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Dignity in Dying
The House of Lords blocked a controversial law today to allow doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives. (Euthanasia, quality of life, the UK, laws, relative clauses.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Disappearing Fish
The world's fish and seafood populations will collapse by 2048 if current trends in habitat destruction and overfishing continue, resulting in less food for humans. In Japan fish is a cherished delicacy. Two articles that look at overfishing and the popularity of fish in Japan. (Depletion of fish stocks, conservation, eating seafood, survey, scanning, true or false, prepositions, brainstorming, first conditional.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Relative Clauses
A relative clause combines two sentences, the second sentence describing a noun in the first sentence. This worksheet has explanations, examples and exercises for your students.
Upper-Intermediate
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Casualties on the Increase
2006 World's largest Lesson: Casualties on the increase - A record area was cleared of landmines worldwide last year, but casualties caused by the weapons rose by 11 percent. (Landmines facts, brainstorming, choosing the best answer, scanning, thinking carefully, research)
All levels lesson!
Intermediate
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You must go and see him!
An icebreaker to practice correct intonation and pronunciation and to look at examples of modals of obligation.
Intermediate
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Gone to the Dogs
Yappy hours for dogs, dog perfumes and dog parties. Cottages with lounge beds, color TV and VCRs for dogs on holiday. Find out about the booming pets' products industry: in 2006 about $7 billion will be spent on dogs. (Dogs, dog merchandise and luxury holidays, verb patterns: verbs that take an object and a to-infinitive, discussion, selling a product.)
Upper-Intermediate
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The Origins of Halloween
This warmer could be used with a Halloween lesson or a lesson about festivals or rituals.
Intermediate
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Lightning Safety
Seeking refuge in houses, schools or office buildings, unplugging computers and avoiding open fields during thunderstorms can help reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by lightning during the summer months. Never use a mobile phone outside during a lightning strike. (Lightning, safety during thunderstorms, scanning, expressions using lightning, verb patterns.)
Upper-Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 20 October 2006
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Present Perfect (int)
The present perfect simple - form, uses and exercises.
Intermediate
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Talking About Health Game
This warmer gives students speaking practice and helps them develop fluency through the use of cue cards.
Intermediate
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Air Affecting Business
Andy Ridehalgh, a British expatriate who has worked as an English teacher for three years in Hong Kong, has had enough of the city's air pollution. (Air pollution, Hong Kong, the environment, first and second conditionals brainstorming, choose the best answer, matching information.)
Intermediate
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Disney Magic in Hong Kong
Opened last September in Hong Kong, Disney's magic kingdom has failed to hit its full-year 5.6 million visitors attendance target. Disney has suffered a number of controversies, including a lockout of angry ticket holders during the crunch Lunar New Year holidays, and the public airing of grievances by its staff who complained of low wages and mistreatment. (Discussion, choosing the best headline, completing a table of information, brainstorming, definite and indefinite articles.)
Advanced
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Head Room for Cyclists
Motorists give greater leeway to cyclists who do not wear safety helmets, according to a study by a academic in Britain who was hit by traffic twice as he rode his bike to carry out his research. (Bicycles, traffic safety, completing a summary, categorizing words, comprehension, articles - definite and indefinite)
Upper-Intermediate
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Make a Choice: Transport
This warmer gives students speaking practice and helps them develop fluency in speaking on a topic.
Upper-Intermediate
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Living English Course - Intermediate
English-to-go resources for intermediate students. A course of gold member resources and outline of the skills and language points each resource practices. Use the 'Search' functions on the site to find the resources. We welcome your feedback and hope you enjoy using our new Living English course.
Intermediate
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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - Worksheet
A grammar worksheet for intermediate students. This has both explanations and exercises.
Intermediate
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The Present Simple / Present Continuous (int)
An intermediate Grammar Worksheet with exercises from Anna Grammar.
Intermediate
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Round Trips
The two articles in the lesson are about sisters and a teenager who have problems getting to their destinations. (Travel, planes, past continuous, split reading.)
Elementary
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Worksheet - past simple & continuous (int)
An Intermediate Worksheet from Anna Grammar with exercises using the past continuous in context.
Intermediate
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Sentence Snakes - Present Perfect Continuous
An interesting way to get Upper-Intermediate students to interact and physically try out their grammar!
Upper-Intermediate
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Work and Commuting
People employed in big cities are effectively working six days a week because of their long commutes. This lesson also looks at working conditions, office environments and commuting distances. (Choosing a job, designing offices, working from home, present perfect simple, because and because of.)
Intermediate
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Living English - Course
Living English - Course - Upper Intermediate English-to-go resources for Upper Intermediate students. Units 1 to 8 are ready now, Units 9 to 12 will be ready soon. This course guide helps you use a range of gold member resources and tells you what skills and language points each has. Use the 'Search' functions on the site to find the resources. We welcome your feedback and hope you enjoy using our new Living English course.
Upper-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet Upper Int - Present Simple
Some of the uses of the present simple and exercises to follow.
Upper-Intermediate
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Complete the Picture
Students recycle vocabulary and ask questions to find out from a partner how to complete a drawing.
Intermediate
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It's A Boy?
For extinct creatures like dinosaurs known only from fossils, it is extremely difficult to [tell] the males from the females. But a study may provide a handy guide on telling the boys from the girls. (Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, fossils, reading for information, completing a table, summarizing, active and passive voices, listen and draw game, participles, writing a poem.)
Intermediate
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Found in a Bog
A woman in Ireland survived 34 hours in a car submerged in a bog. (Bizarre car accidents and survival stories, matching pictures and information, sequencing, predicting, reading for detail, class dictation, 'after' to show the order of events, word find puzzle, chain story.)
Intermediate
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Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship
Anyone wanting to throw away their mobile phone can do it in style and may even win a medal - at the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship in Finland. (Unusual events and festivals, mobile phones, playing games, Finland, speed reading, choosing the best answer, completing a summary)
Pre-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Prepositions of Time
A worksheet to help students understand those words which tell us when something is.
Intermediate
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What on earth are you doing?
This warmer gives students practice in using the present continuous to talk about what they are doing now.
Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate
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The Fat Jab
A vaccine that slows down a key hunger hormone kept rats from gaining weight, even when they overate. (Obesity, dieting, comprehension, matching words and meanings, completing a diagram, completing a food pyramid, quantifiers and uncountable nouns.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Super Appliances
Flat TVs and Internet fridges - some of the appliances available to consumers: what they offer and how popular they are. (Technology, domestic appliances, scanning, reading and checking information, making notes, persuading someone to buy a product, past simple, present perfect simple and present simple tenses, writing an advertisement.)
Upper-Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 29 August 2006
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Tomatina Festival
Every year thousands of people pelt each other with 100s of tons of ripe tomatoes in the normally quiet Spanish town of Bunol. See you there !!!! (Spain, tomatoes, festivals, third conditional)
Intermediate
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"do, play or go" - Sport
What sports do you play? Let's go swimming! Have you done your exercise? Let Max help your students with these exercises.
Elementary to Pre-Intermediate
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Bag Lady Holds Up Plane
Police took a woman off an airplane after she refused to put her handbag under the seat. (Flights, travel, safety and security checks, airplane vocabulary, prepositions of place, designer clothes, true or false, fill the gaps, discussion.)
Elementary
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Which is the Most Exciting?
This warmer gives students practice in talking about sport and using superlative adjectives.
Intermediate
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In the Shadow of the Knife
A teenager lies in a pool of blood in the street after he is stabbed in a dawn attack. Britain is living "in the shadow of the knife", as one tabloid headline writer put it. And experts fear the number of fatal stabbings will spiral out of control if a growing knife culture among young people is not tackled. (Violent crimes, young people, city life, discussion, choosing a headline, matching information, comprehension, ordering paragraphs.)
Advanced
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Best Foot Forward
With more women wearing flip-flops to the office this summer, U.S. style gurus are warning that the casual shoe once mainly seen on the beach could be damaging to careers - as well as to feet. (Fashion and clothes, business, first impressions, reading for specific information, finding information, finding the errors, giving advice, definite and indefinite articles.)
Intermediate
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Robber Returns with Interest
A Japanese man who robbed a post office returned more money than he stole and turned himself in after deciding to come clean for the sake of his girlfriend. (Crimes, repentance, punishment, saying sorry, sequencing, making negative past simple statements, comprehension, finding errors, functional language: saying sorry.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Battling the Ban
New York may be a city of incessant cell phone talkers, but students vowed on Wednesday they would hit the "off" button during classes as they battled a ban on cell phones in schools. (Using cell phones, high schools, true or false, brainstorming, completing a table of information, discussing pros and cons, using present simple, present continuous and will/won't to describe present habits.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Sleepy Workers Costing Billions
Drowsy Japanese employees turning up late, taking days off or struggling to stay awake on the job are causing economic losses of some $30 billion a year. (Business, overworking, sleep deprivation, sharing knowledge, completing a summary, word hunt, choosing the best answer, matching information, present continuous tense, reading and writing emails.)
Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 13 July 2006
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Which is Faster?
This warmer gives students practice in talking about modes of transport and using adjectives.
Elementary to Pre-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Prepositions of Place
Anna helps your students find where thing are with this worksheet.
Elementary
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Gangs on the Loose
Unruly gangs are raiding the expensive homes that line the spectacular coast of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, clearing out pantries, emptying fridges and defecating on the designer furnishings. It's baboon versus human in a string of wealthy oceanfront communities 30 minutes from the trendy center of Cape Town. (Baboons, wildlife, discussion, true or false, punctuation exercise, vocabulary work.)
Advanced
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Monster Rabbit
A "monster" rabbit has apparently been going through vegetable patches in a small village in northern England, ripping up leeks, munching turnips and angering local gardeners. Animals, bizarre but true stories, sorting words, comprehension, matching information, present perfect continuous, onomatopoeic words.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Sentence Snakes - Present Perfect Continuous
An interesting way to get Pre-Intermediate students to interact and physically try out their grammar!
Pre-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Modal Auxiliary Verbs
Can, could, shall, should, will, would, may, might and must are all modal auxiliary verbs. This worksheet will show students how modal verbs are used in different ways.
Upper-Intermediate
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The Answer Lies Online
Nearly half of U.S. users of the Internet went online for help with major life decisions such as finding a college for their child or looking for a new place to live. (Life decisions, Internet use, complete the table, choose the best summary, true, false or not given, language - proof reading, peer editing, writing an essay)
Upper-Intermediate
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Ring, ring - why don't you give me a call?
The study says that 6% of Americans with cellphones play music on their phones. 2% in the study with cell phones watch video or TV on their phones. (Cellphones, consumer issues and leisure habits, complete a table, choose the best answer, understanding the main idea, asking yes/no questions, present simple tense questions, discussion.)
Elementary
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1,2,3, ... Countable and Uncountable - Worksheet
This Pre-Intermediate worksheet gives students help and practice with different nouns and quantifiers.
Pre-Intermediate
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Pair Crosswords: Past Participles - Intermediate
Revision of past participles of irregular verbs, and pronunciation of past participles, using pair-crosswords.
Intermediate
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