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Printable young learner worksheets

A selection of worksheets and lesson plans from Macmillan resources.

Printable worksheets

  • Health and fitness

    Author: ckie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    A number of integrated skills lessons on the topic of health and fitness.

  • The moving game

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Giving and understanding instructions.

  • What's she wearing?

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Describing clothes.

  • Our world

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Set of tapescripts to support Unit 3 - Our world.

  • Picture pairs

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To play a card game to practise expressing possession.

  • Holidays

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    A number of integrated skills lessons to practise vocabulary such as days of the week, places and colours.

  • Mmmmm!

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Expressing likes and dislikes.

  • Let's go on a picnic!

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Play a game to practise talking about the weather.

  • How things work

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    A number of integrated skills lessons to practise vocabulary such as parts of a car and describing how things work.

  • Going shopping 1

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Play a game to practise the language related to shopping.

  • Time battleships

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Play a game of battleships to practise telling the time.

  • Can cards

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To practise asking for and giving permission.

  • Activity dominoes

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To practise talking about habit using the present simple.

  • Zzz land

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Introducing oneself and meeting others. Spelling names and addresses.

  • People

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    A number of integrated skills lessons on the topic of people.

  • Families

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To practise listening to descriptions of the family and to introduce new language for members of the family.

  • Colour bingo

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Naming colours and expressing possession.

  • Number fun!

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Recognizing the written form of numbers.

  • Body snap

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Naming the parts of the body.

  • Animals

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To introduce animals and natural features. To practise listening to a sequence of actions. To practise introductions and prepositions.

  • Classroom cubes

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Giving instructions and saying where things are in the classroom.

  • Clothes dominoes

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Talking about clothes and their colours.

  • Family spinner

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Talking about your family.

  • Travelling

    Author: Jackie Holderness and Annie Hughes Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    A number of integrated skills lessons on the topic of travelling.

  • Elimination

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Play a game to practise expressing ability.

  • Where are Grandma's teeth?

    Author: Maria Toth Level: Starter/beginner Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Saying where things are.

  • Directions Relay

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To complete a map, and identify the correct shop, by following directions.

  • Stop

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    An American English worksheet to play a game by calling the actions on cards to talk about what you did in the past.

  • Find the difference

    Author: Maria Toth Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To find the differences between the two pictures.

  • Going shopping 2

    Author: Maria Toth Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To be the first player to buy all the items and complete all the prices on your shopping list.

  • Racing past

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To make as many complete sentences as possible in the time given.

  • Who's who

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To find out who the other player's secret card is before they guess yours.

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  • Dear Paige,

    Thank you for your comment and I'm sorry to hear you're regretting your decision to subscribe. I'd like to point you towards some resources that I think will be suitable for 12 year olds. I hope these suggestions will help.

    Firstly, I think our new listening series 'A Time to Travel' contains some lessons that younger learners / young teens would love. Here's the link (you'll have to copy and paste the links from this comment box):

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/a-time-to-travel/

    Then, I'd take a look at Grammarman for a novel way to practise grammar. Because you're dealing with younger learners, I'd only use some of the comics in this series. A few of them might not be suitable. You can find these resources here:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/grammar/grammarman/

    Your students might like Animal Top Trumps:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/games/top-trumps/

    For those that still like to do a bit of arts and crafts these lessons might be good:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/clil/young-learners/arts-and-crafts/

    Also, we'll be publishing a new serialized reader tomorrow called 'The prince and the pauper' which I think could be just about right age-wise for your students.

    games are always a great motivator so you could have a look at these ones. Street Cats is the best!

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/games/free-games/

    Finally, my general advice, which you may already be doing so apologies in advance if you are, is to use the 'search by category' area in the top right-hand side of the site. This will allow you to select young learners and teens to widen your search results and potentially find more resources that could work well with 12 year olds.

    I hope this helps you and please let us know if you're looking for something more specific. I'd be happy to help.

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  • I agree about there being TOO many resources for little children. I teach a lot of 12 year olds and there is very little. I am starting to regret the 53 euro I paid ! I am not sure I will recommend the site.

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  • First of all I’m sorry to hear you’re unhappy with the young learner content and I’ll make sure it’s fed back to our Commissioning Editor. We are currently planning new young learner content so this area will be updated. You mentioned you’d like more material that doesn’t rely on a class situation. Does this mean you’re teaching young learners in a one-to-one setting? There are some great videos for young learners called ‘M tunes song videos’ which I thought might be useful. You can find them here http://www.onestopenglish.com/games/m-tunes-song-videos/ . We also have a wonderful set of phonics flashcards for young learners which would be ideal for a more informal setting. You can find these here http://www.onestopenglish.com/children/onestop-phonics/onestop-phonics-part-1/.
    Finally, we have published a huge variety of content-rich resources in the Young Learners CLIL section, including science experiments you can do one-to-one or in small groups: http://www.onestopenglish.com/clil/young-learners/.

    Please let me know if this is not what you are looking for or if you have further suggestions. You can reply to this thread or contact us here http://www.onestopenglish.com/contact-us/.

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  • Please could you update the children's sections with worksheets that don't always rely on a class situation. Many of the existing worksheets are positively archaic and refer to 'cassettes' to be listened to in conjunction with the exercise. As I am paying for my membership here and the children's section has barely changed since I joined a few years ago, I am beginning to wonder if my money wouldn't be better spent in buying a new English language course book each year.

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  • Dear Michelle,
    This isn't the only location for young learner resources. For example, if you hover over the 'Children' tab at the top of the page, you will find Selections stories (at six different levels) under ‘Stories and poems’, under the ‘Teenagers’ heading for Spot on news lessons and project work and the CLIL section contains educational material for both young learners and teens at a range of levels.
    Thank you for your feedback, we will take it into consideration when deciding on future publishing.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Having been a member of Onestopenglish for many years please could I request that the resources for children/young teenagers be reviewed. Almost all resources are for either beginners or elementary level. Please could you add resources for this age group but at pre-intermediate/intermediate and advanced levels. Many thanks.

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  • why are your sheets all for beginners?

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  • Great!

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  • interesting resources,but I can't print them

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  • I like these resources but am disappointed that almost all of the materials in this entire section labeled "Children" are for beginners. What about those 10-12 year old children who already know a lot of English?

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