Printable ESL Worksheets
Planning lessons and finding good resources takes a lot of time but you can save time by using printable ESL worksheets.
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There are a lot of sites on the internet with excellent teaching
resources, some of which you have to pay for, whereas some are free.
Many of these sites have great worksheets for grammar
Some also offer links to sites with online games
examples of sites offering great resources are:
These sites are all a little different, and some offer different levels
of access to resources, depending on whether you pay a subscription fee.
What they do all have in common, though, is that they can give you
valuable resources, and inspiration for great lessons.
Really Learn English also offers the following
printable ESL worksheets:
English Grammar Test for Download
Short Stories Book & Workbook
Short Stories for Beginners
Past Tense, a Step by Step Guide
Plural Nouns, a Step by Step Guide
Most sites which offer printable ESL worksheets are contributed to by
teachers so you can be sure that a lot of the resources have been
Sometimes there are even tips on how to use them.
How to use worksheets effectively
Here are some tips to help you use your worksheets usefully.
- Make them relevant to the rest of your lesson.
- Have some relevant worksheets prepared in case
some students finish other work early.
- Print some vocabulary worksheets (for example
crossword or word search puzzles) to use as fillers if you finish too
- Let the students give you ideas for worksheets.
Some sites allow you to customize the worksheets. Students then feel
more involved in their work.
- Vary the appearance of the worksheets. If you
use a lot of worksheets, make them more visually interesting by using a
color printer or printing them on colored paper.
- Create workbooks. Students really appreciate
being able to take something away from their lessons and individual
sheets of paper can get lost.
Staple worksheets together and create a booklet for students to work
through, either in the lessons or as homework.
A word of warning
Wherever you get your worksheets from, make sure the site has
permission for them to be used in class, and there are no copyright
Printable ESL worksheets can make your life easier but they will not
replace proper planning or good teaching.