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Title
Trump v Clinton: The US Election
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Time
90 minutes
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Description
The 2016 US presidential election is proving to be very controversial, with everyone having an opinion on Hillary Clinton and (of course) Donald Trump.

This worksheet will help your students express their opinions, while learning vocabulary and expressions connected to the presidential campaign.

Expressions covered include:

an opinion poll
rig an election
incendiary comments
locker-room talk
classified emails
...and more

There are vocabulary building exercises, a gap-fill reading and lots of opportunities for your students to talk about the election.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced level classes.

 


 

Title
The Rio 2016 Olympics
Target Structure
Reading and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Are your students looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics? If you're looking for a vocabulary-building reading on a topical subject, this could be just what you need!

The worksheet starts with a quick quiz on the Olympics, followed by a gap-fill reading. There are vocabulary and collocation exercises followed by lots of discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced-level students.

 


 

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
The Future of Flying
Target Structure
Vocabulary, Reading, Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Do you enjoy flying? Is the experience one of flatbed seats, gourmet food and lots of legroom? Or is it cramped seating with unappetising food in foil containers?

This reading worksheet has a short text on the realities of flying and how it might change in the future. There's a lead-in, collocation matching, a reading passage, vocabulary work and lots of discussion.

It makes a great topic for conversation - try it with your students today!


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