Level A1

Rome or Home?

brazilian pronunciation

This is a pronunciation game for Brazil, focusing on the confusion between the sounds spelt by R and H, so that for example 'rat' sounds like 'hat'.

Ana's Bag

ELT Materials: Ana's Bag

In this activity, students get the chance to play Sherlock Holmes! They look at the evidence in a picture and try to work out what the owner of the bag did during the last few days. It's an enjoyable way to get some elementary level practice in using the simple past tense.

Pen Pictures Teacher's Books

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Each level of Pen Pictures is accompanied by a Teacher's Book which provides detailed teaching notes, answey keys, ideas for mixed ability classes, suggestions for follow-up activities and photocopiable tests.

English Result Teacher's Books

English Result Teacher's Books

Each level of English Result is accompanied by a Teacher’s Book which provides full and detailed teaching notes.

Nightmare Hotel

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Here's a song/rhyme to focus on the pronunciation of the past tense ending -ed. There are three audio tracks to download: the poem read aloud; the poem read aloud with backchained drill repetitions for students to pause and repeat, and finally, the poem as a song lyric accompanied to music.

The Melon Maze

ELT Materials: The Melon Maze

Students find a path from top left to bottom right. They may only pass through a hexagon if the word has stress on the first syllable. Notice that all the words are 2-syllable nouns. Some of them may be cognates in your students' L1, but the stress may be different! More pronunciation ideas?

Winners Plus 1-3

Winners Plus: Books 1-3

Winners Plus is a 3-level course package for upper-primary in Poland by Mark Hancock and Cathy Lawday. It is carefully paced to present new language in manageable chunks.

New Ways To Go 1-4

New Ways to Go!

New Ways to Go is a 4-level coursebook for Spanish secondary schools. Levels 1 and 2 were written by Penny Ur, Ramón Ribe and Mark Hancock.

Singing Grammar

Singing Grammar

There are 18 units in the book, each concerning a different aspect of grammar. For each unit, there are photocopiable pages - one for the song, one of practice exercises and one which is a game.

English Result Elementary

English Result: Elementary

English Result Elementary is designed to take a false beginner to A1 or A1+ on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scales. The core syllabus (see Resources below), covers and


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