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Speaking topics : education
Personalized topics that can go with snakes and ladders


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Choosing a public school
Students form family groups of (ideally) four: two parents, two teenage children. The wealthy parents want to send their teenage son and daughter to private schools in English. Students take it in turns to read the short prospectuses for four public shools and then decide which child will go to which school. This can be made more intesting by setting a budget of GBP 15,000 per term.


Learning in the womb (654)
How babies learn in the womb, and how they pick up accents at a young age



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 12 Student  Pages 109 - 114
(1) Reading : Robbie Williams (2) Listening : memorable teachers (3) Speaking : anecdote - favourite teacher (4) Reading : Look at us now -people who proved their teachers wrong
Straightforward Advanced Student's Book book cover 

Straightforward Advanced Student's Book 

Roy Norris   
1B First day  Page 8   Listening: starting at a new school

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
9a Schooldays  Page 9 
Find someone who on the topic of school.

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)