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    Hi everyone:

    I have been giving private English lessons to a couple of siblings two times per week for a little over a year now, and for the summer their parents want me to start going every day, sort of as an intensive course.

    Problem is, I'm running short of material! For the little girl I have no problem, as she is just 7 and I still haven't covered most things with her, but her brother, who is 11 or 12 and about to start high school, has a pretty good level for his age and I have already taugh him most typical vocabulary children his age have to learn (jobs, science, the space, etc). Grammar-wise, we have covered up to the future tense, and he can recognize and successfully translate conditionals as well. I am starting to teach him irregular and phrasal verbs now, but it is becoming harder and harder to find worksheets and materials on the internet that are both appropiate for his level and good for children.

    Long story short, I would like to purchase a good book or textbook for we to follow on the summer since I won't have time to find new material for him on a daily basis. Do you have any ideas? I have looked at a few books on Amazon, but it is hard to decide without being able to look inside them, as many teaching books are made for working with a class with many children, not for private lessons. Do you know of any books containing a good number of worksheets with reading and writing exercises?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Ayrell is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: Recommended ESL books for kids?

    Thank you, Hamish! I will check those books and your website.

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    Hello, I just read your post and I have a similar problem so am wondering what books were recommended to you?? Please could you let me know or make it visible?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayrell View Post
    Hi everyone:

    I have been giving private English lessons to a couple of siblings two times per week for a little over a year now, and for the summer their parents want me to start going every day, sort of as an intensive course.

    Problem is, I'm running short of material! For the little girl I have no problem, as she is just 7 and I still haven't covered most things with her, but her brother, who is 11 or 12 and about to start high school, has a pretty good level for his age and I have already taugh him most typical vocabulary children his age have to learn (jobs, science, the space, etc). Grammar-wise, we have covered up to the future tense, and he can recognize and successfully translate conditionals as well. I am starting to teach him irregular and phrasal verbs now, but it is becoming harder and harder to find worksheets and materials on the internet that are both appropiate for his level and good for children.

    Long story short, I would like to purchase a good book or textbook for we to follow on the summer since I won't have time to find new material for him on a daily basis. Do you have any ideas? I have looked at a few books on Amazon, but it is hard to decide without being able to look inside them, as many teaching books are made for working with a class with many children, not for private lessons. Do you know of any books containing a good number of worksheets with reading and writing exercises?

    Thanks in advance!

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    I don't teach learners and don't know much about the books available, but you might find some materials here: Young Learners - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

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    Default Re: Recommended ESL books for kids?

    I've always liked the "New English Parade" series from Longman when teaching young learners. It's designed for classroom use, but it can be used one-on-one, as well. Comes in a box with a pair of textbooks, a workbook and a CD for the audio and video component.

    Lots of fun stuff in the textbook along with cut-out craft activities and songs on the CD.

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