1st Course U20- Vocabulary and Reading Practice

There are readings on all the topics in this unit on EL Civics. As always, great illustrations to help comprehension.

Beginner Level Weather Words

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Weather Reading

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Recreation

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Sports

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***NEW *** Have a look at this wonderful resource of low-level reading materials made available by Bow Valley College in Alberta Canada. There are 40 theme-based ESL Literacy Readers available on this site. There are 3 levels so you should be able find a level appropriate for everyone in your multi-level classes. (Actually Phase 3 is way too difficult for any 1st Course students.) I’ll attach the pdf of a short one that contains the future tense and is on the topic of a relaxing weekend, so a nice fit with this unit.  But go to the site and check out all the others available.

relaxingweekend pdf

Check out more at: ESL Literacy Readers from BowValley College


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You can also find a lot of readings related to this unit at englishexpress.ca. Because I can’t link to specific readings, I’d suggest you go to the site and browse through Level 1 readings. Here is a simple crossword puzzle students can print and complete. It was created by our Canadian friends at English Express, so beware of the reference to Canada Day.

Summer Fun Crossword

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1st Course U20: Present Continuous Review

Here’s a fun little video that illustrates some verbs that fit right in with the recreation topic of this unit. About half-way through the video students are asked to make present continuous sentences. Have students write two sentences, one affirmative and one negative, for each question. They should also use a contraction. They can either hand them in at your next meeting or email the answers to you.

(To embed this video on your class Web site, double-click the video. It will take you to Youtube for the embed info.)

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After the fun video, here’s something that may not be as much fun.  It’s a test with multiple choice as well as type-in answers. Tell students to work carefully. Because it’s a test, they don’t get a second try once they click Check Answers at the end.

Present Progressive Test


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