English Teaching Resources

Finding appropriate teaching materials can sometimes prove difficult. Cactus has carefully selected readily available online teaching resources for English including e-books, audio-visual materials, worksheets and lessons plans. These can be used as a useful support for your lessons – use our English teaching resources in your one-to-one and group classes.

Audio/Visual

Lyrics Training
Audiovisual comprehension with YouTube videos and movies such as “Frozen” or the “Beauty and the Beast”.

TEFL Tunes
Popular songs for teaching English, focussing on a particular tense or grammar structure.

ESL Lab
Listening comprehension with tasks and exercises for different levels and topics.

Vocabulary

Quizlet
Vocabulary training for in-class activities. Teachers can create an account for free and create their own vocabulary lists which the students can use. They can also invite their students into a group to give them online tasks or provide them with exercises.

Handouts Online
Handouts and worksheets, activities, flash cards, games for vocab, grammar and communication tasks.

General

ESL Gold
Speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, business, and pronunciation resources.

The Academic English Cafe
Quizzes, videos, writing topics, language games, essay topics and tips.

TEFL.net
Easily create worksheets with this worksheet generator – create your own worksheets for any topic, vocab or grammar point.

Oxford Guide to English Grammar
Basic grammar guide and reference for teachers.

Speaking and Communication

English Club
Conversation worksheets on a wide range of different topics.

Lanternfish
Printable flashcards, worksheets and games – choose your topic and print out these great flash cards!

iteslj.org
Conversation questions to get your students talking – a wide range of topics and some interesting questions.

BBC Learn English
English for adults: audio-visual materials, vocabulary and phrases.
English at University
English at Work
News report
Colloquial phrases and words
Pronunciation

Breaking News English
Up to date and relevant news articles for different levels.

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