Talk About

Get your ELL students talking, reading, comprehending and writing

Talk About is a series of factual books designed to provide models of Everyday English Language for students who are learning English or who have limited English language regardless of their age or Year. Talk About introduces your students to the structure, patterns and vocabulary of Everyday English Language through talking, reading, and writing.

Each Talk About book has


  • an illustrated content vocabulary to assist comprehension
  • patterned text that provides a structure for oral and written language
  • labels to help identify English nouns
  • a photo glossary of extra content words
  • a visual literacy page that provides for comprehension in a form other than print and photos, for example, maps, charts, menus, plans
  • the word count
  • content and high-frequency words repeated in the text

For a list of the concepts for each title in the Talk About series click here


The Talk About series comprises the following four sets of books:


  1. Getting Started
  2. Everyday Living
  3. Things Around Me
  4. Science in My World