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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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    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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    Bodies in orbit

    What keeps the moon up in the sky? Why is Pluto no longer a planet? Students practise making notes based on a teacher-led listening and find the answers to questions through listening. A third activity on ‘Dwarf planets’ tests students’ ability to remember and interpret what they have heard.

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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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    Pathology of vision: Astigmatism and glaucoma

    This is a pairwork worksheet in which students reorder words within a description of astigmatism to make a coherent text then examine a diagram of an astigmatic eye and use modal verbs to make conjectures as to why sufferers experience blurred eyesight. In pairs students ask and answer questions to ...

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    Light

    In this lesson plan, students order different types of wave according to their length, then listen to their teacher give them key information on vibrations, electromagnetic radiation and the behaviour of waves. An interactive group quiz gets students to revise what they have heard about wavelengths and how the eye ...

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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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    Diet and fitness: Energy and food

    This lesson plan introduces students to the energy contained within food and encourages them to reflect on individual eating habits. Students record what they ate yesterday in a chart and calculate (in kJ) the amount of energy in the food they eat. Teacher’s notes give tips and full guidance on ...

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    Diet and fitness: Nutrition and keeping fit

    In this lesson plan, students examine a nutrition pyramid and speak in groups about their diet using speaking prompts. They listen to the teacher giving them information on diet and exercise, match the information with diagrams and complete a gap-fill on nutrition and fitness. A full teacher’s script is provided.

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    Ecosystems web activities

    These teacher’s notes contain two activities ideal for students who have been learning about food chains. In the first activity students research a website on food chains, watch a presentation and answer comprehension questions. In the second activity students watch separate parts of a presentation on woodland ecosystems before quizzing ...

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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 supermarket

    This mini-play features a mother and daughter who are shopping for food. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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    Lesson Share: Grammar: Murder mystery

    Simon Mumford’s sinister winning lesson serves up a healthy dose of intrigue in order to revise the past tenses.  

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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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    The Weather

    In this lesson plan, students match basic weather adjectives with their pictorial depictions, before categorising more subject-specific terminology such as ‘cumulus’, ‘vapour’ and ‘gale’. Students identify these terms in a series of short reading texts and complete a true/false quiz. An extra activity in the teacher’s notes focuses on weather ...

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    See the world

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to discuss the potential problems associated with tourism while learning new business vocabulary.

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    Places: Teens chat: History

    In this lesson plan, teenagers Anna and Ben chat about an internet history quiz and ask each other quiz questions about history. Students listen to the dialogue then complete a gap-fill, label a world map, match sentences to places on the map and complete a vocabulary exercise on words such ...

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    Sports: Two sides of a sport

    What are the positive and negative aspects of sport? In this lesson plan, students listen to an overview of the good and bad aspects of practising a sport. A true/false exercise and gap-fill teaches words such as ‘fan’, ‘train’, ‘cheat’, ‘team’ and ‘winner’. A follow-up debate activity gets students to ...