Spot on news lessons for teens
Based on articles from Spot on, a magazine written especially for teenagers studying English, this series includes worksheets and activities edited to three levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced.
This series of lesson plans is aimed specifically at teens. One lesson plan, New Zealand: Air, Land and Sea, is free for all users, and the rest are for Staff Room members.
Each worksheet is available at three levels and follows an established format:
- Lead-in activities to introduce the topic and present the key vocabulary.
- A reading text taken from Spot On magazine, edited to different lengths for the three levels.
- Follow-on activities.
The lessons include Webquests which can be completed in class or as homework.
Inside Spot On news lessons for teens
This Spot on news lesson is about New Zealand: a country of fantastic scenery and extreme sports.
This news lesson is about the benefits of the Fairtrade system, which helps farmers and artisans to get paid fairly.
This month's Spot on news lesson looks at some of the most popular websites in the world, social-networking sites, which are changing the way we all meet and stay in touch with people.
This news lesson is about dinosaurs and includes some interviews with teen dinosaur experts about their work.
This month's Spot on news lesson is about Shah Rukh Khan - the king of Bollywood!
This Spot on news lesson takes a look at why science is such an important part of everyone's life.
In this month's Spot on news lesson, we meet six teenagers who went to fantastic places on holiday.
This month's Spot on news lesson is about some inspiring young people: they have learnt new skills and challenged themselves by working for bronze, silver or gold medals.
This Spot on news lesson is about Brighton, on the southern coast of England, known for its wonderful Royal Pavilion and Brighton Pier.
This month's Spot on news lesson is about an 18-year-old girl who raised enough money to build a school in Cambodia.
This month's Spot on news lesson is about an American teenage actor who moved to China when he was 13 years old.
This Spot on news lesson features an interview with Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, who talks about growing up as the infamous boy wizard.
This month's Spot on news lesson catches up with American teenage sailor Zac Sunderland, as he embarks on the home stretch of his round-the-world voyage.
This Spot on news lesson is about south-west England – a land full of ancient mysteries, hands-on history and futuristic fun.
This Spot on news lesson is about the kids in a school in south London. They come from 60 countries and speak a total of 71 languages at home.
This month's Spot on news lesson visits Canada, where we meet three teenagers from different parts of the country.
This Spot on news lesson is about climate change and how we can help to save the planet.
In this Spot on news lesson, we meet some young people who tell us about their exciting jobs and how they couldn’t do them without speaking English.
This Spot on news lesson looks at the issue of single-sex education, highlighting the views of teenagers and teachers from around the world - do boys and girls learn better when they are in different schools?