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Two Courageous Dudes
One guy saved his mate from a crocodile and the other went for help for his father, even though he was badly injured. (Bravery, crocodiles, awards, past continuous and past simple, using past tense verbs to tell a story.)
Intermediate
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"Adverbs of Frequency" - Worksheet
Anna Grammar on words like always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever and never.
Worksheet for Upper-Intermediate students
Upper-Intermediate
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The Shape of Things to Come
A shiny white pod that has begun road tests may well be the taxi of the future. The pod, known as ULTra -- Urban Light Transport -- could make driver-free transport a reality and not just the stuff of futuristic fantasy. (Public transport, transport problems, technology, the future, summarizing, definite and indefinite articles.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Getting Married
This warmer introduces students to a few English wedding-day customs, looks at some wedding vocabulary and revises different quantifiers.
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Quantifiers (Int)
Anna looks at a lot of Quantifiers for Intermediate students! She also presents an exercise based on an article about a lost engagement ring that is threatening endangered squirrels!
Intermediate
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Worksheet - The Future - Intermediate
This is an Intermediate Level Anna Grammar Worksheet covering ways we use Future language and tenses.
Intermediate
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Survey Results 'Too Good'
When customers of utility company Southern California Edison were surveyed to get feedback, pollsters received answers expressing delight at the service received. But the objectivity of these results came under question when it was learned that employees had surveyed friends and family! (Customer surveys, utility companies, hacking, discussion, comprehension, sequencing, true, false or not given, passive, conditionals, listening for differences.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Children's Toys
Tamagotchi are back, more complex than ever, with an infrared communication function allowing them to visit each other and even reproduce! This lesson also looks and toys and toy issues, including the 2001 reaction of toy sellers to 9/11. (Christmas, birthdays, war toys, toys, present simple and present continous tenses, the present continuous used to talk about a current trend.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Worksheet - The Future - Revision
Anna presents a worksheet that quickly revises 'future' language. Click on the PDF symbol for the PDF layout of this two-page worksheet.
Upper-Intermediate
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Mothers and Daughters
Mothers exasperated by petty arguments with their teenage daughters should take heart from new research showing that arguing may actually be good for relationships with moody offspring. Research shows that arguments are often used by teens as a communication tool. (Mother - daughter relationships, writing questions, understanding the main idea, reading for specific information, understanding new vocabulary, finding key information, should / have to / don't have to, information exchange game.)
Intermediate
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What Will The Future Be?
This fluency Warmer encourages students to make predictions and supporting statements, to use the language of agreeing and disagreeing, and use will + infinitive and the future perfect.
Intermediate
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Cutlery
Max takes us through the knife, fork and spoon words of history!
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Conditionals
In this worksheet, Anna gives some rules for conditionals.
Intermediate
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A Micro $4 Billion
Muhammad Yunus, 63, is the founder of Grameen Bank, which has made more than $4 billion in tiny loans to poor Bangladeshis, providing a lifeline for millions and a banking model that has been copied in more than 100 nations from the United States to Uganda. (Microfinance, microcredit, Bangladesh, problem solving, reading and predicting, general knowledge, comprehension, multiple choice, jigsaw reading, identifying present and past tenses, pair crossword.)
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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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Habits
This worksheet looks at some ways of talking about habits.
Intermediate
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Anna Worksheet - Present Perfect
This Anna Grammar Worksheet presents the Present Perfect for Upper-Intermediate students. Click the PDF symbol for the PDF version!
Upper-Intermediate
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Olympic Mini-Lesson: Olympic Discussions
Get a discussion on the Olympics going with this Intermediate and Above Olympic Mini-Lesson!
Intermediate
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Fishy Milk?
Some landlocked Canadian cows are enjoying a little seafood with their hay and grain so they can produce a new kind of milk being touted for its benefits for the brain, eyes and nerves. (Modified foods, diet, fish, nutrition, discussion, comprehension, meanings in context, true or false, prepositions, design a poster, dialogue build.)
Intermediate
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Here Come The Ants!
German children are going to pet shops because they want to buy ants. (Ants, pets, discussion, predicting, comprehension, language - making questions, listening carefully, completing a table, pair crossword, dictation.)
Elementary
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Global Bicycle Thieves
Amsterdam police will use bicycles equipped with hidden GPS transmitters to bait thieves and track them down in the latest effort to stamp out rampant bike theft. (Theft, GPS, Amsterdam, discussion, predicting from the headline, guessing meanings from context, mixed questions, completing a table of information, true, false or not given, words used as nouns and verbs, word search puzzle.)
Intermediate
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Telling A Story - Sport
This warmer helps students review the uses of different past tenses, gives them practice in ordering a text and presents them with sporting vocabulary and ideas.
Intermediate
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That's a Cliche
Sport and clichés go together! Anna talks about whether clichés should be stamped out!
Intermediate
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Brrrrrrrr!
Some 300 racers took the plunge in this year's world icepool swimming championship in the Arctic north of Finland. "The feeling is difficult to describe," said Kari Farlin, 45, dressed in a fur hat and swimsuit after racing in water of one degree Celsius. (Bizarre sports, championships and festivals, swimming, Finland, discussion, making questions, multiple choice questions, information exchange game - world championships, sport crossword, suffixes: -er and -or.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Ordering Festivals
This warmer encourages students to think about different festivals and world events.
Pre-Intermediate
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"Already" and "Yet"
Could you tell me what the difference in meaning is between already and yet in a positive sentence or question?
Intermediate
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Inventions
This warmer produces lively discussion and gives students practice using the past passive.
Intermediate
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Cyber Crime
This is about a plan where high-tech companies and companies involved in ecommerce joined the FBI to use encrypted e-mail and a secure Web site to warn each other about new hacking attempts, computer viruses and other Internet-based criminal activity. (Internet crime, hacking, ecommerce, the FBI, verb agreements)
Upper-Intermediate
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Truant Text Warning!
This is about how children at a Singapore school need to think twice about playing truant: The school has set up a mobile phone text message broadcast system which automatically alerts their parents!
Intermediate
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Electronic Junk Mail
As the volume of email spam hits epidemic proportions, the makers of Internet security products are taking notice. (Email spam and anti-spam products, understanding the main idea, vocabulary work, multiple-choice questions, true or false, reading gap fill, dialogue share your opinion.)
Advanced
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Prepositions: 'knock at' and 'knock on'
What is the difference between 'knock at' and 'knock on'?
Intermediate
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Increase in Internet Users in China
The number of Internet users in China made its highest recorded jump to reach 137 million at the end of 2006, a 2007 report has said. (Use of the Internet, China, saying numbers aloud, predicting, reading for gist, true or false, ordinal numbers, word find, survey.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Odd One Out
This Warmer encourages discussion of the characteristics of different animals, and encourages spoken fluency, especially discussion and debate.
Intermediate
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Prepositions - 'die of' and 'die for'
Is there a way of knowing when the verb "die" is followed by "for" and when by "of"?
Intermediate
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Young Smokers Find A Way
Restrictions on the sale of tobacco to minors may be prompting more teenage smokers to steal cigarettes or get them from parents and older friends, according to a U.S. study of student smoking habits in Texas. (Minors and smoking, anti-tobacco laws, scanning, completing a table, matching figures with information, true or false, prepositions, describing increases and decreases, cloze listening, discussion.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Is Ecotourism Too Popular?
Ecotourism is taking its toll on wildlife and may be endangering the survival of the very animals people are flocking to see, according to researchers. (Ecotourism and its impact on wildlife, animal quiz, talking about animals, predicting, completing a table, check your understanding, true, false or not given, the present continuous, jigsaw reading, crossword.)
Intermediate
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Beware of FrankenFish!
The vegetation grows thick in this dark-watered pond, hiding all that swims beneath. It could double as the set for the 1950s movie classic "Creature from the Black Lagoon." In a way it does, for the dreaded land-crawling, all-eating snakehead fish lives here. (Snakehead fish, eradication program, listening gap fill, writing questions, reading for detail, discussion, non-defining relative clauses.)
Advanced
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What Sport Am I Playing?
This warmer introduces students to the names of different sports.
Elementary
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Extra Jail for Smoker
For a 73-year-old Canadian man, 20 months in a smoke-free jail looked just too long, so instead he took 24 months in a prison where he can smoke cigarettes. (Smoking issues, discussion, understanding the main idea, comprehension, choose the best answer, regular and irregular simple past tense verbs, nouns - nationalities and languages.)
Pre-Intermediate
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British vs American - "Fall" and "Autumn"
A rose by any other name... Is 'Fall' as poetic as "Autumn'? A debate!!
Intermediate
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Changing Careers
Boardroom lunches and presentations to high-flying British executives were routine for Martin during his 15 years as a management consultant. Now his lunch break is spent supervising school dinners and he gives presentations to his hardest audience yet -- geography students at a London school. (Teaching vs business as a career, job satisfaction, interview - attitudes to work, writing questions, complete a table, making comparisons between things that are not equal or the same, peer dictation.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Colored Candy
This warmer adds some fun to the task of talking about yourself in front of your classmates.
Intermediate
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Losing Success
A Japanese racehorse, who is famous because she has lost so many races, lost another race. (Horseracing, winning and losing, Seabiscuit, sports, matching questions and answers, finding information, choose the best answer, discussion, positive adjectives, in or on (time), questionnaire on sports and famous sportspeople.)
Elementary
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Vocabulary - "Though" and "Although"
Could you kindly help me: What's the difference between "though" and "although"?
Intermediate
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Tunnel Ball
This warmer is a good way to get students up and running!
Elementary
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CEOs and Workers
Never having cleaned a bathroom in his life, a CEO was down on his knees, scrubbing with great effort but little interest, under the watchful eye of his supervisor. He was one of several CEOs to get down and dirty for a week's worth of labor in the new reality-based show "Now Who's Boss?". (Reality television, CEOs, entertainment, discussion, finding the main idea, reading for specific information, completing a table of information, matching information, like as a preposition and as a verb.)
Intermediate
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Business Trip Mothers
It is a tough emotional decision every work-trip mom faces: will being away doing a deal damage her relationship with her children, as some studies show, or, as many professional moms say, will their children be more well-rounded individuals and less prone to separation anxiety. (Business travel, career and family, women, personality quiz, choosing the best headline, completing a table of information, true, false or not given, gerunds, Same Or Different listening Game, discussion.)
Advanced
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Pronouncing "i"
Any rules to pronounce the first "i" in the words "identity" and "ignition"?
Intermediate
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Move Over, Karaoke
Frustrated actors have a new outlet for their creative urges that until now was only available to their singing cousins -- Movieoke, Karaoke's cinematic sibling. (Movieoke, entertainment, skimming, comprehension, completing a flowchart, true, false or not given, guessing vocabulary using the context, a,an,the, checking a summary, matching game - famous lines from movies, survey.)
Intermediate
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Check the Date - Present Perfect
This is similar to the Check the Date warmer students used to practice the past continuous. In this warmer they use the present perfect.
Pre-Intermediate
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