All Up to 60 mins articles – Page 13

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    Recent trends and patterns in Western European tourism

    Through listening to or reading an interview, students learn about some of the reasons behind the recent changes in the way Western Europeans travel.

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    Tourism in Thailand: Upper intermediate

    Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

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    Sherlock: The Norwood Builder: Chapter 2

    In Chapter 2, Inspector Lestrade arrests McFarlane in Holmes’s apartment, but Holmes asks the inspector to let McFarlane speak before they take him away. Lestrade gives him just half an hour to tell his side of the story.

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    Sherlock: The Norwood Builder

    In Chapter 1, McFarlane bursts into Holmes’s apartment on Baker Street and begs him for help. The police are chasing him but he has just enough time to pique Holmes’s interest before Inspector Lestrade, of Scotland Yard, rushes in.

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    Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: subtweet

    A lesson plan by Tim Bowen, giving tips and suggestions for using the BuzzWord article on subtweet in class. Student worksheets include reading activities, vocabulary-building exercises and a focus on phrasal verbs and verb and noun collocations.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Soap operas

    In this lesson, students read about soap operas and write their own soap opera scene.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 11: Presentations

    In the eleventh lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students learn different ways of starting a presentation, to describe charts and graphs, and how to invite and deal with questions.

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    Macmillan Life Skills: People Management – Problems with people

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students discuss some problems at work and then report on the discussions developing the following life skills: giving advice and stating your opinions.

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    Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: frost quake

    A lesson plan by Kerry Maxwell, giving tips and suggestions for using the BuzzWord articles on frost quake, emoji and chap hop in class. Student worksheets include reading activities, vocabulary-building exercises and a focus on loanwords.

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    Lesson Share: Fairyland reloaded

    Bálint Gyimesi wins the Lesson Share competition with this fantasy-themed activity designed to help students improve their communicative competence and acquire vocabulary.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 10: Setting personal goals

    In the tenth lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students can talk about setting and achieving work-based goals, how happy they are in their work, and what changes could be made to improve their performance.

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    Beyond: Knowledge: History

    In this two-part lesson, students read about how Hollywood changes history, discuss historical quotes, do a historical fact quiz and write a fact sheet.

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    Lesson Share: TV and film

    Catherine Zgouras wins the Lesson Share competition with this entertainment-based activity in which students can learn about TV and film, and practise irregular verbs and the past simple.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Newspapers

    In this two-part lesson, students look at and discuss different newspaper websites, learn about newspaper vocabulary, and write their own newspaper story.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 9: Dilemmas

    In this lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students learn about dealing with dilemmas at work and how to be objective.

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    Beyond: Knowledge: The brain

    In this three-part lesson, students do a quiz about the human brain and test their memories, discover which side of their brain is dominant and find out about Albert Einstein.

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    Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: scrum master

    A lesson plan by Kerry Maxwell giving tips and suggestions for using the BuzzWord article on scrum master in class. Student worksheets include a ‘find the information’ activity, comprehension activities and vocabulary-building exercises, including a focus on sports idioms.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 8: Negotiations

    In the eighth lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students can talk about a variety of negotiation topics, discuss their own negotiation experiences and act out a role-play in front of the class.

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Time Management – Time is money

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students discuss the metaphor time is money and other time-related expressions developing the following life skills: time management and prioritisation.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 7: Networking and small talk

    In the seventh lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students talk about how to initiate and continue small talk with opening and follow-up questions, discuss a variety of small-talk topics and learn language to introduce a third person into a conversation.