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Information technology

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The following ESL resources are available for Information technology:

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Script for You Tube clips
Transcript of the two clips about the world's oldest PC


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Tech quiz
Two-part multi-choice tech quiz


Reading passages


Cyber crime (94)
26 March 2008 Presenter and guest talking about Internet crime. 6 minutes. MP3 download available. Difficult words glossary.


Mobile phones (99)
Two presenters discuss the importance (or not) of mobile phones.


Jeff talks about technology (105)
Two speakers discuss the disadvantages of technology (Male. N American accents)


Phil talks about gadgets (106)
Speaker talks about the gadgets he uses and why he uses them. (Male. British accent)






Social networking (688)
Do you use social networking sites?


The first personal computer (88)
Part of documentary programme about the history of the IT revolution dealing with the Altair Computer (1975), regarded as the first PC.


Living without technology - Susan Maushart on Today Tonight (874)
Writer and social commentator Susan Maushart talks about how she banned computers and other technology from her family (three teenagers) for six months.



General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 6 Digital  Pages 52 - 53
(1) Text messaging - short reading (2) Reading : Online (Interview with Jessica Adams, author of Single White E-mail) (3) Listening - interview with Lara Croft (fictional character from the computer game Tomb Raider) (4) Reading - Has technology ruined childhood?

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
13c Your views on technology  Page 13 
Ss discuss statements about technology.

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump Got Rich: A Tale of Three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)