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romance / relationships

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

The following ESL resources are available for romance / relationships:

 
 
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Dating - speaking topics
Most of these questins come from Inside Out Upper Int unit 9
 
 

 

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Truth game
Can be used with snakes and ladders board
 
 

 

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Agony aunts
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
 
 
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
 
 
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?
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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ESL grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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