Intermediate-Level Worksheets (Continued)


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Title
Idiom Builder: Water
Target Structure
Idiom Building, Discussion
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your students' knowledge and confidence with idioms!

This worksheet looks at some common expressions themed around water.

Your students will learn:

keep your head above water
like a fish out of water
make your mouth water
as dull as dishwater
water under the bridge
be in hot water

There is a lead-in, gap-fill quiz to get your students guessing the meanings, practice exercises and discussion.

It's a great way to boost your students' vocabulary!

 


 

Title
Watching the Winter Olympics
Target Structure
General Lower Level
Level
Upper Elementary / Pre-Intermediate
Time
30 + minutes
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Description
With the Winter Olympics about to begin, we have updated our 'Watching the Olympics' worksheet so that it's ready for the 2016 games.

Following the lead-in, there is a short conversation practicing some common lower-level expressions, including:
  • interested in
  • favourite
  • can't wait
  • and more...
The conversation is followed by practice exercises, giving your students the opportunity to personalise the language.

The lesson rounds off with some simple discussion questions. Which events will your students watch? How many medals will their country win?

This worksheet is a great way to bring the Olympics to your lower-level classes!

 


 

Title
Spies in the Sky
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Intermediate +
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Would you be worried if a drone flew over you? Could it be recording you?

This worksheet looks at the increasing popularity of drones - be it for personal, business or government use.

Following the lead-in, there is an opening vocabulary mix-and-match, a gap-fill reading, followed by comprehension questions, more vocabulary work and extended discussion.

The topic of drones makes for some great discussions and your students will have the opportunity to build their vocabulary and fluency skills.

This worksheet is written for intermediate classes and above.

 


 

Title
Stonehenge
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Lower-Intermediate+
Time
45 minutes
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Description
It's one of the most famous ancient monuments in the world. However, it's purpose is still a mystery to us, five thousand years later.

This worksheet has an opening quiz (don't worry if your students know nothing about Stonehenge) followed by a short reading. Your students will learn (or revise) some great vocabulary, including:

  • ancient
  • monument
  • ceremony
  • archeologist
  • breathtaking
  • ...and more
The lesson rounds off with some simple discussion questions on famous historical sights. What is the oldest man-made monument in your students' countries? Where would they like to visit?

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate level classes.


 


 

Title
Robot Recruiters
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Have you applied for a job recently? Did you know that a computer might have scanned your resume and rejected you?

This worksheets looks at the (possibly worrying) growth of computers being used to sort out job applications.

Following the lead-in, there's collocation language building, a gap-fill reading and additional exercises and discussion.

Part of the discussion is an analysis of some common mistakes in resumes - not tailoring applications, mysterious gaps, inappropriate style and more.

It makes a great topic for discussion in both business and general English classes. Try it today!


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