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Most of the things on this site can be used for both self-study and teaching.


Justin Time Funny listening and vocabulary lessons

Vocab Reading stories with crosswords

Start Writing A simple framework of a writing course that students can understand

Art & Culture Articles with crosswords

Movies Reviews with crosswords. How to use these movies in class.

Books Listen & Read, support and topic focused crosswords

Food Recipes and food vocabulary

Info Self-study and teaching tips

English Daily Changes every day - BBC News headlines and crossword, etc.

Aims - English Clip Concise English Speaking Course

Fun - It must have lots of English speaking activities that the students can enjoy and have fun with.

Flexible - It can be used for one semester of 15 classes, or easily extended to 30 classes with supplementary materials. It should be suitable for false-beginner, through to lower intermediate-level students.

Economical - It should require only one side of A4 paper for a 90 minute class and make English text more accessible to students in counties where textbooks are too expensive. It should be light, easy to carry around and cheap to reproduce.

Interesting - It will have a useful mixture of topical and functional English using the standard RSA (Royal Society of Arts) approach of controlled, lesser controlled and free practice stages to give students the context and confidence to speak. It will be student centered.

Concise - It will contain a high input of vocabulary and activities in a very compact form.

Updated January 6th 2017. There are no major changes. I have made a few slight tweaks.

Printing Notes

These pdf files are high quality. Choose A4 Borderless (210 x 297) to get the optimum size. If you are using US Letter (216 x 279) you may need to use the scale to fit option in the print menu. All printers are different, so it is a good idea to run a couple of test prints. Clip 11 is probably the most challenging for printers.

My students - Please download these 17 files and print in color.

Cover 2017 Edition.pdf

English Clip - 1 Introductions

English Clip - 2 Last Weekend

English Clip - 3 People

English Clip - 4 Advice & Lifestyle

English Clip - 5 Review Game 1

English Clip - 6 Permission

English Clip - 7 Shopping & Clothes

English Clip - 8 It's Different

English Clip - 9 Opinions

English Clip - 10 Review Game 2

English Clip - 11 Food

English Clip - 12 Experiences

English Clip - 13 Invitations

English Clip - 14 The Future

English Clip - 15 Review Game 3

Top 5 English Vocabulary

Teacher’s Supplementary Materials

Teacher's Walkthrough Notes

The walkthrough notes for each lesson give hints on how the materials can be exploited to the maximum benefit of the students. Later, I will post supplementary activities that can be used easily and effectively with each unit, or for review. Please feel free to contact me on any matter.

It’s got to be fun!


These materials can be used as review or extend the course over more than 15 lessons.

English Clip - Vacations (First class after a vacation, review of EC2)

English Clip 1 - Talk About Board Game

English Clip 2 - Busy Weekend Game

English Clip 2 - Talk About Board Game

English Clip 4 - Advice Problems

English Clip 6 - Is It Okay Game

English Clip 7 - Crossword P-Work

English Clip 12 Brighton in the Rain Song - Gary Friel

What Kind of Student  Student awareness questionnaire

Snakes & Ladders blank.pdf Fun game to practice anything!

Presentation Basic 2017.pdf