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The following ESL resources are available for Festivals:

 
 
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Six festivals
Jigsaw reading on six festivals
 
 

 

 
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New Year's resolutions (685)
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)
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

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)
 
 

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
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