All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 15

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    Owl Hall: Epsiode 9: Missing Martin

    In the ninth episode, Kara demands that her mum and Howard tell her where Martin is …You can download the mp3 file for Episode 9, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Topics: Identity

    Students are introduced to the topic of identity in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary. 

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    Owl Hall: Episode 8: Keep Out

    In the eighth episode, Kara meets her mystery friend, who takes her to a beautiful lake … You can download the mp3 file for Episode 8, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Owl Hall: Episode 7: A noise in the night

    In the seventh episode, Kara has a bad dream about Owl Hall that takes a sinister turn … You can download the mp3 file for Episode 7, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Experiments: Pay-me game

    Students complete exercises on related vocabulary, sentence order and where to use the infinitive / gerund, and design a poster. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Owl Hall: Episode 6: Something bad

    In the sixth episode, Kara goes to the barn to see her mystery ‘friend’ but their meeting is interrupted by her brother, Martin. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 6, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Reading: The Amish

    A worksheet with reading and comprehension activities on the origins and lives of the Amish people.

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    Owl Hall: Episode 5: The bedroom

    In the fifth episode, Kara’s mystery ‘friend’ doesn’t appear at the barn because she didn’t go alone, so they arrange another meeting. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 5, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Topics: Jobs

    Students are introduced to the topic of jobs in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary. 

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    Owl Hall: Episode 4: Spy catching

    In the fourth episode, Kara discovers a spooky house on a hill and receives a mysterious message from ‘a friend’. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 4, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Owl Hall: Episode 3: Feeling awkward

    In the third episode, Kara produces her first blog entry and video and then has a nasty surprise! You can download the mp3 file for Episode 3, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield.

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    Business Spotlight: Do you talk too much?

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, is about talking too much and highlights how you can recognize this in yourself and do something about it. 

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    Topics: Phobias

    Students are introduced to the topic of phobias in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary. 

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    Opinions: should

    A pairwork activity at pre-intermediate level to practise the use of should + infinitive.

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    Experiments: Water purifier

    In this experiment, pupils observe how dirty water can become clean using a few simple pieces of equipment. Students complete gap-fill exercises to practise related vocabulary and identify mistakes in a series of images relating to the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Owl Hall: Episode 2: Exploring

    In this second spooky episode, Kara, her brother, Martin, and their mum, Janet, arrive at Owl Hall. While Janet makes dinner, Kara and Martin explore the house. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 2, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by ...

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    Topics: Politics

    Students are introduced to the topic of politics in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary. 

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    Business Spotlight: The five Ps of participation

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, is about participating in meetings and offers hints and suggestions which have been divided into five easy-to-remember categories.

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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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    Getting more out of Owl Hall

    Lindsay Clandfield gives a whole host of extra tips and suggestions for extending Owl Hall in the classroom so that you and your students can really make the most of this exciting series.