By far the most popular resource downloaded from Lanternfish. These cards are ideal for teaching vocabulary. 


If you are looking for flashcards… in this site you wil find lots and lovely ones. But, apart from that and as you see a bit below, you will find many other and interesting resources. Among them, great and useful phonics resources.


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Here you have the list of really interesting flashcards under each 203topic. If you click on each of them you will discover some more related with the title. Don’t miss it!!!

Can (Modal) Cards

Want Cards

Monkey Cards

Gorilla Cards

Bear Cards

Classroom Cards

Monster Cards

ABC Cards

Places Flashcards

Preposition Cards

Passive Voice Cards

Scientist Cards

Animal Body Parts

Health and Safety

Rooms in a House

Dolch Sight Words

Reptile Flashcards

Pirate Cards

Seasons and Days

Creature Cards

Spaceship Cards

Wizard Cards

Animal Habitat Cards

Forest Animals

Job Cards

Animal Behaviour

Space Explorers

Superhero Cards

Preposition movement

Insects/ Forest Floor





Fall Flashcards

Clothes Flashcards

Summer Flashcards

Five Senses Cards

Spring Flashcards

Sports Flashcards

Greek Myths

Knights and Castles


Fairytales and Fantasy

Animal Collective Nouns

Food Web/Food Chain

Simile Cards

Shapes, Numbers Colors

CVC Word Ca


LANTERNFISH:contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL.Lots of worksheets full of contents for your classes. If you dare to have a look a bit below you will realise about how many worksheet you will find. Worksheets about: festivities, phonics, grammar…

Young LearnerWorksheets:

Basic ESL worksheets for K7 young learnersThis section has been much expanded with over fifty units of young learners’ teaching materials.

Winter WorksheetsTeach winter vocabulary with these winter worksheets and activities.

Christmas Worksheets: Teach Christmas vocabulary with these Christmas worksheets and activities. There is also aChristmas bingo game. Merry Christmas!

Thanksgiving Worksheets: Teach Thanksgiving vocabulary with these Thanksgiving worksheets and activities.

Board Game: An excellent communicative activity with extensive support materials for teaching kids. In the Content Questions Board Game game kids answer content questions like What do seeds need to grow 

Word Skills Gamegreat word skills game with extensive support materials for teaching kids how to talk about words.

Proverbs Communication Activity: Students are given common English proverbs to communicate to other students. Students then take a quiz to test their communication skills.

I need a Ticket to Osaka, Japan  : Students practise purchasing airline tickets from ticketing agents in this line-up style role-play. Good for tourism English, Business English or false beginners who are planning to travel.

Frog Life Cycle Worksheets: Good content-based ESL with these Frog Life Cycle Worksheets.

Can I Bug You for a Sec role-play where students ask for help solving a puzzle. A good classroom English role-play as students use language to talk about words.

Reporting Changes: A Business ESL role-play where?students report changes in corporate indicators and explain reasons why changes occurred.

Can I take a message  Telephone EnglishStudents practice taking and leaving message with this telephone English role-play. There is also a business English version.

Giving Directions: A role-play to practice asking someone out to dinner and giving directions to the restaurant. Also, Giving directions II: directions?by subway or bus route. And finally, giving directions III: directions by roadmap and suggesting somewhere to go.

Movie Lessons! Two great activities with worksheets, role-plays, and activities for teaching ESL for movies.

I’m Calling about the Apartment :role-play where students inquire about an apartment for rent.

Little Letter Tracing WorksheetsYounger learners can practice their small letters with these ABC worksheets.

A Visit to the Doctor Role-playone hour role-play to practice expressions needed to discuss an ailment with the doctors.

Banking Role-Play I: one hour banking role-play that explores the expressions needed to do five basic transactions at a bank: deposit money, withdraw money, cash checks, exchange currency, and pay bills.

How Much Is It : This shopping unit has an information gap, a survey, and a roleplay . There is also vocabulary worksheets and teaching tips .

Short Conversation Resources :A collection of over thirty short conversation worksheets.

Teaching Effective Communication Through Graded Reading MaterialsAn article on teaching effective communication to ESL/EFL students. There are a lot of materials prepared for the TEFL teacher in this article.

TEFL Grapevine: Students spread rumors to practice their storytelling skills in this loud and stimulating TEFL activity.

Grammar Soccer: Reported Speech: grammar activity  with extensive resources for teaching indirect reported speech.

Traveling Among Monsters Language Enrichment: A new series of lengthy units with reading comprehension, pattern practice and vocabulary activities:Traveling Among Monsters.

The BiggleboriansThis worksheet combines anthropology and ESL. Useful for teaching the present progressive and the past.

Cloze Activities: A variety of cloze activities sorted by difficulty.

Irregular Past Tense Verbs: This new section contains?materials to teach the most frequently occurring irregular past tense verbs.

Job Fair: A Role-play: new lesson where students role-play job seekers and employer to practice their interviewing skills.

Easy ESL Crosswords : A collection of ESL crosswords put together by Lanternfish ESL:

Teaching Relative Clauses with Massive Comprehensible Input: This section contains 20 crosswords made using a database of clues in the form of relative clauses. There is also a new collection with word skills crosswords.

Describing and Captioning Pictures: A great activity for sentence level speaking and writing. Students describe a picture  in as many sentences as they can. There is also a section for young learners now.

Initial Sounds and Final Sounds Phonics Worksheets: Over 30 new worksheets that cover the initial sounds of words. There are also some newly added Final Sounds Worksheets. Also check out the phonics monsters.

Alphabet Worksheets: collection of alphabet worksheets including alphabet mazesalphabet trains, and big letter coloring worksheets and small letter tracing sheets.

Reading Puzzle Packets: An early literacy tool that can also be used to reinforce sight words and teach grammar and syntax in a variety of themes popular in the ESL classroom.

Juicy Baek: role-play for adult intermediate to advanced students. Thought provoking and fun!

Survival English: A Crash Course for False Beginners Who are about to set off to another country.

ESL Surveys: Students can survey each other using one of many survey question sheets. There is also a blank template for teachers to make their own.

Telephone Language: new lesson plan in the lesson plan section. A line-up style role-play where students make plans over the telephone.

Superlatives Communication Activity : Students communicate fact cards about the natural world that contain a superlative adjective.

The ESL Science Center: monthly web magazine with science articles geared towardsESL learners. This month: Reptiles, Amphibians, Science, Scientists, and Anthropology.

Writers Workshop: The workshop has moved. Lessons on Weighing an Argument, Building an Argument, and Refuting an Argument.

Preposition Cards: Ghosts, trolls, and aliens are in the house.Check out the Preposition Flashcards.

Hypothetically Speaking Game: Hypothetically Speaking: A fluency game for practicing hypothetical speech. A lot of work went into preparing this game for middle/high school students. Enjoy!

Other Resources  :The Dolch Sight Words teaching materials are new. As well as the Phrasal Verb CrosswordsThe Harry Potter Worksheets.

ESL Business Activities: Several good ESL business activities are in the?Business ESL Worksheets.

ESL Game Boards: Dozens of Printable Game boards for communicative classes.

Holiday Worksheets: This sections contains links to all of the holiday worksheet sections: Chritsmas, New Year, Halloween, Thanks giving, Valentine’s day, Easter, April’s fool day…

Information Gap Exercises: The Information Gaps cover topics from shopping to rooms in a house.

Conversation Question Prompts: Themed question lists for free-talking classes.

Bingo Game: Learn forest animal names and the conjunction ‘and’ with this Bingo Game. Now, there are many new bingo games with bingo card generators with topics such as birds, animals, kitchen objects, shapes and colors.

Opposite Concentration: Use opposites to teach vocabulary. This section includes games and worksheets for opposites.

Food Chain Worksheets :Activities and worksheets to teach concepts related to food webs and food chains.

City Worksheets: Activities and worksheets with a city theme.

Insect Worksheets: Worksheets and activities to teach insect themes

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