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Intermediate

Find Your Other Half - Thanksgiving
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to find out about Thanksgiving in North America.
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The Secret Billionaire Giveaway
He wears a $15 watch, flies economy class and does not own a house or car. For years few guessed that Chuck Feeney was one of the world's biggest philanthropists, secretly giving away his billionaire fortune. (Philanthropy, making money and being rich, lifestyles, discussion, reading and note-taking, sharing information)
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Employing Bullies
Nearly half of working Americans said they suffered or witnessed workplace bullying ... according to a 2007 survey. Bullying at work remains a problem in different parts of the world. (Bullying at work, restructuring, depression, the US, Norway, simple present, present perfect and simple past contrasted, uses of present perfect simple, for and since.)
Intermediate
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Guns, Guns and More Guns
The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said. (Guns, arms control, poverty and wealth, reading for the main idea, thinking carefully.)
Intermediate
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Harry Potter
To practice reading for understanding, to practice asking and answering questions, to learn about Harry Potter and the writer J.K. Rowling.
Intermediate
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Yellow cabs to go Green
New York City's famed yellow taxi cabs will go green within five years...1,000 hybrid taxis -- powered by gasoline and electricity -- would be introduced by October 2008. (Alternative fuels, transport, the environment, hybrid vehicles, discussion, skimming, choose the best answer, reading and notetaking, first conditional, Internet research.)
Intermediate
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Bilingual Pre-schoolers
Preschoolers who speak Spanish as their first language at home are losing their native tongue while also struggling to speak English, according to American researchers.(Language learning, bilingualism, choosing the best answer, sentence extracts, true, false or not given, word find puzzle.)
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Stative Verbs
Verbs can show actions or states. This worksheet has examples and exercises.
Intermediate
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Killer Games
A 2007 article says that violent video games do not make children into murderers. (Violent video games and effect on children, violence, discussion, vocabulary hunt, filling the gaps in a table, finding and correcting grammatical errors.)
Intermediate
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Shhh! Workers Sleeping!
A study of nearly 24,000 Greek adults published in 2007 found those who regularly took midday naps lowered their risk of dying from heart disease by more than a third. (Sleeping, health, business.)
Intermediate
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"Not Mad" Cows Created
U.S. and Japanese scientists said on Sunday that they had used genetic engineering to produce cattle that resist mad cow disease.(Genetic engineering, Mad Cow Disease, BSE, CJD, scientific research, the passive.)
Intermediate
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"Defining & non-defining relative clauses"
An Anna Grammar Worksheet which looks at defining and non-defining relative clauses and has exercises to follow.
Intermediate
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A Vocabulary Worksheet - Global Warming
A crossword puzzle and cloze exercise about the environment and global warming.
Intermediate
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Origins of Soccer
An icebreaker to learn about the history of a sport, use sporting vocabulary and solve a problem.
Intermediate
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A Vocabulary Worksheet - Going Gift Shopping
A word search puzzle and vocabulary exercise associated with shopping and giving.
Intermediate
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- Prefixes - Max Vocabulary Worksheet
"Australian Children's Band Wiggles Its Way to Asia" - an article in which we look at the use of prefixes. There are also matching exercises and pair crossword puzzles to complete.
Intermediate
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Wiggly Entertainment
Greg Page, the yellow Wiggle, has announced that he will retire from the Wiggles because of illness. Australia's top-selling children's phenomenon, a hyperactive band of preschool teachers, and a giggling dinosaur, has been extremely successful but now the group will be changing. (Children's entertainment, creating an image, brainstorming)
Intermediate
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Thin is Not In
Fancy canapes and champagne have become rarer, guest-lists smaller and celebrities tougher to find in the front rows of some fashion shows these days and underweight models from fashion shows banned to stop teenagers from starving themselves. (Role-models, fashion and fashion shows, eating disorders, matching information, jigsaw reading, future forms--will and be going to for future decisions and intentions.)
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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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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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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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.
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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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Worksheet - past simple & continuous (int)
An Intermediate Worksheet from Anna Grammar with exercises using the past continuous in context.
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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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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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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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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Which is the Most Exciting?
This warmer gives students practice in talking about sport and using superlative adjectives.
Intermediate
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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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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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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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Drug trends changing
More girls than boys are becoming first-time users of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana, reversing previous trends. (Drugs and alcohol use, young people peer pressure, discussion, reading for factual information, giving an opinion, problem solving, should and modal verbs, giving advice).
Intermediate
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Kiss and Tell: Idioms
A kiss in time saves nine...
Intermediate
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Anna Grammar Worksheet - Verb Patterns
Some verbs must be followed by to-infinitive. Others are followed by the gerund (base verb+ing). The worksheet helps students learn what different verbs do.
Intermediate
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Pair Crosswords: Past Participles - Elementary
This Pair Crosswords Warmer is for revision of past participles and pronunciation of past participles. It is suitable for Elementary and above.
Intermediate
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Shaking hands between the trenches
The last known surviving allied veteran of the Christmas Truce that saw German and British soldiers shake hands between the trenches in World War One died Monday at 109, his parish priest said...Troops in the trenches swapped cigarettes, uniform buttons and addresses and even played football in one of the most extraordinary episodes of the war. (War, Christmas, peace, friendship, memories, predicting, true, false or not given, comprehension, thinking carefully.)
Intermediate
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Three Language Questions
Anna answers three grammar questions asked by a difficult student!
Intermediate
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Word Order - All Correct?
Anna says a range of word orders are all 'correct', and her Linguistic Professor friend agrees, except he doesn't like using the word, 'correct'!
Intermediate
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Trouble At The Top
Leading celebrity photographer Mario Testino has defended Kate Moss after she lost lucrative modeling contracts over allegations of cocaine abuse: "I know Kate very well and I don't think she's at all tormented, torrid, depressed." (Famous models, alcohol abuse, drugs, judging or forgiving someone, word hunt, true or false, comprehension.)
Intermediate
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Usage - 'Like'
Anna answers a question about the use of 'like'. She uses it like this, but others use it like that!
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - Missing Word! Excuses.
Anna answers a question about a word that seems to be missing from English: 'the behaviour of making excuses'!
Intermediate
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Usage - You are recommended to do
Anna answers a question from Canada about using "recommended". Anna has a recommendation!
Intermediate
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Have You Ever Milked A Goat...?
This lesson warmer or additional grammar exercise gets all students using the present perfect.
Intermediate
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