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The Laughing Linguist

I'm a university tutor and social media producer who likes to make creative and interesting ESL and English materials!

I'm a university tutor and social media producer who likes to make creative and interesting ESL and English materials!
Rugby - English & ESL Reading w/ FULL lesson plan. No Prep!! :)
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Rugby - English & ESL Reading w/ FULL lesson plan. No Prep!! :)

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Teach your students about the wonderful sport that is rugby! Increasingly popular around the globe, rugby is a classic sport that involves strength, tactics, teamwork and speed. Played by 6 million people and watched by hundreds of millions more, it is a fascinating sport and one which students find really interesting. Intermediate/Advanced ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review, Comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to Rugby for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions of rugby, rugby league or sport in general. Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Sports Package. Pack includes: Pre-task Discussion Links to video clips for pair work - including introducing students to the Haka Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Full Lesson Plan Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion. Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Global Sports Bundle.
Graphic Novels - English & ESL Reading, Comprehension Check & Vocabulary Review
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Graphic Novels - English & ESL Reading, Comprehension Check & Vocabulary Review

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Intermediate/Advanced ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review, Comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to Graphic Novels & Comic Books for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions for comics, literature, graphic novels, superheroes, etc. Pre-task Discussion Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion. Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Art & Literature Bundle.
David Bowie - Reading Activity with FULL lesson plan.
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David Bowie - Reading Activity with FULL lesson plan.

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Teach your students about legendary English musician, David Bowie, with this fun reading lesson. This lesson is perfect for the ESL or English classroom. With pre-reading and post-reading activities, this worksheet and lesson plan aims to help your students discover the magic of Bowie. Contains multimedia activities with: Listening Activities Using a Bowie Song Skimming & Scanning Reading Comprehension checks New Vocabulary analysis Post-reading Discussion Questions Promote creativity and individuality with this fun interesting reading worksheet! Can alternatively be purchased as part of a Famous People & Celebrities Bundle
The Art of Graffiti - ESL / English reading
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The Art of Graffiti - ESL / English reading

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Intermediate/Advanced Readings, Vocabulary Review, comprehension Check, and Discussion. Perfect for ESL or English classes. A great introduction to graffiti for teenagers and adult learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions on street art, graffiti or art in general. Lesson includes: -Pre-task Discussion -Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities -Full Lesson Plan Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion.
The Magic of Opera - Reading w/ Q's for High School or ESL students
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The Magic of Opera - Reading w/ Q's for High School or ESL students

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There is nothing quite like the joy of introducing someone to a new art form. Use this lesson to introduce your students to one of the most beautiful artforms on the planet - Opera. Spice up your reading classes with this engaging and interesting worksheet and let their imagination free…! Perfect for high school or Intermediate/Advanced ESL students and has many activities to engage and educate your students. Lesson includes: Pre-task Discussion Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion -Homework/Research Project Can also be purchased as part of a Music & Culture Bundle
ESL Reading Bundle w/ Full Lesson Plans: Festivals
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ESL Reading Bundle w/ Full Lesson Plans: Festivals

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3 intermediate/advanced ESL / English readings: ☛ Guy Fawkes Night/ Bonfire Night, ☛ Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls ☛ Burning Man Festival Readings include warm-up activities, comprehension check, vocabulary reviews, discussions, and presentations. Also contains FULL LESSON PLANS for all three readings as well as 2 Unit Review Pages and a final Kahoot Quiz. Great for ESL, ELL or English classes. ★Your students will love their new reading material. Truly engaging topics rather than the snooze-fest that textbooks often provide them with. Colourful, high-quality readings with interesting topics that are bound to catch the interest of your students.
The Birth of Punk! - Reading with worksheet for ESL/ELL/English use
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The Birth of Punk! - Reading with worksheet for ESL/ELL/English use

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Intermediate/Advanced ESL & English Readings, Vocabulary Review, comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to Punk for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions on punk, music or rebellion. -Pre-task Discussion -Links to Youtube clips for linked activities -Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities -Full Lesson Plan -Vocabulary Review -Comprehension Check -Discussion/debate Can also be purchased as part of a Music & Culture Bundle
Jerusalem - ESL / English Reading, Comprehension & Discussion
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Jerusalem - ESL / English Reading, Comprehension & Discussion

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English or ESL Reading about the city of Jerusalem. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions or Jerusalem, Judaism, religion and/or the Palestine/Israel issue. Activities include: -Pre and post-reading activities -Comprehension Checks -Vocabulary Building -Discussion Activities; & -Extra/Homework Activities Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Cities and their People Package.
Cricket - ESL / English Reading material w/ No Prep Lesson Plan
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Cricket - ESL / English Reading material w/ No Prep Lesson Plan

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★★★High-quality reading materials for high school students or Intermediate/Advanced ESL leaners★★★ Intermediate/Advanced ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review, Comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to Cricket for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions for cricket or sport Readings with: ✓ Pre-task Discussion ✓ Links to Youtube clips for linked activities ✓ Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities ✓ Full Lesson Plan ✓ Vocabulary Review ✓ Comprehension Check ✓ Discussion/debate Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Sports Package.
Famous People & Celebrities - ESL Readings, Discussions & Questions
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Famous People & Celebrities - ESL Readings, Discussions & Questions

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Use this bundle to teach reading comprehension to high-school students or ESL students of any age in a fun and interesting way. Colorful, high-quality worksheets (with full lesson plans) will have your students loving these lessons. With enough material to cover 4 or 5 lessons, the readings have warm-ups, skimming activities, reading comprehension questions, true/false activities, discussions, group work & a final presentation! Includes FIVE Full Lesson Plans on Famous People and Celebrities. Plenty to keep your class busy and productive!! 3 Readings with: ✓ Pre and post-reading activities ✓ Comprehension Checks ✓ Vocabulary Building ✓ Discussion Activities; & ✓ Youtube/Music Clips ✓ Find Someone who activities ✓ Research & Presentation Work ✓ 2 End of Unit Worksheets ✓ Extra/Homework Activities The three people covered are: David Bowie: British musical pioneer, singer-songwriter, actor and all-round genius. Lucy Liu: Asian-American actress, model, director and artist. Steve Irwin: Extremely enthusiastic Australian environmentalist, TV presenter and out-and-out legend.
Music and Culture - ESL & English Readings on Opera, Graffiti & Punk w/ FULL Lesson plans
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Music and Culture - ESL & English Readings on Opera, Graffiti & Punk w/ FULL Lesson plans

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Great readings for English learners and Intermediate / Advanced (B2/A1) ESL students. 3 Readings with Comprehension Checks, Vocabulary Building & Discussion. High-quality pdfs. 6 pages - front cover, 3 readings & 2 unit review pages including extra activities. No prep needed. Good to go! Topics covered: ★ The Birth of Punk ★ The Magic of Opera ★ The Art of Graffiti Materials could cover up to four or five 45-minute lessons.
Christchurch - ESL / English Reading, Comprehension Check & Discussion
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Christchurch - ESL / English Reading, Comprehension Check & Discussion

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Product Description Reading for high school English/ESL classes on the city of Christchurch. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions for countries, New Zealand or Maori culture. Activities include: -Pre and post-reading activities Comprehension Checks Vocabulary Building Discussion Activities; & Extra/Homework Activities Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions for countries, New Zealand or Maori culture.
Steve Irwin - Reading Worksheet
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Steve Irwin - Reading Worksheet

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**Make reading fun with this introduction to Steve Irwin for English classes and/or ESL learners! **Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions about animals, nature, wildlife, celebrities, Australia, etc., this lesson is a guaranteed winner! Steve Irwin was an Australian zookeeper, television personality, wildlife expert, environmentalist and conservationist. He was well-known for his enthusiasm and passion and is someone who students of any age love learning about. Great for middle and high school students and B2 or C1 ESL students Full reading material pack includes: Pre-task Discussion Links to Video Clips with Speaking Activities Skimming and Scanning Activities -Full Lesson Plan -Vocabulary Review -Comprehension Check -Discussion Can alternatively be purchased as part of a Famous People & Celebrities Bundle Make reading interesting again!
Lucy Liu - ESL Reading, Comprehension Check & Discussion
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Lucy Liu - ESL Reading, Comprehension Check & Discussion

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No prep reading lesson for English classes or for Intermediate/Advanced ESL students. Introduction to Lucy Liu which would be Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions for music, rock, icons, celebrities, etc. Materials include: Pre-reading Discussion Questions -Skimming & Scanning Reading Activities Lesson Plan Vocabulary Review, -Reading Comprehension Check, Post-task Speaking activities Can alternatively be purchased as part of a Famous People & Celebrity Bundle
Art & Literature -English & ESL Readings on Graphic Novels, Kafka & Guggenheim Museum
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Art & Literature -English & ESL Readings on Graphic Novels, Kafka & Guggenheim Museum

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Product Description ★★★ Art & Literature readings for English high school and/or intermediate/advanced ESL students with Comprehension Checks, Vocabulary Building & Discussion. High-quality pdfs. 6 pages - front cover, 3 readings, and 2 Creative Writing pages. Topics covered: Graphic Novels Franz Kafka The Guggenheim Museum Materials could cover up to four or five 45-minute lessons.
The Guggenheim Museum - English & ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review & Comprehension
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The Guggenheim Museum - English & ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review & Comprehension

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Intermediate/Advanced ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review, Comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to The Guggenheim Museums for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions about art, museums, Solomon Guggenheim, architecture, etc. Pre-task Discussion Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion. Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Art & Literature Bundle.
Franz Kafka - English ESL Reading, Comprehension Check, Vocabulary Review
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Franz Kafka - English ESL Reading, Comprehension Check, Vocabulary Review

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Intermediate/Advanced ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review, Comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to Franz Kafka for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions for literature, existentialism, creative writing, classic novels, famous authors, etc. Includes full lesson plan. Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Art & LiteraturePackage. Pre-task Discussion FULL Lesson Plan Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion/debate Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Art & Literature Bundle.
Base Jumping - ESL Reading w/ FULL Lesson Plan
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Base Jumping - ESL Reading w/ FULL Lesson Plan

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Intermediate/Advanced ESL Reading, Vocabulary Review, Comprehension Check, and Discussion. Introduction to Base Jumping for ESL learners - the extreme sport which involves jumping from towers, bridges, buildings and cliffs! Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point (pun intended!) for discussions for base jumping, extreme sports or sports in general. Pre-task Discussion Links to Youtube clips for linked activities Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Full Lesson Plan Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion/debate
Athens - ESL / English Reading, Comprehension Check & Vocabulary Review
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Athens - ESL / English Reading, Comprehension Check & Vocabulary Review

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Reading, Vocabulary Review, comprehension Check, and Discussion for ESL and/or high school English classes. Introduction to Athens for ESL learners. Perfect for reading classes, or as a jump-off point for discussions or Athens, Greece or Democracy. Pre-task Discussion Skimming and Scanning Reading Activities Vocabulary Review Comprehension Check Discussion/debate Can alternatively be purchased as part of the Cities and their People Bundle.