Intermediate ESL EBOOKS & Resources

 

In the beginner series, Jason introduced his cousin Janet who lives in Vancouver, Canada. The intermediate thematic eBooks explore Janet's life and interests as she shops and dines in Vancouver.

Each of our eBooks comes with accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and assessments.  Our engaging collection is geared for students aged 11 - 14, and matches themes covered in the classroom.

Janet Wilson
ESL eBook - JANET WILSON
1B - Janet Wilson

Meet Jason's cousin, Janet Wilson. Learn about her family, her friends and her interests.

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  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: About Me, Family, Friends, Activities, School Subjects
  • English Vocabulary: Describing one's self. Introducing one's family and friends. Expressing likes.
  • English Grammar: Simple present tense. Adjectives. Subject pronouns.
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My Neighborhood
ESL eBook - MY NEIGHBORHOOD
2B - My Neighborhood 

Find out why Janet loves living in her neighborhood.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Places (restaurant, post office...), Neighborhood, Giving directions
  • English Vocabulary: Describing one's neighborhood.
  • English Grammar: Prepositions. Adjectives. Definite/Indefinite articles. There is.../There are...
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My Apartment
ESL eBook - MY APARTMENT
3B - My Apartment

Explore Janet's apartment in Vancouver. Discover how many rooms there are, and what furniture items are in each room.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: House/Apartment, Furniture
  • English Vocabulary: Rooms in a house/apartment. Describing household objects.
  • English Grammar: Prepositions. Adjectives. Definite/Indefinite articles. There is.../There are...
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Clothing Styles
ESL eBook - CLOTHING STYLES
4B - Clothing Styles

Janet, Rachel and Ryan all have different clothing styles. Find out who likes to dress casually, who likes to dress fashionably, and who likes to dress comfortably.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Clothing, Friends
  • English Vocabulary: Clothing preferences. Articles of clothing.
  • English Grammar: Present tense. Adjectives. Adverbs.
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Janet's Meals
ESL eBook - JANET'S MEALS
5B - Janet's Meals

What does Janet like to eat for breakfast during the week? On weekends? Where does she normally eat lunch? What does her family usually have for dinner? Read to find out. 

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Food, Meals, Routines
  • English Vocabulary: Talking about food preferences. Describing meals.
  • English Grammar: Simple present tense. Adverbs. Time expressions.
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A Saturday in Vancouver
ESL eBook - A SATURDAY IN VANCOUVER
6B - A Saturday in Vancouver 

Janet, as well as her family and friends, are all going to be busy tomorrow. Find out where they are all going to go and what they are all going to do.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Activities, Places in the city
  • English Vocabulary: Describing activities.
  • English Grammar: Future tense (going to...). Possessive adjectives. Prepositions.
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The Wilsons' Busy Day
ESL eBook - THE WILSONS' BUSY DAY
7B - The Wilsons' Busy Day

Everyone in the Wilson family had chores to do yesterday. Learn who did the cooking, who watered the plants, who washed the car ... and more!

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Family, Chores
  • English Vocabulary: Household chores.
  • English Grammar: Simple past tense. Prepositions. Definite articles.
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At the Restaurant
ESL eBook - AT THE RESTAURANT
8B - At the Restaurant

Janet and Ryan are at a restaurant. Find out what they order and if they enjoy their meals.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Restaurant, Food
  • English Vocabulary: Food/Drinks. Ordering food. Asking for/Making a recommendation. Expressing likes.
  • English Grammar: Asking questions. A/An/Some. Would...
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Janet Shops for Gifts
ESL eBook - JANET SHOPS FOR GIFTS
9B - Janet Shops for Gifts

Janet needs to buy everyone in her family a Christmas gift. Learn where she goes to shop, what she buys and how much each of the gifts cost.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Shopping, Gifts, Clothing and jewelry
  • English Vocabulary: Asking for/Offering help. Making purchases. Colors. Price.
  • English Grammar: Asking questions. Adjectives. Subject pronouns.
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Summer Plans
ESL eBook - SUMMER PLANS
10B - Summer Plans

Janet is having trouble deciding what to do for the summer. Rachel gives her some advice.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Making a phone call, Offering advice, Holidays
  • English Vocabulary: Making a phone call. Discussing future plans. Asking for/Giving advice.
  • English Grammar: Future tense (going to...). Asking questions. Prepositions.
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British Columbia
ESL eBook - BRITISH COLUMBIA
11B - British Columbia 

Read about British Columbia. Learn about its climate, what a typical meal consists of and what there is to see and do.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Tourism, Weather, Activities, Food, Transportation
  • English Vocabulary: Climate. Activities. Food.
  • English Grammar: Prepositions. Adjectives. Can...
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