Logo English to go English to go
  Home  Teachers' Room  About Us  Help  Site Map  Contact

Library
Teachers' Room
Browse Library
Search Library
My Lessons
Recent Lessons
Featured Lessons
Resources
Instant Workbook
Anna Grammar
Weekly Warmer
Max Vocab
Useful Links
Search Resources
Free Samples
Competitions
Weekly warmer
Information
Help 
Courses
Change Settings
Newsletters
Tips
Good Teacher?
Contact Us


 


Teachers' Room > Lesson Library > Browse Library

Intermediate

Karaoke
This is about new technology that could give even the most tone-deaf karaoke crooner perfect pitch. It adjusts sing-along music automatically to the pitch and tempo best-suited to an individual singer. Good news for singers and listeners! (Technology, music, entertainment, survey, role play, nouns used as adjectives.)
Intermediate
HTML FormatView PDF
Vocabulary and Storytelling
This warmer is an exciting way to use learned vocabulary.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Participles -ed or -ing?
Janine asks about the 'rule' for using '-ed' and '-ing' adjectives.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML Format
Lottery Court Case
A Canadian care worker who bought a lottery ticket that won C$11.4 million ($7.2 million) won't pocket a penny. She bought the ticket for an elderly client with whom, she said, she had a verbal agreement to share the jackpot if the ticket was a winner, but the client said she had made no such deal. The disagreement ended up in court. (Gambling, agreements, sharing, court cases, headlines, sequencing, use of superlative structure "One of the _____-est".)
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML FormatView PDF
Luck of the draw
This warmer is an effective way to get students to concentrate on what they are learning.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Vocabulary - people and persons
Carmen in Spain asks about the difference between people and persons.
Intermediate
HTML Format
A Longer Life
If you want to live to a healthy old age, head for Japan. The Japanese have the healthiest life expectancy among 191 countries in the world. (The World Health Organization (WHO), diet, life expectancy, international rankings, adjectives, superlatives.)
Intermediate
HTML Format
Body Language
Max takes a look at body language.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Sorry About That!
Britain invades Spain! History? In fact, it was an accidental invasion by British troops in February 2002! (International relations, history, geography, errors, mistakes, diplomacy, Gibraltar, adjectives and adverbs, ordering events, guessing from context, negotiating.)
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML FormatView PDF
Whoever
Whoever wants to know the answer to this one can ask Anna!
Intermediate
HTML Format
Draw your name
This warmer is good for the first class of the year when students do not know each other's names.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Vocabulary - populate
Jesus from Spain asks about the word "populate".
Intermediate
HTML Format
Magic Butterflies
Forget confetti or rice -- guests at chic Australian weddings are casting live butterflies at the newlyweds. (Weddings, traditions, business, writing an advertisement, verb forms.)
Intermediate
HTML FormatView PDF
Chew!
Can't remember life before mobiles? Chances are you'll also struggle to recall your home phone number and family birthdays, a 2007 survey found and a 2002 joint study found that chewing gum has a positive effect on cognitive tasks such as thinking and memory. Make sure your students chew gum while they do this lesson! (Chewing gum, habits, science, memory, research, adverbs, the modal verbs may, might and could.)
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML FormatView PDF
Punctuation - apostrophes
Narbal from France asks for some help on when to use apostrophes.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML Format
Animal Chatter
Max talks about the words we use to describe the noises animals make.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Wake Up, Doc!
Lack of sleep may make less-experienced doctors more likely to make mistakes, according to UK researchers. (Sleep, health, doctors, confidence, writing questions, doing a survey, using comparative sentence structures.)
Intermediate
HTML FormatView PDF
Vocabulary - happy and merry
A student from Vietnam wants to know the difference between happy and merry. Have a happy day!
Intermediate
HTML Format
Relative pronouns - What you mean
Guillermo in Spain has a student who has a lot of problems using that and what. Anna provides some advice on how to change that.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML Format
Ebola
"West African nations next to those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travellers carrying the deadly virus. The outbreak persists especially in the forests of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia." (Health, diseases, preventing the spread of disease, present perfect simple and present perfect continuous.)
Intermediate
HTML FormatView PDF
Vocabulary - False friends
Patrizia from Italy asks for help with words that could be the same - false friends.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Question tags
Valeria from Chile says she has had a lot of problems finding information or exercises about questions tags so Anna offers some help.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML Format
To get ..... or not?
Anna from Russia asks about being and getting hungry.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Noun endings
A teacher from Germany asks for some help with noun endings and pronunciation.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Shelter Pup Finds Career
A dog success story: A puppy left at a Toronto-area animal shelter last summer has risen through Canada's detector dog program to earn a job as a drug-sniffer. (Animals rescuing people stories, proverbs, word order.)
Intermediate
HTML FormatView PDF
there were a?
Marie from France asks about "there" and verb agreement.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Bah-Humbug!
A British man who went underground behind blast-proof doors and thick concrete to avoid a family Christmas emerged early. Why? Do this lesson to find out and also learn the story of another Scrooge.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML FormatView PDF
Psychologist
A warmer to work out a common problem. The problem could be an agreed upon language problem and the "psychologist" asks questions to try to guess what that problem is.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Prepositions of place
A teacher working in China asks how she can help her students better use prepositions of place.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Vocabulary - Duper
A student in Brazil wanted more information about the word "duper" so Anna gives Andrea a hand. As an update, Anna also responds to more letters about this word: one from Deborah in New Zealand and another from Beth in the USA.
Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 7 February 2002
HTML Format
English stories are boring
Peter from Hong Kong asks whether Anna thinks his teacher is correct about the need to read more English stories.
Intermediate
HTML Format
I Saw You Last Weekend
This is a good Monday morning warmer that will make even the more timid students speak up.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Verb forms - Present perfect simple and continuous
Elisabeth from France asks about "unfinished actions".
Intermediate
HTML Format
World's Oldest Man Dies
The world's oldest man, 112-year-old Antonio Todde from Sardinia, has died. His life has been a part of a scientific study. A remarkable number of Sardinia's 1.6 million inhabitants live through a century. Some 135 people per million live to see their 100th birthday while the western average is nearer 75. (Secrets of a long life, habits and lifestyle, scientific studies, prepositions.)
Intermediate
HTML FormatView PDF
Knitwise
Max talks about the history of such warming words as cardigan, jersey, sweater, jumper, pullover and balaclava.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Fluency Dice
Jane from the UK says this is a really popular and motivating warmer with her students.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Participle clauses
Cherie's 'friend' from New Zealand wants to know about relative clauses and participles. Anna helps out ...
Intermediate
HTML Format
Find A Good Match
In order to review vocabulary and phonetic transcription, students need to find someone who has a card that matches theirs.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Used to
Anna settles an argument on ways to present the auxiliary verb 'used to' to a class.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Vocabulary - Chic
Anna looks at the comparative forms of this word and talks about pronunciation.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Verbs - Have to
Lan Phuong asks about the use of "have to".
Intermediate
HTML Format
Verb forms - Teaching the present perfect
Hasan from the UK asks for some tips on teaching the present perfect. Anna suggests some exercises and recommends some Instant Lessons that also deal with this potentially tricky verb form.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML Format
Quantifiers - many and a lot of
Chomyaen asks about having a lot of friends and many friends.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Quantifiers - lots of/a lot of
Francisca from Argentina asks about the use of "lots of" and "a lot of".
Intermediate
HTML Format
Pronunciation - past verb endings
Patricia from the USA asks for help with the teaching of /id/, /t/ and /d/ verb endings. Anna suggests a number of tried and true drills.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Prepositions - like/as, in/on
Lea from USA asks about the use of these prepositions.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Prepositions - in/on/at
Anna answers a letter from Spain and suggests using an Instant Lesson to provide some practice.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Modals - should have/must have
Ducpham from Vietnam asks how to use these two modals in the past. In her reply, Anna talks about job interviews.
Intermediate
HTML Format
Do us proud
A letter from France asks Anna about "You do us proud". Anna gives a musical reply ....
Intermediate
HTML Format
Conditionals - I wish I were
Lesley from Argentina asks about the difference between was and were in conditional sentences.
Intermediate
Instant Workbook HTML Format
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Previous Next