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Informal conversation

 

The following ESL resources are available for Informal conversation:

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 6 Time off  Page 57 
Students listen to people chatting in four situations: neighbours, in a shop, in a taxi, work colleagues. Act out a similar conversation in pairs.
 
Consolidation modules 6 - 10  Page 97 
Students prepare a short conversation in pairs (choice of 5 social situations). Act out - others guess situation.
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced

Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
 
Unit 1 Conversation  Page 12   Useful phrases
Useful phrases for informal conversations with strangers
 
 

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)