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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults


Easy ESL Wordfind Challenge and ESL Word Search Plus
Independent and fun activities for English language learners!

Looking for a fun, independent activity for your adult or young adult students? These new word search books, Easy ESL Wordfind Challenge: Beginner and ESL Word Search Plus: Post-Beginner, offer ‘real-life’ style puzzles with a language learner focus.

They’re available both in paperback book form for students, and as a downloadable, photocopiable resource for teachers. (The puzzles are the same, but the answers are different in the two formats, in case students have encountered both!)

You can preview the resources and see the difference between the levels, by downloading some free samples here:

If these look fun for your students, as a little ‘extra input’ that they can check themselves, or enjoy with their families, then you have two options:

1: The paperback book versions, as shown in the picture above. These was designed to look like the kind of books you’d find in a mainstream store, but made more accessible to language learners. They’re available through Amazon (though at the moment international delivery is restricted). Here are the links to the beginner level book: Easy ESL Wordfind Challenge book and the post-beginner level book: ESL Word Search Plus: Post-Beginner book.

2: The printable (photocopiable) versions on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Teachers Pay Teachers cover pages
The printable version of these ELT word search books

The Teachers Pay Teachers printable versions allow you to download the pdf and then make unlimited photocopies for your classes, for as long as you want. Print a few puzzles or give them the whole book…

You’ll find these in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and again, there are free samples that you can download to see the quality and level (you do have to join or log in to TPT to be able to download). Maybe try them out with your learners?

These books have an ‘international English’ focus, rather than specifically ‘Aussie English’, and in the first book I point out a few spelling differences (like color and colour). I’ve written more about the books in my blog posts, where you can find out:

Hope you find these useful! Thanks for visiting!

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