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English-To-Go® resources are available for almost any topic imaginable. They are designed to provide a fun, interesting and meaningful experience for both student and teacher.

Our library for teachers has a huge number of "Instant Lessons" - photocopiable lessons based on Reuters news articles from all around the world. They range from elementary to advanced and cover an enormous range of topics. The lessons have pre-reading activities, reading comprehension, writing and grammar exercises and post-reading activities, games, role plays or discussions. Each lesson comes complete with teachers' notes and answer keys.

Below is a selection of lessons from the online library. Many have linked Instant Workbook lessons - online self-study interactive student exercises. (Indicated by the blue and white “i” icon).

Below the Instant Lessons™ you will find the Weekly Warmer™, Anna Grammar™ and Max Vocab™ sample resources. SelfAccess™ samples and the trial lessons follow.

Instant lesson™ and Instant Workbook™ samples


Title: A Woman's Place
Topic: Women are world leaders, CEOs and are 50% of the world's workers but a poll shows that 25% of people, most of them young, think a woman's place is in the home. (Polls and statistics, gender divisions, adverbs.)
Vocabulary - clothing words, Reading and understanding newspaper articles. There are 5 exercises to do.
Level: Elementary

Title: Choose Your Toy
Topic: The first day of the American International Toy Fair in New York was cheerful as manufacturers like Mattel Inc, MEGA Brands Inc and Spin Master try to encourage buyers from around the world. Movies and toys with the latest technology should help sell toys. (Toys, children, technology.)
Grammar - present continuous, Reading comprehension - matching, short answers, multiple choice. Read three articles about Lego and the New York Toy Fair. There are six exercises to do.
Level: Pre-Intermediate

Title: Meeting and Greeting
Topic: In business, the first thing we do when we meet someone is shake hands. While it seems simple enough, this "first impression" greeting sends a powerful message about you and your respect for others. (Matching information, cases studies, word search, role play).
Introductions across cultures
Skills: Listening, Reading Comprehension. There are 4 exercises to do.
Level: Intermediate

Title: On Your Bike
Topic: A fleet of 6,000 bicycles for hire will hit the streets of central London on Friday when the city's mayor Boris Johnson launches a scheme intended to fuel a cycling revolution in the congested capital. (Traffic problems, bicycles, London, concept of offering a service for free, definite articles.)
Every day, traffic seems to get worse. How can we reduce the number of cars on our roads? What alternatives can we offer?
Skills: Reading comprehension - scanning to complete a table, matching viewpoints, skimming to choose the best title and complete a flow diagram, Listening - completing a flow chart, Writing - topic sentences in an IELTS Task 2 essay, words from the AWL.
Level: Upper-Intermediate

Title: Heroin Help
Topic: The drawings on the wall of the Sanga Amaj clinic show one 11-year-old's family tableau - father and mother huddled over heroin kits as their sons watch haplessly. Sanga Amaj is one of three U.S.-funded drug clinics for women and children in Afghanistan, the most overlooked and vulnerable of the country's many opiate addicts. (Drug addiction, children and treatment, Afghanistan.)
We look at Thailand's giant new opium museum in the Golden Triangle. The museum aims to exploit the tourist trade and looks at the history and economics of opium. However, it pulls no punches on the tragedy and trauma inflicted by drugs on abusers, even containing a wrenching gallery full of powerful true stories of victims of drug abuse from around the world.
Skills: Academic IELTS Writing - describing a graph, writing a cause and effect essay, Reading comprehension - answering multiple choice questions, grammar - spot the mistakes, Vocabulary, Listening - following a reading text.
Level: Advanced

Course Outlines - Living English

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Living English - Upper-Intermediate

Outlines are updated regularly as new resources are added to the English-to-go libraries.

Other Resource Samples

Anna Grammar™

Student Worksheets on grammar issues.  
Title: "Have & have got" - Anna Grammar Worksheet  
Topic: Using have and have got to talk about belongings, relationships, descriptions and illnesses.
IWB Skills: Listening, Grammar - have and have got. There are 8 exercises to do.
Level: Elementary

Weekly Warmer™

Short activities designed to stimulate and energize your students.  
Title: Conversation: Vacation plans
Topic: This warmer looks at some language used to describe a vacation at the beach and provides some examples of the past continuous tense and saying sorry when you do not do something  
IWB Skills: Apologizing; Reading comprehension; word order.  
Level: Elementary  

Max Vocab™

Interesting and useful vocabulary worksheets for your students.  
Title: Shopping - A Pre-Intermediate Vocabulary Worksheet.
Topic: Where to shop, parts of a shop, shopping words and who to expect in shops.  
IWB Skills: A look at malls, shopping and activities. Grammar - present continuous.
Level: Pre-Intermediate  





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Earth Day - But What Can I Do?

The environment, Global Warming, Recycling
Some people feel that it is the responsibility of every individual to initiate change to improve the environment. Others feel that only governments and large corporations can initiate changes that will have a significant effect. Explain both points of view and give your own opinion.

Skills: Writing - a task 2 essay giving your opinion, identifying spelling mistakes, Listening - completing notes, classifying statements, completing a diagram, Reading comprehension - answering True, False, Not Given questions, match headings, matching paragraph
Level: Upper-Intermediate .


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