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The following ESL resources are available for Language learning:

 
 
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Vocabulary learning
Worksheet illustrating syntax, collocation, connotation and register and an example of full vocabulary notebook entries
 
 

 

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

 

 
Reading passages
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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
 
 

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
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)