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Trees For Life
Blurb People in cities live longer if they are in leafy neighborhoods. Nieuwenhuijsen says leafy areas help people's mental health, reduce stress, cut pollution and encourage people to do more physical activity. (Trees and urban areas, mental health, longevity of life, present perfect simple.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Pigs Might Fly
LiLou the therapy pig helps air travelers. LiLou is a 5-year-old pig. (Airports, therapy, role play, prepositions in, around, to)
Elementary
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Cloud Cropping
At the top of a three-story building in Hong Kong, with car horns blasting on the streets below, Jim Fung teaches a dozen students how to thin out choi sum vegetables. Fung was coaching the first cohort of students in an academy run by social enterprise Rooftop Republic to teach a new generation of urban farmers as demand for their skills soars.
Advanced
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Find Your Other Half - Weird Trash
What's washing up in your neighborhood? This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to learn about a growing concern - the scale of waste and the shape it can take.
Intermediate
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Halloween Treats at London Zoo
Halloween comes early at London Zoo as its giraffes, squirrel monkeys and gorillas enjoyed some special treats in carved-out pumpkins. Keepers at the London park got into the spooky spirit by preparing fiendish surprises for the animals. (Halloween, festivals, vocabulary, T, F & creating an advertisement.)
Pre-Intermediate
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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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City Slickers In The Country
A French court ruled that Maurice the rooster could keep crowing despite complaints from neighbors. Maurice’s case highlights tensions around city dwellers who buy summer homes in the countryside without being ready to cope with the realities of rural life. An English millionaire moved to the countryside, then took a local farmer to court because he was irritated by mud, sheep and lowing cows! (The countryside, using infinitives to express purpose)
Intermediate
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A Sporting Cheer Up
Elderly people in Japan do social activities like cheerleading or playing rugby. There are around 10,000 older rugby players in Japan. Rugby keeps players fit and helps them meet other people. These women are elderly, but they love cheerleading. They are 60 to 70 years old and think cheerleading is fun. (Hobbies, rugby, cheerleading and adjectives.)
Elementary
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Anna Grammar - Multi-word Verbs - Separable
Multi-word verbs can be separable (the verb and particle can be separated by other words) or inseparable (the verb and particle must stay together). This worksheet helps you practice phrasal verb.
Intermediate
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Sea Horses
In the small western Belgian fishing village of Oostduinkerke, fishermen use horses, rather than boats, to go shrimp fishing — one of the very few places in the world still using a technique dating back to the 15th century. (Traditional fishing for shrimps, plastic in the oceans, referencing words, fish idioms.)
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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High Heels At Work
Yumi Ishikawa, a part-time receptionist in Japan, has more than 20,000 signatures after she tweeted a #Ku-Too petition ('kutsu' - shoes and 'kutsuu' - pain) about having to wear high heels at work. A London temporary worker got more than 120,000 signatures in a petition in one week asking Britain to say companies can't make women wear high heels at work. (Gender equality, work, shoes.)
Elementary
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What Insect Am I?
This warmer is a good activity when the group is relatively new and still learning about each other. It helps student practice listening for instructions and to share ideas.
Pre-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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I Never Looked Back
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl. The teams in the neighborhood used stones for goal posts. They kept score by writing the results with chalk on a wall. (Soccer, women's soccer, present simple tense to describe routine, frequency adverbs.)
Pre-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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Two Love
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka was afraid becoming pregnant in 2016 would end her tennis career, but says she returned to the game stronger after the birth of her son. (Tennis, female players, rules.)
Intermediate
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K-Pop Dreams
Yuuka Hasumi, 17, put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone. (K-pop, Japanese hopefuls auditioning, South Korea and Japan.)
Intermediate
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Create A Musical Group!
This warmer promotes discussion and creativity and helps students use the simple present tense.
Elementary
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That's Just Not Cricket
During a lull in Afghanistan’s never-ending war Taliban fighters recall laying down their Kalashnikovs and, for a brief moment, enjoying a game of cricket. Cricket is the only one most of the fighters enjoy, commanders say, with matches attracting hundreds of spectators from Taliban-controlled villages when there is no fighting. They are also fans of the increasingly successful national team. (Cricket, sport as a unifying force, Afghanistan.)
Advanced
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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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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing ....
She is wearing yellow trousers, shiny platform shoes, red lipstick and headphones. 80-year-old “DJ Wika” is standing behind the decks. (Dj-ing, elderly people, music and dance.)
Elementary
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??What's The Weather Like??
This vocabulary worksheet looks at ways to describe the weather and weather forecasts.
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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Keep On Moving
Using a wheelchair in war-torn Yemen is not easy. To get to work each day, 26-year-old Yaarub Eissa rolls over dusty, bumpy roads and up and down steps. He then lifts himself onto the back of a passing motorbike and hooks his folded chair on the back. (Yemen, conflict, future dreams, disability, writing a message, identifying and using present perfect simple, present simple and past simple verb forms)
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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And The Winner Is...
This warmer is designed to be done before the U.S. Academy Awards. It gets students to practice arguing for or against something, to discuss choices, and to express opinions.
Pre-Intermediate
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Spiderman Lives
Alain Robert scales the world's tallest skyscrapers without a harness - for fun! (Strange hobbies, dangerous activities, superlatives, sentence reconstruction.)
Elementary
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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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Get Smashing
It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio. Then two friends smashed audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin. (Stress, smashing plates, setting up a business, verb patterns: like/love/dislike + infinitive or verb-ing and enjoy + verb-ing.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Dangerous Olive Oil
Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's plan. 1,000 litres of cooking oil laced with harmful chlorophyll and packaged as extra-virgin olive oil was seized in Italy. (Chlorophyll, olive oil, dangerous additives, modals - 'may' and 'might')
Intermediate
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An Intermediate Vocabulary Worksheet - Weddings
A look at some words to describe some people at a wedding.
Intermediate
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Freedom!
Surviving sex trafficking, battling drug and alcohol addiction, struggling to get asylum in Britain: not the usual conversation topics one would expect from students at an adult college. This is not your average class, but a unique course which offers free education to survivors of modern slavery. (Education and survivors of modern slavery, Britain, trafficking, collocation, talking about your first day at high school.)
Advanced
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That Stinks!
Stinky but delicious durian and a bad-smelling sneaker contest. The smelliest things. (Superlatives, favorite and least favorite smells, a smelling contest, durian exports.)
Elementary
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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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It's Raining Cats and Tourists...
Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats. An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan. There are six cats for every person in the village. (Cats, collective nouns.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Halloween Words
Some Halloween vocabulary for low-level students using 2 articles describing Halloween.
Intermediate
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Turtle Refuge
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)
Intermediate
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Entrepreneurial Buzz For Afghan Teen
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.)
Advanced
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Natural disasters: World's Worst Hurricanes
This activity encourages communication between students asking and answering questions from a newspaper article about hurricanes.
Pre-Intermediate
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Crazy Rich Asians
‘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.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Counting Swans
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.)
Elementary
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Move A Word - Coordinating conjunctions
This activity focuses on coordinating conjunctions. Students read for meaning and then spot different coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) and their uses.
Elementary
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Ice Pops for Zoo Animals
London Zoo is feeding its animals sugar-free ice pops every day because of the very hot weather. A zoo in Thailand uses sprinklers, pools and shade to help keep animals cool.(Weather, animals and zoos, present perfect simple, talking about the weather, describing a zoo.)
Elementary
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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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