All American English articles – Page 9

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    Survival Guide: Teaching under the influence

    Lindsay Clandfield and Duncan Foord ask you to consider what impact different teaching methods have had on your teaching and learning and present a brief history of EFL.

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 5

    In Part 5, the concluding part of this science fiction story, Paul and Lloyd finally confront each other. In this lesson, the students will: look back over the story so far; practise listening for gist; listen for detail; discuss the tragic end of the story; study the effect of long ...

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    Mobile English: Digital word banks

    Students create individual or class image banks to record the vocabulary they study in class.

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 4

    In Part 4 of this science fiction story, we are told how the two scientists finally succeed in creating invisibility. In this lesson, the students will: recall the story so far; discuss the possible effects of invisibility; listen for gist; improve their awareness of the relationship between punctuation and pronunciation; ...

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    Mobile English: Ideal phone

    Have your elementary-level students use their imagination and design their ideal phone.

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 3

    In Part 3 of this science fiction story, the men explain the science behind their diverging approaches and reveal that they are already some way to achieving the impossible. In this lesson, the students will: recap the story so far; do a science quiz about the properties of light; listen ...

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 2

    In Part 2 of this science fiction story, we learn about the two men’s different theories of invisibility as they continue to be locked in a fierce battle for success. In this lesson, the students will: talk about invisible characters in fiction; listen for gist; discuss the anachronistic racist labelling ...

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by Jack London, was first published in 1903. In it, two competitive scientists take different routes to achieving invisibility, with tragic results. The story is told in five parts. Each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Daniel Barber, which includes teacher’s notes, student ...

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    The Gift of the Magi: Part 2

    This advanced-level story is set in New York at Christmas in the early 1900s. It is about a young married couple who are poor but very much in love, and want to buy each other the best Christmas present possible. The story is told in two parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Ceri Jones, which includes teacher’s notes, student worksheets and a full transcript and glossary. 

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    Classical architecture vocabulary

    This series of exercises teaches fundamental architectural terms, from ‘cornice’ to ‘pedestal’, and details the origin and distinguishing features of the five Classical orders. Students label a diagram, match terms to their definitions, and identify the correct architectural order using a text description and an illustration.

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    History vocabulary

    Reinforce students’ knowledge of the Middle Ages while expanding their vocabulary. Students complete a timeline tracing the key events of the period, from the rise and fall of the Ostrogoths to the advent of the Holy Roman Empire and the spread of the plague. They then translate and match words ...

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    Life on Mars

    Students summarise a long essay on the topic: Is it possible that life evolved on Mars? They are then challenged to debate the topic in three different groups. A useful language box provides ideas to keep the debate going. A writing exercise then has students writing their own essay on ...

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    Types of rainforest

    A information-gap activity in which pairs of students ask and answer questions to complete a short text on the two main types of rainforest. A very effective way for students to learn about the various locations of the world’s temperate and tropical rainforests.

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    The Earth's biomes

    This substantial four-page worksheet provides students with plenty of stimulating material to learn about the Earth’s biomes and how and why they differ. A clear reading text (with important vocabulary highlighted) explains the difference between aquatic and terrestrial biomes and tropical and temperate rainforests. Information on taigas, tundras, grasslands and ...

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    Animal habitats

    In this lesson plan, groups of students look at colour pictures of exotic animals and decide which biome they might live in and how they have adapted to their surroundings. A matching activity asks students to connect pictures of animals with their habitats and the corresponding biomes.

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    Physics vocabulary

    Show how to calculate the forces on an object on an inclined plane while demonstrating how physics terms such as ’magnetism’ and ’inertia’ are used in everyday language. A reference sheet provides a useful list of units of measurement and illustrates key physics machines and equations. Worksheet exercises test students’ ...

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    Classifying materials

    Is it an animal, plant or mineral? Pupils match the puzzle pieces, fill in a chart and complete sentences to identify the materials used to make everyday objects. Teacher’s notes include ideas for an additional group activity and post-lesson projects.

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    Biology vocabulary

    A comprehensive reference sheet illustrates key vocabulary for biological processes, cell and plant structure, and basic animal anatomy.

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    People and the economy

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about different jobs while practising the present simple, singular and plural nouns and prepositions of place.

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    Old and new

    This activity sheet teaches young learners how technology has changed as they match the new objects to their predecessors.