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The following ESL resources are available for Celebrity:

 
 
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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?'
 
 

 

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

 

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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.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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

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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).
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

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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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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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