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    Business Spotlight: When Superman died

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, focuses on the well-known comic figure, Superman, and the creators’ daring decision to kill him off to improve sales.

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    Lesson Share: Macmillan Life Skills: Study Skills – Short answer questions

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students become experts on obscure topics and practice skimming to find answers to questions their classmates have written developing the following life skills: analysing and extracting key information, evaluating content of a reply or argument, and time management.

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    Matura: Writing: Modern Technologies

    In this lesson focusing on writing, students learn to write comments on a blog and how to agree or disagree by giving and responding to opinions.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Television

    In this two-part lesson, students discover if they are TV addicts, and learn about adverbs of frequency, TV vocabulary and types of TV programmes.

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    Business Spotlight: Would independence help Scotland?

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, focuses on whether becoming independent would be beneficial for Scotland. 

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    Beyond: Knowledge: Dictionaries

    In this lesson, students complete an information-gap activity about Samuel Johnson’s famous dictionary, learn how to be better dictionary users, identify parts of speech and compete in a dictionary quiz.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Graffiti

    In this lesson, students read about famous walls and graffiti, create their own graffiti artwork, describe a bedroom wall and learn wall idioms.

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    Business Spotlight: Invisible man

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight , is about Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of design, a man who could be famous, but isn’t. 

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Career / Work – CV Builder

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students discuss the purpose of a CV and using the worksheet create their own CV developing the following life skills: gathering and organizing information, prioritization, motivation, goal setting and values.

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    Beyond: Knowledge: Geography

    In this lesson, students identify flags, create a world flag, play a team board game and complete a geography quiz.

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    Business Spotlight: Have marketers become spies?

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight , questions whether consumers are aware of how much they are being spied on and how their digital data is used. 

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Artists

    In this lesson, students give opinions about art, draw a picture, pretend to be art critics, describe a picture of a room and talk about their own room.

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    Business Spotlight: MOOCs: A rising tide

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight , is about the rising popularity of MOOCs and covers strategies for looking at the pronunciation of acronyms.

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Communicate / Cooperate – A class or company newsletter

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students work together as a whole class to create a one-page newsletter developing the following life skills: cooperation, communication and time management.

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    Lesson Share: A carnival story

    Catherine Zgouras wins the lesson share competition with this fun-filled lesson for young learners.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 8

    The audio and activities for the eighth part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 8, a very strange coincidence has far-reaching consequences for our romantic couples. But will it end happily for them all?

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    Beyond: Knowledge: Learning

    In this lesson, students complete a questionnaire to find out about their learning style, work in groups to write suggestions on how to improve their learning and discover the history of encyclopaedias.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 7

    The audio and activities for the seventh part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 7, disaster is averted as the women forgive their fiancés to be but then an unwelcome visitor threatens to ruin the romantic scene once more …

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    Business Spotlight: When eBay bought Skype

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about eBay’s acquisition of Skype. Teacher’s notes cover strategies for looking at the detail of written language. 

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    The Importance of Being Earnest: Part 6

    The audio and activities for the sixth part of this upper-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. In Part 6, the Worthing house receives another guest from London, this time Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen. Merriman the servant announces her arrival to Cecily. How will the women in ...