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The following ESL resources are available for Habit:

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Habbits and annoying behaviour
Analysis of examples


Will, would and used to quiz
Twelve-question multiple-choice quiz - both language choice and concept questions.


used to and would quiz 2
Twelve-question MC quiz.


Describing habits quiz 1
Fourteen-question short-answer quiz. will / will keep / would / tends to / is prone to etc.



General English course books (adults)

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 5 Ritual  Page 49   present and past habits
Follow-up work on examples from the listening 'will' for habits. Written and oral work on 'will', 'would' and 'used to'

Photocopiable resource books

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Advanced Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
5 Find the occupants  Page 5 
Complex mill-type activity where students have to match buildings with their occupants. (These associations are somewhat limited culturally - elederly couple with bungalow etc.)


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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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)

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 with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
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Download Advanced (PDF)