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City life

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future - life in the future

The following ESL resources are available for City life:


General English course books (adults)

Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book 

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Page 6   Speaking
Discuss, 'You can only feel alive in / away from a big city'
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Pages 6 - 7  How does your city make you feel alive
Three people answer title question
Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 

Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 3 City  Pages 32 - 33  An urban poem
Jumbled poem featuring informal language. Students arrange then listen.
Unit 3 City  Page 24   cities quiz
Six-question cities quiz
Unit 3 City  Pages 26 - 27  Where in the world
Five travel-guide extracts. Read and guess the destination. Follow up vocabular work
Unit 3 City  Page 30   One big party
Guidebook-style piece on Leicester Square, London.
Unit 3 City  Page 31   City life
Two people discuss the city they live in. Follow-up discussion on safety in students' home towns

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)