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Feelings / emotions

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personal behaviour

The following ESL resources are available for Feelings / emotions:

book references (3)
audio (5)
video (1)

Related material from other sources



Jealousy external link icon
Vox pops: Have you ever been jealous?


Happiness external link icon
Vox pops: When you're down, what makes you happy?


Embarrassment external link icon
Vox pops: What is your most embarrassing moment?


Short story - A Serious Case external link icon
Short story about a woman who has an overpowering fear of spiders. Audio + pdf - c.1250 words


Make Yourself Happier Using Only A Pencil - Pleasure and Pain with external link icon
Michael Moseley in the streets of Edinburgh demonstrating how stimulating the smile muscles, here with a pencil, can trick the brain into feeling pleasure. No captions.



General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Pages 24 - 25  Things that make you feel...
(1) Listening: 10 people talk about situations that make them feel stressed, happy etc. (2) Ss speak on the same topics.

Photocopiable resource books

Elementary Grammar Games book cover 

Elementary Grammar Games

Jill Hadfield   
6 - Personal pronouns: subject and object (2)  Page 6 
Ss put words together to make sentences expressing feelings about different things.
Intermediate Communication Games book cover 

Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
18 - Yuck!  Page 18 
Describing reactions to pictures. One S describes his/her reaction to a set of pictures, the other listens and puts the pictures in order.


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)