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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Happy Birthday Canada!

Wednesday, July 1st marks the anniversary date (1867) of the union of the British North America provinces. This statutory holiday means fireworks, festivals, concerts and parades all across Canada! 

It's a proud day for Canadians to celebrate their heritage so why not get your ESL students talking about Canada Day too!


Watch Canada Travel Guide video here 


ESL Holiday Lessons: Canada Day reading and follow up activities
Learn English Feel Good: Vocabulary exercise on Canada Day
ESL Library: Canada Day podcast for beginners 
ESL Library: Canada Day lesson with activities:  membership site
English Gateway: Canada Day collocations
Bogglesworld ESL: Worksheets on Canada
ISL Collective: What is Canada Day? Reading and follow up activities:  donation site
Canada Day Quiz: Quiz on Canada facts and knowledge
Canada Online: Canada holiday lesson plans  
ESL Discussions: Conversation questions on Canada 
Busy Teacher: 22 Canada worksheets:  lesson-sharing site
ISSBC: Quizzes, readings and activities on Canada 
ESOL Courses: Online listening quiz on Introduction to Canada 
Reading ESL: Readings about Canada with follow up activities 
DLTK Kids: Canada wordsearch puzzle 
DLTK Kids: Canada anagram puzzle 
ESL Corner: Canadian culture reading + more about Canada 
A4ESL: Online quiz about Canada (checking grammar) 
Maclean's: The 50 Most Important People in Canada
CIC: Citizenship and Immigration to Canada
StatsCan: Canadian statistics
Canada Facts: Interesting facts about Canada
Livingin-Canada: Information about living in Canada

Monday, June 3, 2019

June Topics and Themes!

For many teachers and students, June marks the end of the school year, but for others, it's about getting ready for summer classes! There's still a lot to talk about with your ESL students so be sure to check out our June Topics and Themes and don't forget to follow ESL Made Easy for weekly posts. One topic that may not get a lot of attention is Father's Day (June 16th). Why not use the days ahead to talk about the history of Father's Day as well as the various roles fathers play in the family and in the community. 

Other noteworthy topics for this month are World Ocean Day, International Sushi Day, the start of Ramadan, the Summer Solstice, World Music Day, and International Anti-Drug Day. Stay tuned for related links to recommended ESL worksheets and activities!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

May Topic: International: Sleep!

May 12th is International Fatigue Syndrome Day. This day is set aside to recognize the fact that sometimes life can make us feel tired and worn-out. It is also a day to create an awareness on how sleeping problems and disorders can lead to serious health issues. Your ESL students might find this to be a familiar and interesting topic to discuss as they can talk about their own sleeping problems, habits and routines!  >>>
Download the ESL MADE EASY

Student-centred reading and conversation lesson plan!
Great for multi-level classes or one on one teaching!


Test your students on sleep and sleep disorder knowledge. Take the quizzes here.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May Topic: World Laughter Day!

It's World Laughter Day on May 7! Who knew?  Share a laugh with your ESL students and get them talking about the benefits of laughing with a free lesson by ESL Made Easy on:

Laughter is the Best Medicine!  
Find free worksheet and recommended links for your ESL students here (based on Global Belly Laugh Day)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy Easter

There's plenty of Easter vocabulary and traditions for your ESL students to learn about this week - starting with Good Friday on Friday, April 19th and Easter Sunday on April 21st. Have your students learn more about this religious celebration as well as the commercial side of Easter including the Easter bunny, chocolate goodies and the joys of Easter egg hunting!


EL Civics: Easter picture vocabulary lesson with follow up activities
ESL Kids Stuff: A PDF Easter lesson and activities
ESL Flow: Culture and celebration Easter activities
English WSheets: Vocabulary worksheets for Easter
Teach-nology: Activities and worksheets for Easter
Get English Lessons: History of Easter video and questions
ESOL Courses: Online Easter worksheets and vocabulary lessons
ESL Fast: A beginner reading about Easter eggs with follow up activities
Anglomaniacy: An Easter vocabulary quiz
Bogglesworld ESL: Easter worksheets
Canada-ESL: Reading and follow up activities on Easter Around the World
Ciao From Debbie: An Easter reading comprehension exercise
ISL Collective: 140 Easter worksheets and activities: donation site
The Holiday Zone: A variety of Easter activities
English is a Piece of Cake: PDF lesson plan and activities on Easter
Heads Up English: Listening/reading activity on the History of Easter
English Centre: Easter customs and traditions worksheet
ABC Teacher: An Easter reading with vocabulary and comprehension questions
ITESLJ: Easter discussion questions
A4ESL: A short reading with online comprehension questions on Easter
A4ESL: Online grammar quiz associated with Easter
Learn English Feel Good: A vocabulary quiz on Easter
ESL Holiday Lessons: Reading with follow up activities about Easter Sunday
ESL Video Quiz: The History of Easter listening and quiz
YouTube: Short video on Easter questions with answers
Can Teach: Easter songs and poems

Thursday, March 21, 2019

March Topic: Earth Hour

It's Earth Hour around the world this Saturday, March 30th (8:30 p.m. local time). This environmental movement, which initially started in 2005 in Sydney, Australia, has encouraged individuals and businesses around the world to show their support for climate change initiatives and an awareness of their own carbon footprint. Be sure to set some time aside to talk about this global climate campaign with your ESL students and see if they're going to turn out their lights for one hour!


1. Have you participated in Earth Hour before? What did you do and how did it make you feel?

2. What have been some initiatives in your home country for raising awareness about climate change and the environment? Are there any current environmental policies or programs in place for residents and businesses? Have they been working?

3. What are some ways in which people can reduce their energy consumption in a typical home of a developed country? What about for businesses?

4. In what ways can people enjoy being in the dark for one hour at home with their family or friends?


Earth Hour: A lantern making project for Earth Hour - PDF  (reading and following instructions)