FAQ

Creating an Account

Get Free Access to download and use a selection of our Handouts, Worksheets, Lesson Plans, and other resources to use in your English classes.

  • Free Access Handouts in the Library are marked with this badge:
  • To download all Handouts in the Library you can get a Full Access plan.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Click Get Free Access.

Step 3

  • Review the Plan Details.
  • Click Continue.

Step 4

  • Enter your Account details.
  • Review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. You must check the box to confirm you have reviewed the Terms and Conditions as it contains important information about Subscription Renewal and our Cancellation Policy.

Step 6

  • Click Subscribe Now to create your account and get Free Access.
  • You will be shown a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email.
  • That’s it. You’re done!

Get Full Access to download and use our Handouts, Worksheets, Lesson Plans, and other resources to use in your English classes while your Subscription is active.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Click Get Full Access.

Step 3

  • Review the Plan Details.
  • Choose the length of Subscription from the dropdown box at the bottom of the page.
  • If you selected Team Access, select the number of members in your Team, and enter a Team name.
  • Click Continue.

Step 4

  • Enter your Account details.
  • Enter your Payment Details.  Your Payment Details are handled securely by Stripe.
  • Review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. You must check the box to confirm you have reviewed the Terms and Conditions as it contains important information about Subscription Renewal and our Cancellation Policy.

Step 6

  • Click Subscribe Now to create your account and Get Full Access.
  • You will be shown a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email and invoice for your payment.
  • That’s it. You’re done!

Upgrading to Full Access is simple.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Click Get Full Access.

Step 3

  • Review the Access Plan details.
  • Choose the length of Subscription from the dropdown box at the bottom of the page.
  • Click Continue.

Step 4

  • Click Already have an account? Click here to login. if you are not already logged in to your Free Access account.
  • Enter your Username or Email address and Password.
  • Click Log in.

Step 5

  • Check your Account Details are complete and correct.
  • Enter your Payment Details. Your Payment Details are handled securely by Stripe.
  • Review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. You must check the box to confirm you have reviewed the Terms and Conditions as it contains important information about Subscription Renewal and our Cancellation Policy.

Step 6

  • Click Subscribe Now to create your account and Get Full Access.
  • You will be shown a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email and invoice for your payment.
  • That’s it. You’re done!

Handouts

Our PDF Handouts have been designed to include appropriate print margins; therefore, you can print our PDF Handouts actual size.  There is no need to ‘scale’ or ‘fit to page’ when you print.  Follow these steps to ensure our Handouts are printed as designed.

Step 1

  • In your PDF reader, Choose File > Print.

Step 2

  • From the Print window, select Actual Size.
  • Ensure that ‘Fit To Printable Area’ and ‘Shrink To Printable Area’ are not selected.

Step 3

  • Click OK or Print.

Step 1

  • To begin, ensure you are logged in. If not, click Log in in the menu.
  • Enter your Username or Email address and Password.
  • If you don’t already have Free Access, follow the steps on the Access Plans page to become a Free Access member.

Step 2

  • Click the Library links or icons in the menu.

Step 3

  • Use the Handout Filters to display relevant Handouts.
  • All Free Access Handouts are marked with the following badge on the Library pages:
  • To download all Handouts in the Library you can get a Full Access plan.

Step 4

  • After finding a suitable Handout that is marked Free Access, click to open the Handout page.

Step 5

  • The Downloads area is under the Handout title.  Don’t see any Downloads? You might need to Log in or Get Full Access to download that Handout.

Step 6

  • Select either the “Handout with Teaching Notes” or “Student Copy (no Teaching Notes)” link.
  • Our Handouts are all in PDF format. If you don’t have a suitable viewer on your desktop computer download Adobe Acrobat here.

We use CEFR

As a great ESL teacher you need to be able to adapt your teaching style and presentation of material to suit the student’s level.

The six reference levels used by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for grading an individual’s language proficiency are A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

Our suggested levels are just an indication. Teachers should evaluate the suitability of a Handout before it is taught in a class. Often, a Handout is included in two levels. This is based on variations in the way it can be taught in a lesson. A Handout may be suitable as an introductory lesson for one level and a review for a higher level. The Teaching Notes may include suggestions on how to teach Handouts to mixed level students.

Basic User
A1

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment.
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Independent User
B1

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Proficient User
C1

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Your Account

Upgrading to a Full Access is simple.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Click Get Full Access.

Step 3

  • Review the Access Plan details.
  • Choose the length of Subscription from the dropdown box at the bottom of the page.
  • Click Continue.

Step 4

  • Click Already have an account? Click here to login. if you are not already logged in.
  • Enter your Username or Email address and Password.
  • Click Log in.

Step 5

  • Check your Account Details are complete and correct.
  • Enter your Payment Details.
  • Review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. You must check the box to confirm you have reviewed the Terms and Conditions as it contains important information about Subscription Renewal and our Cancellation Policy.

Step 6

  • Click Subscribe Now to create your account and Get Access.
  • You will be shown a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email and invoice for your payment.
  • That’s it. You’re done!

Step 1

  • To begin, click the Manage Account link in the menu.
  • If you are not logged in you will be prompted to enter your username or email address and password.

Step 2

  • Click the Account Details link on the left menu.

Step 3

  • You can change your email address and password here.
  • If you have forgotten your current password you will need to reset it on the lost password page.

Step 4

  • Click Save Changes.
  • That’s it. You’re done!

Step 1

Step 2

  • Enter your username or email address.
  • Click Reset Password.
  • A reset password link will be sent to your registered email address.

Your Subscription

Step 1

  • To begin, click the Manage Account link in the menu.
  • Enter your username or email address and password if you are not already logged in.

Step 2

  • Click My Subscription from the Account menu.

Step 3

  • From this page you can view your subscription details.
  • You can also Cancel your Subscription, Change the Payment Method, or Renew early.

Step 1

  • To cancel your Subscription, click the Manage Account link in the menu.
  • Enter your username or email address and password if you are not already logged in.

Step 2

  • Click My Subscription from the Account menu.

Step 3

  • Click Cancel to cancel your Subscription.
  • Access to download Handouts from the Library will continue until the end of the current billing period.
  • Please review our Review our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Follow these steps to reactivate your cancelled/expired Subscription.

Step 1

  • To begin, click the Manage Account link in the menu.
  • Enter your username or email address and password if you are not already logged in.

Step 2

  • Click My Subscription from the Account menu.

Step 3

  • From this page you can view your Subscription details.
  • If your Subscription has expired, click Resubscribe. You will be taken to the Checkout page to confirm your Account and Payment details. Click Subscribe Now. That’s it. You’re done!
  • If you cancelled your Subscription early, simply click Reactivate to continue your Subscription.

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