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Intermediate

'Have' and 'Have got'
Anna answers a question about how she would teach the verb 'have got' versus 'have'.
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One Upmanship
This is an entertaining way to get students to use the second conditional correctly.
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Negative Prefixes
Anna answers a question from Argentina about negative prefixes.
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Days, Weeks, Months and Years
Max looks at the history of words to do with the calendar.
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Don't Be Alarmed!
Police in Los Angeles have settled on a new way of handling those pesky burglar alarms that take up so much of their time. They will now ignore them -- unless someone can prove that there is a genuine emergency. (Crimes, burglary, predicting from the headline, guessing words from context, comprehension, true or false, summarizing, the present perfect simple, vocabulary: robbery, theft, burglary, giving an opinion in speaking and writing.)
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"On a team" and "In a team"
Anna answers a question about "Tom and I are on the same volleyball team" and "Tom and I are in the same volleyball team".
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Germans Lose Shirts Over Taxes
Angry Germans who think Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder wants to tear the shirts off their backs with his plans to raise taxes have decided to spare him the trouble. His office is being deluged with old shirts. (Tax increases and protests, comprehension, true, false or not given, thinking carefully, main idea, the past perfect tense, discussion.)
Intermediate
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"We are said..." and Question Word Order
Anna answers a question about when "We are said..." can be used, and about word order in questions.
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A short question from Dalian
Anna is asked to solve a raging controversy in Dalian, China!
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Idioms - True and False - Water and Boats
Another warmer about idioms that encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!
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Signing a Petition
A baby elephant in Germany has signed a petition to protect wild elephants around the world, an environmental protection group says. (Ivory trade and elephants, ranking, predicting, writing questions, guessing the meanings of words in context, true or false, verb forms, short talks, describing an animal.)
Intermediate
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Phrasal / Two-Word Verbs
Anna answers a question from Brazil about the difference between a verb using a preposition and a verb using a particle.
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Topic Cards
This is a spoken fluency Warmer that you can use to arrange impromptu talks with your class.
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More Bark Than Bite
Dogs are probably much cleverer than most people think, according to a new study. Scientists are convinced that dogs can count and researchers at the University of California Davis say they try to convey different messages through the pitch and pace of their barks. (Intelligent animals, dogs, true or false, scanning, fill the gaps, error recognition, guessing by context, comparative and superlative adjectives.)
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Kinds of Adjectives in English
How many kinds of adjectives are there in English?
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"I like reading" and "I like to read."
What's the difference between "I like reading" and "I like to read"?
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Eavesdropping
This fun conversation warmer asks students to not only make small talk but to eavesdrop as well.
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Plurals - 'fish' or 'fishes'?
Anna answers a question from the UK.
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Never Too Late
A 92-year-old Australian woman has become the nation's oldest first-time home buyer after getting a housing loan she does not have to pay off for another 30 years. (First home buyers, banking and housing vocabulary, discussion, predicting, gap fill, true or false, reading for information, 'have to' / 'don't have to', pair crossword, group discussion.)
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Description Flash Cards
Here's a warmer that students really enjoy and, once it's prepared, it's simple and quick to use.
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Antarctica and Arctica?
Anna answers a question from New Zealand: "Why is 'Antarctica' used, but I never hear 'Arctica'?"
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I'm From Got Milk?
Biggs, California is not "Got Milk?"... After a week which saw the small community catapulted into the international spotlight after it considered changing its name to "Got Milk?" to mark the 10th anniversary of a milk marketing campaign, city elders turned down the proposal. (Changing the name of a town for marketing purposes, listening gap fill, scanning, checking for details, true or false, meanings from context, direct and reported speech, discussion.)
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Modals - A to Z!
In an answer to a request from France, Anna gives a quick A to Z on modals.
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Housework After a Baby
After the arrival of baby, new fathers can help hold on to marital harmony by picking up a broom more often, according to new research. (Discussion, understanding a headline, true or false, matching information, multiple choice questions, summarizing, -ing clauses, negotiating.)
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Short Question - Short Answer
Please help me to rewrite the following sentence without inversion: Never was a story of more woe than that of Juliet and her Romeo.
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My Name Is...
A great warmer to use on the first day of a new class where students don't know each other.
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Confusables - "make" and "do"
Anna answers a question, and supplies lots and lots of examples!
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Confusables - "Some" vs. "Any"
Anna answers a question about 'some' and 'any'.
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Making a Scene
This warmer is a fun way for students to practice their descriptive writing.
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Confusables - "use to" and "used to"
Anna answers a question about 'used to' and 'use to'.
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Do You Want To Save The Planet?
Some campaigners insisted on going overland to Marrakesh's U.N. conference on climate change, not because they are scared of flying, but because they are worried about what airplanes do to the planet. (Airplane emissions and their effect on the environment, avoiding flying because of environmental impact, discussion, true, false or not given, prepositions 'by' and 'or' and methods of travel, dialogue, fluency practice, crossword - environmental words.)
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Check the date
This warmer was developed to precede an IT lesson that asked students to create a newspaper front page with news stories from the day they were born.
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Vocabulary - schedule
Aloisio from Brazil asks Anna about being behind schedule.
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Shopping Switch
Employers beware: Fruitless weekend shopping trips into stores this shortened holiday shopping season may mean less is getting done back at the office as many workers flock to the Web in search of bargains. (Internet shopping and shopping trends, matching information, gap fill, comprehension, check your understanding, discussion, 'in fact', 'in most cases' and 'for example'.)
Intermediate
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If The Shoe Fits
Max takes a look at words to do with footwear.
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Vocabulary - symbol
Carmen from Spain asks Anna about the name for the symbol @.
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Picture perfect
A lively drawing activity that can introduce just about any topic.
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Vocabulary - meat
Anna answers a letter from Mexico about meat and what to call it.
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Don't Fence Me In
Elephants should not be kept in zoos or safari parks because they suffer stress and die early, a British animal charity said. (Elephants in captivity, discussion, comprehension, reading gap fill, matching information, true, false or not given, role play, 'often'.)
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Body Language
This warmer is an exciting way to talk about body language and to compare it in different cultures.
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Except and except for
Mollie wants to know when you can use except and when to use except for.
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Landmine Danger
2002's WLL builds on last year's in continuing to educate people about landmines. The widespread use of these antipersonnel landmines has continued, making it even more difficult to eliminate a weapon that kills or maims thousands of people every year. The lesson is able to be done by students from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced levels. (Landmines, things that endanger people's lives, understanding the main idea, information gap fill, true or false, multiple choice, and 'still' used as an adverb.)
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Prepositions - in and for
Stella from Japan asks about the coldest winter in years.
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A Different Taste in Music
Two brothers who perform all kinds of music using vegetable instruments and a vegetable orchestra. (Music, vegetables, puns, common suffixes, China, Austria.)
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This Is What I Know
Glenis from Peru says this is one of her favorite ways to motivate students to learn vocabulary.
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Auxiliary verb - do we?
Anna is needed to settle a blazing debate in a college in The Philippines. Hope we aren't too late!
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Idioms - There you go
Andrea asks about the usage and meanings of three different expressions. Here you go Andrea, Anna's reply....
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That's My Kind of Music
Boston transit police have enlisted the late American composers George Gershwin and John Philip Sousa in their fight against crime. (Using music as a deterrent, classifying words, guessing meanings in context, scanning, using the verb 'have' in the continuous tense.)
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Confusables - Come and Go
Vanessa asks for help with explaining the difference between 'coming to' and 'going to' to her elementary class.
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Conditionals - first
Vincent from France asks Anna to explain why the present is used after when to express the future.
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