Learning Tools

Third Person Singular S Verb Flashcards (PDF)

ESL Teachers found the Past Tense Flashcards so useful they asked us to create two new sets for tricky ‘s’. The first set is 26 picture cards you print from your computer (8½” x 11″ cardstock recommended) that showcase the three sounds S makes in the third person singular verb form. Combine the two S Flashcard […]

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Plural S Noun Flashcards (PDF)

ESL Teachers found the Past Tense Flashcards so useful they asked us to create two new sets for teaching tricky ‘s’. The second set is 26 picture cards you print from your computer (8½” x 11″ cardstock recommended) for the three sounds S makes in the plural noun form. Demonstrate the sounds of S in plural […]

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Corporate Past Tense Flashcards (PDF)

“Your program must be for children because the images are cartoons” is something we often have to address at teacher training workshops and conferences. The Speaking Made Simple program  is for everyone who wants to teach or learn English speaking. That said, here’s a set of 30 full color Past Tense Flashcards with a more […]

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Beginner Vowel Flashcards (PDF)

Color-coded vowel sounds are the backbone of our proven pronunciation model. This set of 16 flashcards uses code words and pictures to help beginners say and remember the 16 English vowel sounds that ground this revolutionary communication system. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This set of 16 Beginner Flashcards […]

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English is Stupid, Students are Not (PDF)

Spelling in English is crazy! No one can speak English from reading it. English is Stupid, Students are Not teaches ESL learners to speak English using the patterns of language, independently of spelling. Employment, education and bold self-expression can belong to those who learn how English conversation works from the pages of this comprehensive speaking guide. […]

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English Phonetic Alphabet Workbook (PDF)

The ENGLISH PHONETIC ALPHABET WORKBOOK is a comprehensive collection of ESL exercises that instill the 40 sound building-blocks of spoken English. It includes over one hundred pages of practice for the Thompson Vowel Chart that pairs vowel sounds with the names of common colors. A special Language Index on page 215 directs language groups to customized sound […]

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GRASS IS BLACK, Pronunciation Dictionary (PDF)

The world’s first dictionary by sound also includes thousands of English expressions cataloged by their main words.  English spelling doesn’t make sense. GRASS IS BLACK organizes the 2,000 most common words in English by main vowel sound. Learners can finally look up spelling from the words they hear! SUPER BONUS FEATURE: The idiomatic use of words are also found in each entry. Spelling […]

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Teacher Judy’s Sound Dictionary for Android

The $1.99 solution for North American PRONUNCIATION and SPELLING using colors as a bridge from writing to speaking – and back. Demonstration PowerPoint click here. Abstract: The problem this app solves is English is non-phonetic. Students can’t speak English from reading it. Dictionaries arranged alphabetically aren’t helpful. Two critical facts: English is stress-based, one and […]

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Teacher Judy’s Sound Dictionary app for Apple

The $1.99 solution for North American PRONUNCIATION and SPELLING provides a bridge from writing to speaking. Teacher Judy’s Sound Dictionary app divides the 2,000 most common words in English into 16 chapters by main vowel sound. ESL/EFL students can look up how to spell words they have only heard and can see how to pronounce […]

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SPEAKING MADE SIMPLE Course Curriculum (PDF)

The Full Monty. Step by step, blow by blow 360 page speaking course based on the patterns of English premiered in English is Stupid Students are Not. This was the course book for Speaking Canadian English as taught at Sheridan College and adopted by McMaster University for their online student course. Contact Judy@ThompsonLanguageCenter.com for information […]

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