Recent English lessons...
April Fool’s – A History and English Lesson April Fool’s Day is an informal holiday that occurs every year on April 1st. On that day, it is common for people to pull pranks (jokes that make other people look silly). Have you ever wondered how that tradition started? Watch this video to find out the […]See More →
“Blackbird” by The Beatles – English Gap Fill Exercise How does a gap-fill exercise work? While listening to “Blackbird” by the Beatles, you’ll read along with the lyrics worksheet below the video. Notice that blank spaces have been substituted for some of the lyrics. As you’re listening, try to fill in the blanks with the words you hear. […]See More →
Learning Culture and Communication: Garage Sale An English Lesson for Enterprising Teachers and Students What is a garage sale? It is a sale of used household items, taking place in someone’s garage or front yard. Items are usually sold at a drastically reduced rate compared to items sold at a store. Synonyms for garage sale include yard sale and rummage sale. I grew up going to garage sales with my mom. She […]See More →
The Rare but Adorable Ili Pika An English Reading Activity Just last summer, a rare photo was taken of an adorable creature in China. Read the article below, and then answer the comprehension questions after it, in order to test your reading comprehension skills. Deep within the Tian Shan mountains in China, a furry […]See More →
President Theodore Roosevelt was the United States’ 26th president, and had a reputation for being an adventurer. His “cowboy” style leadership led him to some very interesting positions in the government, including president of the United States. I’ve put together an English listening activity that will help you practice your listening skills. In this lesson, you will watch this video and see […]See More →
How to talk about Facebook in English I’m old enough to have gone through all of high school and university having never had Facebook. No one knew what social media really was in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. That’s right. I’m that old. Now that Facebook is here, it’s an integral part of many people’s lives. People […]See More →
Thomas Edison English Listening Activity About 15 years ago, my family and I visited the birthplace of Thomas Edison while we were on a cross-country road trip. I have always been impressed with the brilliance and business acuity of Thomas Edison. I hope you enjoy this English listening activity I put together on a video I found on the life of Thomas Edison. You […]See More →