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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
2022 Jan 05

Digital ESL Extras now available!

Finally, the ESL Extras reading and puzzle book Teacher’s Guides are now available in downloadable pdf and mp3 licensed format. A big shout-out to Bernard Miles (from English Express), whose work inspired me to get this done, and to the UK librarian who asked for digital versions, making me realise I might have a bigger market than Australasia. Thank you! … Continue reading

2020 Jun 01

A new ESL puzzle book

Teachers Pay Teachers printable version of ESL Word Search Plus: Post-Beginner

Announcing the arrival of ESL Word Search Plus: Post-Beginner: another printable English Language resource that can be used for independent language reinforcement, as an extra challenge, or as a fun family activity. (It’s aimed at adults and young adults, in terms of the ‘look’ and the vocab it covers, but I know many of my students have children who love to … Continue reading

2020 Apr 01

Easy ESL Wordfind Challenge: Beginner Word Search Puzzles

Cover of Easy ESL Wordfind Challenge: Beginner Word Search Puzzles

A puzzle book for beginners, especially those new to our script and the left to right direction of English Continue reading

2019 Oct 21

Using ‘My Job is the Best’: an interview with Betsey Drake

Photo of Betsey Drake with a copy of "My Job is the Best'

When I got an ‘out of the blue’ message from Betsey Drake, telling me her students had just finished reading My Job is the Best, I wanted to ask her about it. It’s always so good to hear from other teachers, and even better to hear about the ways they use their own creativity to add to resources. So here are … Continue reading

2019 Jul 03

Workwise English Quizzes: Now out!

Finally, after months of checking and tweaking, Workwise English Quizzes is out, and I thought I’d answer some common questions… Continue reading

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