ESL Lesson – OECD Travel Data

This lesson in the advanced level English textbook is about travel. So, I prepared a short lesson using OCED travel data.

The attached pdf has two pages of OCED travel data. We will use these pages as part of our lesson. It will help to build professional level speaking skills by understanding how to read, summarize and explain statistical data.

Speaking Activities

The first step is to understand the data you are looking at by answering three questions:

  1. what is it?
  2. what is being counted?

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ESL Vocabulary Activities – Flashcards

Learning how to spell lots of new words can be a long, slow process for ESL students.

So, I’m trying a new technique.  It’s flashcard learning from Quizlet. This lesson is for my advanced level students. It’s new for me. I will wait to see if the results are good.

Here is a link to the first set of flashcards. 15 words for this week’s homework.

Here is what to do.

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Quick Writing Ideas

ESL students and teachers sometimes need a quick, simple idea to start a writing project. Not a big essay. But a small prompt to get writing into action.

Here are three great ideas. I found them on a website. Here is the link. The site has lots of good writing ideas.

Writing Prompt 1. Visualization

Think about a place.  Maybe your favorite room. Living, kitchen, bathroom, workshop. Describe the room in great detail. The size, shape, color. The things in the room. What’s on the wall? What’s under the bed? What does it smell like?

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ESL Writing Quiz

Are writing tests hard for ESL students? Test your writing skills with this quiz.

Here is a quiz which my English students completed in our university ESL writing class.

The writing quiz has three types of questions to test their knowledge of the material we studied during the lessons and ability to:

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