Consumer Education Resources

Below are links to Web resources for practice in English used in work and life situations (based on the Florida Adult ESOL Frameworks.)

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Consumer Education Issues

Audio Resources/Listening Practice/Consumer
  1. Restaurant Guide (vocabulary list, audio, quiz)
    esl-lab.com/vocab/v-restaurant.htm
  2. At the Bank (a listening activity with multiple choice questions)
    fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~lfried/call/bank.html
  3. Clothes Shopping (a listening activity with multiple choice questions)
    fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~lfried/call/clothesshopping.html
Audio Resources/Listening Practice/Housing
  1. Housing (vocabulary list, audio, quiz)
    esl-lab.com/vocab/v-housing.htm
  2. Housing Complaints (audio, quiz, script)
    esl-lab.com/complain/complainrd1.htm
  3. Crazy Housing Prices (short reading with audio and four follow-up activities)
    www.rong-chang.com/qa2/stories/story025.htm
  4. Great Apartment Living (can be found in medium difficulty column; includes audio, quiz and script)
    www.esl-lab.com/apart/apartrd1.htm
  5. Adult Learning Activities by the California Distance Learning Project (scores can be printed or emailed)
    www.cdlponline.org
    • Click "Housing" at the top of the page.
    • Click the life skills headings to view substantial lists of topics with the following format:
      • Page 1: Reading (with audio and some videos)
      • Page 2: Vocabulary (with audio)
      • Page 3: Spelling Practice
      • Page 4: Follow-Up Activity (a matching game)
      • Page 5: Comprehension Questions
Calculating Tips
  1. Calculate the Tip Quiz (total bill calculations, ranging from easy to difficult)
    www.funbrain.com/games/penguin-waiter
  2. The Original Tipping Page (calculates different tip amounts)
    www.tipping.org/calculator.html

U.S. Concepts of Time and Money

Audio Resources/Listening Practice
  1. Adult Learning Activities by the California Distance Learning Project (scores can be printed or emailed)
    www.cdlponline.org
    • Click "Money" at the top of the page.
    • Click on the life skills headings to view substantial lists of topics with the following format:
      • Page 1: Reading (with audio and some videos)
      • Page 2: Vocabulary (with audio)
      • Page 3: Spelling Practice
      • Page 4: Follow-Up Activity (a matching game)
      • Page 5: Comprehension Questions
Banking and Money
  1. Money Activity that includes vocabulary, listening, and conversation practice from VOA (Voice of America English News)
    www.voanews.com/MediaAssets2/classroom/activities/beginner/b_money/deploy/activity/index.html
  2. Money-related Vocabulary (pictures and audio)
    www.languageguide.org/im/money/eng/
  3. Banking Vocabulary and Definitions
    www.englishclub.com/business-english/vocabulary_banking.htm
  4. Money Vocabulary and Definitions (high intermediate level)
    www.englishclub.com/business-english/vocabulary_money.htm
  5. Currency Converter
    finance.yahoo.com/currency
  6. Banking Services (an audio vocabulary activity)
    esl-lab.com/vocab/v-bank.htm#vocab
Calendar
  1. Writing the Date
    www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/time-date.htm
  2. Days of the Week (a vocabulary list with abbreviations)
    www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/time-days-of-week.htm
  3. Months of the Year (vocabulary, abbreviations, number of days and seasons in North America)
    www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/time-months-of-year.htm
  4. Numbers, Days, Months, and Years activity that helps you with vocabulary, listening, and real practice using numbers when ordering lunch (VOA - Voice of America English News)
Measurements
  1. Metric Converter
    www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html
  2. Fahrenheit to Celsius Converter
    www.weather.gov/tsa/met_calc  
Numbers
  1. Numbers (audio)
    www.languageguide.org/im/num/eng/
  2. Numbers (audio)
    www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm
  3. Numbers, Months, Days and Years in American English (audio) - Beginners
    learningenglish.voanews.com/content/earn-english-numbers-months-days-years/1656788.html
Telling Time
  1. Telling Time (audio and quiz)
    https://www.esl-lab.com/basic-english/telling-time/
  2. Learn to Tell Time
    www.abcya.com/telling_time.htm

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