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romance / relationships

See also:
skills: sexual attraction
skills: marriage / weddings
vocabulary: dating / romance
 


Worksheets for romance / relationships
 
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Dating - speaking topics (363)
Most of these questins come from Inside Out Upper Int unit 9
 
 

 

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Truth game (501)
Can be used with snakes and ladders board
 
 

 

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Agony aunts (649)
Eight 'Dear Sue' letters that can be read out in a radio phone-in role play and advice given. Role cards can be made for the panel if requried - 'the priest', 'the libertine', 'the misogynist' etc.
 
 

 

 

Reading passages for romance / relationshipsPage top ↑
 
10 Ways to Ruin a First Date (87)
As it says - 10 short paragraphs
 
 

 

Is love just a chemical cocktail? (158)
US scientist argues that love can be explained by a series of neurochemical events that are happening in specific brain areas.
 
 

 

 

Audio for romance / relationshipsPage top ↑
 
Chance encounter (160)
Man(N Amecian accent) talks about how he met his wife.
 
 

 

Bad boys (341)
listen / read to text on why women are supposed to prefer 'bad' boys
 
 

 

What's your ideal date (667)
Vox pops: What's your ideal date?
 
 

 

Romance (679)
Vox pops: Are you romantic?
 
 

 

Relationships (701)
Vox pops: What do you look for in a relationship?
 
 

 



Book references for romance / relationshipsPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 1 Identity  Pages 11 - 12  My girl
Madness song, My Girl Listening: boy / girlfriend row
 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 3 Dating  Pages 24 - 31
(24) Jigsaw reading : Twenty-first century dating (25) Follow-up listening (30) Listening and reading: I don't fancy yours much. (31) Reading: Every boyfriend's worst nightmare.
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 9 Attraction  Page 87 
Song Never Ever by the All Saints. Gap fill + discussion.
Unit 12 Student  Page 119 
Song: Angels - Robbie Williams
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 4 The mind  Page 49   Song: Always on my mind
Listening + lyrics with multiple-choice line endings (This is not the Elvis version)
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 1 Conversation  Page 8   Speaking and Listening
Students talk about areas of contention in relationships. Role play telephone conversation between boyfriend and girlfriend, then listen to similar conversation Pron: intonation when angry
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Generations  Page 18   Listening
Parents talk about the qualities they would like to see in their daughter's boyfriend
Unit 2 Generations  Page 19   Listening
Boyfriend talks about meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time
Unit 5 Ritual  Page 53   Do you think you're romantic?
Four people answer the question.
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
6 - Matchmaking  Page 6 
Dating agency game with picture cards
 

Speaking / listening skills books


Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate 
Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
Listening 12 - Northern sky  Pages 32 - 33
Song :Northern Sky by Nick Drake.
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
36 Dear Sue - what should I do?  Page 36 
Problem page letters. 5 or 6 dealing with romance / relationships
 


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