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20th September 2018: Why TV shows are hot … and then suddenly not

With competing on-demand services, viewers can twist rather than stick with TV shows. But do they miss out and what does it do to television?

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Teenagers: Writing

Here we analyze the skills involved in teenagers writing a good composition and suggest some activities to develop them.

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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.

New for September

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Film and TV: Thrillers

In this lesson, students practise speaking, listening and using new language about thrillers.

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Language for ... the pub

This lesson provides students with the language needed for visiting a British pub.

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Fun with IELTS: It makes sense!

A writing and speaking game that can be used to practise reading and listening comprehension.

Updated for September


Flashcards: Family (UK)

A British English set of downloadable flashcards on the topic of family members to print and use in class.


Flashcards: Family (US)

An American English set of downloadable flashcards on the topic of family members to print and use in class.

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Back-to-school resources

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


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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