Beginners e-book

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Beginners e-book

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This book contains over 100 activities for both absolute and 'false' beginners, and for adults and children.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442612-1
  • Price: USD 35.00 + Sales Tax

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Key features

  • Provides stimulating and communicative activities, including imaginative adaptations of games.
  • Includes a section specifically for use with learners unfamiliar with the Roman alphabet.


This book contains over 100 activities for both absolute and 'false' beginners, and for adults and children.


Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, and the language it practises. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.

Introduction: What is a beginner?
How to use this book

1 Decisions
Decision 1: Syllabus options
Decision 2: Content or method
Decision 3: Product or process
Decision 4: Teaching strategies for beginners
Decision 5: Classroom activities
Decision 6: Introducing supplementary materials
Decision 7: Giving instructions

2 First Lessons (10 activities)
First lesson ideas. Several are also suitable for lessons other than the very first one, and some can be used a number of times, often with small variations.

3 Basics (15 activities)
Activities to help teach numbers, time, and colour in the first stages of learning English.

4 Language Basics (11 activities)
Activities which introduce several of the basic syntactic structures and phonological features of English.

5 Roman script (11 activities)
Activities to help learners unfamiliar with Roman script.

6 More words (13 activities)
Activities to help students acquire vocabulary as fast as possible in the early stages of learning.

7 Firsts (16 activities)
A series of 'firsts' (e.g. First mime, First autobiography, First traveller's tale), so that students feel they are passing a number of landmarks in their language learning, which in turn leads to a greater sense of progress.

8 Games (10 activities)
Language games, each mirroring the routine of a well-known game.

9 Interactions (7 activities)
Activities to give students practice in interacting with the world outside the classroom. There are rehearsals for real encounters, as well as activities which involve actual interaction with native speakers.

10 Self-improvement (13 activities)
Activities which focus on developing learner strategies, promoting self-reliance, classroom support activities, peripheral learning,and self-study.



  • '... a valuable resource and a recognition that teaching beginners is just as challenging and probably even more rewarding than teaching at any other level.' - Modern English Teacher |k Y