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English-To-Go® resources are available for almost any topic imaginable. They are designed to provide a fun, interesting and meaningful experience for both student and teacher.

Our library for teachers has a huge number of "Instant Lessons" - photocopiable lessons based on Reuters news articles from all around the world. They range from elementary to advanced and cover an enormous range of topics. The lessons have pre-reading activities, reading comprehension, writing and grammar exercises and post-reading activities, games, role plays or discussions. Each lesson comes complete with teachers' notes and answer keys.

Below is a selection of lessons from the online library. Many have linked Instant Workbook lessons - online self-study interactive student exercises. (Indicated by the blue and white “i” icon).

Below the Instant Lessons™ you will find the Weekly Warmer™, Anna Grammar™ and Max Vocab™ sample resources. SelfAccess™ samples and the trial lessons follow.



Instant lesson™ and Instant Workbook™ samples

 


Title: Noisy Travelers
Topic: Americans hate parents who don't take care of their children on planes, a new survey found. Passengers don't like parents who let their kids misbehave or cry on planes. (Airline travel, likes and dislikes.)
IWB
Skills:
What do Americans really dislike when they are travelling by plane? Find out! There are five exercises to do.
Level: Elementary


Title: Social Climbers
Topic: When most people go into crocodile territory, they keep a lookout for crocodiles in the water or on the land. But now researchers say people should look up. Researchers say crocodiles can climb trees. (Crocodiles, ability of animals for different tasks, using 'can/can't' to describe ability to do something, being good at something.)
Level: Pre-Intermediate


Title: Doing The Right Thing
Topic: A Boston homeless man turned over to police a backpack stuffed with nearly $42,000 worth of cash and travelers checks shortly after he found it at a shopping mall. He has then been rewarded for his selfless act with about $60,000 worth of online donations from people impressed with his honesty. (Honesty, suffix -less, past simple and past continuous.)
Level: Intermediate


Title: Nurses Save Money
Topic: A Massachusetts program that put full-time registered nurses in schools more than paid for itself by averting medical costs and lost work for parents and teachers. (School nurses, education, productivity, interviews, daily routines, frequency adverbs and the present simple.)
Level: Upper-Intermediate


Title: Testing the Littlest
Topic: The drawings on the wall of the Sanga Amaj clinic show one 11-year-old's family tableau - father and mother huddled over heroin kits as their sons watch haplessly. Sanga Amaj is one of three U.S.-funded drug clinics for women and children in Afghanistan, the most overlooked and vulnerable of the country's many opiate addicts. (Drug addiction, children and treatment, Afghanistan.)
Level: Advanced


Course Outlines - Living English


Not sure what order to teach our resources? Want to know what to teach first or what resources go with what? Living English course outlines tell you which of our resources to teach first and help you match resources by topic, vocabulary and grammar point.

Living English - Upper-Intermediate

Outlines are updated regularly as new resources are added to the English-to-go libraries.

Other Resource Samples


Anna Grammar™

 
Student Worksheets on grammar issues.  
Title: "Have & have got" - Anna Grammar Worksheet  
Topic: Using have and have got to talk about belongings, relationships, descriptions and illnesses.
 
IWB Skills: Listening, Grammar - have and have got. There are 8 exercises to do.
 
Level: Elementary
 


Weekly Warmer™

 
Short activities designed to stimulate and energize your students.  
Title: Conversation: Vacation plans
 
Topic: This warmer looks at some language used to describe a vacation at the beach and provides some examples of the past continuous tense and saying sorry when you do not do something  
IWB Skills: Apologizing; Reading comprehension; word order.  
Level: Elementary  


Max Vocab™

 
Interesting and useful vocabulary worksheets for your students.  
Title: Shopping - A Pre-Intermediate Vocabulary Worksheet.
 
Topic: Where to shop, parts of a shop, shopping words and who to expect in shops.  
IWB Skills: A look at malls, shopping and activities. Grammar - present continuous.
 
Level: Pre-Intermediate  


 

 

 

Key:

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SelfAccess Trial Lesson

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Title:
Earth Day - But What Can I Do?

Topic:
The environment, Global Warming, Recycling
Some people feel that it is the responsibility of every individual to initiate change to improve the environment. Others feel that only governments and large corporations can initiate changes that will have a significant effect. Explain both points of view and give your own opinion.

Skills: Writing - a task 2 essay giving your opinion, identifying spelling mistakes, Listening - completing notes, classifying statements, completing a diagram, Reading comprehension - answering True, False, Not Given questions, match headings, matching paragraph
Level: Upper-Intermediate .

 


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