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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!

 


 

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.


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