All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 17

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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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    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to put sentences in the correct order to tell the story of Harriet Tubman.

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    Christopher Columbus

    In this lesson plan, a fun multiple-choice quiz tests students’ knowledge of Christopher Columbus. An information-gap reading activity gets them to check their answers to the quiz. Students then read an article on Columbus and correct the factual mistakes. A vocabulary activity asks students to focus on words such as ...

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    Amazing world of food: Lesson 5: Processed food

    In the fifth lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of food, children learn to recognize the differences between natural and processed food, identify processed food that is good and bad for you and design a flow chart to show how food is processed. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets are ...

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 8

    The audio and activities for the eighth chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Because she was busy working in the garden with Dickon, Mary arrived late to visit Colin …

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    Caught in the act

    In this lesson plan, students learn different vocabulary for sporting activities and revise the past continuous.

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    The history of football hooliganism

    A lesson plan about the long history of football hooliganism. Students can read about some of that history in this article on violent fans of the most popular game in the world.

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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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    Whether the weather is good ...

    Whether the weather is good … or bad, this worksheet and sentence making challenge will keep students interested. Topics covered are weather, temperature, and climate, with a focus on the four seasons.

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    Rivers

    What is the longest river in Europe? Which river contains the most water? What are tributaries? In this lesson plan, students work in groups and pairs to read and answer questions, as well as to label a diagram and learn about the course of a river. They also use recommended ...

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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.

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    Once visited, never forgotten

    This reading quiz about Ireland helps students practise their reading skills and learn new vocabulary.

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    Hotter and hotter

    In this group activity, students discuss the climate and brainstorm ways to prevent global warming.

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    Countries of Africa

    In this activity, students use the comparative and superlative forms to help their partner guess the appropriate African countries.

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    Comparing capitals

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to compare capital cities London, England and Tallinn, Estonia.

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    Spot the Ecological Difference

    In this ecological information exchange activity, students ask and answer questions about their pictures of a busy street scene. Vocabulary provided includes: traffic , trees , pure water , solar power and clean air . Includes focused practice of there is / there are and many / much ...

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    Environment: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson plan

    In this lesson plan, students learn about important environmental issues: recycling in the UK, saving water in the garden and pollution. A collaborative project asks students to prepare a presentation on pollution. Useful phrases, tips for effective reading and writing and vocabulary builder activities are also included. The listening exercise ...

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    Who gets the money

    In this lesson plan, students develop and present a business plan while practising the present tense in future time clauses.