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Spot on news lessons for teens: No geeks allowed

Type: News lesson

This Spot on news lesson takes a look at why science is such an important part of everyone's life.

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Readers' comments (3)

  • Hi I've just tried to download this and its not working. Not too sure if its in an old format or something? So I just printed it out and some of the words are not clear either.
    Just to let you know. I'm using a mac if that makes any difference?
    Thanks Selina

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  • Hello Selina,

    Thank you for your comment, we are sorry you are having difficulties accessing this resource.
    We have tested the resource at our end and it appears to work OK. We are a little confused about the problem you are having - if you are able to print the worksheet then this means you must have been able to download it? If you could contact our customer services team on with more details of your problem, they will be able to assist you further.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Hi Jenni,

    Thanks for your feedback. We do try to make sure that the majority of our lessons are not time-sensitive but as you rightly point out, some of the lessons in this section are a bit outdated. Where possible, we will try to update the materials. In the meantime, why not use that lesson to introduce the past simple/used to? Maybe you could get students talking about things that were once in fashion but have now gone out of fashion?

    If you are teaching a teens class, why not use some lessons from our Impressions series:

    Or they might also enjoy some of our news lessons which are available at 4 levels.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hello, is it possible for you to update soem of the lessons in this section?

    I like the idea of "Getting Connected" but it was written in 2008! 9 years ago, My Space is gone and teenagers are only interested in what is current now!

    These lessons are so useful, but can´t be used once they are out of date.

    Thanks for giving this your consideration

    Jenni Wain

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