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26th March 2020: Is Yosemite’s rare firefall too beautiful for its own good?

Every February, Horsetail Fall is lit by the setting sun, bringing thousands of people to Yosemite to watch the phenomenon.

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Compass: Lesson 1: Culture Shock around the world

In this lesson, students watch a video about culture shock and practise asking and answering interview questions. 

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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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A collection of articles, lesson plans and resources all about women.

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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 Business News Lessons

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Business News Lessons: How teaching women to debate boosts their workplace confidence

March 2020: In this lesson, available at two levels, students will read a business article and look at the language necessary to understand and talk about the article.

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New for March

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Everyday life: Getting to work

In this lesson, available at two levels, students ask and answer questions about their journey to work.

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Language for ... job interviews

This lesson provides students with the key expressions needed for a job interview.

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International Women’s Day

In this lesson, available at two levels, students read a text about International Women’s Day, and write a short text about a female role model.

Updated for March

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Webquest: Water

Water is amazing – nothing on Earth can live without it. Find out more about water’s properties and why it’s so important in our watery webquest, celebrating World Water Day (22nd March).

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Webquest: St Patrick's Day

Who was St Patrick? Find the answer in this webquest, and learn about how 17th March is celebrated around the world.

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