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The following ESL resources are available for Celebrity:

 
 
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Maggie Cheung cut-up
Simple (elem / lower int) biography of Maggie Cheung cut into 24 short segments. These can easily be grouped to make a smaller number of segments if necessary. Students stand in a circle. One segment per student. Put themselves in story order.
 
 

 

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Hong Kong celebrity sqares
20 squares with split sentences about Hong Kong celebrities
 
 

 

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Famous people
Twenty four cards with famous people, mostly living. Nine Chinese, of which 7 from HK. Can be used for yes / no questions games e.g. 'Who am I?'
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 1 Friends  Pages 4 - 6
Fame: identifying celebrities from photos; talking about celebrities in your country; interview with Jade Jagger; making subject and object questions about celebrities.
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 104 - 105
Reading : the truth about life with Sharon Stone;
 
Unit 1 Images  Page 9 
'Image queen'. Reading passage (challenging) on Madonna's changing images.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 7 Ambitions and dreams  Pages 62 - 63
Students talk about ambitions now and when they were young. Listening: childhood ambitions of 8 celebrities
 
Module 7 Ambitions and dreams  Page 66 
Reading: interview with Ewan McGregor Speaking: Write and act an interview with a famous person
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 1 Past and present  Pages 8 - 9  Reading
Reading charting progress of five different groups / singers
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 1 Impressions  Pages 8 - 9  Reading: Image Queen
Longer article on Madonna. Comprehension questions and vocabulary work.
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Pages 46 - 47  Mind games
Reading text about the rituals practised by famous sports stars before matches. Comprehension questions + vocabulary work
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover 

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate 

Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
 
Listening 13 - Diana's story  Pages 34 - 35
Interview with Diana Hayden (1997 Miss World).
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
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)