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AK-47
Hear about Kalashnikov's latest venture and practice using the structure "I wish...".
Skills: Listening and grammar - talking about regrets.
Pre-Intermediate
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Missing Mouse
The missing mouse that caused chaos.
Skills: Answer the True/False questions and then match the sentence halves.
Pre-Intermediate
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No More Recorders!
Topic: Musical instruments!
Skills: Vocabulary - match the words and the pictures and then complete the crossword puzzle.
Intermediate
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Put a cork in it?
How is your world geography and how much do you know about Portugal?
Skills: Listening and grammar - the present perfect. There are 4 exercises to do.
Advanced
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Germans Lose Shirts Over Taxes
Some people are not too happy about the amount of tax they have to pay.
Skills: Grammar - past perfect and "by".
Intermediate
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For a Laugh
The history of April Fool's day.
Skills: Listening and choosing the correct sentence endings.
Intermediate
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Expensive Weddings
Listen to a report on the cost of getting married in Shanghai.
Skills: Listening, Grammar - prepostions +-ing forms, Vocabulary work.
Intermediate
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Music Sales Sinking
An interview with hip-hop musician, Michael Franti!
Skills: Listening to the hip-hop star's opinions on the music industry and his life.
Advanced
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An Eel Pet
A stange pet in a strange place. What happened to it?
Skills: Comprehension questions and grammar - choosing pronouns and ordering present perfect sentences.
Elementary
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Peace Training Grounds
An ex-journalist believes the education systen can help overcome violent behavior. "Violence is learned".
Skills: Vocabulary and grammar - suffixes and word forms.
Advanced
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Smiling Bank Robber
Losing his smile gave this robber away.
Skills: Reading comprehension, pronouns and past simple forms.
Elementary
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A Very Popular Mousetrap
This play has been popular for 50 years and has set world records.
Skills: Grammar - using the present perfect. Complete the summary and find mistakes.
Upper-Intermediate
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Meeting an Actor
A surprise phone call!
Skills: Listen to Pamela's story and practice using the past continuous.
Pre-Intermediate
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Work Stress Health Woes
Job satisfaction is good for the heart!
Skills: Listening to a report and understanding suffixes and different word forms. There are 3 exercises to do.
Upper-Intermediate
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Pass the Pit Bull, Please
Lost your dog?
Skills: Practice using prepostions and modals verbs.
Pre-Intermediate
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Super Appliances
Are you in the market for a fridge that can download email?
Skills: Answering True, False and Not Given questions, grammar - choosing the correct verb forms.
Upper-Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 5 February 2003
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Chew!
It's good for the brain!
Skills: Vocabulary, reading comprehension and grammar - spot the mistakes.
Intermediate
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Sue them!
Do you think people sue each other too often? Look at this student's essay.
Skills: Writing, vocabulary and grammar. There are 7 exercises to do.
Upper-Intermediate
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Warning: Money
A survey about being rich.
Skills: Understanding graphs, word forms and grammar - the second conditional.
Pre-Intermediate
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Wedding Dress Record
The history of Valentine's Day. Do you know who Valentine was? Listen and find out. Then practise using adjectives in the right order. There are 6 exercises for you to do.
Skills: Listening and grammar - adjective order.
Pre-Intermediate
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Do You Want To Save The Planet?
Listen to a delegate talking about why she doesn't travel by air to U.N. conferences on climate change and then practise using transport prepositions.
Skills: Listening and grammar - prepositions.
Intermediate
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Disposable?
Listen to what old diapers are to be used for and then practise your grammar.
Skills: Listening and grammar - what do you need to use next, the -ing form or to + infinitive?
Intermediate
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Heady Scents
Use your nose shopping! Listen as 2 friends make plans.
Skills: Listening and vocabulary.
Upper-Intermediate
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Shopping Switch
Internet Shopping
Skills: Listening to a lecturer and completing an interactive crossword puzzle.
Intermediate
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Bah-Humbug!
A British man went underground behind blast-proof doors and 10-foot-thick concrete in an effort to escape the stresses of a family Christmas. There are 4 exercises for you to do.
Skills: Listening and answering questions, completing a cloze and adding missing sentences.
Intermediate
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Young Smokers Find A Way
Smoking trends
Skills: Listening and graph interpretation exercises.
Upper-Intermediate
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High Flyer
Flying Miss Piggy
Skills: Listening and pronunciation work. Choose the correct words you hear!
Intermediate
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Water, water everywhere...
Polluted water
Skills: Listen to part of UN report, a child's story and use discourse markers to link a text.
Advanced
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Late Learner
Graduating from school
Skills: Sentence ordering and doing a crossword puzzle using words relating to school.
Elementary
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Cyber Lambs
Lambs on-line
Skills: Listening to an article and matching vocabulary items.
Elementary
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Landmine Danger
Landmines in Afghanistan
Skills: Complete the summary of an article and write a letter to the editor of a newspaper. There are 6 exercises for you to do.
Intermediate
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The Harmful Effects of Scolding
Bringing Up Children
Skills: Listening to a personal account and vocabulary development - working with word forms.
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
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Model E Ford
Topic: Memos in the workplace.
Skills: Writing a business memo. Complete the text by inserting the missing clauses.
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
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You Can't Copy That!
Title: Court Battle Over Champagne
A group of Swiss wine makers who are doing battle over the right to use the name "champagne".
Skills: Text reconstruction - add the missing words.
Upper-Intermediate
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Long Hours
Topic: Memos in the workplace
Skills: Ordering a business memo.
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
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The Paranormal
Topic: The life of a ghost and before.
Skills: Grammar - Using used to, would or the past simple.
Intermediate
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Yummy Fish
Listen to the report on the stressful lives of fish.
Skills: Listening and grammar - spotting mistakes and ordering present perfect sentences. 5 exercises to do.
Elementary to Pre-Intermediate
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I Want To Be Alone
Who got the job? Do these follow-up exercises to interview the candidates and then read about who did get the job.
Skills: Question and paragraph ordering, reading comprehension.
Intermediate
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Irukandji Sting
This follow-up article has more news on these wee critters.
Skills: Listening and reading comprehension - 3 exercises
Intermediate
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Let's Close The Town
What has the government decided to do to the town? Find out in this follow-on article.
Skills: Grammar and writing - before + -ing. Completing a cloze.
Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate
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Pacific Weather Patterns
The Weather Forecast
Skills: Listening and Vocabulary - answer the questions, complete a cloze and test your memory with our word game.
Upper-Intermediate
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In Love With My Car
Topic: Using the prefix -auto
Skills: Vocabulary: matching the words and definitions.
Pre-Intermediate
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Young Whale Looks For Family
What will happen to the baby whale if she finds her family?
Skills: Listening and Grammar - the first conditional
Intermediate
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Divorce Research
Title: Recent marriage trends in Australia
Skills: Graph interpretation and report writing
Upper-Intermediate
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Lottery Court Case
Winning and losing?
Skills: Word order - ordering 5 sentences about the court case.
Intermediate
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Santa Networking
Who is Santa?
Skills: Rebuild the story about the history of Santa and play the Christmas matching game.
Intermediate
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The Cost of Tying the Knot
Title: Marriage trends in Australia
Skills: Graph interpretation and report writing.
Intermediate
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Computers Can Harm Kids
There are three exercises to do: scan to match opinions answers answer True, False, Not Given questions. Then choose the most appropriate words to complete this essay: Using computers every day can have more negative than positive effects on children. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Intermediate
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Inauthentic Parmesan?
Title: Court Battle Over Champagne
A group of Swiss wine makers who are doing battle over the right to use the name "champagne".
Skills: Text reconstruction - add the missing words.
Upper-Intermediate
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Chimp Burglar
British police are looking for a chimpanzee who has stolen things from London homes.
Skills: Vocabulary - Choosing the right noun in context.
Elementary
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