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Work

See also:
vocabulary:
jobs
 
vocabulary:
business / economics
 
vocabulary:
office speak / office jargon
 
writing:
job application
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Work:

 
 
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Obligation and necessity
Cue sheet for Ss talking about rules and regulations in their workplace
 
 

 

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Work - idomatic phrases matching
Cut up for a walkabout or do as a worksheet.
 
 

 

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Work speaking topics
Cut up sentences. Ss take it turn to ask / speak about each
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
Are you going forward? Then stop now. external link icon
Amusing piece on the horros of management speak by Lucy Kellaway, management correspondent at the UK Financial Times. A good source of management buzzwords and phrases; a challenging read if unedited. c 1700 words.
 
 

 

Bad bosses may damage your heart external link icon
Ungraded language. c500 words
 
 

 

 
 
 
Interview: a former chef external link icon
A woman who used to be a chef talks about her experiences working in restaurants
 
 

 

Interview: a former baker talks external link icon
...about baking BREAD! Routine, likes and dislikes
 
 

 

Management external link icon
Two presenters talk about what it is to be a manager, the language of management and hear from Lucy Kellaway, a management journalist who thinks that management is a job that is 'intrinsically miserable'.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 10 Time  Page 89 
T.39 Three people talk about rules in their workplaces
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 3 At rest, at work  Page 29 
Four people describe themselves and the jobs they would like to do
 
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 114 - 115
Matching: jobs and personal qualities - adjectives and nouns - Listening: owner of employement agency
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 58   Interview with a restaurant critic
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack

Sue Kay   
 
11 Job priorities  Page 11 
Students talk about the jobs they would like to do
 
 

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)