Do your students know about the PISA rankings? It's a comparison of education levels for reading, math and science around the world. Which countries are top? It is a valid comparison?
This discussion-based worksheet starts with a quiz - can you students match the countries to the ranking? From this there are lots of discussion questions. Your students will talk about the issues raised, and discuss the education systems in their countries.
There is also the opportunity for your students to talk about their experiences at school.
This worksheet is written for intermediate levels and above.
Shopping habits are changing very quickly, with many people buying products online. This worksheet looks at the phenomenon known as 'showrooming' where people look at products in bricks-and-mortar stores, before buying the product online.
There is a gap-fill reading, with comprehension questions and the opportunity to debate some of the issues and hold a discussion on the changing face of shopping in the 21st century.
It's a great topic to get your students speaking. This worksheet is great for intermediate level and above.
How good are your students at advanced error correction?
This worksheet looks at grammar mistakes which are commonly made by native speakers. There are twenty-four different sentences. Can your class find the errors?
The lesson works well with a follow-up discussion. Some of the 'errors' in the sentences may well be controversial. Should we really care about split infinitive? How does English grammar compare to your students' mother tongue? Is the grammar strict in their language? Do people regularly break the rules?
This lesson is designed for advanced-level classes.