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Chinese Students Return Home
China began letting more of its students out into the world in the late 1970s. But it is only recently that foreign-trained Chinese have begun to return, lured by a booming economy and more opportunities in the growing number of private companies and foreign firms that now have offices in China. (China, students, employment, scanning, comprehension, gap fill, true, false or not given, the suffix 'ee', role play, essay topic.)
Advanced
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"Most Friendly"
There's an advertisement that uses the phrase "The Most Friendly Airline". What do you think about that?
Intermediate
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Missing Mouse
A missing mouse kept a Swiss airplane on the ground for more than a day while officials put carbon dioxide into the plane's cargo hold to kill it. (Air travel, strange but true stories, predicting, constructing questions, information exchange, main idea, sequencing, infinitive of purpose, word find puzzle, air travel vocabulary, ranking, summarizing.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Survivor English
This warmer encourages spoken fluency and also looks at a useful grammar point that doesn't get a lot of attention in the text books.
Intermediate
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Hyperactivity
Some hyperactive children thought to be suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder may just be overtired because they are bad sleepers or heavy snorers. (ADHD and sleep disorders, brainstorming, complete the sentence, matching sentence beginnings and endings, true or false, writing a headline, features of headlines, writing a news report, dictation, prefixes.)
Intermediate
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Angry!
Max tells us about words to do with anger!
Intermediate
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"as though" and "as if"
How can I explain the difference between "as though" and "as if"?
Intermediate
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The Business of First Impressions
You have 10 seconds; no more than 90. That's how long it takes to form a first impression, which for business travelers can ultimately sink or seal a deal. (Business etiquette, preparing for a meeting, making a good first impression, understanding the headline, finding ideas, business crossword, thinking carefully, writing an e-mail, ordering text game, conditionals and even.)
Advanced
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Police Cars For Sale
A Charlotte, N.C. company, Government Acquisitions, has come up with a plan to provide police departments free cruisers in exchange for having the cars sport advertising reminiscent of blurbs seen on NASCAR race cars. (Police departments and advertising, discussion, sequencing, matching information, true, false or not mentioned, expressing an opinion, listing advantages or disadvantages, have / get something done ...)
Upper-Intermediate
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Smiling Cities
Smiling can be a thankless task in some British cities, where a survey shows not many people smile back. (Human behavior, friendliness in big cities, asking and answering questions, information exchange, true or false, a, an, the, pair crossword, research project, discussion.)
Elementary
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Idioms - True and False - Sport
This warmer about idioms encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
Intermediate
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Does 'the' in names have a capital 'T'?
In the sentence "I study at the University of Florida" is "the" with a capital letter as part of the name, or not?
Intermediate
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"Between" and "Among"
When can I use "between" and when can I use "among"?
Intermediate
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Bushfires Devastate Large Parts of Australia
Fueled by one of the worst droughts in a century, bushfires have scarred a slice of Australia nearly three times the size of Britain -- or almost as big as the second largest U.S. state, Texas. (Bushfires, natural disasters, Australia, true or false, jigsaw reading, complete the table, comparisons of equality and comparing the size of things, Internet research.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Happy Pigs
England's farmers must keep their pigs happy with toys and straw or receive a big fine, the government said. (Animals, farming, finding the main idea, questions and answers, gap fill, listening for mistakes, prefix 'un', following instructions, pair crossword, discussion.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Idioms - True and False - Clothes
This warmer about idioms encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
Upper-Intermediate
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Using "Make" and "Do"
When do you use the verb "make" in a sentence and when do you use the verb "do"?
Intermediate
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Binge Drinkers
Researchers say that more Americans are getting drunk each year. (Binge drinking, negative effects of drinking too much, finding the main idea, predicting, comprehension, discussion, reference words, likely to, crossword, project work.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Profile
This warmer was developed to precede an IT lesson that asked students to create a newspaper front page with news stories from the day they were born.
Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate
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Unsafe Swings
A European Union rule has forced a British parish council to close its playground swings which are used by hundreds of children a year. (Playgrounds and safety, children's games, prediction, reading for detail, comprehension, question words, discussion, nouns and adjectives, word find puzzle, group design project.)
Elementary
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T-Shirt Not So Peaceful
A lawyer was arrested and charged with trespassing at a public mall in the state of New York after refusing to take off a T-shirt advocating peace that he had just purchased at the mall. (Slogans on T-shirts, choose the best answer, complete the information, sequencing, true, false or not given, writing slogans, discussion, the prefix 'mis'.)
Intermediate
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Idioms - True and False - Heads and Hearts
This warmer about idioms encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
Intermediate
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A Women's Sport
Legions of young and not-so-young women are plunging into waves at surf beaches worldwide, ending the male domination of a sport once restricted to Hawaiian kings. (Surfing, women's sports, comprehension, sentence completion, vocabulary in context, reading for specific information, true, false or not given, peer dictation, 'like' used to show similarity, role play.)
Upper-Intermediate
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'Except' and 'Except for'
Anna answers a question about the difference between 'except' and 'except for'.
Intermediate
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For a Laugh
The usual swag of April Fool's Day pranks and jokes. Has the world gone mad? No. It was just another April Fool's Day, the international day of tomfoolery when pranks, hoaxes, and practical jokes remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. (April Fool's Day, tricks and hoaxes, listening for specific information, scanning, reading for meaning, information exchange.)
Intermediate
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Hear and Listen
Anna gives a suggestion for explaining the difference between hear and listen to eighth-graders.
Intermediate
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Safe SUVs?
In a land where bigger is usually thought of as better, Americans love their sports utility vehicles and they are not going to give them up. (SUVs, fuel consumption, talking about cars, prediction, scanning, true or false, reading for detail, suffixes, discussion, matching sentence beginnings and endings, sell a car information transfer activity.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Simon Said...
This is a fun way to review reported speech for orders using the sentence structure told + object + to + infinitive.
Intermediate
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Up, up and away!
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a strap-on flying machine. And it could be yours on eBay for $1 million with just one catch -- you have to agree not to use it. (Flying machines, auctions, listening for gist, information exchange, reading for specific information, adjectives, persuasive essay.)
Advanced
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The Memory Game
This is an exciting and active way for students to review vocabulary.
Elementary
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Using "unless otherwise"
Anna answers a question about how to use "unless otherwise" in sentences.
Intermediate
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What's Up, Doc?
A multiyear survey of about 12,000 U.S. physicians has found that nearly 18 percent of them don't like their jobs. (Doctors and job satisfaction, vocabulary, scanning, correcting mistakes, true or false, led to..., survey.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Music Sales Sinking
Slumping music sales left the recording industry with a whopping New Year's hangover, but rap star Eminem has plenty to celebrate. (Music sales in 2002, talking about music, summarizing the main idea, jigsaw reading, multiple choice questions, reading interview with hip-hop musician, Michael Franti, discussion, writing a statistical report.)
Advanced
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Idioms - True and False - Insects and Animals
This warmer about idioms encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
Upper-Intermediate
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'Have' and 'Have got'
Anna answers a question about how she would teach the verb 'have got' versus 'have'.
Intermediate
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One Upmanship
This is an entertaining way to get students to use the second conditional correctly.
Intermediate
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Negative Prefixes
Anna answers a question from Argentina about negative prefixes.
Intermediate
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Days, Weeks, Months and Years
Max looks at the history of words to do with the calendar.
Intermediate
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An Eel Pet
A German family has kept an eel in its bathtub for the last 33 years and even trained it to swim into a bucket when someone needs to wash. (Pets, eels, discussion, predicting, main idea, sequencing, reading for detail, present perfect, simple past and simple present tenses, gap fill, pair crossword, information exchange.)
Elementary
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A Very Popular Mousetrap
Queen Elizabeth and "The Mousetrap" got together for a double celebration. In her Golden Jubilee year, the British monarch saw the Agatha Christie whodunit on the night that performance number 20,807 marked its 50th anniversary as the world's longest-running play. ("The Mousetrap", plays, gap fill, matching ideas, true, false or not given, meanings in context, discussion, form and uses of present perfect simple tense, simple past vs present perfect simple.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Don't Be Alarmed!
Police in Los Angeles have settled on a new way of handling those pesky burglar alarms that take up so much of their time. They will now ignore them -- unless someone can prove that there is a genuine emergency. (Crimes, burglary, predicting from the headline, guessing words from context, comprehension, true or false, summarizing, the present perfect simple, vocabulary: robbery, theft, burglary, giving an opinion in speaking and writing.)
Intermediate
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An Unusual Job
A missile storage space on a US aircraft carrier is a strange place to find a car salesman, but Paul St Pierre has spent the last five years on US navy ships selling motorbikes and cars to sailors with plenty of time on their hands and nowhere to spend their money. (Life on a warship, motorbikes, 'find someone who' game, different types of employment, understanding the headline, choose the best answer, true or false, 'even though'.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Idioms - True and False - Feet and Fingers
By popular demand, another warmer about idioms that encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
Upper-Intermediate
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"On a team" and "In a team"
Anna answers a question about "Tom and I are on the same volleyball team" and "Tom and I are in the same volleyball team".
Intermediate
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Peace Training Grounds
McCarthy loves the long-shot. Good thing, too, because the journalist-turned-peace activist is betting that warlike humanity will some day evolve into enlightened creatures guided by love and harmony. (Peace studies, finding the main idea, true, false or not given, missing sentences, sharing information, gap fill, suffixes, finding grammatical errors, essay.)
Advanced
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Traffic Fine
An Austrian woman has begun a 500-day jail sentence for ignoring parking tickets and a woman in Glasgow, Scotland is one of the world's worst parking offenders. (Parking and rules, bizarre stories, infinitive of purpose.)
Elementary
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Germans Lose Shirts Over Taxes
Angry Germans who think Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder wants to tear the shirts off their backs with his plans to raise taxes have decided to spare him the trouble. His office is being deluged with old shirts. (Tax increases and protests, comprehension, true, false or not given, thinking carefully, main idea, the past perfect tense, discussion.)
Intermediate
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"We are said..." and Question Word Order
Anna answers a question about when "We are said..." can be used, and about word order in questions.
Intermediate
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A short question from Dalian
Anna is asked to solve a raging controversy in Dalian, China!
Intermediate
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Idioms - True and False - Water and Boats
Another warmer about idioms that encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
Intermediate
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