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What different types of resources are there?

Monica and Marie Therese (and other teachers) talking about different types of resources

First, check your answers to the task from the previous step – you can see the types of resources in the table below. How did you do? Which ones are you confident you understand?


Monica and Marie Therese talk about published materials, authentic materials and realia in the video. They explain what they are and give examples. While you watch, note down the examples Monica and Marie Therese give for these types of resources. You can do it in a table such as this one which includes an example.

Type of resource Examples
Published materials Coursebooks
Authentic materials  
Digital resources There are no examples in the video but we’ve put some in the answers and we’ll talk about these later in the week.

Check your answers here or below.

Think of your own example of a resource to go in one of the categories. Why would the resource you have chosen be interesting to use? Use the comments to tell us about the resource, and why you chose it.

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