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Title
The Menace of Spam (Updated)
Target Structure
Reading and Discussion
Level
Upper Int / Advanced
Time
60 minutes
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Description
It is said that around 80% of all email sent is spam. This worksheet for intermediate and advanced level students looks at some of the issues behind unsolicited email.

There is vocabulary work, a reading passage, follow-up questions and discussion work. Anyone who has a computer probably gets spam on a regular basis, making this worksheet great for getting your students to express their opinions in English!

There is also a lower-level version of this worksheet, called 'The Problem of Spam'.

 


 

Title
Privacy in the 21st Century
Target Structure
Reading and Discussion
Level
Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60 minutes
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Description
Do your students share information about themselves on Facebook, or other similar social networking sites? Are they worried that other people can view private information about them?

This worksheet looks at the subject of privacy, and how it is becoming increasingly difficult to control one's online profile.

There is a short reading, with vocabulary and collocation exercises. The lesson rounds off with an extended discussion on the subject of online privacy.

This worksheet is written for intermediate to advanced-level students.


 


 

Title
What do you think of driverless cars?
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Upper-Elem / Pre-Intermediate
Time
60 minutes
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Description
There are lots of stories about self-driving cars in the news in the last few years. This worksheet brings the topic to your lower-level classes.

'Driverless Cars' has a vocabulary matching exercise, followed by three short gap-fill vox pops. The lesson continues with comprehension questions, exercises to personalise the target language and finally discussion questions.

Your students will learn (or review) vocabulary including:

reliable
not keen (on something)
commute
can't wait
...and more

This worksheet is designed for upper elementary or lower-intermediate level classes.


 


 

Title
Are you online too much?
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary & Discussion
Level
Pre-Intermediate +
Time
45 to 60 minutes
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Description
This lower-level reading worksheet is great for building your students' reading, vocabulary and discussion skills.

Are your students glued to their phone? Could they survive away from Facebook? What's the downside of having everything online?

This worksheet has three short 'vox-pop' readings, with collocation building and discussion. Expressions studied include:
  • to be addicted to the internet
  • to send a message
  • to feel relieved
  • the older generation
  • ...and more

It's great for lower-intermediate level classes. For higher levels, look for our worksheet 'Internet Addiction'.

 


 

Title
Automation
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary & Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60 minutes
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Could a robot do your job - or that of your students? Automation is set to affect us all, as artificial intelligence and robots replace us in the workforce.

This worksheet looks at upcoming changes, with a gap-fill reading, mix and match exercises, idiom building and more.

Your students will learn expressions including:

  • a game changer
  • to pick up steam
  • a fraction of the cost
  • sit idly
  • the Industrial Revolution

and more besides!

The lesson rounds off with discussion questions. Do your students already use AI? You could ask about Alexa, Siri, Cortana and smart devices. How well do they work?

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate levels and above.




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