Interview with Pete Sharma - Pete Sharma briefly outlines some of the broad trends in IT innovation and how they might impact on language teaching.

Interview with Jeremy Harmer  - Does ELT face Uber-style disruption? One of the best-known ELT materials writers outlines the challenges to traditional teaching.


Fun Facts about Hawaii

Fun Facts about Hawaii - Short listening comprehension with activities (CEFL B2) 

When Bowie Came to Bing for Christmas

  • In 1977 David Bowie appeared on Bing Crosby's Merrie Old England TV Special. 

  • Watch/listen to the story behind a classic Christmas record in When Bowie Met Bing.

  • The presentation is accompanied by a worksheet & answer key .

Bing Crosby and David Bowie were from different worlds.

Bing Crosby and David Bowie were from different worlds.

A Christmas Carol Teaching Pack (B1/B2/C1)
4.99 7.99

A Christmas Carol is a great story but a challenging text. These materials can help you introduce this Dickens' classic to your classroom.

Thank you.  I am so glad that I found this version.  I teach ESL students and wanted to cover the story, but knew that the original would be too difficult for them. * * * * Kathy, Texas, 

These are such great resources! * * * * Penny, University of Warwick

Thank you ever so much. I've now accessed your resources and am really pleased with them. They'll really inform my planning. Fantastic! * Nicola  

Contents  include

  • Elementary & intermediate versions of the story 

  • Character notes

  • Selection of useful quotations

  • Short audio readings of key passages

  • Reading, writing & listening worksheets

  • Background contextual materials

  • Teaching notes & links to video & other useful resources

  • Free updates of materials.

  • Ideal for use with Christmas Carol Student Pack

Try this sample presentationMeet Scrooge


Key features of retold versions

  • Text condensed to core story

  • Elementary & Intermediate versions (CEFR B1 & B2)

  • Increased use of line space, paragraph breaks etc.

  • Minor simplification of grammar & syntax

  • Vocabulary streamlined

  • Shortened sentences & paragraphs

  • Focus on the narrative

  • Extensive learning materials: worksheets, teaching notes etc.

Direct quotations remain in the original form so can be used in essays etc.

The Young John Lennon

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 - during an air raid.  

  • Reading comprehension about the young John Lennon here.

  • Short teaching presentation with video here

The Beatles Teaching Pack
3.99 4.99

Language Level: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (CEFr B1/B2/C1) 

TESOL resources include:

  • classroom presentations

  • text & audio graded for English language learners

  • worksheets  with teaching notes

  • extension materials

  • quizzes (with recorded responses & answers). 

Exam revision: materials helpful for exam courses including: First Certificate, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced etc.

Skills Practice: reading, listening, writing, speaking, vocabulary extension, use of English.

Topics include - The Beatles' story, stories behind the songs etc.

Sample: Penny Lane Powerpoint Lesson