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Weekly news lesson 384: 17th April 2014: Generate decent jobs to combat extreme poverty

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

An advisory group has warned that poverty reduction initiatives worldwide are not doing enough to help the chronically poor. Their report states that without the creation of well-paying jobs, many of the most vulnerable people could fall below the poverty line.

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Topics: Easter

Students are introduced to the topic of Easter in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary. This lesson is available to all Staff Room members.

Festival webquest: Easter

This webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Easter, Easter symbols, celebrations around the world and little-known facts about the spring festival. It is free to all onestopenglish users.

Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: Zumba

A lesson plan by Kerry Maxwell, giving tips and suggestions for using the BuzzWord article on Zumba in class. Student worksheets include reading activities, vocabulary-building exercises and a focus on synonyms and trademarks.

Make a monster

Perfect for engaging a class of Young Learners, this creative lesson plan by Lisa Dold gives students practice in using 'I've got...' to describe parts of the body and ask the question 'Have you got...?'

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Spring resources

Spring has sprung! We’ve gathered together all of our Easter and springtime resources so you can delight your students with topical lessons full of the joys of spring.

The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 8

The audio and activities for the eighth part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 8, a very strange coincidence has far-reaching consequences for our romantic couples. But will it end happily for them all?

The Prince and the Pauper: Chapter 7

The audio and activities for this elementary-level Macmillan Reader are now available to all Staff Room members. In Chapter 7, Edward finds himself in trouble in the street again, but this time he is saved by a friendly stranger.

Your English: Phrasal verbs: bring

Tim Bowen brings back memories with a look at these handy phrasal verbs.


Keith's Corner: Entry 9: Pirates and explorers

In his ninth diary entry, Keith’s young learners look at pirates and explorers, and even find their very own buried treasure!

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