Number one for English language teachers

Teaching teenagers

Teenagers are notoriously hard to please and teachers are always looking for original activities that will both capture and hold students' interest. All of the ideas, materials and lesson plans in this section aim to inspire and engage teenage learners of English and to activate learning across all four skills.

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Listening resources

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.

Macmillan Readers

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The Importance of Being Earnest

An audio serialization of the upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader, The Importance of Being Earnest, with accompanying listening activities and transcripts.

Fun resources for teens


A series of self-contained lessons with a creative and dynamic approach to topics. Every month, we will publish a new downloadable lesson. Each lesson consists of step-by-step teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets for students. The series includes two collections of lessons, Beyond: Arts and Media and Beyond: Knowledge.


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


A selection of fun lesson plans on festivals, including Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, that practise web-based skills.

CLIL resources


In this monthly series, Keith Kelly provides a comprehensive lesson plan focusing on both content and language, accompanied by a useful word list highlighting language used in core function areas of different subjects. These lesson plans and word lists are the result of analysis into the language of the content subjects: geography, biology, chemistry and physics.

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