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Summer school resources

Whether you’re teaching a short course or summer school, here’s a bumper resources page to help you get ready for the summer.

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Bring a bit of sunshine into the classroom with a stimulating range of projects: from Carol Read’s Amazing world of animals to Jamie Keddie’s series on using art in the classroom. What’s more, with our huge bank of interactive games, audio serializations and Top Trumps resources, we’ll make sure there’s never a dull moment this summer!

Listening

The Road Less Travelled: Season One

Meet Katie – a girl who is so bored with her life in Britain that she decides to go to California to make a fresh start. What happens to the boyfriend she leaves behind? And who is the tall, handsome stranger she meets on the plane?

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A Time to Travel

A Time to Travel is an audio adventure by Luke and James Vyner. Follow Amber and Naz as they time-travel through history.

A ghost's guide to London

Luke and James Vyner present a series of cinematic listening lessons that will take you and your students on a fantastic adventure through London – with your guide, Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London. Part audio guide, part audio play, this thrilling listening experience will excite and engage your learners whilst introducing them to the vibrant city of London and the colourful language that fills its streets.

Grammar and vocabulary

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Fun with grammar

Grammar games and activities by Jill Hadfield, each of which is designed to provide practice and review of a single grammar point.

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Grammarman

Never fear, Brian Boyd’s Grammarman is here to address all your students’ punctuation problems and provide syntax solutions in the form of a comic-strip worksheet.

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Integrated skills: Topics

Adrian Tennant introduces a new series of integrated skills lesson plans based on a mix of common coursebook topics.

Technology

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Tech Tools for Teachers

Tech Tools is a series of articles giving a whole host of ideas and suggestions for using technology in the classroom.

Mobile English

Technical wizards Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney present a series of lesson plans on using mobile phones in class.

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Video projects

A series of integrated skills lessons by Jackie McAvoy on recording and producing video and audio clips in the classroom.

Teenagers

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Top Trumps Emotis: Teens advanced

In this lesson for teens, students expand vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, and write and recite an imaginary online chat.

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Top Trumps Emotis: Teens elementary

In this lesson for teens, students revise and expand vocabulary, practise speaking about feelings and play a negotiations game.

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Top Trumps London: Teens intermediate

In this lesson for teens, students speak about tourism themes, learn vocabulary for describing tourist attractions and practise the pronunciation of some famous places in London.

Children

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Top Trumps Emotis: Young Learners elementary

In this young learners lesson, students do a wordsearch, watch an emoti video of Cinderella and create their own emoti story.

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Top Trumps London: Young Learners advanced

In this young learners lesson, students study the layout of the London tube, learn vocabulary related to describing buildings and play a city budget game.

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Top Trumps London: Young Learners intermediate

In this young learners lesson, students do a wordsearch, learn vocabulary related to describing buildings and play a city planning game.

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