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Sympathy

 

The following ESL resources are available for Sympathy:

 
 
 
 

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 4 Body  Pages 34 - 35
(1) Listening : five dialogues with problems (health related) and sympathetic (or not) responses. (2) Listening focusing on stress (to convey feeling).
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Page 23   Responding sympathetically
Listening: 3 short conversations (A: problem -> B: response - sympathetic / unsympathetic). Grading of phrases (What a shame! etc.) for degree of sympathy.
 
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Page 27   Practise
End-of-unit extra practice section
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 44   Useful phrases and pronunciation
Six conversations about minor health problems (Revamp of previous edition unit 4, p34) Follow up pairwork activity: A explains problem; B responds un/ sympathetically and gives advice
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 

Real Listening & Speaking 3 

Miles Craven   
 
Unit 6 I've got a pain in my arm  Page 33 
Language for showing concern and relief (at medical problems) Doctor / patient role play
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)