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Jack Prelutsky


Teach english through poems too. Why not? Poems are always a great source of teaching vocabulary, entonation, rythm, grammar and many more.

Jack Prelutsky is an American writer of children’s poetry. He lives in Seattle, Washington 

Here some of his poems that you can hear

Here I leave this  nice and great  Jack Prelutsky’ poem that I recommend you. In this poem you can listen to the writer  with great extra  sounds that I am sure yor children will love.

You can also download the poem





I have made my own worksheet using this poem to teach the comparatives

Here there is another  Jack Prelutsky’s great poem 

my brother has a habit

From: Jack Prelutsky poem

To encourage children to write poemsJAck prelustky

FromPoetry writing with Jack Prelutsky


English Today full courses with subtitles

englishtodayA completed and excellent  English language course  with subtitles in english and with  different levels: elementary, low intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and business.

English today is an essential tool in preparing various English examinations and tests required to study and work abroad.

The standard lessons are integrated by a special lesson at the end of each DVD. This may be either a video episode with an independent storyline or a cartoon based on typical literature or cinema genres and which explores the language of various expressive forms. Each lesson also contains a workshop section with  grammar tables for specific grammar skills .

Totally recomended above all if you are learning in your own.

CD 1 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Verb to be –Countries & nationalities- questions for personal information – The english alphabet- Numbers- Question words –Prepositions of place- Telling the time (clock)

CD 2 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

There is/there are- countable/uncountable  – some/any-  This/that/these/those- present simple – frequency adverbs – so/enough – 

CD 3 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Modal verb “can”(ability/simple requests/ asking permission)  – making suggestion “would like” – more about some/any-


CD 4 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

present continuous – express planned future – verbs ending “ing” -have to (dutes and responsabilities) – 

CD 5 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

have- have got -past tense to be – instructions and directions using the imperative – past time expressions (on/in/ago/) –

CD 6 English Course Today Subtitle (elementary)

past tense regular verbs- past tense irregular verbs – pronunciation of past verbs – adjectives describing countryside and cities- adjectives describing things and people- adjectives and syllables – should for advices-

CD 7 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Adjectives- comparative and superlatives-

CD 8 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Future forms “will”- future forms “going to” – question tags- subject and object questions – 

CD 9 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

Use of “auxiliary” – Permission & obligation (must/have to)- phrases for talking on the telephone (telephone language)- 

CD 10 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

will/going to  for future – past continious tense – the different uses of like – so/such

CD 11 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

modal verbs “can”/”must”/”might” as probability/possibility- used to (past habits)

CD 12 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

comparative forms – present perfect

CD 13 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermediate)

simple past vs present perfect – present perfect and present perfect continuous – gerund and infinitive – first conditional –

CD 14 English Today English Subtitle

phrasal verbs- second conditional – useful language for socialising -farewll and future contacts – goodbyes – 

CD 15 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermediate)

The causative “have” -have something done used with services- past perfect tense-

CD 16 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermidiate)

Third conditional – wish to express regrets –

CD 17 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermediate)

position of adjectives – american & british english – 

CD 18 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

passive form- phrases for socializing: recieving good/bad news;  inviting people to be comfortable; agreeing & disagreeing; leaving people; showing sorry –

CD 19 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

making arreangements- special question forms

CD 20 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

expressing your opinion -construction “used to” – get used to – be used to-

CD 21 English Today English Subtitle (advanced )

expressing likes and dislikes: to be keen on/ to be fond of /can’t stand/ can’t bear / really love/ mind doing something / dislike/ not to go in for- expressing feelings and regrets: should have +past participle/ wish / if only- 

CD 22 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

useful phrases for socializing  – expressing probability: likely/unlikely /be bound to

CD 23 English Today English Subtitle (business)

job skills – business – ask about jobs -brainstorming techniques -describing company organisation and development

CD 24 English Today English Subtitle (business)

talking about crisis at work -agreeing and disagreeing – qualifications

CD 25 English Today English Subtitle (business)

report writing, writing e-mails for communications – 

CD 26 English Today English Subtitle (business)

business transaction expressions used at international business fares -languages and techniques used in presentations –

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