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Upper-Intermediate

You Cannot Have My Food And Not Have Me
When Asma Khan first arrived in Britain from India in 1991, the racism was so bad she had to learn to cycle fast to avoid being hit by the bottles lobbed at her. Now, the award-winning chef is using her success in London - where her restaurant has a celebrity clientèle and a month's-long waiting list - to help other immigrant women overcome the twin barriers of racism and sexism. (Cooking, chefs, migration, racism, non-defining relative clauses.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Solar Brings New Life
A solar plant in Malawi saved people's lives during a cyclone. After the cyclone villagers hope their irrigation scheme and continued access to solar power would enable them “to start a new life”. (Solar power, cyclones, Malawi, present perfect continuous.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Modals in the Past - Would have

Upper-Intermediate
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A Buzzing Business
With a workforce of elderly women and using local ingredients, a honey and confectionery business put together with funds raised online is breathing life into an ailing Russian village. (Local businesses, Russia, honey.)
Upper-Intermediate
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How Often Were You Late For School...?
This warmer helps students practice asking How often...? with the simple past tense and using frequency adverbs to find out people's experiences of elementary school when they were younger.
Upper-Intermediate
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The Retiring Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicated on April 30.The plan is to fade into retirement after decades in the spotlight. Friends hope Akihito will have time to indulge his love of tennis, but that could be tough given his age. (Abdication and the Emperor of Japan, conducting an interview, the changing face of royalty.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Modals - Could have
Could can be used with "have" + past participle to talk about things that were possible in the past - things we didn't do. This worksheet gives practice using this form.
Upper-Intermediate
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Clean Up
People around the world are working to clean up rivers and collect tonnes of old plastic bags, bottles and other rubbish. (The environment, recycling, diapers, nappies, essay writing, writing a letter of complaint, verb plus the infinitive or the '-ing' form.)
Upper-Intermediate
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I used to be...
This warmer encourages students to use 'used to...' to describe past habits and states.
Upper-Intermediate
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Veganism on the Menu
Teenage London restaurant manager Abdul Muhaimen settled his first-year university bill by cashing in on a rising trend: veganism. The demand for plant-based foods is increasing with the global meat substitute market expected to reach $7.5 billion by 2025, a jump of 83 percent, from $4.1 billion in 2017, according to a study by Allied Market Research. (Veganism, restaurants, consumerism, restaurant vocabulary.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar - Modals - Should Have
This help sheet gives practice talking about something we didn't do or about someone else's actions: giving advice about the past situation.
Upper-Intermediate
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Under Attack
Bullied online? Speak out, says Britain's Princess Beatrice. Whether it is through emails, instant messaging, cellphones, texting or web sites, cyberbullying is a growing problem. This lesson looks at cyberbullying. (Bullying, notetaking, Internet research, comprehension.)
Upper-Intermediate
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What Should She Have Done..?
This activity encourages students to give advice about the past - the beauty of hindsight.
Upper-Intermediate
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Slow and Steady
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.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Let's All Move To Finland
Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to an survey that also found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer. (United Nations, Finland, discrimination, discourse markers)
Upper-Intermediate
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Outer Space
An Upper-Intermediate Max Vocabulary Worksheet that looks at words connected with the space race. Students can work with excerpts from three Reuters articles.
Upper-Intermediate
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Camels
This lesson is all about camels and their cousin, the alpaca. Camels are paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Find out why.
Upper-Intermediate
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Growing Up During The War
In just a year, a small Bosnian museum dedicated to the experience of growing up during the Balkan wars has opened, won a best European museum prize and decided to go global. The War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, full of memorabilia from Bosnians whose childhood was traumatized by the 1990s war, has started collecting personal items from children affected by other wars. (Children, wartime situations, memories.)
Upper-Intermediate
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A Lot On Your Plate
One in six U.S. parents say their teen has tried a diet that is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan or paleo at some point in the last two years. “Parents should recognize that this is part of normal adolescent development toward becoming an independent adult; with that in mind, try to avoid seeing the situation as a challenge to parental authority,” a researcher said. (Teenagers, nutrition, diets, celebrations, Thanksgiving, shopping, pair crossword and conditionals.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Chocolate!
Chocolate and um... chocolate. Chocolate festivals and eating chocolate mindfully at Halloween. (Festivals, food)
Upper-Intermediate
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Not Enough Room For More Fish In The Sea??
Lizzie Carr is on a mission. She recently became the first woman to cross the English Channel solo on a paddle-board to draw attention to the "global plastic crisis". From fishing lines to flip flops, there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world's oceans. (Global plastic crisis, oceans, working for a cause.)
Upper-Intermediate
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"Overfishing"
An Upper-Intermediate Max Vocabulary Worksheet that looks at words connected the exploitation of fisheries. Students can work with excerpts from three Reuters article about overfishing and conservation.
Upper-Intermediate
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Allergies
Do pets in fact help kids to overcome allergies? Exposing babies to puppies and other furry pets might help them accumulate two types of bacteria in their gut that are associated with a lower risk of allergies and obesity (Health, pets, asthma, allergies)
Upper-Intermediate
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Memories ....
Tiny memory cards and fluffy teddy bears are among the most popular items for North Koreans shopping in Dandong, China's gateway city to its neighbor. (North Korea, souvenirs, television shows, influence of media.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Medical Max
An Upper-Intermediate Max Vocabulary Worksheet that looks at words connected with medicine. Students can work with excerpts from three Reuters article about medical procedures treatments.
Upper-Intermediate
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Girlfriend App
As millions in China head home to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with their families, 24-year-old Luoluo is busy answering messages on a mobile app from desperate men looking to hire an instant girlfriend whom they can present to mom and dad. (Dating apps, phrasal verbs.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Raw Deals for Dads
With more British men wanting to take an active role in raising their children, are workplaces preventing fathers from spending more time at home, asks an inquiry launched on Monday, with men's rights groups calling for a "childcare revolution". (Dads and dads' rights, parenting and the workplace.)
Upper-Intermediate
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First Lady A Climber
Scientists using sophisticated scanning technology on the fossil bones of the ancient human ancestor from Ethiopia dubbed "Lucy" have determined that she was adept at climbing trees as well as walking. (Lucy and fossils, gerund following preposition.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Conservation - Endangered Animals
An Upper-Intermediate Max Vocabulary Worksheet that looks at words connected with conservation. Students can work with excerpts from three Reuters article about conservation and endangered species.
Upper-Intermediate
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Antibiotic Misuse
If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty by 2050, and a century of progress in health will be reversed, the World Bank said on Monday. (Overuse of antibiotics, farming, drugs, World Bank.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Soccer Speaks
On a muggy day in late July, dozens of student refugees ran relentlessly after a soccer ball, stopping only to help up a fellow player who had slipped. (Writing questions, matching sentence beginnings and endings, ordering a text, giving an opinion)
Upper-Intermediate
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Social Media - Max Vocabulary Worksheet
Looking at the use of social media words in Reuters news articles.
Upper-Intermediate
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Sleep Updates
Updated sleep recommendations for children and teens point to the benefits of getting enough sleep and the dangers of getting too little. “At least 25 percent of 12-year-olds get less than the recommended nine hours of sleep per night and there is increasing evidence that this impacts learning and memory..." (Sleep, children and young people, writing recommendations and advice.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Air Pollution - Max Vocabulary Worksheet
This vocabulary worksheet focuses on words connected with air pollution, their word families and how they're used in a Reuters news article.
Upper-Intermediate
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Loving Animals
Find out about a chicken and a tiny horse that do good work with abused children and senior citizens. (Animals, medical matters, health, infinitives of purpose)
Upper-Intermediate
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Confusables - Disinterested and Uninterested
An Upper-Intermediate Max Vocabulary Worksheet looking at these two commonly confused words. You can practice getting them right using Reuters News articles.
Upper-Intermediate
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The Customer Is Always Right?
Patients give the same doctors different ratings depending on where their visit took place. Although doctors might act differently in an emergency room compared to a calmer office setting, researchers say the results also suggest that ratings are not a completely reliable measure of the quality of care physicians give. (Surveys, doctors, medical words.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Flying Mosquitoes
Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading. Mosquitoes can hop airplanes, flying out of malaria-stricken countries to pose a risk to people in areas where the infection is rare. (Health, malaria, travel, use of commas)
Upper-Intermediate
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A Grave Issue ...
Amid a housing crisis in Egypt, and with the population of the capital estimated at 20 million, thousands of people count themselves lucky to call Cairo Necropolis home. For some in the neighborhood of cemeteries, final resting place to hundreds of thousands people over centuries, the graves themselves provide a livelihood: with people taking care of tombs, digging new graves, or selling flowers to visitors paying their respects on Fridays. (Housing, Egypt, graveyards.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Computer Women
New York City programmer Bana Malik was passionate about computers and mathematics from an early age. But early in her studies at New York's Columbia University, Malik took a computer science class and felt out of place in such a male-dominated environment - a common experience for women and minorities seeking work in an industry dominated by white men. (Computers and schools, women and computer education, minorities, structure: not only but also)
Upper-Intermediate
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Hunting The Monster
A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. (Loch Ness monster, scanning, adverbs.)
Upper-Intermediate
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A Hairy Issue
Here's a little marital tip: When financial experts say couples should compromise on absolutely everything, there are times when you just need to split hairs. For instance, just try to tell your spouse how much he or she should spend on getting their hair done. (vocabulary hunt, second conditional)
Upper-Intermediate
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Children Cut Things Closer
Children may cut things closer than their parents realize when it comes to guessing how far cars are from an intersection or how long it takes to safely reach the other side, a small study suggests. (Traffic safety and children.)
Upper-Intermediate
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A Harry Potter "LARP"
Clad in robes and pointed hats, would-be sorcerers wave their wands and cast spells as they hone their magic skills at their very own College of Wizardry. Role playing witches and wizards in Poland or visiting Diagon Alley in Florida are two of the opportunities available to Harry Potter fans. (Live action role playing, Harry Potter, amusement parks, Hogwarts.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Teeth or Web?
Spider silk may lose its claim as the strongest known natural material after researchers found that limpet teeth have more mettle. (Natural materials and strength, minerals, similes, modal verbs - may, might, could.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Teamwork
If you want to witness effective teamwork, you might be as apt to find it among the fishy denizens of a coral reef as in the office where you work. Scientists have found the coral trout recruits moray eels to help hunt for prey, with both ending up well fed. Aquarium experiments showed that the trout are choosy in picking the best eel partner for the job. (Animal behavior, coral trout and moray eels, participles as compound adjectives.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Fancy Lunches
When it comes to kids' lunches, we've come a long way from PB&J, an apple and a cookie in a brown paper bag. Beau Coffron packs his daughter's school lunches in stainless steel containers that cost at least $20 a pop. He apportions all of her food into little compartments, making cartoon characters like animal shapes out of the ingredients. (Kids' lunches, consumer issues, food.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Adverbial Clauses
Adverbial clauses are dependent clauses (they can't stand alone) attached to an independent clause. An adverbial clause gives information about things like when, where, why or how something happened. Try this Anna Grammar Worksheet for more help on the subject.
Upper-Intermediate
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Keeping a City Flush with Water
When the going got tough due to one of the worst droughts in a century, the parched Texas city of Wichita Falls got going with its program to recycle sewage water for drinking. (Water shortages, recycling.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Nurses Save Money
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.)
Upper-Intermediate
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