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Beyond: B2: Extra resources

Beyond is a new course for teenagers, focused on developing the linguistic skills and strategies language learners need. Here we gather together extra resources at B2 level for each unit to help you and your students go beyond the textbook.

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Unit 1: What's in a name?

Speaking: What's in a name?

Mon, 3 Jul 2006 | Updated: Fri, 26 Feb 2010

Aims to extend vocabulary and boost confidence. This is an exercise for the first lesson with a new group: a really creative ice-breaker.

Unit 3: Life goals

Matura: Writing: World of Work

Tue, 7 Oct 2014

In this lesson focusing on writing emails, students learn to spot differences between formal and informal emails, and pick up useful phrases in an interview exercise.

Unit 5: Curiouser and curiouser

Video projects: Buy me, buy me!

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 | Updated: Mon, 5 Jan 2009

In this instalment of the integrated skills series by Jackie McAvoy, students produce a short video or audio recording of an advertisement.

Unit 7: On screen

Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: hate-watching

Tue, 7 May 2013

A lesson plan by Tim Bowen, giving tips and suggestions for using the BuzzWord article on hate-watching in class. Student worksheet includes reading activities, vocabulary-building exercises, and a focus on verb and noun collocations.

Unit 9: My generations

Matching activity: Question tags

Tue, 11 Jan 2011

A matching activity at upper intermediate level to practise correct use of question tags.

Unit 2: The whole story

Grammar: Narrative tenses

Tue, 8 Feb 2011

Rachael Nobbs encourages students to invent their own tales with her winning Lesson Share entry that practises the past tenses and features a mysterious urban myth …

Unit 4: Learning from the past

Reading maze: Third conditional

Tue, 7 Oct 2014

Students take part in a small-group reading maze game to practise the third conditional.

Unit 6: The way we are

Grammarman: Episode 7: Luthor Lexis

Tue, 5 Feb 2013

In this episode, adventurer Indianna Nouns’ exhibition at the Verbo City Museum of Grammar is raided by the evil Luthor Lexis. Can you help Grammarman put the compound nouns back together? The answers can be found in the downloadable worksheet to the right of the page.

Unit 8: Buy sell trade

Speaking: Presenting convincing arguments

Tue, 8 Oct 2013

Gabrielle Jones wins the lesson share competition with a useful lesson on how to formulate convincing arguments and give structured opinions when debating a topic.

Unit 10: Watch your language

Complaining with confidence

Tue, 6 Mar 2012

Genevieve White’s winning lesson allows students to practise the art of complaining in two entertaining role-plays.

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