ESL teaching and learning resources
Worksheets for celebrity
Maggie Cheung cut-up (757)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.
Hong Kong celebrity sqares (753)20 squares with split sentences about Hong Kong celebrities
Fact sheet - Brad Pitt (751)
Fact sheet - Andy Lau (752)
Famous people (648)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?'
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General English course books (adults)
|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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Jeremy Harmer Carol Lethaby
|Listening 13 - Diana's story Pages 34 - 35
Interview with Diana Hayden (1997 Miss World).