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    Environment: The food chain

    This lesson plan provides an ideal introduction to the concept of food chains. Students complete a food chain diagram then listen to a clear explanation of each link in the chain from producers to third-level consumers. The listening also includes a clear explanation of why food chains are important. A ...

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    Environment: Natural disasters

    In this lesson plan, students unjumble words to reveal four natural disasters before listening to information on hurricanes and floods. Comprehension questions focus on the what, why, where and when. A follow-up activity asks students to match vocabulary such as ’drown’, ’evaporate’, disrupt’ and ’blow down’ to their definitions.

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    Consumer hot topics: Problem-solving

    In this lesson plan, students listen to tips for helping someone with an eating disorder, depression or stress. They answer true/false questions and interview their partner on leading a healthy lifestyle.

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    Consumer hot topics: Obesity

    In this lesson plan, students listen to a consumer report on obesity and what we can do to combat it. They complete a chart and gap-fill on calorie intake vs. output and listen again to focus on key vocabulary. A follow-up activity asks students to describe the symptoms and solutions ...

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    The eye

    Clear labelling and vocabulary exercises introduce students to the components and functions of the human eye in this lesson plan. Focuses on key vocabulary such as: ‘pupil’, ‘sclera’, ‘iris’, ‘eyelashes’ and ‘eyelid’. Includes teacher’s notes with a list of useful websites for further study.

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    The eye

    This lesson plan provides an introduction to the human eye and its component parts. A pronunciation exercise helps students practise the distinction between different ‘i’ sounds in: ‘ciliary’, ‘conjunctiva’, ‘iris’ and ‘retina’. In pairs students then ask and answer questions to complete their diagram of the eye. Useful phrases are ...

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    The brain

    In this cerebral series of activities, students learn about their body’s control centre. Includes a trivia quiz, a diagram for students to label, and a reading exercise that teaches about the different parts of the brain and their functions. Also provides useful web links for further study.

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    Charles Darwin

    Did you know that Charles Darwin was the grandson of the prestigious china maker Josiah Wedgwood, or that he planned to become a doctor but instead chose to study theology? In this lesson plan, students learn about this famed naturalist, his voyages around the globe, and his theory that shook ...

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    Inventions

    Who invented the teabag? When was the paperclip invented? Which invention might you find in a kitchen and a church? This series of activities gets students in teams to find out the answers to these questions while learning all sorts of fascinating facts! A follow-up activity focuses on past tenses ...

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    The History of Money

    Did you know that historians believe the Chinese were the first to use paper money, or that cocoa beans served as currency in ancient Mexico? In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to learn about money, from its earliest forms to the bank cards we use today, including the ...

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    Natural Materials

    In this lesson plan, students learn about the properties of silk, cotton, wool and leather, how these materials are produced and how they are used. A matching exercise helps students to learn new vocabulary such as ‘cocoon’, ‘crop’, ‘synthetic’ and ‘unravel’. Includes teacher’s notes with a list of useful websites ...

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    The History of Basketball

    When a Canadian teacher was trying to think of a way to keep his students fit during the winter months little did he know that he was about to invent the most popular indoor sport in the world: basketball, now played in over 150 countries. In this worksheet students learn ...

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    Great Composers

    This lesson plan will help to encourage an appreciation for classical music by introducing students to three great composers: Mozart, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Working together in pairs or in small groups, students learn about the composers’ lives and legacy through information gap, reading and matching exercises and also have an ...

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    Pathology of vision: Everyday problems

    In this lesson plan, students first consider the process of refocusing the eye and why motion sickness happens. In pairs, students examine diagrams of myopia and hyperopia and describe what causes it. Key terms are provided in a Useful language box. A gap-fill text focuses on conjunctivitis and introduces terms ...

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    Amazing world of food: Lesson 4: Our sense of taste

    In the fourth lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of food, children learn to understand the role of taste buds, identify four basic tastes and relate them to different parts of our tongue, and carry out a tasting experiment. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets are included.

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    Air travel

    This mini-play features a couple who are waiting for their flight at Birmingham airport. 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: Celebrity wedding planner

    Jodi Hope catches Royal Wedding fever with a love-themed winning lesson that practises modal verbs.

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 7

    The audio and activities for the seventh chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Mary gets to know her cousin …

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    Communication

    A worksheet and lesson plan to teach about the different modes of communication, from the printing press to the computer.

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    A healthy diet

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a healthy diet and the origin of different foods while practicing the present tense, expressions of frequency, food vocabulary, time and days of the week.