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The following ESL resources are available for Television:

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Two presenters discuss UK viewing habits and television history while highlighting useful language.


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Vox pops: How important is TV in your life? Generally speaking, how do you feel about TV?



General English course books (adults)

Straightforward Advanced Student's Book book cover 

Straightforward Advanced Student's Book

Roy Norris   
1C Growing Up  Pages 10 - 11  Growing up on television
Longer piece on Granada Television's 7-up programme following the lives of 14 seven-year-olds from 1964 to the present.

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 

Real Listening & Speaking 3

Miles Craven   
Unit 5 Is there anything on?  Page 27 
Six people describe TV programmes


Comparison with as...as...

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Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

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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)