Resources to learn and teach English expressions

Everyday English expressions for kids

section overview

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This page gives you an overview of the section structure and organisation of the material as well. There are also some general tips on how to use our resources, and how to navigate. Scroll down to explore!

What's in the overview

The section overview is divided into three thematic parts. We hope this will be useful in helping you to find suitable material for you and your students:

Section structure
Find out detailed information about the structure and content of the Everyday English Expressions section.

Unit structure
Our resources are organised into 36 thematic units. Learn more about how they are organised and how to use them.

How to navigate
Read this guide to learn more about how to move through different areas of the section to find the exact resources you are interested in.

The Expressions section, divided into four main areas, includes both online and printable materials that can help kids learn and practise basic English phrases used in simple communication.

The language topics are organised into 36 thematic units. In these units you will find a serial picture story, short lessons with pictures and audio files, as well as printable worksheets and games.

How to browse

You can browse our resources on the following pages:

There are also some support pages to help you navigate and find what you need:

Although designed as components of a whole (each particular online lesson or story episode, or worksheet set is related to a specific unit), these resources can be used separately in any way you want.

There are 36 learning units in the Expressions section. You can browse the resources using this units guide. You can also search by unit topic or number. If you are looking for printables, check out the resource sets section.

Each unit focuses on a particular topic (for example, Describing People, Greetings, Polite Requests, etc.) and has the same format consisting of four parts: Intro, Comics, Lesson, Prinatbles.

Activity order

You can work through the particular unit in any order, but we recommend this way:

1. Intro
First comes the page with a brief description to give you an idea of what is in the unit. This is a quick guide to the unit structure and contents, and provides some tips on how to use our resources.

2. Comics
Now you can follow a storyline featuring the adventures of some friendly aliens. Each episode of the Wordies in Space series introduces new language items through funny pictures, sounds and short dialogues.

3. Lesson
Then you study new language items with the help of our colourful lesson. Language presented through pictures, sounds, sentences. Plus rhymes, riddles and classroom games ideas.

4. Printables
Finally, there is a section that contains printable worksheets and games to learn, practise and revise English offline. In each resource set you will find worksheets with a variety of exercises, flashcards and a game package.

Our Expressions section is a large area to explore, filled with hundreds of learning and teaching resources. If you are confused about how to navigate to find what you need, here are some tips to make your way easily.

Top menu
The top menu provides links to the main areas of the current section. The first link is highlighted in green to show which section of the website you are in. Below there are text links that show you where the page you are currently viewing is placed within the structure of the section. Using these links, you can navigate back through the structure. On tablets and mobile devices, you need to click the hamburger icon to open the top menu bar.

Bottom menu
We invite you to use the bottom menu. There are two parts of this menu: a section menu (green) and a website menu (blue). The section menu has quick links to other pages within the current section, and guides you to the resources you are looking for. The website menu refers to the main sections (such as Vocabulary, Grammar, etc.) as well as to our support and info pages, and social services.

Help and support
To start using our expressions section, you might find it helpful to use the section guides: overview and contents.