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The following ESL resources are available for Sounds:

worksheets (1)
tools (2)
reading (2)
audio (1)
video (1)
 
 
 
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Matching cards - simple sounds
Thirty two cards for matching commonly confused sounds: (1) thick - this; (2) -ed endings and (3) schwa
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
Changing native speaker pronunciation external link icon
Aitch or haitch? The changing pronunciation of common words in English. Advanced.
 
 

 

The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité external link icon
Text of The Chaos - a poem illustrating the irregularities of English sounds and spelling. (See video below)
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Video
 
 
English Pronunciation - "The Chaos" by Dr. Gerard Nolst Trenité external link icon
Poem demonstrating many of the irregularities of English pronunciation.
 
 

 

 
 
 
MacMillan interactive phonemic chart external link icon
Interactive IPA chart for English with audio recordings of the sounds and an example word for each
 
 

 

MacMillan interactive phonemic chart external link icon
Interactive IPA chart for English with audio recordings of the sounds and an example word for each
 
 

 

 

Grammar

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)