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Giving personal news


The following ESL resources are available for Giving personal news:

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Giving news squares
12 squares, each containing a present perfect sentence giving personal news (I have got married etc.) Some keywords are underlined. The reading student has to communicate this sentence without using the underlined words. First student to reconstruct the original sentence wins the round


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Holiday letter
Short letter with gaps and alternative phrases for either a good or bad holiday.


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Written contexts - personal letter
Basic text only - make your own tasks



General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 6 News  Page 56 
Dialogue to correct + gapped dialogues for giving news. (Doesn't focus on present perfect tense)

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

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