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The following ESL resources are available for stories:

 
 
 
Past simple and continuous - anecdote - the Donkey Dog (372)
Short anecdote about a frightening experience gapped for past continuous and past simple plus 'enormous' and 'the biggest'
 
 

 

 
Reading passages
 
 
Eslreading.org (422)
Site with small number of good, short (6 - 10 page) simplified versions of classic stories, mostly for reading online, some for download
 
 

 

 
Audio
 
 
American Stories for English Learners (621)
Fifty-seven 15-minute mp3 files with text, read at medium-slow speed.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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 14 Money, money, money  Page 128 
Tell a story from pictures, listen to story, find differences between listening and pictures
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 3 Adventures and mishap  Pages 32 - 33  Telling a story from two points of view
Split listening: two versions of a minor incident
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

ESL grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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Download Grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)