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Beyond: Knowledge

A collection of lessons related to school subjects such as geography, history, science, maths and technology. Students practise English while learning about the world around them. To find out more about Beyond take a look at www.macmillanbeyond.com.

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Inside Beyond: Knowledge

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Classrooms

    Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate

    In this lesson, students practise describing and comparing classrooms, design their dream classroom, evaluate and discuss school subjects and revise useful classroom language.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Learning

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    In this lesson, students complete a questionnaire to find out about their learning style, work in groups to write suggestions on how to improve their learning and discover the history of encyclopaedias.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Geography

    Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate

    In this lesson, students identify flags, create a world flag, play a team board game and complete a geography quiz.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Dictionaries

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate

    In this lesson, students complete an information-gap activity about Samuel Johnson’s famous dictionary, learn how to be better dictionary users, identify parts of speech and compete in a dictionary quiz.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: The brain

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    In this three-part lesson, students do a quiz about the human brain and test their memories, discover which side of their brain is dominant and find out about Albert Einstein.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: History

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    In this two-part lesson, students read about how Hollywood changes history, discuss historical quotes, do a historical fact quiz and write a fact sheet.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Numbers

    Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate

    In this two-part lesson, students match numbers with pictures, find numbers in the classroom, play a numbers game and complete a ’fill a head with numbers’ fact sheet.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Discoveries and inventions

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    In this four-part lesson, students will test their memories / knowledge, read about scientific discoveries and inventions, invent something new, and complete a patent form for a new invention.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Living in the past

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    In this two-part lesson, students will read about life in the year 1900.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Languages

    Level: Intermediate

    In this two-part lesson, students will learn about the influence of English on global languages.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: The Planets

    Level: Intermediate

    In this lesson, students learn about the planets, the space race and the Mars Mission.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Maths and money

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate

    In this lesson, students learn about maths and pocket money.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Phones

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate

    In this lesson, students talk about mobile phones and technology.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: History: The 20th century

    Level: Intermediate

    In this lesson students do a quiz about the 20th century.

  • Beyond: Knowledge: Computers

    Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate

    In this lesson students read about PC keyboards and play a typing game.

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  • Thank you very much! The good news is there will be many more to come. We're publishing one per month. The next one will be available on 4th November.

    Have you tried the Beyond: Arts and Media resources too?

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  • These resources are amazing, I'd love to see more!

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