The Natural World ESL Worksheets and Activities

Water Vocabulary

ESL Water Vocabulary Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Categorising, Crossword, Question Completion - Speaking Activity: Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

This water 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. First, students match water-related words to pictures and sort the vocabulary 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. Finally, students complete Have you been to questions with names of places that correspond to the water vocabulary, e.g. names of islands, rivers, bridges, etc. Students then ask the questions to a partner and record their answers.
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At the Beach

ESL Beach Vocabulary Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Short Answer Questions - Listening and Speaking Activity: Drawing and Describing a Picture - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

In this free beach worksheet, students learn nature vocabulary related to beaches. To begin, students match beach vocabulary to pictures and complete sentences using the vocabulary. 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. Students then take part in a picture dictation where they describe their picture to a partner for them to draw.
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Countryside Vocabulary

ESL Countryside Vocabulary Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Unscrambling, Matching, Gap-fill, Listing - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 35 minutes

In this countryside worksheet, students learn words related to the countryside and review the differences between similar words. First, students unscramble letters to make words related to the countryside and match each countryside word with a related word. After that, students use the vocabulary pairs to complete sentences, describing the differences between the words. Students then read clues related to the countryside vocabulary 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. Students then ask the questions to a partner, writing down their answers and discussing each question. Finally, students share what they found out about their partner with the class.
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Natural Disasters Worksheet

ESL Natural Disasters Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Gap-fill, Matching - Speaking Activity: Guided Discussion, Answering Multiple-Choice Questions - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 35 minutes

In this natural disasters worksheet, students learn and practice the names of natural disasters and related vocabulary. Students begin by completing sentences with natural disaster vocabulary from a box. 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 read, discuss and complete facts about natural disasters by circling the correct answers.
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The Poles

ESL The Poles Worksheet - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Short Answer Questions, Identifying, Matching, Table Completion - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

In this natural world worksheet, students learn and practice vocabulary related to the poles. First, students read facts about the North and South Poles and write 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 and match them with their meaning. Next, students complete a word family table with the North and South Pole vocabulary. In the last exercise, students read a passage about a scientist working in Antarctica. Students then find and underline the polar vocabulary in the passage and answer comprehension questions about the text.
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Climate Change

ESL Climate Change Worksheet - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Categorising, Gap-fill - Speaking Activity: Proposing and Discussing Solutions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Advanced (C1) - 35 minutes

In this climate change worksheet, students learn essential terms and collocations associated with the topic of climate change. To start, students match each climate change word with its correct definition. Next, students match words together to make climate change collocations. After that, students put the climate change collocations 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.
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