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Vowel sounds - single

 

The following ESL resources are available for Vowel sounds - single:

 
 
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IPA chart
45-sound IPA chart arranged as a list: IPA symbol; example word in Latin alphabet; example word in phonetic script.
 
 

 

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IPA single vowel sounds
List of single vowel sounds (including final 'y') + example words + four columns for exercises
 
 

 

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IPA word rush
Students in teams of 3/4. Make one copy of sheet per team. Cut IPA sentences into strips. Each team sends a runner to the front to collect a strip. Return to groups. Group must follow instructions on sheet.
 
 

 

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MacMillan interactive phonemic chart external link icon
Interactive IPA chart for English with audio recordings of the sounds and an example word for each
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 7 party  Page 59 
Follows from reading on page 58.
 
Unit 8 Review 1  Page 68 

 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 2 Family  Pages 18 - 143
Ss read and listen to sentences and match vowel sound with underlined sound in the sentence.
 
 
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   Single vowel sounds
Listen and repeat. Match phonetic symbols to examples in sentences
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

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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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

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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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)