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Intermediate

Bags to Boats
The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional houses, mansions, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. One man has decided to design traditional sailing boats from recycled plastic. (Plastic bags, Kenya, boat building, effects of plastic on environment, matching information, discussion.)
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Gerunds
Gerunds are words formed with verbs (base verb + -ing) that act as nouns. Practice using them to talk about what you hope to do.
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Fence Them Out
Wildlife rangers in Australia’s outback have started building a 185 km (115 miles) electrified enclosure to protect native animals from pests such as feral cats, which are threatening some species with extinction. (Conservation, pests, endangered animals.)
Intermediate
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Child Brides
The hidden economic costs of child marriage: this warmer gets students talking, forming questions and scanning for information.
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Growing Well At School
Planting a successful school garden requires a lot more than just soil, seeds and water, say researchers who have come up with a planning tool that can help ensure school gardens thrive and endure.
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Working Dogs
Many California tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their dogs to the office, saying their presence can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the work environment.
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It's All Relative...
We use non-defining relative clauses to give extra information about the person or thing. It is not necessary information. We don’t need it to understand who or what is being referred to. This warmer gets students thinking about sentence formation and non-defining clauses.
Intermediate
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"Rather" and "Quite" - Anna Grammar Worksheet
Rather and quite are adverbs used to suggest we think something to a degree. They are called moderating adverbs. We can use them to modify adjectives or other adverbs. Check out this worksheet.
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We Want To Learn
Iraqi girls are back at school in Mosul, Iraq after years of life under Islamic State. "We want to learn, we do not want to be ignorant," said one student.
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The Students Who Are In The Classroom Next Door...
Students think about defining relative clauses and relative pronouns as they form sentences.
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I Dare You .....
An Australian teenager who was bitten by a crocodile when he jumped into a river in northern Queensland on a dare is now recovering in hospital and looking forward to a date with the British backpacker he was trying to impress.(Truth and dares, sequencing, Australia and crocodiles, find someone who game, discussion on how to impress other people.)
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Free Time ....
People tend to become less involved with community work and social groups as they age, but those who were most active in their high school years are the most likely to stay engaged as they age, researchers say. (Community involvement, young people and older people and involvement.)
Intermediate
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Groundhog Day
Punxsutawney Phil, a famed U.S. groundhog with an even more famous shadow, came out of his burrow on Thursday and predicted a long North American winter. (Groundhog Day, interview with a woodchuck, first conditional.)
Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 13 February 2017
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'This and That, These and Those'
An Anna Grammar worksheet that practices using the demonstratives "this, that, these and those".
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Endangered Animals! SOS!
This warmer gets students talking about environmental issues. Students discuss decisions made at U.N. meeting on wildlife trade in South Africa.
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Santa Networking
"A successful Santa is not just about the costumes and the clothes. You have to have Christmas in your heart. You have to have the love of children and caring and giving in your hear to be a really successful Santa and it's not something you can make up. It has to be in you and people know, they can see it," she said. (Santas, Christmas, may and may have to.)
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Why Is Punctuation Important? - Anna Grammar
Students may ask, "Why do we need punctuation? Why is it important?" This activity will help you think about the importance of punctuation and get some practice using different punctuation symbols.
Intermediate
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Healthy Vegetables
In school cafeterias with vinyl banners depicting vegetable superhero characters, more young children take vegetables from the salad bar. Also, the next time you're whipping up dinner you may want to boil, steam or stir-fry your vegetables. Read on to find out why. (Health, diet, fruit and vegetables, iron, linkers, contrast)
Intermediate
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Food on our plates
This warmer gets students talking about environmental issues and encourages students to discuss a topic, making predictions.
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Olympic Summer Sports:
We can use 'play' for ballsports and competitive games, 'go' for sports we do alone and for other sports, we use 'do'. This worksheet gives your students some practice with these verbs.
Intermediate
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Women at the Olympics
This is an ice-breaker to get your students thinking about women at the Olympic Games and practicing forming questions to get additional information.
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Age No Barrier
Age is no barrier to Mark Todd, equestrian knight and double Olympic eventing gold medalist, even if disbelieving bus drivers may still demand to see the New Zealander's pass at the Rio Games in August. (Olympics, eventing, older people, sport, ‘by’ + ‘ing’.)
Intermediate
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Olympic Countdown
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to learn about the Olympic Games in Rio.
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"The Olympics"
Match Olympic symbols to the words and learn about how the Olympic Games are run.
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It as the subject - Anna Grammar Worksheet
A clause or sentence in English must have a subject. There or it are used as empty subjects when there is no other subject. This worksheet practices using It as the subject of a sentence.
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Plants At Risk
One in five types of plant worldwide is at risk of extinction from threats such as farming and logging that are wrecking many habitats, a first global overview of plant life said on Tuesday. (Plants, endangered species, conservation, describing plants, writing factual description, using such as to introduce examples.)
Intermediate
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Behave or Hop Off
Loud or sleeping people will soon be asked to leave buses and light rail trains in Sacramento under new rules approved by transportation officials, though efforts to ban smelly riders did not pass. (Transport, rules, behavior.)
Intermediate
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"Used to" and "Use to"
These can be easily confused. We used to scratch our heads about them, but after doing this worksheet from Anna Grammar, all has come clear.
Intermediate
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All You Ever Wanted To Know About: The Oscars
A short activity to practice reading for understanding, asking and answering questions and to learn about the Oscars.
Intermediate
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Punctuation Practice
This warmer focuses students on proofing their own work.
Intermediate
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The Ups and Downs of Child Stars
Everyone thinks their child is a superstar. But if that actually is true, then watch out. You have to start thinking about how to develop that talent and how to pay for it all. The "Harry Potter" are stars all grown up. Emma Watson said that for years she had no idea how much money she was earning and Radcliffe talks of the ups and downs of being a star. (Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, children's books, synonyms, word forms, choose the best answer.)
Intermediate
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is on the second Monday of October in Canada and the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It is held in the fall / autumn every year to give thanks for the harvest (people collect vegetables, fruit that they have grown at the end of the growing season). 
Intermediate
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My Terrible Day
Use this warmer to review the use of conjunctions and look at days where things go wrong.
Intermediate
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Grandparent Childcare
Ock Mi-eun has been taking care of her grandson since he was born two years ago so that her daughter could return to work. It is not unusual for South Koreans to pay their parents to take care of their children. But the number doing so is on the rise.(Families, childcare, grandparents, aging populations, conjunctions.)
Intermediate
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Move A Word
An activity that focuses on conjunctions.
Intermediate
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Apostrophes For Possession
This is an all levels Punctuation Worksheet from Anna Grammar that looks at how the apostrophe is used to show who things belong to.
Intermediate
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Confusables - Whose and Who's? - Anna Worksheet
A worksheet looking at whose or who's.
Whose is a interrogative pronoun that means 'of which person'. Whose is used to ask which person owns or has something. Who's going to admit to getting this wrong?
Intermediate
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Square Dancing Disturbance
Chinese-style square dancing is becoming much more popular for the elderly, with millions taking to parks and plazas across China, swiveling their hips and rolling their arms - but it's not to everyone's liking.
Intermediate
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Lunching Billionaire Style
A bidder appears to have won lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett after bidding in a week-long auction on eBay Inc.'s Web site. As in previous years, the billionaire will host the winner and up to seven friends for lunch in either Omaha, Nebraska, where Buffett lives and works.(Charity auctions, business, brainstorming, finding the main idea, true or false, summarizing, peer editing, past perfect.)
Intermediate
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Village Heroes
A warmer about a charity organisation in Ghana. This ice-breaker gives students practice reading for understanding and practice asking and answering questions.
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Subject and Object Pronouns
An All Levels Worksheet from Anna Grammar looking at pronoun use: how we replace nouns or noun phrases to make what we say sound less repetitive.
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Punctuation - Question Marks
We use a question mark "?" to show that we are asking a question. This worksheet from Anna Grammar gives students punctuation practice using "?s" .
Intermediate
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World Leaders: Lee Kuan Yew
This warmer gets students to read and think about the life of a famous person and focus on the use of prepositions.
Intermediate
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London's Perilous Past
Londoners in the 17th century were never far from danger as plague, infant mortality and angry mobs menaced the capital, burial records showed. This research is a window into one of the most turbulent periods of London's past. (London, history, seventeenth century.)
Intermediate
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Find Your Other Half - Subordinating Conjunctions
This warmer looks at the problem of plastic waste and is an enjoyable way for students to practice use of subordinating conjunctions if, because, until.
Intermediate
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Punctuation - Exclamation Marks
We use an exclamation mark (!) to signal a warning or show frustration or anger to the reader. This worksheet looks at how to use exclamation marks.
Intermediate
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Men Give Birth
A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. (Childbirth, expectant fathers, discussion.)
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Famous Cities - Port Vila, Vanuatu
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to find out about Port Vila and the Pacific. Students will scan for information in separate articles and then share and discuss what they have learnt.
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Air Rage
An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport late on Monday, the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week. (Flying, midair arguments, prepositions, role-plays.)
Intermediate
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Calling "Party Intervention Patrol"
A teenager who threw a party with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng broke a neighbor's fence and fights broke out. (Parties and teenagers, organizing a party, vocabulary hunt.)
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