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Deductions / guesses

See also:
grammar:
modals of deduction
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Deductions / guesses:

 
 
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Making deductions - letter
Letter. Students read and make guesses about sender and recipient.
 
 

 

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Making deductions - the diamond robbery
This is similar to the game 'Elementary, my dear Watson' in Jill Hadfield's Advanced Communication games. Students read the first card outlining the case and then comment on each subsequent clue, makding deductions where possible.
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
MysteryNet external link icon
Website offering online mysteries to solve and short mystery stories
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 11 Journey  Page 94 
Guessing travel photo locations; language analysis
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Advanced Communication Games book cover 

Advanced Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
22 Elementary, my dear Watson  Page 22 
Students read clue cards and make deductions to solve a murder
 
 
Intermediate Communication Games book cover 

Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
30 - Suggestive shapes  Page 30 
Picture ordering game. Deductions; Looks like. Students descibe and makes guesses about abstract shapes.
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack

Susan Kay   
 
19b & c Unsolved mysteries  Page 19 
(19b) Students read out short texts about five unsolved mysteries and speculate about possible explanations. (19c) Read and match explanations with mysteries.
 
 

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)