Materials for teaching English to speakers of other languages
(TESOL, TEFL and TESL).
By John Pint (Contact: RanchoPint@Hotmail.com)
These exercises will help students focus on common words like
have, will and them which are frequently shortened by
native speakers of English.
1. Play the recording and ask the students what they think the
passage is about.
Pass out copies of the cloze passage and invite the students to
write the missing words. Play the passage as often as they want
to hear it.
Pass out the full-text version of the passage and ask students
to check their own work.
Invite the students to try reading the passage aloud with the
voice on the recording..
PASSAGE 1: Gandhi Shot by Assassin (Cloze)
Download Recording plus 2 Files for
Printing (1.35 MB ZIP File)
PASSAGE 1: Gandhi Shot by Assassin (FullText)
PASSAGE TWO: Transatlantic Liners Collide (Cloze)
Download recording plus 2 Files for Printing
(1.15 MB ZIP File)
Transatlantic Liners Collide (Text)
PASSAGE THREE: Kennedy Wins
plus 2 Files for Printing (1.65 MB ZIP File)
PASSAGE 3: Kennedy Wins Election (Text)