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Weekly news lesson 419: 18th December 2014: Black Friday gets nasty

Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Black Friday scuffles: ‘I got a Dyson but I don’t even know if I want it’.

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Christmas resources

’Tis the season to be jolly in the classroom! From a lesson plan on the origins of Christmas to our latest webquest and from an audio serialization of a Christmas classic to a special tour with Lord Jeffrey, on onestopenglish you can find all the stocking fillers you need to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with your students.

A ghost's guide to London: Christmas special: Part 1

Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London, takes students on a thrilling audio tour of London at Christmas time. In the first part of this two-part special, students will: learn about the Christmas lights of Oxford Street; practise listening for gist and reconstructing audio stories from memory; focus on the meaning, form and use of positive and negative colloquial expressions and practise these expressions in two personalized speaking tasks.

Christmas stocking board game

Lindsay Clandfield’s fun, festive board game places an emphasis on oral fluency.

Live from London: Christmas

This is the first of two 'Christmas special' Live from London podcasts. We went to Covent Garden and asked people the question: "What's a typical Christmas for you?"

Your English: Word grammar: dead

We say Tim Bowen’s dead right as he looks at the word grammar of this useful word.

Beyond: Knowledge: History

In this two-part lesson, students read about how Hollywood changes history, discuss historical quotes, do a historical fact quiz and write a fact sheet.

Fun with grammar: Past simple: last week

Students take part in a small group, information-gap and puzzle-solving activity to practise the past simple.

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Keith’s Corner: Entry 17: Christmas

In a festive diary entry, Keith and the children have lots of fun with Christmas-themed activities – not forgetting those all-important Christmas treats!

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