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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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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 8

    In this lesson by Frances Marnie, students cover language including: months, family vocabulary, they / their and numbers 31-99. Printable resources include comprehensive step-by-step teacher’s notes, a student worksheet and flashcards.

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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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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 7

    In this lesson by Frances Marnie, students cover language including What day is it?, today, tomorrow, yesterday, days of the week, I like / don’t like. Printable resources include comprehensive step-by-step teacher’s notes, a student worksheet and flashcards.

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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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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 6

    In this lesson by Frances Marnie, students cover language including: How much is it?, Can I have…, days of the week, pounds, food and drink. Printable resources include comprehensive step-by-step teacher’s notes, a student worksheet and flashcards.

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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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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 5 - How much is it?

    Help your absolute beginner ask how much things cost in English with this fantastic lesson by Frances Marnie. 

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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 4 - What’s her name?

    Help your absolute beginner students learn to talk about other people’s names and origins with this lesson by Frances Marnie.

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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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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 3 - How are you?

    Help your absolute beginner students learn to talk about how they feel and where they come from with this lesson by Frances Marnie.

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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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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 2 - What's your phone number?

    Help your absolute beginner students learn to give and ask for phone numbers in English while practising numbers 0-9 with this lesson by Frances Marnie.

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    Business Basics: Taking an order

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise polite language used when taking customer orders. Exercises include: identifying ‘friendly’ and unfriendly’ language, completing the gaps in a conversation and role-playing two phone conversations.

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    Absolute Beginners Series

    Frances Marnie introduces a series of ESOL lesson plans aimed at beginner-level students with little or no previous experience in English. 

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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 1 - Hello, what’s your name?

    Help your absolute beginner students learn to introduce themselves in English with this fantastic lesson by Frances Marnie.

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    Lesson Share: Socializing

    Gary Jones wins the Lesson Share competition with a fabulous lesson plan to help students practise making small talk.

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    Mobile English: Secret instructions

    Students use mobile phones or voice recorders to deliver instructions that include phrasal verbs/verb + particles.

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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; ...