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Resources, resources and more resources

Teachers talking about resources.

In the previous activity Monica and Marie Therese provided some examples of resources. In this video our teachers give more examples. Watch the video, list the resources mentioned and say what category they fall into (eg published material, authentic material, realia).

You can do the task in a table like this one (we’ve given you an example):

Resource Category
Newspaper Authentic material


These teachers talk a lot about authentic material, don’t they? This is interesting when you consider that in most schools teachers and learners will have a coursebook which they follow and use during the course. So, why do teachers talk so much about authentic material? How does the use of authentic material work with using a coursebook? Use the comments section to share your answers.

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