Wordies in Space is a picture story arranged in 36 episodes. The story tells of some aliens, who are on their way to visit Earth. Kids follow their adventures while being gradually introduced to lexical items.
You can work through the comics systematically, from the first episode to the last one, or in any other order. Each episode focuses on a particular topic (for example, Greetings, Polite Requests, etc.), has the same format, and comes with both online and printable resources.
They are short, easy to read, and funny - each one presents a language concept in a humorous context. You can download and print the pdf version for each episode.
The story is told through words and pictures. You can use these pictures to practise English by doing simple exercises. For example, ask kids to describe the picture, make sentences that go with it, ask questions about the picture, give the picture a title, and so on.
Each episode is accompanied by audio files, so you can hear Wordies and their friends talking. To hear the sounds, click on the picture, text or sound icon. The audio files are in the mp3 format which works in the newest versions of all major browsers.