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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 12

    The audio and activities for the twelfth and final chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Mr Craven returns to the Manor …

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    Owl Hall: Episode 1: Arrival

    In the first episode of this brand-new spooky serialization we meet Kara, her brother, Martin, and their mum, Janet, who are all travelling to the mysterious Owl Hall. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 1, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written ...

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 5

    Part 5 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle’s mission to confront the monster himself, after the police dismissed his story. In this lesson, the students will: remember and retell the story so far; listen to the fifth part of the story and recount the main events; listen in detail ...

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 11

    The audio and activities for the eleventh chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Colin gains strength but keeps it a secret from staff at the Manor …

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 4

    Part 4 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle desperate to tell someone he trusts about his encounter with the monster. In this lesson, the students will: retell the story so far and predict what will happen next; listen to the fourth part of the story and answer comprehension questions; ...

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 10

    The audio and activities for the tenth chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Mary and Dickon take Colin to see the secret garden …

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 3

    Part 3 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle trapped in the dark in an underground cave. In this lesson, the students will: complete a brief comprehension task on the previous chapter; read contrasting summaries of the chapter and determine which one is the most likely outcome; listen in detail ...

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 9

    The audio and activities for the ninth chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Mary tells Colin the truth about the secret garden and introduces him to Dickon …

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 2

    Part 2 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle deciding to explore the caves at Blue John Gap. In this lesson, the students will: remember and retell the first part of the story; listen to the second part of the story and predict what might happen next; listen in detail ...

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 8

    The audio and activities for the eighth chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Because she was busy working in the garden with Dickon, Mary arrived late to visit Colin …

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    Business: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    This lesson plan deals with different aspects of business: travel, negotiations, buying and selling, advertising, slogans and currency. Role-play dialogue is included, as is a fun collaborative project for the whole ’business class’. Includes tips for effective writing and listening, consolidation and vocabulary builder activities, useful phrases and a listening ...

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    Places: Teens chat: History

    In this lesson plan, teenagers Anna and Ben chat about an internet history quiz and ask each other quiz questions about history. Students listen to the dialogue then complete a gap-fill, label a world map, match sentences to places on the map and complete a vocabulary exercise on words such ...

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    Environment: The food chain

    This lesson plan provides an ideal introduction to the concept of food chains. Students complete a food chain diagram then listen to a clear explanation of each link in the chain from producers to third-level consumers. The listening also includes a clear explanation of why food chains are important. A ...

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    Environment: Natural disasters

    In this lesson plan, students unjumble words to reveal four natural disasters before listening to information on hurricanes and floods. Comprehension questions focus on the what, why, where and when. A follow-up activity asks students to match vocabulary such as ’drown’, ’evaporate’, disrupt’ and ’blow down’ to their definitions.

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    Consumer hot topics: Problem-solving

    In this lesson plan, students listen to tips for helping someone with an eating disorder, depression or stress. They answer true/false questions and interview their partner on leading a healthy lifestyle.

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    Consumer hot topics: Obesity

    In this lesson plan, students listen to a consumer report on obesity and what we can do to combat it. They complete a chart and gap-fill on calorie intake vs. output and listen again to focus on key vocabulary. A follow-up activity asks students to describe the symptoms and solutions ...

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    Nutrition: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    You are what you eat. In this lesson, students are encouraged to talk about the kinds of food they eat, and the nutritional value of their diets. The food pyramid is given as a guide for healthy eating. Contains reading, speaking, listening and writing exercises as well as a collaborative ...

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    Introduction to Science: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    This illustrated lesson introduces students to the study of science in English. The first part asks what ’things’ are made of? In the second part, students carry out experiments. Includes vocabulary and listening activities.

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is set in the Peak District, England, in 1902. It tells of how a man uncovers the truth behind the legend of a mysterious monster. It is told in six parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by ...

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    Art and Drawing: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    This fascinating lesson focuses on perspective: students read an illustrated text on perspective in drawing, followed by true/false and vocabulary exercises. A listening exercise focuses on Claude Monet and Impressionism; a writing exercise gets students to recreate a text on the Parthenon. A pairwork collaborative project gets students to describe ...