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Explore verbal communication by participating in a talk show activity. EFL students identify the format of the Oprah Winfrey show and discuss matters with a "host." They utilize video cameras and sound equipment to record the "show" and view it at a later date. A great way to look back and see progress.
Students in an EFL/ESL program discover how to write a professional business e-mail. In this writing instructional activity, students review the correct way to write a business e-mail. They practice writing emails as a whole class and on their own.
Students read 2 short news stories for 5-10 minutes and underline vocabulary that is new to them. For this EFL conversation lesson, students discuss the vocabulary words, what they think each story is about and which they like best. Students work with partners and role play one of the stories and the class discusses each.
Learners are introduced to new vocabulary words and play a game to reinforce their meanings and usage. In this EFL instructional activity, students work in teams, they throw dice and the student with the higher number gets to answer a question regarding a new vocabulary word. Learners who answer correctly advance to the next vocabulary word. This instructional activity can be used to reinforce vocabulary at any English acquisition or grade level.
English learners participate in a discussion role-play activity. They identify topics that will assist them in communicating with native English speakers such as discussing the weather or social events. They define small talk, get acquainted with relevant vocabulary, and participate in role-play conversations with classmates.
Young scholars explore language arts by identifying specific parts of speech. In this adjective usage lesson, students read and define 30 new adjectives while utilizing them in sentences. Young scholars complete a vocabulary treasure hunt while using their new adjectives and exploring the school campus.
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson. English learners identify the techniques native English speakers use when speaking directly to a potential employer. They read handouts detailing seven steps to improve an interview and later define vocabulary terms.
Students explore communication by completing an English vocabulary activity. In this english language instructional activity, students identify five new transportation words that they recite in English. Students use these words in phrases which help them as they travel in America.
Students study English vocabulary related to time.  For this EFL/ESL telling time lesson, students practice phrasing of time in English using a clock with a moveable face. Students make clocks. Students play a teacher made game called snakes and ladders.
EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students discuss problem solving related to business.  In this business lesson, students discuss problems that may arise in a business and then brainstorm ways to solve such problems with a step by step technique.
Students explore English vocabulary by viewing a television program in class. For this medical terms lesson, students view the show "Grey's Anatomy" on television and identify English medical terms that are used. Students reflect on medical procedures that took place and complete a medical dictionary worksheet.
Students practice their English language skills and build accuracy while having a telephone conversation. In this how to make an appointment on the telephone lesson plan, students practice making a phone call. They discover what type of information they should leave and not leave during a telephone conversation and then work in pairs to practice having a telephone conversation in English.
ESL students explore English by participating in an ESL grammar activity. In this dictation lesson, students discuss the purpose of transcribing English into their native language by improving their reading comprehension. Students read children's stories such as Harry Potter or Green Eggs and Ham and practice transcribing them.
Students examine the usage of prepositions in English and build language accuracy. In this ESL lesson, students review common English prepositions and are also introduced to new and uncommon English prepositions. Students complete a student handout on prepositions.
In this ESL/EFL comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to an article entitled, "Kyoto Protocol Heated Bra Developed." They participate in discussion activities, and written ones including true or false, matching, and short answer comprehension questions.
In this ESL/EFL reading comprehension lesson, learners read an article entitled, "Impeach Tony Blair." They participate in discussion activities, debates, and answer a variety of question types based on their comprehension of the article.
In this adjectives lesson plan, students use suggested adjectives to describe their home or a friend. They then play a game where they try out describe an item to their team. This is a lesson plan intended for adults but could easily be modified for a younger audience.
Enlgish learners develop food and drink vocabulary by ordering in English. They use coffee phrases to order. Resource assumes your learners enjoy beverages at coffee shops. Consider your demographic before exercising that assumption. 
English learners will enjoy watching the video of Susan Boyle on "Britain's Got Talent". Then, they will participate in a discussion about beauty and if its important. Showing popular videos is a great way to get students to practice conversational speaking.
In this ELS lesson plan, students practice giving and receiving directions to a location in English. The teacher first models and then allows time for students to practice with each other.

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