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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


Related material from other sources



Cyber crime external link icon
26 March 2008 Presenter and guest talking about Internet crime. 6 minutes. MP3 download available. Difficult words glossary.


Mobile phones external link icon
Two presenters discuss the importance (or not) of mobile phones.


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


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






Social networking external link icon
Do you use social networking sites?


The first personal computer external link icon
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 external link icon
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.


Comparison with as...as...

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Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
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Download Advanced (PDF)