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October 17 - United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.

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Title: Counting Swans
Date:1 September 2018
Topic:One, two, three...? How many swans? Every year three teams go up and down the River Thames for the 'Swan Upping'. They are catching, tagging and releasing families of swans. (Conservation, swans, English history and traditions, animal babies.)
LevelElementary
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Title: Crazy Rich Asians
Date:11 September 2018
Topic:‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is filmed in Singapore. Rich people from Singapore usually live a more conservative life than the rich of Hong Kong or Macau. Here are five ways to spend your cash in Singapore. (Wealth, ways to spend money, superlatives, Singapore.)
LevelPre-Intermediate
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Title: Turtle Refuge
Date:1 October 2018
Topic:In New York, finding a nice apartment to live in is all about who you know. For turtles, that person is Richard Ogust. In France, Philippe Gillet has amassed a collection of more than 400 rattlesnakes, tarantulas and lizards. Why?(Endangered species, turtles, wildlife organizations, scanning, true or false, where and which, information exchange)
LevelIntermediate
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Title: Slow and Steady
Date:3 August 2018
Topic:The race starter stood up and shouted: “Ready, steady, slow!” The crowd cheered, but the competitors remained stuck at the start line. Welcome to the world slowest racing championship? (Gambling, discussion, understanding text organization, question construction, true, false or not given, error recognition, crossword, questionnaire.)
LevelUpper-Intermediate
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Title: Entrepreneurial Buzz For Afghan Teen
Date:23 September 2018
Topic:Three years ago a schoolgirl in rural Afghanistan took out a small loan and bought two beehives. In her first year she made enough to repay the loan and leave her with a small profit. The position of women has improved significantly, but traditional practices continue to hold them back which is why Hand in Hand International - the UK-based charity that loaned Frozan the money to start her business - focuses on women. (Microfinance, Afghanistan, women and empowerment, small business.)
LevelAdvanced
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instant workbook
Date: 27 July 2018
Let's All Move To Finland
Instant Workbook
Urban living? Folks are happy in Finland, but is life in the suburbs or the inner city better for you?
Upper-Intermediate
anna grammar
Date: 5 July 2018
'Grammar' Words 2 - What do they mean?View PDF
'Grammar' Words 2 looks at these grammar terms and provides examples: active and passive voices, participle, infinitive, regular and irregular verbs.
weekly warmer
Date: 14 September 2018
Natural disasters: World's Worst HurricanesView PDF
This activity encourages communication between students asking and answering questions from a newspaper article about hurricanes.
max vocab
Date: 29 March 2018
Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Outer SpaceView PDF
An Upper-Intermediate Max Vocabulary Worksheet that looks at words connected with the space race. Students can work with excerpts from three Reuters articles.