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The 2013 version of Racing to English is now available, it has more than 300 fun & flexible language activities for you to print out & use with your pupils/students. They are presented as Word documents on a CD-ROM.

EAL, ESOL, EFL and more

The activities have been developed for children & adults learning EAL, ESOL or EFL. They encourage focused language work and promote group work/learner interaction. The activities are at beginner and intermediate level. They have been successfully used with pupils/students at both primary and secondary level and also with adults who are learning English. The activities have also been used with pupils/students with hearing impairment, with pupils/students who have particular learning needs and with whole classes in primary schools.


  • Stage 1: beginning
    100+ activities for learners in the earliest stages of learning English, including 36 photosets and 35 language games.

  • Stage 2: starting stories
    100+ activities using the simple past and simple present tenses including 40 mini-stories, 11 photosets & 37 language games.

  • Stage 3: talking and reading
    100+ activities at intermediate level including more demanding stories and work on 4 or 5 more tenses.



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I am a big fan of the activities on the Racing to English CD which I use with small groups in a primary school. I am also a volunteer with Chernobyl Children Life Line and have shown some of the activities to the leader of this year's group.
She is very interested in the material because she thinks it will help her as an English teacher in Belarus.
Please could I order a copy for her to take back? Angela


Basic information:
Racing to English developer and director:
Gordon Ward, 9 Shepherd’s Wood Drive, Nottingham, NG8 3NA

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