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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

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)