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The following ESL resources are available for Films:

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Half-minute topics: films
16 strips for personalization on the topic of movies; The first film you remember seeing / a film that made you cry / a film you saw on a plane etc


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Famous movies - lists of English and Chinese language most famous films
Forty English Language and 32 Chinese Language (Titles mostly in their English translation). Dates and leading cast members (in English) shown for Chinese films


Reading passages
Drew's Script-O-Rama (146)
Archive of film and TV scripts and transcripts. Browse alphabetical index.


The Internet Movie Database (167)
Huge searchable database of movies, actors /actresses, directors etc Reviews, biographies, locations etc


Films slide show (147)
10 pictures from famous films ET; Anna and the King; Pirates of the Caribbean; Pretty Woman; The Sound of Music; Jurassic Park; Gone with the Wind; A Better Tomorrow; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon



General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Relax  Pages 20 - 22
(20) Listening (21) Anecdote - talk about a book or film you have seen or read recently.(22) Reading : Internet film review
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 107 - 108
Reading / listening : The Blair Witch Project. Speaking : an anecdote about watching a film.

Speaking / listening skills books

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover 

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate 

Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
Listening 14 - Gladiator  Pages 37 - 38
Extract from the soundtrack of the movie Gladiator (2000. Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe.)
Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 

Real Listening & Speaking 3 

Miles Craven   
Unit 5 Is there anything on?  Pages 26 - 27
Listening: film review Speaking: talking about a favourite film from prompts (+ Listening: six people describe TV programmes)

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
21 Film review  Page 21 
Line drawing pix from imaginary films. Ss complete produce 5 simple sentneces about the imaginary film from prompts.

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)