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Schwa

 

The following ESL resources are available for Schwa:

 
 
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Schwa in limericks
Four limericks in pairs - one marked for stresses and schwas, the other unmarked. Students try reading in pairs - one reads, the other checks
 
 

 

 
 
 
Limericks with schwa (480)
Six limericks with audio. Students mark for schwas or stress and check online
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 3 Dating  Page 28 
Practise reading setences with schwas marked.
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 3 Money  Page 28 
Read money sayings, underlined schwas, listen and check.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 2 Important firsts  Page 22 
Short narrative text (the first time I went abroad) gapped for linking phrases for sequencing, contrast, addition, reason and result
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 3 Gold  Page 28   Pronuciation
Schwa in sayings about money.
 
 

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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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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