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Urban myths

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The following ESL resources are available for Urban myths:

worksheets (2)
reading (1)
 
 
 
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Urban myth - Spider bite!
Eighteen-line shocker about a girl who gets bitten by a spider. Story ordering: 18 strips - can be reduced to12 by removing those marked*, or expanded to around 25 by cutting longer sentences. Paired dictation.
 
 

 

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Urban myth - madman on the loose
Rather gruesome urban myth about a madman with a knife. Not for the faint-hearted. Cut-up story ordering task + gap fill.
 
 

 

 
Reading passages
 
 
Urban legends reference pages (421)
Large and well-organized collection of short urban legends on wide range of topics. Carefully categorized and rated for veracity. Easy to use. Texts are genearally short and easily-adapted for classroom use.
 
 

 

 

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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