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Shopping
Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Shopping. A Pre-Intermediate Vocabulary Worksheet.
Pre-Intermediate
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Need A Granny?
Do you need a granny's love and help? A unit caring for the elderly is helping elderly people find new families. Families who need a grandparent can hire a grandmother or grandfather. (Families, the elderly, discussion, matching sentence beginnings and endings.)
Elementary
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I Live at The White House
This 20 minute warmer will help students practise asking and answering questions to learn about the Obama family. Students will see examples of the present simple and read about the Obamas' daily lives.
Pre-Intermediate
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School For All
In a country where an education is often out of reach for thousands of impoverished children, the Kartini Emergency School in Indonesia is proving to be an exception. Amid the poverty and grime, 59-year-old twin sisters Sri Rossyati and Sri Irianingsih have opened the free school where their 550 students receive not only an education, but meals, a uniform, shoes, pencils and books. (Poverty, education, used to for habits.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Dress For Success
Want that promotion? What you wear may be just as important as what, and who, you know to getting up the career ladder and serious formal business wear is the key in job interviews. (Business promotions and job interviews, business dress, case study discussion, reading memos, verb patterns, saying what you are going to do, giving instructions game.)
Intermediate
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Homework For Sale
"You can't do it? We're here to help," says the homepage of a new website. The website allowed children the chance to buy answers ranging from solutions to simple maths problems to a full end-of-year presentation complete with slides and speaking notes.
Pre-Intermediate
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An Anna Worksheet - Most, Most of, All & All of
A Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar that looks at these quantifiers.
Pre-Intermediate
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"American Dream"
Kim Bischof is entering the U.S. job market after she finishes college in May with a degree in special education and is confident that the "American Dream' is still alive for her, recession be dammed. Her optimism, echoed by other students in interviews, may reflect the fact that many young Americans today are indeed better off than their parents were at the same age. (American dream, reality of life for young Americans compared to parents, summarizing, verb forms.)
Advanced
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A Second Chance
Prisoners in the Philippines are learning how to make dresses. At a maximum security prison in the Philippines about 30 prisoners are learning how to make cocktail dresses, bags and belts which sell for hundreds of dollars. (Dress making, rehabilitation, crime, prisons, infinitive forms.)
Elementary
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What's The Weather Like?
This warmer helps students practise asking about the weather and the climate, use weather vocabulary including adjectives and ask and answer questions.
Elementary
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The Gleaners
It's closing time at a market in Belleville, a working-class neighborhood in Paris, and a young woman in a black parka and white cap is rummaging through the abandoned crates. After a thorough inspection, she slips a cauliflower and some slightly squashed oranges into her shopping bag. "That's going to be my dinner," says the woman, who will only give her name as Yng. (Economic difficulty, scavenging for food, summarizing key points.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Swishing
Welcome to swishing--for people who want shopping, clothes and entertainment but don't want to spend any money. "Swishing dos" are parties where people swap second-hand clothes. (Swishing, clothes shopping in a recession, ordering a conversation, the present continuous.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Going To The Movies
A Max Vocabulary Worksheet
Upper-Intermediate
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True and False - Valentine's Day Trivia
This warmer about Valentine's Day encourages discussion.
Pre-Intermediate
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New Year's Resolutions
Many consumers have decided to make this the year they whittle down their debts. That's good, because most people can help themselves to lower debts without calling in outside help. Here's how to attack that pile of bills....(Personal debt, giving advice, problem solving, role playing, going to and will.)
Intermediate
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King Bug
Animals such as lions, crocodiles or snakes thrive elsewhere on the planet, but Antarctica's most fearsome land predator is a reddish bug. The continent is best known for penguins, seals and whales, but all rely on the sea for food, unlike its Lilliputian land-based creatures and plants -- so far almost unaffected by humans. (Antarctica, ecosystems, climate change, answering true or false questions, adverbs.)
Advanced
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Grumpy
Some British hotels have grumpy staff, the government's tourism boss said on Thursday. Some guests do not get soft towels and fresh bars of soap. Grumpy staff may frighten away tourists from British hotels. (Hotels, service, tourism, after and before.)
Elementary
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Tightening Their Belts
China's office workers are tightening their belts, cutting back spending on everything from clothes to fast food, despite government efforts to boost consumption to stave off the worst effects of a global recession. Wang Hao, a 24-year-old Beijing office worker, has launched a campaign to curb weekly living expenses to 100 yuan ($14.60). (People and a global recession, China, shopping and habits, present continuous.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - The Past Perfect
The Past Perfect is used for one action that happens before another action in the past. Try these 3 exercises and read about an 8-year-old who had stolen his teacher's car.
Pre-Intermediate
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Answer Yes or No!
An icebreaker from Eleni Caddell to give students practice forming and answering yes/no questions.
Elementary
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Being Hollywood's Super Couple
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie talk in separate interviews on their family and plans for the future. (Famous movie stars, families, fame, second conditional, essay.)
Intermediate
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How Many Words Can You Find?
A warmer from Shirley in Istanbul to help students learn new vocabulary, revise vocabulary or to introduce a new topic.
Elementary
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The personal touch for survival
Many U.S. retailers, large and small, have good reason to envy Sue Opeka -- sales at her store have been up 15 percent for the past four months and she's up 5 percent for the year so far. Staring into the face of a possible recession as the holiday shopping season approaches, many small U.S. stores and boutiques catering to wealthier consumers are adjusting strategies and inventories. (Business, recessions, retailing.)
Advanced
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Effecting a Change - The Max Effect
"Affect" and "effect" are often confused. This Max Vocabulary Worksheet explains the differences very effectively.
Advanced
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Go Away ... Come Again Another Day
When you're feeling sick, don't come to work, British bosses say. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey of 1,000 bosses shows 73% of bosses want sick staff to stay at home. (Business, health, signs and notices, negative instructions, don't.)
Elementary
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Work Dos
Almost a third of British office workers actively hate the annual office Christmas party, new research has suggested. The poll of 1,000 British office workers suggested that the biggest problem with the office Christmas bash was that it forces them to socialize with people that they have nothing in common with other than work. (Office social functions, brainstorming and problem solving, writing memos.)
Intermediate
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Try wrapping this!
Our annual look at the Neiman Marcus fantasy Christmas catalog. The 90th edition of this legendary book continues the Neiman Marcus tradition of offering its customers a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even their wildest dreams come true. (Christmas, very expensive gifts, role play, vocabulary work, summarizing.)
Upper-Intermediate
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Getting Smashed
Welcome to Sarah's Smash Shack, where customers can relieve stress by throwing dinnerware and bric-a-brac against a wall, as hard as they can, day and night, seven days a week. (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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Subject Questions - Intermediate Worksheet
An Intermediate Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar with exercises, explanations and a reading comprehension exercise using a short news article.
Intermediate
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Madonna: singer, dancer, mother, multi-millionaire
To practice reading for understanding and asking and answering questions.
Pre-Intermediate
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The passive - Pre-Intermediate
A Pre-Intermediate Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar with exercises.
Pre-Intermediate
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First Lady
What does it take to be first lady of the United States and what do you need to be and do as partner of a world leader? A bio of the new American first lady and views from Cherie Blair, wife of a former British Prime Minister, on being the wife of a world leader. (Politics, women, first ladies, relative clauses.)
Intermediate
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Madonna
The key to Madonna's enduring appeal has been to stay one step ahead of the game in the famously fickle world of pop...the performer announced on Wednesday that she and British film director Guy Ritchie were divorcing...But it is not just stamina and determination that have got the singer to where she is today. Perhaps more than anything else it is her ability to reinvent herself. (Madonna, entertainment.)
Advanced
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Imply Vs Infer
Danielle from New Zealand asked us for some clarification on these two easily confused words. A Max Vocabulary Worksheet for Advanced students.
Advanced
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Germs Everywhere!
A study from Britain indicates people in the north of Britain are three times as likely to have hands contaminated with fecal bacteria than their compatriots in the south while two other articles look at the best ways to sterilize a sponge and keep a bathroom and kitchen clean. (Cleanliness, health and hygiene, imperatives and instructions.)
Intermediate
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Money Money Money Money Money
The credit crisis and tight student budgets hold no fears for a British teenager who won 7 million pounds ($12.68 million) on the Lottery. (Lottery jackpots, students, unreal situations, first and second conditional, discussion, comprehension, giving an opinion, sequencing.)
Pre-Intermediate
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How Was Your Holiday?
This warmer gets learners practicing some common conversation points while talking about a vacation.
Intermediate
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Too Busy to Write
Ringo Starr, the drummer from the Beatles, is asking fans to stop writing to him. He doesn't want fans to send him letters and requests for autographs. (Ringo Starr, fans and fan mail, do/don't used for imperatives and emphasis.)
Elementary
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Web Life
Written references could become old hat for hiring managers with one in five saying they use social networking sites to research job candidates -- and a third of them dismissing the candidate after what they discover. (Job hiring processes, social networking websites, reading a job advertisement, discussion, first and second conditionals.)
Intermediate
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Fantasy Sport
Fantasy sports, where fans select real athletes for make-believe teams, are exploding onto new platforms like smart phones and social networking sites, grabbing the attention of advertisers and software companies. With a growing number of people playing casual games on the Internet and a largely untapped market outside the United States, analysts say the market for fantasy sports can only grow. (Fantasy sports, leisure, technology, conducting a survey, determining fact or opinion.)
Advanced
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Past Simple
A Pre-Intermediate Grammar Worksheet with a short reading and 3 other exercises.
Pre-Intermediate
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Education - Max Vocabulary Worksheet
An upper-intermediate vocabulary worksheet looking at types of education and schooling, people in education, exam and study words and education terms.
Upper-Intermediate
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Sentence Snakes - Healthy Eating
This warmer encourages students to think about word order, and gets them to move around and talk to each other and and introduces the topic of being healthy.
Elementary
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Alaska's Hotting Up
Welcome to Alaska, where the blow of climate change will fall harder than on any other U.S. state. Records indicate that Alaska has already experienced the largest regional warming of any U.S. state. (Global warming, droughts, forest fires, infestations of insects, True or False, understanding the main idea, scanning, finding synonyms).
Advanced
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World's Largest Lesson 2008
This lesson looks at two problems: the prevalence of landmines and the current global food crisis. Countries with landmines have problems rehabilitating victims and being able to use land for farming. Commodity prices have soared recently and poorer people in many places are going hungry because the basic things they need to survive have become so expensive. There are four different articles so if possible allocate each student in your class to read a different article.
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - The Present Continuous
This pre-intermediate worksheet helps students with various uses of the present continuous: for actions in progress, for actions happening at the present time and for temporary actions.
Pre-Intermediate
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Ask Me A Question
This warmer is good for the first class of the semester when students are getting to know their teacher and each other.
Intermediate
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Romance Hits End of the Line
A modern-day love story of a man spotting the girl of his dreams across a New York subway train and tracking her down over the Internet has failed to have a fairytale ending with the relationship over. (Bizarre stories, romance, communication, expressions of quantity: how much/how many/ few, little, very few and very little, fairy tales.)
Intermediate
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Mind Your Manners
Smiling and friendly, Beijing's shop assistants, taxi drivers, doormen, restaurant staff and even the police are trying very hard to be polite to foreign visitors. (Shopping, politeness, China, present continuous, miming an action, discussion, manners.)
Pre-Intermediate
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Trim the grocery bill, not nutrition
Food prices, fuel costs and economic fears are growing, but that doesn't mean you can't eat healthfully while on a recession diet. Feeding yourself and your family on a budget can still include nutritious lean protein, fruits and vegetables in your diet every day... It just requires an open mind and a bit of extra time. (Nutrition, health, shopping and cooking, must/ must not/ should/ should not/ have to.)
Upper-Intermediate
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