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Linkers

 

Linkers are words or phrases that we use to link (i.e. connect or join) ideas. It was raining. I stayed at home. In this example, we can see that the first idea, 'It was raining.' is the reason for the second idea, 'I stayed at home.' Or, 'I stayed at home' is a result of 'It was raining.' We can use linkers ...Read more

 

The following ESL resources are available for Linkers:

 
 
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Linkers - sentence linking
Ss join pairs of sentences using coordinating conjunctions or adverbs
 
 

 

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Linkers (mixed) sentence assembly
Cut up grid. Ss make nine senetences. Tests linkers for contrast
 
 

 

 
 
 
Linkers (mixed) matching 1 (201)
Match sentences or clauses joined by a linking word.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 2 Important firsts  Page 22 
Short narrative text (the first time I went abroad) gapped for linking phrases for sequencing, contrast, addition, reason and result
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 61   Linkers in writing
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
 
27 Linking words - conditions and contrast  Pages 27 - 29
(27) unless, as long as, in case, although - matching (28) although, in spite of, despite, becuase, however, due to, therefore - picture captions and matching (29) although, in spite of, despite, becuase, however, due to, therefore - matching, transformations
 
 
Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover 

Grammar Games and Activities 1 

Peter Watcyn-Jones   
 
26 - Conjunctions bingo  Pages 79 - 80
Linking words and phrases for time, contrast, condition, reason. T reads out linking words / phrases; Ss fill gaps.
 
 

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)