ESL Handouts

These handouts will print out easily on A4 or equivalent paper. They are copyright-free and you can print and distribute them to your students as much as you like.

Numbers 0-100
pre-intermediate+
Explanatory list from zero to one hundred - ordinals and cardinals

Abbreviations
intermediate+
Selected list of abbreviations in general and business use

Expressing the Future
intermediate+
Presentation of four ways we use for talking about the future: Present Simple, Present Continuous, Going To and Will for the Future

Desiderata
intermediate+
There is some controversy as to the source of this design for living prose poem. It is variously claimed to be anonymous ('found in Old St Paul’s Church, Baltimore AC 1692') and to have been written by Max Ehrmann in Terre Haute, Indiana in the early 1920's.

Futility
intermediate+
Sensitive First World War poem by Wilfred Owen