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Optimism and pessimism

 

The following ESL resources are available for Optimism and pessimism:

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Quotes about optimism external link icon
Selection of famous quotes about optimism
 
 

 

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Selection of famous quotes about pessimism
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Page 10   All's well that ends well
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Page 10   What are you optimistic about
 
 

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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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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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 on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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