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Download No Prep Verbs ESL Lesson, Games and Activities

Happy Everyday English Theme 6: Verbs

No Prep Verbs ESL Lesson for Kids and Teachers

In this lesson software, your English students will learn and practice 8 different verbs that are related to the face.  This lesson has over 20 different no prep ESL games and practice activities that you can choose from when teaching.  It includes a new word introduction and a lesson presentation.

This fun and easy to play lesson software has so much content in it that you can actually use it across multiple lessons and even use it during an online class.


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ESL Verbs Lesson Content

Keywords: eat, drink, bite, listen,

                    smell, lick, see, talk 

Sample Sentences

  • I can talk.

  • He can talk.  She can eat.

  • I eat with my mouth.

  • Can you see?

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Lesson Plan Procedures and Tips

Although you can simply start this lesson up and teach it without much prep, here's a sample lesson plan you can use to have a blast in your class using just this lesson software.  To add more to your lesson tho, I recommend downloading the provided flashcards and adding some flashcard games to the class.  It's not necessary but it helps add even more fun to your class by getting students moving around more.

New Content Teaching

1. Lesson Introduction and Pre-Teaching

Start the lesson by using the new words section of the lesson software.  You can reveal the verbs one by one to your students or have them choose a picture to reveal in a more discovery based learning process.

When a verb has been revealed, press it to focus on that picture.  Teach students the new word and navigate back to the new word screen.  Make sure to use TPR when students are talking about the verbs as it's easy to act out verbs.  (Just make sure they don't bite each other!)  When returning to the new words introduction page, allow students to say all of the verbs that they have learned so far.  After all 8 words have been learned, go to the Listen and Touch activity.

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2. Verbs Listen and Touch (Practice Activity)

In this reinforcement activity, you say a verb and a student should touch that picture on the board.  When they touch it, they should say the name and act it out.  Other students can say and do the action as well.  Do this several times at a pace your students can handle. 

If your students are capable, other students in the class can also call out verbs that the active student should touch and say.

3. Blast Off (Practice Activity)

Blast Off can be found in the Practice section of the software.

In Blast Off, verb picture and it will start flashing.  Say a yes or a no sentence or question about it that your students would understand.  If the answer to the question is YES, they jump.  If it is NO, they sit down.  (You could substitute these actions for verbs they have just learned).

Here are some example sentences & questions you might use (depending on student level):

  • Can he jump?

  • He can eat.

  • She can lick.

  • Can you jump?  (In this case, students should listen for the correct number and face part).

To make the activity even more fun, you can rapidly ask questions and students can jump and sit pretty fast.

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4. Even More Practice! (Optional)

At this point, you have a lot of different practice activities to choose from.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Matching (practice):  Students match the verbs with the part of the face that does that action.  "I bite with my teeth."  Students should listen and then drag the verb to the part of the face.  Use this practice activity if you've taught the face parts.

  • I smell with my nose (practice): Say a sentence that students must replicate using the pictures shown.  "I lick with my tongue.  Not my nose."  Use this practice activity if you've taught the face parts.

  • Pronoun Practice (practice): You are shown three different pictures at the top of the screen and the verbs at the bottom.  Say sentences using the pronouns and the different verbs that have been taught.  "He can eat.  She can see.  It can bite."  Students must drag the verb pictures to the correct spot

  • Flashcard Games: This can also a great time to play some flashcard games.

5. Lesson Presentation

This lesson talks about verbs in context.  It actually has a simple text using the sentence structure "I can eat".  It also features an alternate text option sentence structure "I eat with my mouth".  With the alternate text, you can teach the same lesson to two different classes/levels.  You could also use both text options to teach one class if you wish.

Some tips about lesson presentation:

  • Talk about the pictures first.  "What do you see?" "Who is it?" "What can he do?"  Guide students to talk about the pictures and use whatever related content you've learned in the past to talk about these pictures. 

  • If your students can read,  guide your students together using your finger.

  • If students can't read, instruct them to listen as you do so.  They can repeat after you.  Do this a few times.

  • After reading, ask a follow up question such as "what can she do?" "Can you see?" "How do you eat?"

  • Repeat the above steps for all pages until you reach the final page.

  • Final Page: Students should talk about what they can do with their face using the verbs they've been practicing.

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6. Games Games Games

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Now that students are more familiar with the new content, let's play some games!  You can navigate to the games section of the software and choose the games you think your students would enjoy.  There are so many to choose from!

You may also try:

7. Wind Down and Review

Depending on the time left, it's time to wind down the lesson, review, and award points/rewards/etc.  Here are a couple options you have:

  • Flashcard review: Hold up flashcards and have students shout the verbs.  Encourage students to say the verbs and act them out.

  • Use the Review section of the software. 

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Final Thoughts

There you have it!  This is a pretty fun and active verbs ESL lesson related to what we can do with our faces.  If you've followed this plan, you should still have plenty of content left for an additional lesson using this lesson software. 

If you have time to prepare a full lesson plan ahead of time, here are some final thoughts to make a fantastic lesson.


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