Where does the word alphabet come from? Short listening with worksheet in IELTS Section 2 format
Before you watch/listen:
You are going to listen to a short talk about lightning. Do you think these sentences are true or false:
Serious injuries from lightning strikes are very common
Lightning strikes produce a lot of electricity
Lightning bolts very long
Now listen to Fun Facts About Lightning and complete this worksheet.
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
Practice materials for First Certificate English Reading and Use of English Part 7.
How did The Beatles get their name?
Using different writing systems can mean defining the words ‘language’ and ‘word’ in different ways. Chinese, for example, is a single language in terms of its written form. In the spoken form, however, it is a family of languages or dialects.
Read on (with comprehension questions)
From The English Language Teaching Pack
Fun Facts & FAQ
English Language Level: Intermediate+ CEFR: B1/B2/C1
Exams: First Certificate, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced
Content: presentations, texts, audio, worksheets, activities, teaching notes etc.
Topics include: the origins of English word, Globish, Shakespeare, the Bible, Dickens, irregular verbs, American English, English grammar, phrasal verbs, loanwords…
From the new Cars Teaching Pack (see below)
English Language Level: CER B1