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The following ESL resources are available for Films:

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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


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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


Films slide show
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


Related material from other sources

Drew's Script-O-Rama external link icon
Archive of film and TV scripts and transcripts. Browse alphabetical index.


The Internet Movie Database external link icon
Huge searchable database of movies, actors /actresses, directors etc Reviews, biographies, locations etc



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
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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.)
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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

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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.


Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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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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