The Natural World ESL Worksheets

At the Beach

ESL Beach Vocabulary Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Drawing Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this free beach vocabulary worksheet, students learn nature vocabulary related to beaches. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by matching beach vocabulary to pictures. Next, students complete sentences using the vocabulary from the first exercise. After that, students answer questions related to beaches using specific words. Students then move on to indicate whether statements related to the beach vocabulary are true or false. In the last exercise, students draw a picture of a beach, containing as many 'beach' words from the worksheet as possible. The students then take part in a picture dictation where they describe their picture to a partner for them to draw.
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The Poles

ESL The Poles Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this natural world worksheet, students learn and practice vocabulary related to the poles. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by reading facts about the North and South Poles and writing whether each fact is about the North Pole, the South Pole or both. After that, students find and underline polar-related words in the facts in Exercise A. The students then match the words with their meaning. Next, students complete a word family table with the North and South Pole vocabulary from Exercise B. In the last exercise, students read a passage about a scientist working in Antarctica. The students find and underline the vocabulary from Exercises B and C in the passage. The students then answer comprehension questions about the text.
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Interactive Version - In this the poles interactive worksheet, students work through a range of exercises to learn vocabulary related to the North and South Poles.

 

Water Vocabulary

ESL Water Vocabulary Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 35 minutes

This water vocabulary worksheet helps students learn and practice water-related words that appear in nature as well as some water words that are associated with man-made structures. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by matching 15 water-related words to pictures. Next, students sort the water-related vocabulary from Exercise A into four groups, man-made structures, salt water, fresh water and land. After that, students categorize the water vocabulary into three groups, things or places near your hometown, things or places near where you live now, and things or places you have visited on holiday. Students then move on to use clues to complete a crossword with the water vocabulary from the worksheet. Finally, students complete 'Have you been to ...?' questions with names of places that correspond to the water vocabulary from the worksheet, e.g. names of islands, rivers, bridges, etc. The students then ask the questions to a partner and record their answers.
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Climate Change

ESL Climate Change Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this climate change worksheet, students learn essential terms and collocations associated with the topic of climate change. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. The students begin by matching each climate change related word with its correct definition. Next, the students match words together to make climate change collocations. After that, students put the climate change collocations from Exercise B under the correct headings, causes of climate change or effects of climate change. Students then move on to complete a text with climate change vocabulary from a box. Finally, students talk with a partner and make a list of four things they can do to reduce the size of their carbon footprint. When the pairs have finished, review their answers together as a class.
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Interactive Version - Here is a climate change interactive worksheet to help teach students vocabulary and collocations related to global warming.

 

Countryside Vocabulary

ESL Countryside Vocabulary Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this countryside vocabulary worksheet, students learn words related to the countryside and review differences between similar words. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by unscrambling letters to make words related to the countryside. Next, students match each countryside word 1 to 6 with a related word a to f. After that, students use the vocabulary pairs from Exercise B to complete sentences, describing the differences between the words. Students then read clues related to the countryside vocabulary covered in the worksheet and write the words being described. Following that, students name two examples for each item, e.g. name two famous rivers. Students then answer countryside conversation questions and write their answers in a chart. The students then ask the questions to a partner. Students write down their partner's answers and discuss each question. Finally, have the students share what they found out about their partner with the class.
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Natural Disasters Worksheet

ESL Natural Disasters Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this natural disasters worksheet, students learn and practice the names of natural disasters and related vocabulary. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by completing sentences with natural disaster vocabulary from a box. The students then match the natural disasters to their definitions. Next, students guess what natural disaster each piece of advice is referring to. In the last exercise, students work with a partner. The students read, discuss and complete facts about natural disasters by circling the correct answers. When the students have finished, review and discuss the correct answers together as a class.
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