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These English as a Second Language lessons include bold images and simple sentences. The images can be shown on interactive whiteboards. At the bottom of the lesson pages, you will find downloadable worksheets. Teachers: It is usually best to preview the lessons and worksheets before presenting the material to your ESL class.


Names -Most people have a first and last name. Some people also have one or more middle names. Names can be long or short, easy to pronounce or difficult.

Numbers - We use numbers to count things and to solve math problems. It's important to memorize your phone number.


Office Work - Office managers and workers need to have good computer skills and good language skills.

Opposites - A fun way to improve your English is to learn opposites, with this ESL lesson.


People - ESL lesson about people and their ages.

Pets - Dogs, cats, birds, and fish are popular pets.

Proms - Proms are high school dances. Students wear gowns and tuxedos to the prom.


Restaurants - Restaurants prepare food and beverages for customers.

Rooms in a House - Houses have many rooms like the kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, etc.


Season - Autumn or Fall - Fall is the season after summer and before winter. It starts in September and ends in December.

Season - Spring - Spring is the season after winter and before summer. It starts in March and ends in June.

Season - Summer - Summer is the hottest season of the year. It starts in June and ends in September. People swim, hike, and spend time outside during the summer.

Summer School Lessons for ESL - Fun summer themed lessons for ESL classrooms.

Season - Winter - Winter is the coldest season of the year. It comes after fall and before spring.

Shapes and Colors - Shapes include circles, squares, rectangles, stars, diamonds, and more.

Sign Language - American Sign Language uses finger movements and positions to spell out words. It's easy to learn finger spelling.

Stores and Shops - Shoppers have many types of stores to pick from.

Shapes and Colors - Shapes and colors help us describe things. Circles, ovals, squares, and rectangles are some of the most common shapes.

Shoes, Slippers, Sandals - Shoes are worn on the feet. They protect a wearer's feet and keep them warm.

Supermarkets - Supermarkets sell food and other items like laundry detergent, magazines, and shampoo.


Taxes - File your taxes by April 15. Employees pay both federal and state taxes.

Telling Time - What time is it? What time do you wake up? When do you go to work?

Tools - Tools are used to build and fix things.

Toys - Balls, jumprope, hula hoop, dolls, race cars, games, and more toys.

Traffic Signs and Road Signs - Drivers need to understand traffic and road signs. Signs vary from country to country.

Transportation and Vehicles - People drive cars, take the bus, or walk to work and the supermarket. This ESL lesson reviews types of transportation.

TV Shows - Types of television shows such as the news, cartoons, educational shows, cooking shows, etc.


Vegetables - People should eat three or more servings of vegetables daily. Vegetables are sold in grocery stores.

Washing Clothes - We use washing machines and dryers to wash and dry our clothes. Some people go to the laundromat.


Weather - Weather changes every day. It can be hot, warm, cool, cold, or freezing. We plan different activities for various types of weather.

Weddings - Four-page ESL lesson about weddings and marriage ceremonies.

World Flags - This ESL lesson includes colorful images and short descriptions of flags from around the world.

Yards - Houses have front yards and backyards. This lesson shows a dog house, wading pool, fence with a gate, and a BBQ grill.