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The following ESL resources are available for Instructions:

 
Video
 
 
How To Do The World's Best Banana Trick (923)
Two-minute video on how to do produce a banana that is already sliced when peeled.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 6 Getting it right  Pages 64 - 65  How to
Gap fill and listening on how-tos. Students then prepare how-tos to tell others
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Advanced Communication Games book cover 

Advanced Communication Games 

Jill Hadfield   
 
7 Domino intstructions  Page 7 
Students have to put four sets of pictures showing instructions into the correct sequence.
 
 
Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover 

Grammar Games and Activities 1 

Peter Watcyn-Jones   
 
11 - Up, down, left, right  Pages 54 - 55
Ss give each other instructions to draw items in grid squares. up, down, above, below etc.
 
12 - A country scene  Pages 56 - 57
Student A has to listen to instructions from student B and reproduce a picture.
 
 
Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
 
Instructions quiz page 20  Page 20 
Mach short lists of instructions with the person who gives them.
 
 
Play Games with English Book 3 Teacher's Resource Book book cover 

Play Games with English Book 3 Teacher's Resource Book 

John Plumb   Colin Granger   
 
Instructions quiz  Pages 6 - 7
Match instructions with instructors. Extension: (guessing game / teams) - write instructions and guess who would give them.
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context 

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
14 The imperative and instructions  Pages 78 - 82
 
 

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)