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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 2

    The audio and activities for the second part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 2, Lady Bracknell and her daughter, Gwendolen, arrive. Jack will need Algernon’s help if he is going to propose to Gwendolen away from her mother.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 1

    The audio and activities for the first part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all onestopenglish users. In Part 1, Algernon receives a surprise visit from his good friend Jack, who has decided to declare his love for Algernon’s cousin. Before Algernon can agree to their marriage, he has one or two questions to ask.

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    Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad: Part 7

    In Part 7, the final instalment of this horror story, Parkins finally comes face to face with the mysterious figure that has been haunting him. In this lesson, students will recall the main events of the previous instalments; listen for gist; retell the main events of the story; improve their ...

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    Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad: Part 6

    In Part 6 of this horror story, Parkins and the Colonel return from playing golf and talk to a frightened boy who has seen something strange at the hotel. In this lesson, students will: recall the story so far; listen for gist; retell the main events; listen for detail; re-enact ...

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    Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad: Part 5

    In Part 5 of this horror story, Parkins and the Colonel discuss superstitions and the possible link between the whistle and the wind. In this lesson, the students will: recall the story so far; listen for specific information; listen for gist and attitude; listen for detail; practise intonation patterns in ...

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    Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad: Part 4

    In Part 4 of this horror story, Parkins’s curiosity gets the better of him and he spends a wakeful night disturbed by distressing visions and morbid thoughts. In this lesson, the students will: recap the story so far and predict what happens after Parkins blows the whistle; listen for gist; ...

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    Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad: Part 3

    In Part 3 of this horror story, Professor Parkins walks back to the inn and, after a relaxing evening in the company of the other guests, he retires to his bedroom to examine the mysterious artefact. In this lesson, the students will: take part in a visualization to prepare them ...

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    Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad: Part 2

    In Part 2 of this horror story, Parkins is in Burnstow and explores the site of an old church where he finds a mysterious object. In this lesson, the students will: talk about museums and learn the names of some artefacts; practise listening for gist to order events in the ...

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    Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by M R James, is set in Burnstow, a seaside town on the east coast of England. It tells of how university professor makes an interesting discovery with disturbing consequences. It is told in seven parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by ...

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    Second Best: Part 2

    In Part 2, the final part of this story, the sisters walk through the countryside and come across Tom Smedley, an admirer of Frances. In this lesson, the students will: recap Part 1 of the story; listen for gist and detail; listen to the effect of short sentences on mood; ...

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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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    Second Best: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by D H Lawrence, is set in the British countryside in the early 1900s. It is about a young woman who is looking for love after a disappointing affair. It is told in two parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Daniel ...

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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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    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 Tell-tale Heart: Part 2

    This advanced-level story, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in 1843. In it, a cold-blooded killer explains how he prepared what he believes is the perfect murder of the old man he lived with. The story is told in two parts;each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan ...

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    The Tell-tale Heart: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in 1843. In it, a cold-blooded killer explains how he prepared what he believes is the perfect murder of the old man he lived with. The story is told in two parts;each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan ...

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    Bliss: Part 4

    Part 4 of this story concludes with Bertha falling victim to a grave misunderstanding. In this lesson, the students will: predict the ending of the story; listen for detail; discuss the meaning and symbolism of the story; explore the adoption of characters’ voices when storytelling; act out a dialogue between ...

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    Bliss: Part 3

    Part 3 of this story continues with the dinner party in full swing. Harry has finally arrived but Bertha is more preoccupied with the mysterious Miss Fulton. In this lesson, the students will: test one another on their knowledge of the details of the story up to now; listen in ...