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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)


Jealousy (666)
Vox pops: Have you ever been jealous?


Happiness (687)
Vox pops: When you're down, what makes you happy?


Embarrassment (691)
Vox pops: What is your most embarrassing moment?


Short story - A Serious Case (1367)
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 (812)
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.

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)