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Latest Guardian news lesson

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19th September 2019: Can we halt the menacing creep of facial recognition technology?

The use of the technology in places like London’s King’s Cross is on the rise – and chipping away at our already fragile privacy.

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Teenagers: Speaking: Why teenagers avoid using English

Reasons why teenagers may be reluctant to speak English in class and solutions to help students overcome this problem.

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Teaching articles, ideas and tips to top up your teaching and support your professional development.

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Over 3,000 resources on listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, speaking and vocabulary.

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Puzzled by the past perfect? Muddled about modals? Look no further than the onestopenglish Grammar section.

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Resources based on a variety of vocabulary areas including dictionary skills, metaphors and our popular series BuzzWords.

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Teaching children

You'll find a selection of fun and stimulating activities for children aged 6-12 in this thriving section.

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Teaching teenagers

Lesson plans and ideas to inspire and engage teenage learners of English and to activate learning across all four skills.

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Business English

Hundreds of specialized resources dedicated to the world of work including Business Spotlight and Business Basics. 

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English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

Practical materials dedicated to professions such as banking, nursing, HR, law and more.

Themed resources

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Back-to-school resources

Lessons for the new school year including plans for icebreakers, business basics, and absolute beginners.

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Literacy and reading themed resources

Whether you’re teaching the alphabet to absolute beginners or wanting to improve more advanced learners’ reading skills, you’ll find help here in this collection of reading resources.

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Latest FT business news lesson

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FT business news lessons: FT 1000 retailers take clicks-and-bricks approach

September 2019: In this lesson, available at two levels, students read an authentic article from the Financial Times and discuss business topics including online sales and order fulfilment.

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Updated for September

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Webquest: Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. In this webquest, students will investigate the holiday and learn more about Jewish culture.

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Young learner songs

Songs for young learners – all in one place!

Listening skills: Guide

A short, handy guide to the skills students need to practice to become better listeners.

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