All Up to 15 mins articles – Page 9

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    Live from London: Preferences

    This video lesson includes interviews with Londoners talking about preferences.

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    Live from London: Friends

    Set in Brixton, London, this video lesson includes authentic interviews with Londoners, talking about friends. 

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    Live from London: First impressions

    Set in Brixton, London, this video lesson includes authentic interviews with Londoners, talking about first impressions. 

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    Live from London: Christmas video special!

    Set in Brixton, London, this video lesson includes authentic interviews with people living in London, telling us how they celebrate Christmas. 

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    Interactive phonemic chart: American English

    Adrian Underhill's Interactive phonemic chart! This excellent teaching tool can be downloaded (see links below) and played full-screen and gives clear audio examples of the phoneme set for American English.

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    Explain! Past perfect continuous

    A speaking card game at intermediate level to practise the use of past perfect continuous.

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    Mobile English: Mobile phone dictation

    A short activity that can be used as a warmer or filler to review language that has already been covered in class. Any model of mobile phone can be used for this activity.

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    Meet the Grammarman team

    Our very own dynamic duo, author Brian Boyd and story contributor Thom Kiddle, join forces to unveil (but not unmask!) the characters featured in the Grammarman comic strip.

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    Grammarman

    Never fear! Grammarman is here to help your students with their punctuation problems and provide syntax solutions in the form of a comic-strip worksheet.

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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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    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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    Magic

    This lesson plan contains a mathematical magic trick that will help students to practise their speaking skills.

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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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    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/a lot of.

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    Which diet?

    In this lesson plan, students learn food vocabulary by asking questions about their partner’s diet.

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    Sounds and the ear

    How do sound waves from musical instruments travel to the ear? How does the ear interpret tiny sound vibrations? This worksheet brings science and music together in a short reading text and vocabulary exercise.

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    Things that go!

    Colour the pictures and fill in the blanks to learn about different modes of transport.

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    Stephenson's rocket

    Join the dots and then colour the picture to complete this 1829 prize-winning locomotive. (Answers available to download separately.)

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    Old and new

    This activity sheet teaches young learners how technology has changed as they match the new objects to their predecessors.