## Downloads

Welcome to the **Delta Downloads** area where we are offering Delta Publishing materials to download every month for FREE! We offer new material to support your teaching on a monthly basis, simply register here to receive a link to the latest **Delta Downloads** via Delta’s monthly e-newsletter.

### May's downloads:

**Teaching Lexically** (TL_IATEFL_Handout_web2.pdf)

Here are sample pages for you to try in class from the forthcoming* Teaching Lexically, *the latest title in the

*shows what a lexical view of language looks like, and explores how it differs from a more traditional ‘grammar + words’ view. It then considers what implications such a view might have for classroom practice. At the heart of Teaching Lexically are three main ideas:*

**Delta Teacher Development Series. Teaching Lexically**- Grammar and vocabulary are both taught better in combination.
- Context is absolutely central.
- Classrooms need to be input-rich; and input needs to be useful.

**Amazing Chocolate!** (Delta-Downloads-7-Amazing-chocolate.pdf)

Did you know the average British child eats over 10,000 calories of chocolate every Easter? At this time of year here in the UK we spend a lot of time thinking about and eating chocolate! If you and your students love chocolate as much as we do, then you’ll love this **Amazing Chocolate!** lesson for B1 to C1 learners.

**Wilbur’s storybook recommendations** (Wilburs-storybook-recommendations.pdf)

**Wilbur’s storybook recommendations** is ideal for teachers who want to introduce children to the magical world of storybooks, with a friendly bookworm called Wilbur recommending more than 50 storybooks, giving you a synopsis and introduction to each one. **Wilbur’s storybook recommendations, **taken from ** Teaching children how to learn **by Gail Ellis and Nayr Ibrahim, also includes a storybook record template, which the authors recommend completing as you use these and other storybooks in your classroom.

### Archived downloads:

**Imagining and improvising** (SWOS_p74-75.pdf)

*Imagining and improvising*** **is an activity which accompanies ** Aldar Kose Tricks the Bai, **the best-known Kazak folk tale about the popular legendary hero, Aldar Kose. The activity is a creative means of getting students into the story, encouraging them to do improvised drama roleplay based on information you give them about characters and events. This activity is taken from

**by David Heathfield, which encourages the use of storytelling in the classroom to build confidence, develop language skills and encourage speaking and listening fluency.**

*Storytelling With Our Students***Meet the parents** (Delta-Downloads-6-Meet-the-parents.pdf)

With Valentine’s Day in February this fun photocopiable gets your students talking relationships with a B1 to C1 level ‘Meet the parents’ role-play.

**Family Members** (DeltaDownloadsFamilyMembers.pdf)

A photocopiable word search and activities for teaching family member names to young learners.

**Brit-slang: The board game** (Delta_Downloads_5-Brit-slang_the_board_game.pdf)

A fun board game looking at informal British English and mild slang suitable for B1 to C1 learners. Includes a discussion on when informal English is / isn’t appropriate.

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Aurora says:

thanks for this opportunity and richness of materials

Thank you so much for such interesting conversation activities! With small adjustments and a bit of imagination they can be used from elementary to advanced levels.

Thank you very much for all these activities.They will be of great use at the beginning of the new school year.

thank you for this excellent material that enriches my classes!

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Great idea!Thanks for helping us with these wonderful free resources!

Thanks for these, what a treat to get chapters free!

Thanks for the wonderful and stimulating activities!

thanks so much! it’s really important for me to find free new activities to use with my groups (different levels: from beginners to B1/2) as I like the idea of making them work and enjoy themselves while using the language.

best wishes

claudia

Thank you very much indeed for this invaluable source of materials for lessons. I use them with my students in the most different situations, going form warm-up activities material for conversation. It’s something you don’t generally find in coursebooks.

Many,many thanks – so useful and interesting.

Thank you for this very useful material. It is very much appreciated.

Thank you for the materials. They expand our perspectives on the teaching-learning process.

Thank you for these well- built activities. I find them very useful. I hope my students will enjoy them.

In Humanising your coursebook your originality is amazing!. The ideas given there may enrich anybody’s class. Thank you.

Thanks. This material will help me to make my courses more interesting.

I really appreciate this invaluable material.Can’t wait to use it in my classes!Thank you so much!

Fantastic material!!! Thanks

thanks again for the updated material you’re sharing with us. It’s really useful in the class and a great stimulus for us as professional taechers

Thanks a lot . I will use those creative materials for the development of my teachers .

Thanks so mucho for sharing all these materials; they are extremely useful!

Thank you once again

Teachers really need to have opportunities to keep updated

Claudia

I recently bought a copy of “Speaking Games” and find it practical, useful and lots of fun. You can vary the “games” slightly and use them for different levels of learners. Somehow, I missed the free “games” until today. I can see a lot of potential in these activities. Kudos!!

Thanks for these speaking activities. The mingle find someones secret looks great – I love these kind of activities!

Thank you for your downloads. Not only do I use many of them, I’m accumulating quite a resource file.

Thank you, these materials will come in handy at the beginning/end of the semester.

Thank you for the valuable materials, good ideas.

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I got some great ideas from the paperback version I bought a couple of years ago; and it’s great to have a copy to browse through on my computer when I’m planning lessons.

All best wishes,

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Thanks for the free downloads; they’ll help me with my DELTA background assignments , rationale and lesson planning.

Thanks so much for making this available as download. I’d forgotten what a great book it is. It’s easy for teachers to spend so much time preparing that there’s no time for more important stuff, like responding to learners … and life!

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Thanks for enabling educators to take advantage of these resources for free.

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Great! Very useful stuff! Many thanks for offering these sample pages for free!

Thank you very much – one of my business students class is quite timid, but with some minor adjustment they will do well with the structure offered by these exercises

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Thanks. Really great ideas especially for beginners who suffer stage fright.

THANK YOU!!!!

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I’ve been reading your ‘Humanising Classes’ material. It’s wonderful, and of enough high level .Originality is another characteristic which gives us a lot of ideas to work with. Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for making this material so easily available. It is such a good ah! that’s what’s missing or that’s a good idea…. you know what I mean. THANK YOU.

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Thanks for the free downloads of “Humanizing Your Coursebooks” . I’m going to deliver a workshop in our upcoming Professional Development Week on this useful topic. I guess it’s gonna help me in my preparation.

Thank you so much for the great material 😉

I would like to thank you for so many useful and fresh ideas for working with students. I will recommend my colleagues to use them.

Great source of ideas for English teachers!!! Thank you

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Thanks a lot dear Delta Publishing Team!!!!!!

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It is difficult to find the words to say thank you. You are really generous and this material is very valuable. Thanks to you all!

Thank you so much for making this excellent book available for free download!

I am inspired from every minor detail; it’s agreat companion for us as teachers.

My warm wishes,

Maha El-Batanouny

Thank you!!! Love your books!!!!

Really beneficial for my classes..Million Thanks..{^_^}

Hi. I feel very grateful for the information that you share with people of all around the world. Your books and other materials are very useful not only for teaching English, but also to be a better professional. Thank you so much!

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