Why inclusive resources? And why 'Existence'?

Throughout my teaching career, there were no resources or course books that represented me or people like me. Now, in my freelance editing and writing career, I want to make a difference. Representation of marginalised groups CAN feature in ELT materials. In these examples, I show you how.

I decided to call the series 'Existence' because that's what we do – we exist. We're not an issue and we are not a taboo.

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The resources are categorised into approximate levels. Click to download, click the black and white button for a black and white download. Click on the image to see it enlarged and for the main teaching point.

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A1 / A2

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Respecting identity

Skills: reading, speaking, listening

Vocab: identity

Grammar: modals of certainty

In collaboration with Silvina Mascitti from EFL Creative Ideas.

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Then and now

Skills: reading, speaking, writing

Vocab: daily life

Grammar: past simple aff / neg

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Who are you?

Skills: reading, speaking, writing

Grammar: pronouns

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Daily life

Skills: reading, speaking, writing

Vocab: daily life

Grammar: present simple aff / neg

B1 / B2

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Family units

Skills: reading, speaking, listening, writing

Vocab: families

Grammar: prefixes

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University

Skills: reading, speaking, pronunciation, writing

Vocab: education

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Housing

Skills: reading, speaking, writing

Vocab: house components

Grammar: future perfect simple

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Going away

Skills: reading, speaking, pronunciation, writing

Vocab: places to stay

Grammar: future continuous

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We the youth

Skills: reading, speaking

Vocab: phrasal verbs

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Sport

Skills: reading, speaking, writing

Vocab: synonyms

In collaboration with Lottie Galpin & Liz Marqueiro

C1 +

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Memories and grief

Skills: reading, speaking, writing

Vocab: phrasal verbs / idioms, adjectives, functional language

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Sexuality and employment

Skills: reading, speaking

Vocab: discrimination

Grammar: the passive

This resource has been accepted by Labour English, associated with the TEFL Workers' Union.

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Mental health matters

Skills: reading, speaking

Vocab: mental health

Grammar: inversion