A2. The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling – using the past tense and basic phrasal verbs

This lesson is based on a charming little animated short about an elderly man who overcomes his fear of falling. Students practice using the past tense to narrate a story. They also practice using time markers and prepositions.

Students describe what they see in the film and use narrative language to retell the story. The vocabulary focus of the lesson is basic phrasal verbs and time markers.

A2. Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives for Elementary Learners

This is a colourful and dynamic 90 minute Powerpoint lesson plan for elementary English students. It is designed as an introduction to adjectives, comparatives and superlatives and contains a variety of animations and interactive exercises to assess for learning with ESL students.

This lesson plan features a whole range of exercises that encourage speaking. Students not only practice the grammar and form, but also fluency and accuracy. The pack also includes a worksheet and lesson notes for teaching online.

A1. How do you do – How to use do & does

Introduce your beginner students to the use of auxiliary ‘do’ and the verb ‘to do’ with this complete Powerpoint lesson plan. Lead your students through the basic concepts of how to use ‘do’ as an auxiliary verb and as a regular verb. The lesson uses lots of visual prompts and dynamic graphics to elicit speaking. Plus there are quizzes and speaking tasks throughout to assess learning. This is an idea lesson for your beginner and elementary students.

A1. The Present Continuous

This short Powerpoint presentation introduces students to the present continuous (progressive) tense. Using visual prompts and dynamic graphics, students are encouraged to practice the form verbally. There are a variety of tasks where students form their own questions and use the progressive tense to talk about themselves. It is the ideal introduction to the present continuous for beginners and a perfect supplement to lessons using written exercises.

A1. Modal Verbs: Can & Could

This complete Powerpoint lesson introduces beginners to the modal verbs ‘can’ and ‘could’. This presentation leads your students through the basic concept of using modal verbs for ability and possibility. it features a variety of visual prompts and dynamic graphics to encourage students to speak and use the forms. There are also a variety of assessment exercise throughout. This lesson is ideal for beginners. It is a great supplement for lessons using lots of dull cloze exercises as it encourages students to actually speak and use the language in an authentic way.

A1. Countable & Uncountable Nouns: Your House and Home

This is a complete Powerpoint presentation that introduces the basic grammar rules for countable and uncountable nouns. The lesson also introduces vocabulary for the house and home. This simple lesson plan uses a range of images to elicit spoken use of the grammar forms and rules. There are also a variety of dynamic quizzes and exercises that consolidate the topic. Students are assessed throughout the lesson, which gives them plenty of opportunities to practice as they are learning. Ideal for both beginners and elementary students.

A1. Beginners Introduction to Prepositions of Movement

This 40-50 minute lesson is a short and sweet introduction to the basic prepositions of movement. Students study a variety of prepositions of place and movement. They then do a range of speaking exercises using visual and themed prompts to practice making sentences. The presentation also has a variety of quizzes throughout to assess for learning.

At the end of the lesson, your students will have lot more confidence when talking about about movement and describing what is happening.

A1. Beginners Introduction to Prepositions of Place and Time

This short but complete Powerpoint lesson introduces ESL beginners to the basic prepositions and their use. This dynamic resource elicits spoken use of basic English vocabulary at beginners level in teaching the premise of the basic prepositions: in, on, at.

The lesson uses images to illustrate the use of each of the prepositions followed by a range of speaking exercises and assessment quizzes to consolidate students’ knowledge and use. The lesson can be completed in about an hour depending on how much time you want to spend on each of the exercises.

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One of the great things about English language teaching is the opportunities you have as an English language teacher to travel the world and embrace different cultures in different countries. However, teaching English in Spain or any other country will always have its challenges. One of those challenges can be adapting to the teaching methods and learning culture that your students have become used to. Continue reading

Welcome to English Evolution


Hello and welcome to English Evolution learning, a learning resource website for English language teachers working in Spain.

The English Evolution website offers a host of learning materials, presentations and lesson plans to use in the classroom, most of which are free. You will also find features and articles about the merits and pitfalls of working as an English language teacher. Continue reading