All Facts articles – Page 2

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    Recent trends and patterns in Western European tourism

    Through listening to or reading an interview, students learn about some of the reasons behind the recent changes in the way Western Europeans travel.

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    Lesson Share: Macmillan Life Skills: Study Skills – Short answer questions

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students become experts on obscure topics and practice skimming to find answers to questions their classmates have written developing the following life skills: analysing and extracting key information, evaluating content of a reply or argument, and time management.

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    Tech Tools for Teachers: Social Questionnaires

    Nik Peachey explores social questionnaires and how we can use them to create motivating classroom and homework tasks.

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    Top Trumps: Baby animals

    Baby animals is a cute, fun Top Trumps game for primary and lower secondary children learning English. Download the full pack of cards in our special cut-out-and-keep format now and take a look at FOUR accompanying lesson plans.

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    Question Loop Speaking Activity: The Middle Ages: Secondary

    Twenty-three question loops on terms associated with the Middle Ages including verbs such as capture, invade, conquer and rule, as well as nouns such as territory, plague, crusader and monarch.

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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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    Mathematics vocabulary

    What is a prime number? How does one calculate the area of a circle? Is a rectangle a regular or irregular polygon? Enable students to discuss maths in English with this reference sheet, which provides definitions, examples and illustrations of more than 25 important mathematic terms and concepts. In the ...

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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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    Computer vocabulary

    For many students today, life before the personal computer is hard to imagine. Teach them vocabulary words related to the now ubiquitous technology through this series of exercises. Students translate computer terminology into their own language, identify computer components and icons, and complete sentences with useful terms such as ‘download’ ...

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    Weather and Climate

    Over two hundred weather and climate words from ‘affect’ to ‘wispy’! Definitions and contextual sentences in clear English provide a very useful record of essential vocabulary for you and your students.

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    Economics

    This wordlist provides a useful glossary of economic terms from assets to yuan; ATM to The World Bank. Definitions and contextual sentences in clear English help your students to easily understand the terms.

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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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    World Trivia Quiz

    How much do your students know about the modern and ancient world? Find out with this true/false quiz.

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    The Romans

    What did the ancient Romans eat? What games did Roman children play? How many people could attend chariot race? In this lesson plan, students learn about this ancient civilization and strengthen their vocabulary with words such as aqueduct, lavish and enable.

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    Mayans and Incas

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to read about two ancient civilizations and identify differences between the two.

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    Magic

    This lesson plan contains a mathematical magic trick that will help students to practise their speaking skills.

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    Fractions

    In this lesson plan, students match fractions to their pictorial depictions, learn how we work out fractions in English and then practise their skills by doing some sums! A multiple choice fractions quiz (on the theme of ’Jenny’s birthday party’) consolidates what they have learnt. Full teacher’s notes provided.

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    Renewable Energy Technologies

    In this lesson plan, students read about four sources of renewable energy and discuss which they would invest in.