Homage to Kenneth Koch
If I were doing my Laundry I'd wash my dirty Iran
I'd throw in my United States, and pour on the Ivory Soap,
scrub up Africa, put all the birds and elephants back in the jungle,,
I'd wash the Amazon river and clean the oily Carib & Gulf of Mexico,
Rub that smog off the North Pole, wipe up all the pipelines in Alaska,
Rub a dub dub for Rocky Flats and Los Alamos, Flush that sparkly
Cesium out of Love Canal
Rinse down the Acid Rain over the Parthenon & Sphinx, Drain the Sludge
out of the Mediterranean basin & make it azure again,
Put some blueing back into the sky over the Rhine, bleach the little
Clouds so snow return white as snow,
Cleanse the Hudson Thames & Neckar, Drain the Suds out of Lake Erie
Then I'd throw big Asia in one giant Load & wash out the blood &
Dump the whole mess of Russia and China in the wringer, squeeze out
the tattletail Gray of U.S. Central American police state,
& put the planet in the drier & let it sit 20 minutes or an
Aeon till it came out clean
As much as we say it’s not polite to talk about money, we always seem to feel like talking about it. And that’s actually good news for your ESL class, because the subject money can provide opportunities to use English number vocabulary, comparatives like “less than” and “more than,” and even practical vocabulary like that associated with making a sale or opening a bank account. Plus, it’s a topic that just about everyone knows a little something about!
You might even be planning a special unit themed around money - and if so, BusyTeacher.org’s 68 money-themed worksheets are here to help. These worksheets use the topic of money to teach a wide variety of ESL concepts, from reading and math to speaking and writing. But these 68 worksheets aren’t just for money-themed units - they’ll make an interesting addition to any class, and can help you mix up the activities you offer in between board work sessions.
Working with some level-one ESL beginners? BusyTeacher.org’s 68 money worksheets include plenty of activities covering basic money-related vocabulary, simple comparatives, and other topics for early-stage learners. Got a mid-level class who love to talk? We’ve got money-themed paragraphs and quotes that are sure to spark some passionate discussions. Want to mix things up with a game? We’ve got simplified versions of classic board games like Monopoly, as well as money-themed crosswords and other fun activities. We’ve even got worksheets based on popular songs whose lyrics refer to money.
If you’re not sure where to start with all these resources, one good place is with our top ten most popular money worksheets. You can also search for any keywords you’d like in the search box at the top right - or you can browse BusyTeacher.org’s whole collection of money worksheets below. You can get a quick glimpse of each one in its thumbnail image - and our handy “Quick View” feature also makes it easy to pop out a larger image of each worksheet’s first page, so you know exactly what you’ll be getting when you download it.
We’re able to provide such a diverse range of worksheets thanks to the contributions of ESL teachers like you, all over the globe, who’ve created these worksheets themselves, tested each one in their own classrooms and made them available here, for free. That’s right - you don’t have to pay a penny, or even register on this website, to download, print, and reproduce any of the worksheets you find here. It’s all free for the taking. But if you’ve got as worksheet of your own that you’d like to share with the community, we’d love for you to click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, and send it our way.
So what are you waiting for? Take a look at the 68 money worksheets that BusyTeacher.org has to offer. We’re sure that each one of them will be a big hit in your classroom, as it’s already been a hit with ESL classes around the world!