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Resources about love and friendship

Learn the language of love with a Valentine’s Day webquest, our collection of love stories and many other great resources. 

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Looking for something special? Why not take a nostalgic trip with Lord Jeffrey to reminisce about first love, explore our festival webquest on St. Valentine’s Day, or let our collection of Love Stories whisk you away for a bit of romance?

Literary love

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The Importance of Being Earnest

An audio serialization of the upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader, The Importance of Being Earnest, is told in eight chapters. Each chapter is accompanied by a comprehensive lesson plan written by Daniel Barber, including teacher’s notes, with suggestions for extension activities, plus student worksheets and a full transcript and glossary. 

Quizzes and games

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Webquest: Valentine's Day

This love-themed webquest includes activities on the history of Valentine’s Day, strange facts and amorous quotations.

Happy Valentine's Day! Video

A song video and interactive games on the topic of Valentine's Day.

Audio soap opera


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Celebrations: Carnival – Rio and Notting Hill

In this lesson, students read about two international carnivals and create an advertising poster.

More audio love

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Live from London: What do you love? Video

This video lesson includes interviews with Londoners talking about things that they love.

A ghost's guide to London: Episode 2: King's Road

Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London, takes students on a swinging audio tour of the King’s Road. In this lesson students will: learn about the King’s Road; practise listening for gist and reconstructing audio stories from memory; compare and contrast standard forms of English with colloquial expressions and then practise these expressions in a personalized speaking task; prepare personalized anecdotes about falling in love.

Other love lessons

31st August 2017: How list-making apps could save your relationship

Managing tasks used to burden one partner more than the other but apps like Trello and Wunderlist are helping share the admin of daily life.

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