All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 16

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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.

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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, ...