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Life Topics is an online textbook for English as a Second Language (ESL) and other students of English. It adopts a bottom-up approach to learning, inspiring students to think creatively and critically over a wide range of complex issues in simple, natural, straightforward language. Designed for the widest range of students, the simplified vocabulary allows lower-level students to understand and more advanced students gain from the range and depth of ideas. The classroom-tested lessons contain:

Bullets A mix of national and international issues which are interesting, relevant, sometimes serious, sometimes lighthearted, always stimulating

Bullets Vocabulary support

Bullets Innovative comprehension exercises which encourage students to read carefully and think critically

Bullets Thought-provoking writing, discussion, and debate activities


Life Topics can be used online with computer labs, skype, places with WiFi, etc.