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Title
Could you save more money?
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Intermediate +
Time
40-60 minutes
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Description
How easy would it be to save a little more money? Could your students go without satellite / cable TV or their latest smartphone?

This worksheet has four people talking about how they are trying to save money. Following the lead-in and gap-fill reading, there is personalisation and discussion.

It's a great topic to get students talking about money and how much they like their creature comforts! Try it today!

 


 

Title
That's my brother!
Target Structure
Possessives, Basic Family Questions
Level
Elementary
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet reviews possessive pronouns, the possessive 's' as well as basic personal questions.

It's a great lesson for personalising: your students can show some family photos from a smartphone and get their classmates to ask questions.

You can use the lesson to teach useful expressions such as 'who's that on the left / right / in the middle'?

Following the lead-in, there is a simple conversation, a question-answer matching exercise, controlled practice and personalisation.

This worksheet is written for elementary-level classes. It's a great way to get your lower-level students speaking at length.

 


 

Title
The Silent Universe
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary & Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60+ minutes
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Description
Is there intelligent alien life out there in space? If so, why haven't we found anything yet?

This worksheet looks at the 'Fermi Paradox' - the question of why there seems to be no life beyond this planet. Are we unique? Or is there some kind of Star Trek-like agreement not to contact us?

Whatever the reason, it makes a great topic for reading and discussion. Your students will learn expressions including:

  • a deafening silence
  • a near certainty
  • to draw a blank
  • to teem with life
and more.

With a lead-in, collocation exercises, gap-fill reading and discussion questions, there's lots for your students to sink their teeth into!

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

 


 

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
Valentine's Day
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary Building, Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet is a great way to bring Valentine's to your classroom!

Following the warm up, there is a vocabulary mix and match, a reading and comprehension questions.

The lesson continues with more vocabulary work, a summarizing speaking activity and discussion questions.

Expressions studied include:

  • through gritted teeth
  • to stretch back many years
  • to return the favor/favour
  • the foreseeable future
and many more.

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


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