It’s Baseball Season – Simple Present Tense Listening Activity

Are your students as excited about spring training as I am? The Blue Jays had a fantastic season last year, and like many Canadians, I jumped on the baseball bandwagon.

Baseball is a great theme for English class, because many kids are familiar with this sport. At this time of year, kids love to play baseball and follow professional baseball. Why not teach them some related vocabulary while introducing or reviewing the Simple Present Tense?

Sprout English’s featured Baseball lesson is perfect for baseball season. After you use this ready-made lesson, try this follow-up listening activity recorded by a nine-year-old Canadian baseball player. Then challenge your students to write and record their own story about their own team or hobby. (more…)

Vocabulary Baseball Game


Are you looking for fun ways to review vocabulary? This vocabulary game can be played with all ages and levels. It may last a whole week or just 15 minutes. Keep score as your students work through nine innings. Unlike real baseball, no equipment (and no running) is necessary! (more…)

Baseball

Baseball, in the Sports section of the Color Mart, is our Lesson of the Week.

Last week, there was an article about how to use Sprout English’s site on our blog. The article mentioned that it’s important to give your students a break between challenging skills lessons such as grammar, reading, listening, etc. Giving your young learners a chance to color does just that! (more…)