Treasure Island (B2)

On the run from Blind Pew and the pirates, Jack and his mother open the chest left by ‘Captain’ Billy Bones. From the Treasure Island Teaching Pack

Lightning Never Strikes Twice? (B2)

In 1942 lightning struck Roy C. Sullivan for the first time. The US park ranger was working up in a lookout tower when a bolt shot through his leg. It knocked his big toenail off.

‘I was lucky,’ Roy told his friends. ‘I can live without one big toenail. And at least it won’t happen again! Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.’

But is that true?

Lightning Strikes Worksheet

True Stories? (B1+)
1.99 5.99

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

Mystery Inventor

Language Level: CEF B1   Skills: Listening/Vocabulary 


Can you guess the name of this famous inventor? 

1. He was born in 1847 and died in 1931.

2. His middle name was Alva.

3. He grew up Ohio but worked in New York.

4. He saved a boy from an oncoming train. The boy's father then trained him to be a telegraph operator.

5. You use his inventions every day.

 Watch this short presentation

From the Fred & Rita (see below) & True Stories teaching packs

1.99 6.99

Language LevelCEFr B1/B2  

Exam LevelPreliminary (PET)PET for Schools - Preliminary English Test (B1) First (FCE) B2

Content: Teaching materials for English language learners. 

ESOL resources include: text & audio files * PowerPoint presentations * worksheets * teaching notes * exam practice materials * extension activities

Sample materials: Fun Facts about Hawaii Worksheet * Meet One Direction * Fred Posts His Phone  

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Lucky Brake

Always check your car before driving - even if you have stolen it ....

Read Me

More Lucky Brake materials are included in the Trues Stories? &  Fred & Rita teaching packs