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The following ESL resources are available for Inventions / discoveries:

 
 
 
 

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 10 Genius  Pages 93 - 94
(1) Ss guess when various objects were invented. (2) Listening, speaking and reading: Trevor Bayliss and the clockwork radion (project to build radios for rural areas of Africa) (3) Paragraphs about inventions gapped for time expressions.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Page 57   Speaking Task
Students listen to people talking about achievements and then work in groups to prepare a short talk on an achievement (invention / political advance etc.) they consider significant.
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
13a & b What is it?  Page 13 
Ss in teams have to guess inventions from descriptions of them that use the passive voice.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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