Great Ways to Start a Sentence

Here you will find a useful list of common sentence starters that you can use in an English discussion as well as in essay writing. Learn these sentence starters to improve your English speaking and writing skills.


National Donut Day Friday June 3, 2022 Worksheet

Don’t touch that donut until you complete this assignment. Finish it and then enjoy that yummy donut. Here we go….

Start by reading these 2 paragraphs.

The Challenge:

To check your answers, reread the 2 paragraphs. Then, go ahead and treat yourself.

Source: Microsoft Word – donut_day.doc (

Memorial Day Word Search

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is typically a great reason for people to kickstart their summer with a backyard BBQ, a trip to the beach or a day at the park.

Americans from coast to coast will especially relish some downtime and relaxation this year after struggling in recent times with the coronavirus pandemic, higher crime, economic challenges and very high prices — including for food and for gas — to name just a few issues. 

Yet no matter what we do this Memorial Day weekend and on Memorial Day itself, the holiday offers a chance for the solemn remembrance of those who served our country and are no longer here on Earth with us but who are forever in our hearts.

Here is an easy word search to kickstart your 3-day weekend.

Source: Memorial Day Wordsearch, Crossword Puzzle, and More (

Memorial Day Reading with Quiz

Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, in the United States, holiday (last Monday in May) honoring those who have died in the nation’s wars.

Let’s learn about this federal holiday in America. It’s a 3-day weekend with parades, marching bands, and remembrances. There is a short quiz at the end of the reading.

Here is the assignment. Match the phrases below to the article. There are 2 sets of phrases for the 2 paragraphs. The correct answers can be found by rereading the article. Good luck!

Source: memorial_day.doc (


A salute to those men and women who do so much to keep us healthy.

Nurses do one of the most important jobs in the world. There is a special day for us to celebrate them. International Nurses Day (IND) is on May 12 every year. Of course, this is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. On IND, nurses take part in different events to highlight the importance of their work. They give ordinary people a chance to learn about the work they do. Many hospitals and clinics organize fund-raising events to highlight the work of nurses. IND was started in the USA in 1965. The International Council For Nurses decided it was important to have a special day to raise awareness of the important work of nurses. It is also a day for nurses to pat themselves on the back and be proud of doing such a valuable job.


Match the following phrases from the article.

1. one of the most important a. nurses

2 highlight the importance b. valuable job

3. give ordinary people c. jobs in the world

4. the important work of d. on the back

5. pat themselves e. of their work

6. be proud of doing such a f. a chance to learn


Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

1. one of the most tipantrmo jobs

2. the vreasnanryi of Florence Nightingale’s birth

3. ghhltighi the importance of their work

4. organize fund-raising nsvtee

5. pat evesmhetsl on the back

6. doing such a aueblval job

It’s easy to check your answers. Just return to the reading and check them out.

Thanks to ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on International Nurses Day

Arbor Day: Friday, April 29

Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Nebraska. By the 1920s, each state in the United States had passed public laws that stipulated a certain day to be Arbor Day or Arbor and Bird Day observance.

National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April; it is a civic holiday in Nebraska. Other states have selected their own dates for Arbor Day.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the tree planter’s holiday, and we’re excited to celebrate with you! In the last 50 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has planted and distributed nearly 500 million trees in more than 50 countries around the world to fight global issues facing humankind. And we’re just getting started.

Source: Celebrating 50 Years of Tree Planting – Arbor Day Foundation

To celebrate Arbor Day today, please enjoy this crossword puzzle from ESL Teacher Resources, Job Boards, and Worksheets (

Mother’s Day Challenge

Mother’s Day 2022 is Sunday, May 8. Are you ready for this week’s challenge? Good, because it’s all about mom that day.

Eshan Dias

Remember last week’s challenge? Do the same thing this challenge. OK. Let’s go solve this!

First the reading

Here comes the Challenge

Microsoft Word – mothers_day.doc (

To check your answers, just reread the script!