Culture

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    The History of Money

    Did you know that historians believe the Chinese were the first to use paper money, or that cocoa beans served as currency in ancient Mexico? In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to learn about money, from its earliest forms to the bank cards we use today, including the ...

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    Reading: The Amish

    A worksheet with reading and comprehension activities on the origins and lives of the Amish people.

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    Natural Materials

    In this lesson plan, students learn about the properties of silk, cotton, wool and leather, how these materials are produced and how they are used. A matching exercise helps students to learn new vocabulary such as ‘cocoon’, ‘crop’, ‘synthetic’ and ‘unravel’. Includes teacher’s notes with a list of useful websites ...

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    Angkor, Cambodia

    In this lesson plan, students read the article about the historic and sacred site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The exercises focus on comprehension checking and word definition.

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    Winter wonderland

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs and discuss Harbin, China’s ice lantern festival. Through the activity, students practise their speaking skills and the present perfect continuous tense.

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    Unusual laws from around the world

    In this lesson plan, students pose questions about unusual laws and discuss which ones they think are true. The exercise focuses on reading and speaking skills.

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    Great Composers

    This lesson plan will help to encourage an appreciation for classical music by introducing students to three great composers: Mozart, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Working together in pairs or in small groups, students learn about the composers’ lives and legacy through information gap, reading and matching exercises and also have an ...

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    Reading: How English is English?

    A worksheet with reading and vocabulary activities on the topic of the English language and its origins.

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    Reading: Django Reinhardt

    A reading worksheet about the life of the virtuoso jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Student exercises focus on comprehension and discussion.

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    Poor Persephone!

    A reading worksheet on the Greek myth that explains why there are different seasons during the year. Student exercises focus on comprehension and discussion.

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    Charles Dickens

    A worksheet about the life of the famous English author Charles Dickens, whose novels include Great Expectations , David Copperfield and Oliver Twist .

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    Taking a chance!

    Students read an article about the lottery in Britain and the chances of winning it. The exercises focus on comprehension checking and mathematics.

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    Cooking

    Cross-curricular materials for teaching English through the topic of cooking

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    Shakespeare

    Cross-curricular materials for teaching English through the topic of Shakespeare