Welcome to ESOL Extras

I write graded reading & listening materials for English language learners These include original stories like Love by Design (Macmillan Readers) & simplified versions of classics like Washington Square (OUP) - more details here.

This site provides free resources, linked by theme & English language level. I hope you using them with your classes.

You can also download low-cost resource packs directly from this site.

Text & audio graded by CER scale - from A2 (elementary) to C2 (advanced).

Includes presentations, worksheets, teaching notes & answers.

Practice Materials

B2 English Practice - Strange but True?
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ESOL resources to help develop English language skills.

Theme: Strange news stories, tall tales & urban myths. Some are true, some are partly true, some are not true at all

Language Level: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (CEFr B1/B2)

Skills Practice: Reading & Listening, Writing, Speaking & Use of English

TESOL resources: text & audio files, worksheets, teaching notes & extension materials.

Topics include - a falling cow, a flying garden chair, a $64 million dollar pair of trousers, an unwelcome wedding guest.

Sample: There Goes the Bridegroom

“Wonderful materials for
English language learners!”

— ESOL teacher, Nashville, USA