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Festivals

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The following ESL resources are available for Festivals:

 
 
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Six festivals
Jigsaw reading on six festivals
 
 

 

 
 
 
New Year's resolutions
Vox pops: Do you make New Year's resolutions?
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 7 party  Page 58 
Reading: Spain's third city sees winter off with a bang' (Las Fallas festival, Valencia)
 
 
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New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 4 Special occasions  Page 32 
Listening on festivals celebrated in UK and US
 
Module 4 Special occasions  Page 36 
Listening on New Year celebrations in Scotland and Hong Kong
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 7 Big events  Pages 72 - 73  Events and celebrations
Students discuss five photographs of festivals, celebrations and other public events
 
Module 7 Big events  Pages 74 - 75  Describing a memorable event
Students first listen to four people describing memorable events and then prepare and describe one themselves
 
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77  Language focus 1: relative clauses
Three texts about celebrations in different countries gapped for defining and non-defining relative clauses Follow-up exercise for speaking (pairwork) Combination exercise (Combining information to make sentences with non-defining relative clauses)
 
 

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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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 on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)