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Children / childhood

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skills:
generation (gap)
 
skills:
babies
 
skills:
growing up
 
skills:
schooldays
 
skills:
parenting
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Children / childhood:

 
 
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Verb patterns - questions
Questions about child rearing using make / let and other verbs on page 16
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
Children 'damaged' by materialism external link icon
BBC News article. 26 February 2008
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 5 Kids  Pages 42 - 48
(1) p42 - children's definitions of 'a mother'. (2) p43 - listening: children defining various things. (3) p47 - 48 - Reading & listening: Roald Dahl's childhood memories.
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 98 - 99
Listening : 'The Playground Pound' -advertising to children - moral issues
 
 
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  Pages 14 - 15  Vice La Difference
Vocabulary: stages of life Reading text on overseas exchange visits and how people grow apart.
 
 
Straightforward Advanced Student's Book book cover 

Straightforward Advanced Student's Book

Roy Norris   
 
1B First day  Page 8   Listening: starting at a new school
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

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Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
20 - Parent power  Page 20 
Fill in questionnaires ubout upbrining. Find out who had the strictest.
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover 

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate

Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
 
Listening 3 - What photographs remind us of  Pages 12 - 13
Four pictures (3 of them abroad), four speakers. Match picture with speaker. Vocabulary matching activity - disparate words and phrases.
 
 

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)