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Intermediate

Silly Story (1)
This warmer gets learners chatting! This is a good ice-breaker for the presentation of simple past for the narration of a story and the language of shopping.
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Hurricane Gender
Because people unconsciously think a storm with a female name is less dangerous than one with a masculine name, those in its path are less likely to flee, and are therefore more vulnerable to harm. As a result, strong Atlantic hurricanes with the most feminine names caused an estimated five times more deaths than those with the most masculine names. (Hurricanes, power of names, gender stereotypes.)
Intermediate
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You Really Need This!
This ice-breaker gets learners practicing using persuasive language as they make an advertising pitch.
Intermediate
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Vending Machines
It's late, the shops are closed and you simply must have a roasted eggplant-and-ricotta sandwich, a cupcake, a bike helmet, a gold bar and an iced cappuccino. (Vending machines, true, false or not given, comprehension, pronouns, discussion, the passive.)
Intermediate
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Confusables - it's and its
This worksheet helps students understand the difference between it's (a contraction) and its (the possessive pronoun).
Intermediate
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Kangaroos to China
Once considered pet food, kangaroo meat could soon be sold to China as a luxury product, to encourage Chinese consumers to do something few Australians will - eat it. (Skimming, scanning, matching information, jigsaw reading, internet research)
Intermediate
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Writers say “Read”
This lesson is about children's books, the future of reading, and the importance of reading! It includes information on writers Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson, with Jacqueline Wilson kindly doing an exclusive interview with ETG! (Writing, reading, famous people, books, e-books, education.)
Intermediate
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Confusables: Some time, sometimes and sometime
All about some time, sometimes and sometime and when to use them.
Intermediate
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Doing The Right Thing
A Boston homeless man turned over to police a backpack stuffed with nearly $42,000 worth of cash and travelers checks shortly after he found it at a shopping mall. He has then been rewarded for his selfless act with about $60,000 worth of online donations from people impressed with his honesty. (Honesty, suffix -less, past simple and past continuous.)
Intermediate
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*Sentence Structure and Paragraphing*
This lesson was suggested by Nelda Motley, one of the winners of our 'Most Wanted Resource Competition' in which teachers suggested an idea for a resource they wanted written. Nelda wanted a lesson to help students develop better sentence structure and paragraph development.
Intermediate
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How Would You Like To Pay?
This warmer is a four-part activity that gets learners practicing the language for buying something in a store. Functional language exercises, dialog and roleplay work.
Intermediate
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Max Vocabulary - Confusables: Say and Tell
Rules and grammar for when to use "say" and when to use "tell". Try these exercises with your class.
Intermediate
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Noun Phrases and Noun Clauses
The difference between noun clauses and noun phrases. Rules and exercises.
Intermediate
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Not To Your Taste?
President Barack Obama likes burgers, hot dogs and such, but when it came time to answer a question about his favorite food, broccoli was the first word that sprang from his lips. Former American President George Bush Sr.'s famous dislike of broccoli might be put down to the fact that he could be a "supertaster". (Predicting using a headline, writing questions, summarizing the text, metaphors, writing a report, prepositions, future - will for predictions.)
Intermediate
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Famous People: Prince William, Kate and George
This warmer gets students to look for specific information about Britain's future King and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, to complete a table.
Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 26 July 2013
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"AGW" - Prepositional phrases
A prepositional phrase contains a preposition plus a noun phrase. This Anna Grammar Worksheet looks at identifying both phrases and prepositions.
Intermediate
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Quirky Museums
This warmer gets students scanning for information about unusual museums, completing a table about them and using persuasive language to encourage other students to like their museums.
Intermediate
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A Female Draft
Norway's parliament voted overwhelmingly to conscript women into its armed forces, becoming the first European and first NATO country to make military service compulsory for both genders. (Women's rights and gender equality, army, reported speech, the passive.)
Intermediate
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Phrases, Clauses, Compound and Complex Sentences
A compound-complex sentence is made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
This Intermediate level grammar worksheet for students breaks down the meaning of that sentence into digestible chunks!
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Famous Cities - Rio de Janeiro
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to find out about the city of Rio de Janeiro, capital of samba and Carnival.
Intermediate
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Fill 'er Up?
Seeking a place to work out of the office that is quieter than a bustling coffee shop and provides drinks, printers, Wi-Fi and even petrol? Regus, a provider of ready-to-use office space, thinks it has the answer. It has teamed up with Shell Germany to open up workplace hubs and lounges in 70 petrol stations in and around Berlin. (Reading for information, brainstorming, expressions used with business equipment, present simple tense uses and forms).
Intermediate
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All About Heads
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to extend their vocabulary and have practice looking at meanings in context.
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Finite & Infinite Verbs
Verbs are defined as finite or non-finite depending on where they are placed and what function they have in a phrase, clause or sentence. This worksheet has examples and exercises for students.
Intermediate
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World Leaders: Barack Obama, U.S President
This warmer gets students to read for specific information in order to complete a biographical table.
Intermediate
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Chore Monster
Forget bribery, intimidation and threats, a new app is designed to encourage children to do chores by turning the tasks into a game and giving them points when it is completed. The app called ChoreMonster, available for iOS devices and on the web, aims to make household chores, such as setting the table, feeding the pets or unloading the dishwasher, fun. (Chores, families, children and parents, giving advice, should/shouldn't.)
Intermediate
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Giving Kids
Not long after the megastorm Sandy hit the northeast United States, Maryum Goodwin and her little girl Ryleigh, 6, saw a disturbing picture of the New Jersey shore devastation. "That's somebody's house?" Ryleigh asked. "It used to be," said Maryum. That moment got Ryleigh thinking about how she could help. (Teaching children about giving, charities, disasters, past perfect)
Intermediate
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The Origins of Christmas Trees
This warmer looks at a little of the history of Christmas trees.
Intermediate
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Casual Clothes - Max Vocabulary Worksheet
Clothes that we wear in our free time when we want to be comfortable are casual clothes. An All Levels Vocabulary Worksheet with fun exercises.
Intermediate
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"Direct" & Indirect Speech - Grammar Worksheet
This Anna Grammar worksheet looks at an international summit and has 3 exercises for students to work on.
Intermediate
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3rd Conditional - Anna Grammar W.sheet (Int)
The third conditional is used when we talk about something in the past that did not happen. This intermediate worksheet looks at the Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain, and practices the third conditional.
Intermediate
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Animal Apps
Humans aren't the only species on the planet with a penchant for electronic gadgets. Zookeepers across the United States and Canada are discovering that apes also get excited about apps. 12 zoos have been incorporating iPads into the enrichment time allotted for orangutans, the giant furry red primates native to Indonesia and Malaysia. (Orangutans, animals, using technology and apps, participles as adjectives.)
Intermediate
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Spooky Hotels
This warmer gets students scanning for information about haunted hotels, completing a table about them and using persuasive language to encourage other students to like their hotels.
Intermediate
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Crazy For Coffee
These days, when you are walking along the streets of southern Seoul, you are just as likely to smell the fragrance of fresh-brewed coffee as that of kimchi or more traditional Korean foods and a specially frothy kind of milk from New Zealand, great for cappuccinos. (Coffee drinking, business, Korea, Starbucks, role play: running a cafe).
Intermediate
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Sports Bill No Laughing Matter
Jodi Furman likes to joke that she should paint her minivan yellow. That's because she basically turns into a taxi driver in the afternoons and on weekends, as she delivers her three children to various sports practices in Palm Beach, Florida. But the bill for all those sports is no laughing matter. (Families, sport, do, play or go.)
Intermediate
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Famous Cities - London
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to learn more about tourist activities in London.
Intermediate
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Olympic "Wild Card"
Spectators loved these very slow athletes at the Olympics. Find out why in this mini-lesson. (Rowing, swimming, Africa, Niger, Olympic games, Olympic spirit.)
Intermediate
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"Anna Grammar Worksheet - Quotation Marks"
An All Levels Punctuation Worksheet from Anna Grammar on when and how to use quotation marks.
Intermediate
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Famous Cities - Los Angeles
This warmer is a fun way for students to find out about the city of Los Angeles.
Intermediate
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The Best Place To Live
Once more, Vienna ranked world's nicest city and Baghdad worst. Vienna's excellent infrastructure, safe streets and good public health service make it the nicest place to live in the world, consulting group Mercer said in a global survey. (Cities and quality of life, discussion, complete the table, scanning, thinking carefully, ranking items.)
Intermediate
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Easter in different countries
This warmer is an interesting way for students to find out about others’ customs.
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Reflexive pronouns
A worksheet for students to do by themselves.
Intermediate
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Photos Making Slow Way Home
In a large, bright room not far from the ocean that raged through this coastal Japanese city nearly a year ago, a handful of people with magnifying glasses pore over boxes of photographs of friends or loved ones. Photos lost or damaged in the 2011 March tsunami are slowly making their way back to their owners, thanks to the painstaking efforts of a team that cleans them of mud, dirt and oil. (Photographs, memories, disasters, the present perfect simple).
Intermediate
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Petsercise
The world's biggest food group Nestle has launched an online program inviting pet owners to team up with their furry friends to lose weight and an dog food advertisement especially produced for dogs, not their owners. (Business, obesity, pet owners, pet food, cats and dogs, "to" for purpose, proper nouns, role play and advertisements.)
Intermediate
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Animals
This activity encourages communication between students using speaking, listening and reading skills.
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar - Prepositions with Transport
An All Levels Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar that looks at transport and travel.
Intermediate
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That's Not Junk
One man's garbage is another man's riches, so the old saying goes. "University professor Jeff Ferrell is something of a U.S. urban Robin Hood, although what he gives away is not stolen but the result of dumpster diving. The professor of sociology looks through dumpsters and gives [most] of what he finds to the needy or to friends. (Reusing and recycling, waste disposal, vocabulary, true, false or not given, matching statements, second conditional, Trash or treasure Game, offering, requesting.)
Intermediate
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- Prefixes 4 - Position Prefixes
This worksheet looks at common prefixes which talk about position: that something is before or after something or under, between etc. something else. Knowing the meaning of a prefix can help you work out the meaning of a word.
Intermediate
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Famous Cities - Tokyo
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to find out about the city of Tokyo.
Intermediate
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The Doll with the Dragon Tattoo?
The doll with the dragon tattoo? Mattel's latest collector's edition Barbie doll has pink hair and tattoos across her shoulders and neck. (Toys, Barbie dolls, role models, tattoos.)
Intermediate
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Famous Cities - Bethlehem
This warmer gets students scanning for information about a travel destination, completing a table about it and then sharing information in small groups.
Intermediate
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