocabulary Building 16. Reading. Reading. Animal names. 0098 Fill In. 0128 IN BACK OF. Writing 3. CAN and CAN’T. Imperative. Fill In. Names of Basic Clothing Items. Body Parts. Common Verbs 17. At the Shopping Center. ACROSS. BEHIND. Basic School Rules. 0011 Writing. Pair Practice. Clothing. 0121 Pair Practice. Vocabulary Building. ALONG. A LOT OF. Operating Common Machines. Vocabulary Building 0019 Fill In . Reading. 0014 Ordinal Numbers. ABOVE. IT. 0127 AROUND. Counting. Writing 20. Class Discussion. Money. Object Pronouns. NEXT TO. Vocabulary Building PAGE 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45
. DO and DON’T. A FEW. Pair Practice. Expressions of Time. AROUND. 0095 Class Discussion 7. Imperative. 0046 Vocabulary Building 12. HIM. HOW MUCH and HOW MANY. Writing 4. Pair Practice. Pair Practice.TABLE OF CONTENTS
NOTE: The worksheet titles are listed alphabetically and are not meant to be taught sequentially. 0045 Vocabulary Building 13. BESIDE. Vocabulary Building 0011 18. A LITTLE. 0118 Vocabulary Building 21. Find the Differences in Clothing. Following Simple Directions. Discussion. 0013 Writing. Writing. Student Mixer. Pair Practice. IN FRONT OF. Pair Practice. 0016 Vocabulary Building. Forming Possessive Adjectives with ‘s. OVER. DOES and DOESN’T. DO and DON’T. CAN. Writing. Counting.
Taking a Trip. 0028 Vocabulary Building. 0096 Writing. Class Discussion 34. Vocabulary 0065 Building 28. Names of the Parts of the Day. Student Mixer . Hamel
Note: Some lessons in the Intermediate Level Book may also be appropriate for beginning level students. Vocabulary Building 0018 37. Household Responsibilities. 0129 CLOSE TO. SPELL. NEAR. Pair Practice. Names of Vegetables. Class Discussion. Present Continuous Tense. Fill In. Prepositions of Location Review. FAR FROM. Using Social Language. Future Tense. 0092 Vocabulary Building 24. 0125 Writing. Pair Practice. 0063 Vocabulary Building. Writing 29. Present Tense. Writing 31. Numbers. Class Discussion 36. Fill In 23. EAST. Pair Practice. Fill in 42. Short Answers. Pair Practice. Vocabulary Building 33. SAY. WHO and WHAT. Names of Fruit. 0015 Vocabulary Building.TITLE
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22. Listening and Reading Comprehension 0070 30. 0124 Pair Practice. NORTH. Expressions of Time. Vocabulary Building 40. PRONOUNCE. Techniques. Fill In 38. Fill In 41. Pair Practice. Common Adjectives.
. Question Words. Vocabulary Building 0066 25. Pair Practice. TO BE. Vocabulary Building 0005 32. WHERE and WHAT TIME. Opposite Concepts. WEST. Vocabulary Building 0061 39. Common Verbs. People Categories. 0031 Vocabulary Building Useful Teaching Tips. WHEN. Crossword Puzzle. General Personal Information 0017 35. and Activities Other Educational Materials by Paul J. Expressions of Time. Names of Food Containers. Present Tense. Names of the Days and Months. Common Clarification 0064 Questions. Names of Family Members and Relationships. Reading an Office 0123 Directory. SOUTH. Use of the Infinitive. Pair Practice. Common Verbs. Expressions of Time. Crossword Puzzle. Crossword Puzzle. Pair Practice. WILL. Telling Time. 0020 Writing. 0068 Vocabulary Building 27. Prepositions of Location. 0067 Vocabulary Building 26. WANT and WANT TO.
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(Non-count) water _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________
water do you see? I see a little water? How many tickets do you see? I see a few tickets. ______
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elsworksheetsandlessonplans. How many brothers/sisters do you have? ________ 2.” and “a lot of.ESL Beginning Level
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1 Directions: Read and pronounce the names of the items below.” ”a few. How many hours do you sleep? ______________ 5 6 5. How much do you like __________? __________ do you eat? I is in the photo? 9.” or “a lot of” below. __________tea. _____ money.” “a little. ______ people.” or “a lot of. How much __________________ ? __________ eat _________ It’s__________ _________fruit. How many books do you read in a year?_______ 6.
4 Interview: Ask another student the
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How many How much tea How many apples are do you drink? people are there? There I drink _______ there? I see a few apples. A few & A lot of
milk cash homework pencils friends
people gas books dollars problems
Directions: List the items above under A FEW or A LITTLE below.
2 Directions: Practice asking with another student How much
Student 1: How much/How many _______ do you see? Student 2: I see _________ . How many __________________? __________
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How many children are there? There are ________. How many close friends do you have?_________ 7. How many hours do you study? ______________ How much fruit How much cash 8. 10. Write the answers using “a few.
3 Directions: Write “a few. How many relatives do you have? ____________ 3.
water tickets bread
(Count) tickets _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________
with “How much?” and “How many?” Answer using “a little.com
. How much money does gas cost? ____________ 4.
a carton of milk. Identify the items in the photos and have students repeat them after you. gas. I see a few tickets. etc. lock (of hair). 4.” and “a lot of” in the blank spaces below the photos. begin the lesson with a conversation using “how much” and “how many” to determine how much the students already know about how these expressions are used. Repeat the drill in exercise 2 eliciting answers with “a lot of. (Answers: 1.” “drink. How much work? A little work. read the questions to the class orally and have the students underline any unknown words. Examples: How many friends do you have? I have a lot of friends. (almost none) I have a few friends. a few.” “study. How much water do you see in the photo? How many tickets do you see? How much money do you want? How many friends do you have? How much do you like ice cream? I see a little water. (almost none) I have a little time. gallon. slice.” “money. 5. Introduce the structure by asking questions such as the examples below. answers will vary. Compare: I have little time. 3. Finally. Distribute the worksheet. a lot of. liter. spoon. and a plate of food. Continue asking similar questions about the remaining photos. Make sure that the students know the following countable nouns: glass. 2. carton. a liter/gallon of gas. Ask the students to provide two original questions at the end of the survey. a spoon of sugar. a lot of.” ”work. Explain that we use “a few” for items that can be counted and “a little” for items that cannot be counted. Then.com
. Stress that the use of the article “a” is essential. answers will vary.” or “a lot of” in the answers. How much money do you want? I want a lot of money. direct the students to list the items in the photos under the columns “A FEW” or “A LITTLE”. a slice of bread. Lack of the article produces a negative impression.” etc. It may be useful to drill these in the following types of contrasts: How much money? A little money. Point out that these words are countable and can be used with non-countable words in expressions with “of. have the students write the expressions on the blank lines provided.” Examples: a glass of water.” “furniture. FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES
Emphasize the use of such words as “food.” “like. the cost of a car. (some)
© Paul J. As a oral exercise ask the students to use “a little. Then.” Ask about friends. and plate. “need. Expand the activity by asking for volunteers to pose original questions using “How much” and “How many” using “a little. Have the students model the pronunciation of the words after you. a cup of coffee.ESL Beginning Level
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Before distributing the worksheet. 6.” and “hair” with the question “How much?” Some students tend to use the question “How many?” with these words. discuss the answers in a class discussion. cup. Examples:
Explain that “a lot of” is the opposite of “a little” and “a few” and is used with both count and non-count nouns. relatives. As an active listening and reading exercise. Direct students to exercise 3 on the worksheet. How much coffee do you drink? How much food you eat for dinner? How many hours do you study?
Vary the questions by using other verbs such as “want.” “eat. (a small quantity) I have few friends. explain any unfamiliar vocabulary.” “have. a lot of) Direct the students to the Student Survey in exercise 4 at the bottom of the worksheet. a lock of hair. (See lesson How much & How many.” “a few. cousins. Item #0098).” “a few. Introduce the vocabulary and pronounce the names of the items for each photo. Finally. Hamel 2010 • Lesson 0099