Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Go through the different sections of this interesting site by the BBC and you'll easily learn more about the great games: The Olympic Games, and their history.


Monday, 30 July 2012

EXTREME SPORTS (elementary students)

What is the difference between extreme sports and common sports? If you download this worksheet you'll find out. It will also help you to learn which verb you need for each one: PLAY, DO or GO? Give it a try! (You'll find the answers on the third page, but keep this a secret...)

Just click on the picture to download it!

[Clipart by Phillip Martin]

Sunday, 29 July 2012


One of the most exciting events of the year is taking place in London this summer. Actually this great event is only celebrated every four years and the whole world gathers around it and participates. Everyone wants to see the best runner, swimmer, marathon runner or wrestler. But when did all this start? Here are some links that may help you to follow the games and learn more about their origins, evolution and significance. You can also have some fun with the games in some of them!

  1. http://assets.olympic.org/virtualexhibitions/expo-heroes-en.html
  2. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/?ESP=Teachers/ib/20080729/awa/olympics_activity_1_5///salp/tout////
  3. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/interactive/2011/jul/26/london-2012-virtual-tour-olympic-park
  4. http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2012/olympics-gymnastics/index.html
  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/olympics-2012+content/interactive
  6. http://getset.london2012.com/en/resources/14-16/games-1-1-1-1/14-16-picture-story (ages 14-16)
  7. http://getset.london2012.com/en/resources/11-14/games-1-1-1/11-14-fact-file (ages 11-14)
  8. http://getset.london2012.com/en/resources/7-11/games-1-1/7-11-match-the-sound (ages 7-11)
  9. http://getset.london2012.com/en/resources/3-5/games/tell-a-story (beginners)
  10. http://getset.london2012.com/en/resources/3-5/games/3-5-sound-track (beginners)
  11. http://www.esltower.com/VOCABSHEETS/olympics/olympics.html (worksheets)
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGJVyGWnws0&feature=em-subs_digest (YouTube video)
  13. http://www.eslflow.com/olympicslessonplans.html (lots of interesting links)
  14. http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/freetime/video-zone/olympic-park-fly-through (a video tour of London's Olympic park and activities)
  15. http://www.sandiegored.com/videos/2234/Mr-Bean-en-la-inauguracion-de-los-Juegos-Olimpicos-2012/ (Mr. Bean at the Olympics)

Saturday, 28 July 2012


Enter this wonderful site and listen to different conversations after choosing your level. You'll also find exercises after listening.

Here is a list of what you can find. I strongly recommend it!

Created by Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

FOOD & DRINKS (ESL elementary powerpoint)

How many words related to food do you know? Can you name all the pictures? 
Check it out with this powerpoint. (You can watch the video to see the contents of the presentation and download it if you want to give it a try!)


Click here to download the powerpoint.  

[Main image by Phillip Martin]

Thursday, 12 July 2012

SOME & ANY (ESL worksheet for intermediate students)

In this worksheet you can practise the use of some and any, so easy and yet so complicated!

Answer key included.
[Pictures by Phillip Martin]

Just click here to download it:


This site allows you to learn new words, hear them and do different activities to remember them. Just click on this link and choose one of the categories to get started!


Sunday, 1 July 2012



If two witches would watch two watches,
which witch would watch which watch?

FUN SONG (all levels, teenagers & adults)

I bet you'll like this song!
You can choose your level and then fill in the gaps.

Click here to start:

Can you learn it by heart?