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Worksheets for language learning
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Vocabulary learning (874)
Worksheet illustrating syntax, collocation, connotation and register and an example of full vocabulary notebook entries


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Learning English (240)
Discussion sheet about Ss needs, strengths, weaknesses, ways of improving English etc



Reading passages for language learningPage top ↑
Cute cats could be key to learning new languages (759)
Wordcount: 724 Flesch: 54.1


Cute cats could be key to learning new languages (759)
Wordcount: 724 Flesch: 54.1



Audio for language learningPage top ↑
Learning in the womb (654)
How babies learn in the womb, and how they pick up accents at a young age


Speak any language instantly (780)
Two presenters discuss a Japanese machine that allows you to speak any language. They also explain some of the language they use.



Tools for language learningPage top ↑
Vocab Size Test (1278)
Paul Nation & David Beglar 2007 BNC Version (1-14k)


Phrasal Vocabulary Size Test (1279)
Ron Martinez 2011 San Francisco State University


Book references for language learningPage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

English Result Pre-Intermediate Student's Book book cover English Result Pre-Intermediate Student's Book 
Mark Hancock   Annie McDonald   
Unit 1 Personal details  Page 14   Writing a learning biography

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover Global Intermediate Coursebook 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 8   English for a specific purpose
Interview with ESP teacher who teaches aviation English

Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover Global Upper Intermediate students' book 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 2 Right & Wrong  Page 27   Errors and mistakes in language learning
Unit 2 Right & Wrong  Page 29   Moving beyond the plateau

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Generations  Page 23   vocabulary extra
Page about vocabulary study: word frequencies, using a dictionary, collocations

Latest materials
Politics and the US Election
Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Complete lesson pdf
Receptionist told to wear high heels or go home
Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Complete lesson pdf
Grammar notes: Comparison with
Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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Grammar notes pdf