All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 16

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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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    Reading: Trevor Bayliss and the wind-up radio

    A reading worksheet on the invention of the wind-up radio and its uses. Student exercises focus on comprehension and discussion.

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    Experiments: Matchbox paddle boat

    In this experiment, pupils learn about the build-up of stored energy and its subsequent release by building a boat powered by an elastic band. Students complete gap-fill and matching exercises practising related vocabulary and the first conditional before placing a sequence of images relating to the experiment in the correct ...

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    Topics: Weather

    Students are introduced to the topic of weather 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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    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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    Topics: Travel

    Students are introduced to the topic of travel 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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    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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    Amazing world of food: Lesson 6: Food around the world

    In the sixth lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of food , children learn to recognize that people from different countries eat different food, identify and describe a typical dish from their country and understand basic issues related to world hunger. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets are included.

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    Experiments: How strong is that wind?

    In this experiment, pupils make a wind monitor from different weights of material. Students find illustrated objects in a wordsearch and understand the strengths of different winds before writing a report on the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Topics: Crime

    Students are introduced to the topic of crime in this lesson, which gives practice in reading, listening and speaking skills.

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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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    How to make your own question loop activities

    These teacher’s notes explain exactly how to create your very own question loops for any topic you have studied or are about to study with your class.

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    Pathology of vision: Blindness

    A lesson plan for students to listen to a text on classifying blindness and complete a chart with key facts. Using a diagram Braille alphabet and students practise communicating in Braille using card and pins/pens. They then engage in a structured class discussion on aspects of vision such as blindness, ...

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    How we see

    In this lesson plan, groups of students construct a pin-hole camera and conduct a classroom experiment in order to understand how images appear on the retina. They write their results and conclusions before completing a gap-fill with key vocabulary such as ‘reflect’, ‘cornea’ ‘lens’ and ‘vitreous’.

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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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    A Field Trip to Examine an Ecosystem

    This lesson plan focuses on a class project to examine a local ecosystem e.g. a park. It includes detailed teacher’s notes, an observation grid for students to complete when in the park and a useful language sheet to help them write a report based on their findings.

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    Classifying materials

    Is it an animal, plant or mineral? Pupils match the puzzle pieces, fill in a chart and complete sentences to identify the materials used to make everyday objects. Teacher’s notes include ideas for an additional group activity and post-lesson projects.

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    Biology vocabulary

    A comprehensive reference sheet illustrates key vocabulary for biological processes, cell and plant structure, and basic animal anatomy.

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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.