ESL Vocabulary Builders

Vocabulary is the building blocks of a language. These vocabulary builder lessons are designed to blast off a language learners use of the language at a rapid pace. These are fu, easy, and effective.

The Curious History of Canadian Thanksgiving Customs

The Curious History of Canadian Thanksgiving Customs A country's culture and customs are much like a living organism in that they are ever changing, [...]


Easter Poem “The Chocolate Rabbit”

Easter Poem “The Chocolate Rabbit”  Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word.  Eat  Rabbit  Easter  Ate  Moment  Tail  Love  Chocolate  Nibbled[...]


ESL and Poetry - Romeo and Juliet, a Valentines Day ESL Lesson

Romeo and Juliet Read the poem with a friend and try to figure out what each bold word means based on the context. My dear Juliet, your sight is e[...]


Valentines Day Rap

 Happy Valentines Day! Listen and watch the video below. or click here for PDF Printable Version for handouts: PDF Share This Link with others [...]


How Many Words can You Make from "Happy Easter"?

How Many Words can You Make from "Happy Easter"? 1. _________________________________ 2. _________________________________ 3. _________________[...]


April Fool's Day ESL Lesson

April Fool's Day Pre-Reading Task Discuss these questions in groups Have you heard of April Fool’s Day? What is a fool? What do you think[...]


Winter Wonderland Word Scramble (Advanced)

Winter Wonderland Word Scramble (Advanced) zabilzdr        _________________________ pmuteaerert   _________________________ nwaooidsrnbg  ____[...]


Winter Sports Word Scramble

Winter Sports Word Scramble Unscramble the word for the sport. tbiaholn esepd nsaitgk kis ujminpg eferesylt ksiing wodnillh siikng no[...]


Restaurant English

Restaurant ESL Taking your young adult ESL learners to a restaurant, or at least talking about restaurant culture, is an important step in acclimatiz[...]


How Many Words? How many words can you make out of “April Showers”.

How Many Words? How many words can you make out of “April Showers”. _________________________________ _________________________________ _____[...]


A Valentine’s Day Fruit and Vegetables Poem!

You may not carrot all for me The way I care for you. You may turnip your nose When I plead with you But if your heart should beet with [...]


Learn to read with phonics – phonics for kids - the letter /C/

Words that begin and end with the letter /c/ (hard /k/ sound) The Letter /C/ Part 1: A)     Read the following words that begin with the le[...]


Phonics for Kids – /B/ Words – Phonics worksheets

Words that begin and end with the letter /b/ (hard /b/ sound)  the letter /B/   Part 1: A)     Read the following words that begin with[...]


Learn to read with phonics – phonics for kids - the letter /D/

Words that begin and end with the letter /d/   The Letter /D/ Part 1: A)     Read the following words that begin with the letter /d/:  [...]


Halloween Words

Halloween Words / Halloween Vocabulary Halloween Words - Vocabulary  This is a list of common words used at Halloween. ESL teachers and students can[...]


Thanksgiving ESL Words

Thanksgiving is a wonderful Fall holiday celebrated in North America (Canada and the USA).  However, although very similar in how it is celebrated, it[...]


Alpine Skiing at the Olympics – Winter Olympics vocabulary

Alpine Skiing at the Olympics – Winter Olympics vocabulary Alpine Skiing, also called downhill skiing, consists of four main events in the Winter Oly[...]


Valentine’s Word Find

Valentine’s Word Find How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day? 1. ______________________________ 2. ______________________________ 3.[...]


Winter Olympics Sports and Events: A Fun Vocabulary Builder and Exercise

Winter Olympics Sports and Events: There are fifteen winter Olympic sports and within each sport there are various events. This is a vocabulary b[...]


Colours Word Scramble

Colours Unscramble the following colours and then use the same colours to colour the picture. 1. ilevot    _________________________ 2. elwoyl [...]


Spelling Bee and Listening Bee - fun and useful ESL games

Spelling Bee and Listening Bee This lesson can be adjusted for all levels and ages. A Spelling Bee is a great ESL game for ESL students of all age[...]


How to write a cheque

How to write a cheque What is a cheque: A cheque is form of “currency”, which is a different word for money. A cheque is a form of money that yo[...]


The Origins of Halloween (Advanced reading)

The Origins of Halloween (Advanced reading) It was a dark night at the end of the summer, hundreds of years ago, when our Celtic ancestors celebrated[...]


Valentines Day Vocabulary Word Scramble Advance

Valentines Day Vocabulary Word Scramble Advanced Work with a partner to unscramble the words. dngciaellht   ______________________________ radlin[...]


Jack Frost, a Poem by Gabriel Setoun

Winter Vocabulary Read the poem and discuss new vocabulary.   Jack Frost (by Gabriel Setoun)   The door was shut, as doors shou[...]


Easter Egg Emotions

Easter Egg Emotions Using real egg shells (before class get some eggs, puncture a hole at both ends and blow out the insides of the egg, then wash ou[...]


How Many Words in “Winter Wonderland”? - ESL Winter word search

How Many Words? Can you find 10 words hidden in “Winter Wonderland”? 1. ______________________________ 2. ______________________________ 3. [...]


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