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With over 8,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers. Here you can find a sneak preview of all our subscription resources.

Your time is precious so onestopenglish is packed with resources to make life easier. All materials are written and edited by our expert team of teachers and authors and are organized into core subject areas such as Skills, Grammar and Vocabulary, Business, Exams and Young Learners, so you’ll always find what you’re looking for. 

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  • a wealth of songs, games, videos and flashcards for children, as well as our delicious phonics series, Onestop Phonics
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Audio and PodcastsYoung learners | TeenagersGames and activities | Skills | Pronunciation | Exams | Business | ESP | News lessons | Grammar | VocabularyAmerican English

Audio and Podcasts

Check out our listening skills section for access to over 150 listening resources, including authentic interviews in 'Live from London', 'Live from Oxford' and 'Live from Edinburgh'; original drama with the onestopenglish soap opera, The Road Less Travelled and four serialized Macmillan Readers, the latest of which is The Well.

  • Mini-plays >>
    A slice of contemporary British life captured by authors Tim Bowen and Liz Plampton. Each mini-play is accompanied by a podcast and worksheets including tips on how to make the most of the material.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan  
  • Live from ... series >>
    A series of innovative podcasts featuring interviews with members of the public out and about in London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Stratford-upon-Avon and Andalucía, Spain. Each podcast comes with a set of worksheets for you to download and use in class.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan
  • The Road Less Travelled >>
    You can access two seasons of our exciting soap opera by Lindsay Clandfield and Jo Budden, with complete lesson plans and podcasts.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan
  • Serialized Macmillan Readers >>
    Audio serialization of Macmillan Readers at starter, beginner and intermediate levels, with complete lesson plans and podcasts.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan
  • Selections stories and poems for children >>
    A fun series of original stories and poems from the Selections story anthology series for children aged 5-12. Each story or poem is accompanied by an audio version which you can download and play in class. The stories are in American English with American-English narration. Step-by-step notes for teachers include activities to do before, during and after listening or reading.
    Download a sample lesson plan

Young learners

Over 1,000 lesson plans, games, worksheets, tips and suggestions for teachers of preschoolers through to teenagers. And check out our fruity phonics series for children - Onestop Phonics!

  • Amazing world of animals
    Carol Read's project is designed to build up language skills and knowledge of the animal kingdom. In the six-part series, children produce pieces of work to create an e-zine/magazine.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Experiments
    A collection of fun experiments from the London Science Museum ideal for 7-11 year olds, with easy-to-follow instructions, detailed worksheets and comprehensive teacher's notes.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Onestop Phonics >>
    This fantastic series, by Rachel Finnie, will provide teachers with comprehensive support for their phonics teaching, including tips for structuring phonics lessons, as well as teacher's notes, worksheets, audio and flashcards to use in class.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan
  • Selections stories and poems for children >>
    A fun series of original stories and poems from the Selections story anthology series for children aged 5-12. Each story or poem is accompanied by an audio version which you can download and play in class. The stories are in American English with American-English narration. Step-by-step notes for teachers include activities to do before, during and after listening or reading.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Arts and crafts >>
    Inventive arts and crafts ideas for young learners aged 6 to 12.
    Download a sample lesson plan by Hans Mol
  • M Tunes >>
    M Tunes is an award-winning multimedia series for children featuring contemporary live-action and animated music videos. Each video is accompanied by a set of interactive games which are designed to practice and improve the skills, vocabulary and grammar presented in the songs.
    Download a sample song and interactive games
  • Interactive games and activities >>
    A wealth of interactive games and activities to help young learners to practise grammar and vocabulary.
    Download a sample interactive game
  • Flashcards >>
    A bank of almost 400 flashcards, covering 42 lexical groups.
    Download a sample flashcard

Teenagers

We have a wealth of project-based materials to keep your teenage learners occupied and stimulated throughout the week. Also take a look at our Teenagers section for more teaching ideas for these hard-to-please students.

  • Spot on news lessons for teens >>
    Based on articles from Spot on, a magazine written especially for teenagers studying English, this series includes worksheets and activities on teen-friendly topics to really engage your learners. Each lesson is available at three levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Teen Talk >>
    In this monthly feature, our latest collaboration with the Learning English section of Guardian Weekly, Lindsay Clandfield offers some topical teaching ideas to help engage a class of younger learners.
    Read a sample article
  • 'One World' magazine projects >>
    Twelve writing lessons by Jackie McAvoy which are all part of a project to make a class magazine.
    Download a sample lesson
  • The Road Less Travelled>>
    You can access two seasons of our exciting soap opera by Lindsay Clandfield and Jo Budden, with complete lesson plans and podcasts.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan
  • Live from ... series >>
    A series of innovative podcasts featuring interviews with members of the public out and about in London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Stratford-upon-Avon and Andalucía, Spain. Each podcast comes with a set of worksheets for you to download and use in class.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan
  • Fun with grammar >>
    A new series of games and activities by Jill Hadfield, each of which is designed to provide practice and review of a single grammar point. The series will build up into a database of games that you can dip into depending on your students' level and where they are in their programme of study. Each game features step-by-step notes for teachers.
    Download a sample game
  • Serialized Macmillan Readers >>
    Audio serialization of Macmillan Readers at starter, beginner and intermediate levels, with complete lesson plans and podcasts.
    Download a sample podcast and lesson plan

Games and activities

Check out our games and activities section for an ever-expanding bank of music videos and fun interactive games.

  • M Tunes >>
    M Tunes is an award-winning multimedia series for children featuring contemporary live-action and animated music videos. Each video is accompanied by a set of interactive games which are designed to practice and improve the skills, vocabulary and grammar presented in the songs.
    Download a sample song and interactive games
  • Interactive games and activities >>
    A weath of interactive games and activities to help young learners to practise grammar and skills.
    Download a sample interactive game

Skills

Check out our Skills section for over 3,000 innovative and engaging materials, including teaching ideas and downloadable activities for listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as articles with lots of practical ideas to integrate these skills into your lessons, all written by our team of expert authors.

  • Reading matters >>
    Adrian Tennant presents a series of articles about teaching reading, including techniques and strategies, plus practical teaching tips.
    Read a sample article
  • Writing matters >> 
    Adrian Tennant presents a series of articles about teaching writing, including techniques and strategies, plus practical teaching tips.
    Read a sample article
  • Speaking matters >>
    This series of articles by Adrian Tennant takes a look at a number of key areas and aspects of speaking. The overall aim is to give you, the teacher, a wider range of techniques and activities to help develop your teaching of speaking.
    Read a sample article
  • Listening matters >>
    Adrian Tennant presents a series of articles about teaching listening, including techniques and strategies, plus practical teaching tips.
    Read a sample article
  • Speaking skills lesson plans >>
    Speaking practice lessons on a wide variety of topics aimed at developing functional language or promoting discussion.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Speaking skills: Hot topics lesson plans >>
    A selection of lesson plans based around controversial and politically and socially sensitive topics, to promote lively speaking lessons.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Listening skills lesson plans >>
    These lesson plans cover a variety of formal and informal styles of language, from interviews and presentations to conversational dialogues. The emphasis is upon authentic, real-world listening, using both native and non-native speaker accents.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • 'One World' magazine projects >>
    Twelve writing lessons by Jackie McAvoy which are all part of a project to make a class magazine.
    Download a sample lesson

Pronunciation

In this ever-expanding section, you'll find Adrian Underhill's fantastic interactive phonemic chart, along with a bank of easy-to-use lesson plans, activities and podcasts designed to tackle problematic pronunciation with your students. Plus, Pronunciation matters - an excellent series of articles by Adrian Tennant discussing the importance of teaching pronunciation, the issues surrounding the teaching of pronunciation and lots of practical ideas for successfully integrating pronunciation into your lessons.

Exams

Choose from 300 exams resources. There is a comprehensive Cambridge ESOL section covering PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, TKT, BEC and BULATS. Our TKT series by Russell Whitehead is an excellent teacher training resource written at B1 level. We also offer practice materials for IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL. All our practice materials are written by experienced exams writers.

  • Assessment matters >>
    Adrian Tennant takes us through the sometimes controversial topic of assessment in English language teaching, from tools for assessment, such as Portfolios and Can Do statements, to specific methods of assessment, such as diagnostic tests.
    Read a sample article
  • BULATS: Business Language Testing Service >>
    This comprehensive series of BULATS practice resources is for teachers who are preparing their students for the BULATS examination in English. The practice materials cover the Listening Test and the Reading and Language Knowledge Test.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • IELTS >>
    A wealth of materials written by Sam McCarter and Richard Gresswell, to help your students prepare for all components of the IELTS exam.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • TKT practice materials >>
    This excellent teacher training series by Russell Whitehead can be used by TKT candidates and trainers to prepare for all modules of the exam.
    Download a sample lesson plan

Business

Go to the Business skills bank for the whole range of essential business skills, from emailing and interviewing to socializing and telephoning. Plus, there's the excellent 20-part Business Tasks series by Adrian Doff which combines business-themed functional language and grammar and a new series of lesson plans based on articles from Business Spotlight magazine.

  • Business Spotlight >>
    Business Spotlight is a series of lesson plans based around original articles from Business Spotlight magazine. You can use these
    lesson plans independently of each other in a business English class with pre-service or in-service students, or in one-to-one teaching situations, to focus on a particular topic, business skill or area of business-related language. Each lesson plan is completely self-contained and provides you with material for approximately 90 minutes' teaching.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Business tasks series >>
    In this 20-part series, Adrian Doff provides a comprehensive set of worksheets covering functional language in business, along with
    business-related grammar practice and language development.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Teaching approaches >>
    Advice for teachers on a range of teaching techniques used in business English and ESP.
    Download a sample resource
  • Business skills bank >>
    Practical materials covering essential business skills such as emailing, telephoning, meetings and interviews.
    Download a sample lesson plan 

ESP

We now have a thriving English for Specific Purposes section with resources relating to many industries, including Legal, Banking and Hospitality and Tourism. Our latest series by David Baker is tailored to the Marketing industry.

  • ESP: Marketing >>
    David Baker's six-part series is aimed at English learners in the Marketing industry. Each lesson is available at intermediate and
    upperintermediate/advanced levels with an accompanying podcast.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Hospitality and Tourism >>
    Keith Harding presents a series of resources for English learners in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Each set features step-by-step
    notes for teachers and comes at two levels: elementary and intermediate.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • ESP bank >>
    A huge bank of practical materials for teachers of English who are working with students with specific linguistic needs related to their
    professions.
    Download a sample lesson plan

News lessons

Our popular news lessons are published in conjunction with the Guardian Weekly at three language levels. We publish the latest news lesson every week for subscribers, with a complete set of worksheets for each level.

  • Weekly news lessons >>
    Up-to-date news topics your students can relate to, every week.
    Download a sample weekly news lesson
  • Spot on news lessons for teens >>
    Based on articles from Spot on, a magazine written especially for teenagers studying English, this series includes worksheets and activities on teen-friendly topics to really engage your learners. Each lesson is available at three levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • Business Spotlight >>
    Business Spotlight is a series of lesson plans based around original articles from Business Spotlight magazine. You can use these
    lesson plans independently of each other in a business English class with pre-service or in-service students, or in one-to-one teaching situations, to focus on a particular topic, business skill or area of business-related language. Each lesson plan is completely self-contained and provides you with material for approximately 90 minutes' teaching.
    Download a sample lesson plan

Grammar

In addition to the free, in-depth grammar reference articles, there is also a wealth of lesson plans and worksheets in British and American English in this section, including Jill Hadfield's entertaining Fun with grammar series.

  • Fun with grammar >>
    A new series of games and activities by Jill Hadfield, each of which is designed to provide practice and review of a single grammar point. The series will build up into a database of games that you can dip into depending on your students' level and where they are in their programme of study. Each game features step-by-step notes for teachers.
    Download a sample game

Vocabulary

This section is regularly updated - look for our Dictionary Skills lesson plans by Tim Bowen, which are available at three levels, or the Corpora series by Jamie Keddie which suggests innovative ways to use digital resources in the classroom.

  • Dictionary skills >>
    A fantastic series of worksheets by Tim Bowen, aimed at training learners in dictionary use and developing their vocabulary.
    Read introductory article
  • Corpora >>
    These articles and teaching tips by Jamie Keddie present a fresh perspective on using corpora in the classroom and suggest how, with a little imagination, we might find corpora in some unexpected places.
    Read Introduction to corpora

American English

We have an abundance of material available in American English, from Lindsay Clandfield's theme-based American vocabulary lessons to music videos and games with M Tunes. Simply select 'American English' in the Quick search and choose from over 700 resources.

  • Selections stories and poems for children >>
    A fun series of original stories and poems from the Selections story anthology series for children aged 5-12. Each story or poem is accompanied by an audio version which you can download and play in class. The stories are in American English with American-English narration. Step-by-step notes for teachers include activities to do before, during and after listening or reading.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • American vocabulary lessons >>
    Covering a variety of themes, from baseball and finance, to hospital and weather, these comprehensive lesson plans give students essential vocabulary and speaking practice.
    Download a sample lesson plan
  • M Tunes >>
    M Tunes is an award-winning multimedia series for children featuring contemporary live-action and animated music videos. Each video is accompanied by a set of interactive games which are designed to practice and improve the skills, vocabulary and grammar presented in the songs.
    Download a sample song and interactive games
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