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Lesson Plan on Clothing Vocabulary and Shopping

A detailed ESL Beginners’ lesson plan on clothing vocabulary and shopping. Student teams design clothing stores, plan inventory and prices, and “sell” to other students.

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Online Vocabulary Games and Practice Activities

These vocabulary games are an excellent way to practice important English vocabulary, including the words of the Academic Word List.

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ESL Conversation Techniques-- Get Your Students Talking

Get your students talking to each other with these proven ESL conversation techniques.

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Question Formation: How Do You Ask...?

How to form questions in English: a simple explanation with lots of examples using question words and helping verbs.

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Finding English Reading Materials

Use these book recommendations to find English reading materials that match your reading level, interests, and needs.

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Planning Vocabulary Lessons with the Internet

Tools, ideas, and reading sources for intermediate or advanced ESL vocabulary lessons.

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English Verb Tenses: Examples and Practice

Learn when to use more than 12 English verb tenses, with examples and links to practice exercises.

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Common Idioms

Recognizing these common idioms will make it easier to understand English conversations (and books, emails, and lectures as well!)

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Idiom Examples in a Conversation

These idiom examples show how idioms are used in ordinary conversation.

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