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Love is…

Here are some resources that can be used in the classroom for Valentine’s Day. The Ad Council created a video titled ‘Love has no labels’. It is a great classroom resource for diversity and inclusion. What is love? by Ghulam Rasool Ghick Below is a text written by an English student called ‘What is love?’…

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Christmas

Here are a selection of Christmas resources for use with ESOL learners. I created some of these resources myself over the years. Others are my favourites from the Internet. As a warmer, here are links to a vocabulary matching and gapfill I created about Christmas in the UK. WhyChristmas.com has a ‘Christmas around the world‘…

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Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic Skill Builders is a fantastic website for ESOL and numeracy learners. The site contains a variety of games that enable learners to practise maths and English. What’s great about the games is that learners can play against each other by creating a private room that others can join if they know the password. Examples…

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Cambridge ESOL – Speaking and listening exam Level 1

The following is a link to the Cambridge ESOL speaking and listening exam video at Level 1. The explanation for interlocutors can be found here.

Cambridge ESOL exam practice materials

Cambridge stopped offering their Skills for Life ESOL qualifications in June 2017. Links to a selection of materials is provided below for archival purposes. Entry 3 Speaking and listening exam video, Entry 3. Speaking and listening sample Test A Sample Test A audio Reading sample Test Writing sample Test Entry 2 Speaking and listening exam video,…

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BBC – Computer games keeps me mentally active

Watch the BBC Breakfast clip from 21st January 2013 and find out about Hilda Knott’s hobby. Choose the correct option for each gap in the text and post your own opinion in the comments at the bottom of the page.

BBC – It’s never too late to take up a sport

BBC Breakfast clip from 25th January 2013.

BBC – Is expensive food tastier?

BBC Breakfast clip from 25th June 2013.

BBC – Should you tell your child they are fat?

Watch the BBC Breakfast clip from 11th October 2013 of a discussion about whether you should tell your child if they are fat with body image campaigner, Natasha Devon and Paul Gately, a professor of exercise and obesity at Leeds Metropolitan University. Answer the questions and post your own opinion in the comments at the bottom…

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