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The following ESL resources are available for City life:

 
 
 
 

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 6   Speaking
Discuss, 'You can only feel alive in / away from a big city'
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Pages 6 - 7  How does your city make you feel alive
Three people answer title question
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Advanced

Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
 
Unit 3 City  Pages 32 - 33  An urban poem
Jumbled poem featuring informal language. Students arrange then listen.
 
Unit 3 City  Page 24   cities quiz
Six-question cities quiz
 
Unit 3 City  Pages 26 - 27  Where in the world
Five travel-guide extracts. Read and guess the destination. Follow up vocabular work
 
Unit 3 City  Page 30   One big party
Guidebook-style piece on Leicester Square, London.
 
Unit 3 City  Page 31   City life
Two people discuss the city they live in. Follow-up discussion on safety in students' home towns
 
 

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)