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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
2022 May 09

Super ESL Word Search: vocabulary fun

Cover of new ESL word search book, Super ESL Word Search

Book news! I have a new word search book out, this time at Pre-Intermediate level, with extra challenges. As you know from previous posts, I am obsessed with word puzzle books. I know these aren’t everyone’s thing, but when I see displays in the newsagent, or puzzle books in the lunchroom, I wish I could offer a simplified version to … Continue reading

2019 Jan 28

Free e-books: Book Club questions

Book Club graphic

Book Club questions for the ESL e-books The English Chip and Blood Kind (currently free to download until 28/02/2019) Continue reading

2019 Jan 21

Free e-books: Summer special

Cover of The English Chip

Three ebooks in the ESL Easy-Read series are free to download until February 28… Continue reading

2015 Jul 26

“ESL books that sound like we do”: a new review

Not a Ballerina blog reviews ESL books

I have a lovely new review from Amanda Kendle, on her Not a Ballerina travel blog, called ‘Learning English in Australia: ESL books that sound like we do‘. Here she’s describing Six Stories from Hope Street: They are simple (and all told only in simple past tense) but manage to be interesting – very tricky to achieve! There are stories of late … Continue reading

Cover of Six Stories from Hope Street (ESL Extras Australian resources)

At last! The latest books in the ESL Extras series of photocopiable Australian ESL resources are now available: Maybe Next Year, Six Stories from Hope Street and The Garage Sale. They follow the same format as the earlier books (full story text, teacher notes, exercises and answers in the photocopiable Teacher’s Guide), but these books are aimed at beginner level … Continue reading

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