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Intermediate

Finished?
What's the difference between "are you finished" and "have you finished"? - Eva from France
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A B C
Max takes a look at the history of A, B and C!
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When and While
Can you tell me how to explain the difference in meaning of 'when' and 'while'. It seems that often we can use either one.
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Give me and Give to me
"Give me the book," and "Give the book to me," are both correct. What other verbs can be used in both these ways - with a 'to' and without?
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Fish Finds True Love
A stressed-out spotted fish in a British aquarium has calmed down after finding its perfect match... a look-alike plastic dice. (Compound adjectives, singular and plural forms, writing a comic strip)
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Present tense for the future
a. We won't have to share the apple pie.
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b. We won't have to be sharing the apple pie.
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a. When are you having exams?
b. When do you have exams?
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Worked/Been Working
"I've worked here for a year." "I've been working here for a year." If there some differences, what are they? What are the clues to note to distinguish one from the other?
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Calling a person 'it'
Wolfie answers a question about why we sometimes call a person 'it'.
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'No Better Than' and 'Not Better Than'
"Please comment on the differences between 'no better than' and 'not better than'."
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New Year's Resolutions
This warmer encourages students to talk about future intentions by making resolutions. It's a good warmer for New Year's Eve.
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Doctors' Writing
Prescription medication errors kill thousands every year. Courses organised to teach doctors to write quickly and legibly have been tried, and now computers are being brought in to help. (Doctors, bad handwriting, computer records, greek and latin roots of words, tag questions, role play: conducting a doctor/patient consultation.)
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Vocabulary - Very
Is VERY both an adjective and an adverb?
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The Humble Potato
Max tells us about the history of the words to do with potatoes.
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Blind Date
"Blind restaurant an eye-opener for London diners." Dining in a completely dark room, unaware what's on your plate while sitting next to a complete stranger may not sound like an ideal restaurant experience but it's certainly an intriguing way to spend a rainy night in London. (food, five senses)
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Stative Verbs - An Exception
Most stative verbs are pretty rigid in their usage, but with some of them, it is possible to express a temporary situation. One of these is "love".
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Habit and the Present Continuous
"Anna,"I don't sell houses" is perfectly acceptable. Why can't we say, "I don't sell my house", but require a modifier such as "I don't want to sell my house"? Oh yoiks. I am sure there is a simple explanation but it eludes me!"
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'Except' and commas
Question: I just read your explanation on the use of except. Could you tell me which of these is correct?
- All of them except Lisa were asleep.
- All of them were asleep except Lisa.
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Are 'almost' and 'nearly' the same?
Well, Anna's answer is, 'yes, almost', but you better have a look to make sure!
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Work
Mr Vocab tells us about the history of words to do with 'work'.
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What Would You Do?
A warmer about job interviews to get Business English students thinking and discussing.
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No More Embarrassment
A London clinic is charging stressed professionals $5,680 to drill a hole in their armpits, snip away their nerve endings and eliminate their blushes for good. (Blushing, operations, predicting from headlines, comprehension, simple past verb forms, working out meanings from context.)
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A Couple of TOEIC Questions
Anna answers a couple of questions from Japan about the TOEIC test.
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Looking Up
Tall people earn considerably more money throughout their lives than their shorter coworkers, with each inch adding about $789 a year in pay, according to a new study. (Successful people, employment, sharing points of view, completing a table, scrambled words, true, false or not given, words made with 'short', talking about employment problems and problem solving game.)
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Worksheet - Questions - Intermediate
Anna shows us a drawing of Wolfie, and tells us a little about questions for Intermediate students!
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Cold and Flu
Scratchy throats, stuffy noses and body aches all spell misery, but being able to tell if the cause is a cold or flu may make a difference in how long the misery lasts. (Health, colds and influenza, signs and symptoms, remedies, present simple active and passive, zero conditional.)
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Loans for Hope
Maqsood is one of more than 1,600 beneficiaries of a micro-credit program launched by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan. The program provides interest-free loans to disabled Afghans eager to start their own small-sized businesses. There is also an interview with the founder of SPBD, a microfinance organisation in Samoa. (Microeconomics, microfinance, Afghanistan, jigsaw reading, vocabulary in context, comprehension, past perfect, synonyms, discussion.)
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Sentence Snakes - "Don't Have To" vs "Mustn't"
This warmer encourages students to think about word order, and gets them to move around and talk to each other.
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'Must, Mustn't and Didn't Have To' - Worksheet
Anna presents a worksheet about must, mustn't and didn't have to. You must have a look: Wolfie is quoted!
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"May, Might and Could" - Worksheet
This might be an Anna Grammar worksheet about may, might and could.
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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.)
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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.
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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!
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Worksheet - The Future - Intermediate
This is an Intermediate Level Anna Grammar Worksheet covering ways we use Future language and tenses.
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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.)
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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.
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Cutlery
Max takes us through the knife, fork and spoon words of history!
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Conditionals
In this worksheet, Anna gives some rules for conditionals.
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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.)
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Habits
This worksheet looks at some ways of talking about habits.
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Olympic Mini-Lesson: Olympic Discussions
Get a discussion on the Olympics going with this Intermediate and Above Olympic Mini-Lesson!
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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.)
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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.)
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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.
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That's a Cliche
Sport and clichés go together! Anna talks about whether clichés should be stamped out!
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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?
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Inventions
This warmer produces lively discussion and gives students practice using the past passive.
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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!
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Prepositions: 'knock at' and 'knock on'
What is the difference between 'knock at' and 'knock on'?
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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.
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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"?
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