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Register (spoken)

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vocabulary:
informal words and phrases
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Register (spoken):

 
 
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Connotation and register
Explanation and examples of these two concepts with a short (7-question) multiple-choice exercise on register.
 
 

 

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Formal and informal language - making announcements
Two ways of making a number of simple announcements
 
 

 

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Formal and less formal language
Ss match formal and less mormal lines from two similar dialogues.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 2 Family  Page 22 
(1) Ss read and listen to 2 short dialogues with different register. (2) Compare words and phrases. (3) Role play (choice of two situations)
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 2 Generations  Page 20   Reading and listening
Two dialogues in different register following on from previous material: 1 - boyfriend / girlfriend (informal) 2 - boyfriend / girlfriend's parents (more formal)
 
 

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)