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Adverbs - An Anna Grammar Worksheet
Adverbs are words that modify or talk about verbs. Adverbs often tell us when, where, why, or how something happens. This worksheet has 4 exercises for students to complete.
Intermediate
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Couch Kids
American children aren't the only couch potatoes with nearly one third of children globally spending three hours a day or more watching TV or on computers, according to a study of over 70,000 teens. From Argentina to Zambia, researchers found most children aren't getting enough exercise and it made no difference if they lived in a rich or a poor country. (Children and physical activity, interpreting diagrams and graphs.)
Intermediate
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Mobile Phone Health Question
Experts who studied almost 13,000 cell phone users over 10 years, hoping to find out whether the [cell phones] cause brain tumors, said their research gave no clear answer. A study threw up inconclusive results but researchers said suggestions of a possible link demanded deeper examination. (Health hazards, mobile phones, graphs, summarizing, use of may or might.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Dining Tips
We all indulge in less-than-perfect behavior in private but dining politely should be second nature - or should at least appear to be - if you are seeking to impress the boss or potential client. Here are some top tips to ensure social and business success at the table. (Business, table manners, dos and don'ts of dining, spaghetti eating.)
Intermediate
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Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Soccer / Football
An All Levels Vocabulary Worksheet - on soccer/football.
Intermediate
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How much is too much?
The son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has an old-world spiritual message for today's money-rich parents: teach your children values and do not give them everything they want. Multi-millionaires want help in preventing wealth from corrupting their children's values. (Wealth, spoiling children, financial services, business.)
Advanced
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World Leaders: Lee Myung-bak, South Korea
This warmer is good for any group but works particularly well with a quiet group of students to help loosen them up.
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Adjectives
An "All Levels" Grammar Worksheet with exercises that looks at how to use adjectives.
Intermediate
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Crossword Chaos: Soccer (Football) Vocabulary
This is a great way to learn and review soccer vocabulary in a fun way.
Intermediate
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World Cup Hearing
World Cup fans should wear ear plugs to protect them from the blaring vuvuzela trumpets beloved by South African spectators, a hearing expert said. (Soccer World Cup, hearing loss, sport.)
Upper-Intermediate
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World Leaders: David Cameron
David Cameron is the new Prime Minister of Britain. Our Weekly Warmer looks at some facts about Mr. Cameron and gets students to read and think about present and past tenses and discuss a topic.
Intermediate
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Disasters: Oil Spills
This activity encourages communication between students using speaking, listening and reading skills.
Intermediate
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Step Into Someone's Shoes!
When entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie saw Argentinean children walking barefoot on streets strewn with garbage and broken glass, he didn't just donate some money, he started a company with the goal of putting shoes on the feet of every needy child. Four years later TOMS Shoes has given away more than 400,000 pairs through a new form of business called "conscious capitalism." (Business philanthropy, children in developing countries, idioms.)
Advanced
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Natural disasters: Active Volcanoes
This activity encourages communication between students using speaking, listening and reading skills and gives basic information about active volcanoes.
Intermediate
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$40.00 a Foot
When Bhoopnarayan Jha lost his leg, he did not want to live. "I told my doctor, just kill me...," said 48-year-old Jha, who used to cycle 20 km (about 12 miles) to work every day. When Jha got a foot he walked after one hour. "In one month's time I could run and catch a bus." (Health, new inventions, amputees.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Cheer Up!
The women are elderly but they love cheerleading. They are 60 to 70 years old. The economy is weak in Japan but cheerleading is fun. (Hobbies, cheerleading and adjectives.)
Elementary
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Abstract Nouns
Meenal asks for help with ways and means of teaching the concept of abstract nouns to children.
Intermediate
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Suffixes 1 – Words used for People
This is a short worksheet on some suffixes used to make nouns to describe people.
Intermediate
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Family Holidays
The family vacation has changed from the days when kids in the back of the station wagon pestered their parents in front with the unending refrain, "Are we there yet?". Experts say these days the family vacation often has three generations, and when it comes to [saying what to do], it's the kids in the driver's seat and the grandparents who pay. (Families, vacations, travel, brainstorming.)
Intermediate
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Talking About Reading Game
This warmer gives students speaking practice and helps them develop fluency in speaking about a topic. It also goes well with the Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson “Better Late Than Never” which looks at library books and libraries.
Pre-Intermediate
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A Woman's Place?
Women are world leaders, CEOs and are 50% of the world's workers but a poll shows that 25% of people, most of them young, think a woman's place is in the home. (Polls and statistics, gender divisions, adverbs.)
Elementary
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Making Up
The average British woman's cosmetic bag is out of date by ... four years, according to a study on Wednesday. Women are using cosmetics well past the use-by date. Debenhams asked 1,000 women aged 18 to 70 about the contents of their cosmetic bags and their understanding of the health considerations. (Makeup, consumer issues, expiry dates, surveys, doing a makeover.)
Intermediate
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Complete the Picture - drawing a face
This fun icebreaker will help students use appropriate questions to obtain information from a partner to complete a drawing and follow instructions correctly. They will also learn or revise words to do with the face and makeup.
Intermediate
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??Confusables - Stationary and Stationery??
Words that are alike but have different meanings often cause trouble. This worksheet will help clear things up!
Upper-Intermediate
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"Make" & "Do" - An intermediate worksheet
An intermediate Anna Grammar Worksheet on some of the different uses of make and do.
Intermediate
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Famous cities: Vancouver
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to find out about the city of Vancouver.
Intermediate
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Do Journalists Help?
"Can you help?". "Oh ... maybe the American soldiers or the Red Cross up there can." "No, can YOU help? I need YOU to help my baby." Veteran journalists from all round the world came to cover the disaster, and it was interesting to see how they handled the often unspoken question of how to help: whether to photograph or carry the wounded baby first. (Haiti, Natural disasters and the role of the media.)
Advanced
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"Generation XD"
They've never known a world without the Internet, but they still prefer to meet their friends offline. A new survey of eight to 14-year-old Europeans by U.S. company Walt Disney Co showed that the children of Generation X are web-savvy, videogame-playing environmentalists who love their parents.(Children, market research, values, interpreting figures.)
Pre-Intermediate
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?What do they Think?
This warmer helps students practice asking questions to find out the views of other students in the class.
Pre-Intermediate
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Natural disasters: Earthquake - The Richter Scale
This activity encourages communication between students and helps develop comprehension.
Intermediate
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Earthquakes
One of the health threats rescuers and doctors battle after an earthquake over the coming weeks and days is finding survivors trapped beneath rubble and treatment for people with major injuries. An average 10,000 deaths occur worldwide from earthquakes annually. About 18 major earthquakes (magnitude 7.0 to 7.9) and one great quake (8.0 or higher) hit in a typical year. (Earthquakes, natural disasters, Haiti, prefixes and word families)
Intermediate
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Spider Eyes
Eye doctors at a hospital in England have discovered why a man's eye was sore - there were spider hairs in it. Doctors in Australia have removed a spider from a man's stomach after the spider burrowed in and lived there for 3 days. (Spiders, dangerous animals, pets, sequencing, reference words.)
Elementary
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The "Lighthouse"
Sick of no morning sun in the kitchen? Is your sitting room too stifling to use on sunny afternoons? Read about a house that revolves to follow the sun. (Engineering, houses, inventions, New Zealand and Australia, idioms)
Upper-Intermediate
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Stolen Phones
Music-lovers watching their favorite acts at concerts are increasingly becoming targets for gangs of mobile phone thieves, British police said. Thieves who steal mobile phones may soon find them unusable and the phones will scream at them. (Crime, technology, cell phones, use of future form, 'going to'.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Do You Want To Save The Planet?
This warmer helps students practice asking How often...? and using frequency adverbs to find out how 'green' someone is in their daily life.
Intermediate
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Welcome To Clone Farm
To the untrained eye, Pollard Farms looks much like any other cattle ranch. Similar looking cows huddled in similar looking pens. But some of the cattle here don't just resemble each other. They are literally identical - clear down to their genes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of food from clones and their offspring, stating the products are indistinguishable from their non-clone counterparts. (Cloning, degrees of certainty, second conditional.)
Advanced
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Expensive Weddings
Thousands of Chinese women are vying to attend a lavish ball lured by the dream of a possible fairytale match with a millionaire. More than 7,000 women from all over the country are applying for just 40 tickets to Cinderella's ball, where several multi-millionaires will pay around $5,400 for the privilege of meeting them. (Marriage, finding a partner, weddings, fairytales, Cinderella quantifiers - expressions of quantity.)
Intermediate
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Goo Goo Ga Ga
The wail of a newborn may sound the same to the ears of sleep-deprived parents the world over, but according to scientists, that's not the case: Babies cry in the language their parents speak from the first days of life. (Babies, foetuses, human development, language degrees of certainty, could, might, definitely, likely.)
Upper-Intermediate
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"Past Perfect Simple" - Grammar Worksheet
We use the past perfect simple when we are thinking of a situation in the past and then we refer to an action that happened before this past time. Practice with this intermediate level Anna Grammar worksheet.
Intermediate
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Don't Kiss Santa
"Please don't kiss children or shake their hands." This is what a government website is telling Santa Claus. Santa Claus should try not to kiss children and shake their hands so he does not spread the flu. In Hungary Santa Claus comes on December 6 when children find gifts in shoes which they have put on window sills the night before. (Health and hygiene, H1N1 virus, flu, Santa Claus and festivals.)
Elementary
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What Did They Say?
An Upper Intermediate level warmer reviewing reported speech and looks at what some leaders hope the Copenhagen Climate Change talks will achieve.
Upper-Intermediate
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Going Shopping
The Christmas rush is showing the problems of internet-only retailers as increasing orders cause delivery delays. Stores fight back. Spaniards will spend more while Germans plan to spend less on Christmas presents this year and will instead open their wallets to charities. (Shopping trends, gift-giving, Internet shopping, choosing a gift.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Lucky Or Unlucky?
An ice-breaker about superstitions: students can practice reading for understanding, asking and answering questions and learn about the customs of different countries.
Intermediate
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Shine A Light
Vegetable seller Ramiben Waghri took out a loan to buy a solar lantern which she uses to light up her stall at night. The lantern costs between $66-$112, about a week's income for Waghri. "The vegetables look better by this light, and it's cheaper than kerosene and doesn't smell," said Waghri. "If we can use the sun to save some money, why not?" (Renewable energy sources, developing countries, solar power, micro finance.)
Advanced
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Banking - Max Vocabulary Worksheet
The who, where and how of banking vocabulary.
Pre-Intermediate
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Can I Help You?
This Pre-Intermediate warmer looks at language used for shopping and paying for something.
Pre-Intermediate
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No Twitter
Teen star Miley Cyrus quit Twitter on Thursday and then used a rap video to tell the world why she had suddenly quit. "Everything that I type, Everything that I do, some gossip site makes it news." In recent months, celebrity news sites have taken what Cyrus says on Twitter about her weight and her boyfriends and turned them into news stories. (Celebrities, Hannah Montana, music, celebrity gossip, Twitter, first and second conditionals.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Truck Stops
American diners are buying food from food trucks. Every Thursday night Lonnie Bishop and Lisa Case pay $5 for fancy hot dogs from a red food truck parked outside their favorite wine shop in Los Angeles. The new food trucks sell interesting and unusual food such as tacos with Korean barbecue meat, sushi, cupcakes. "I've eaten all over the world in three-star restaurants. I enjoy this...and I save a lot of money." (Eating habits, restaurants and food trucks, fast food, quantifiers.)
Elementary
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DIY
Britain's recession is making people try new things from bee-keeping to growing vegetables. One of the fastest growing is DIY butchery. (Occupations, shops, present continuous tense, state verbs, vocabulary extension.)
Intermediate
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Nice To Meet You
A Pre-Intermediate resource in which students use memory cards to make a dialogue on meeting someone for the first time.
Pre-Intermediate
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