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    Business Spotlight: A sixth sense

    This advanced-level lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about how to improve professional relationships with co-workers. 

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    Absolute Beginners Series

    Frances Marnie introduces a series of ESOL lesson plans aimed at beginner-level students with little or no previous experience of English. 

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    Absolute Beginners: Unit 1

    In this comprehensive first lesson by Frances Marnie, students cover language including: Hellowhat’s your name?

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    Business Spotlight: Coca-Cola's biggest mistake

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about Coca-Cola and a far-reaching marketing decision the company made in the 1980s. 

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    Business Spotlight: Henry Ford's $5 pay offer

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about the visions and decisions of Henry Ford and how they impacted on the Ford Motor Company.

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    Lesson Share: Telling an anecdote

    Gabrielle Jones wins the Lesson Share competition with an imaginative speaking activity to help students practise telling anecdotes.

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    Second Best: Part 2

    In Part 2, the final part of this story, the sisters walk through the countryside and come across Tom Smedley, an admirer of Frances. In this lesson, the students will: recap Part 1 of the story; listen for gist and detail; listen to the effect of short sentences on mood; ...

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    Topics: Easter

    Introduce your students to the topic of Easter in this lesson, which is designed to give students practice in reading, listening and speaking.

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 5

    In Part 5, the concluding part of this science fiction story, Paul and Lloyd finally confront each other. In this lesson, the students will: look back over the story so far; practise listening for gist; listen for detail; discuss the tragic end of the story; study the effect of long ...

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    Business Spotlight: Calm and productive

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about work-related stress, what consequences it has and how it can be relieved. 

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    Second Best: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by D H Lawrence, is set in the British countryside in the early 1900s. It is about a young woman who is looking for love after a disappointing affair. It is told in two parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Daniel ...

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    Business Spotlight: Powers in the East

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, two businessmen, one from Japan, the other from China, talk about the economic challenges Japan and China are facing and dealing with. 

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    Lesson Share: Integrated skills: B-movies and film stars

    Dimitra Eleftheriou-Ernst’s lesson allows students to develop their fluency as well as spark their imaginations by role-playing movie stars at a party.

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 3

    In Part 3 of this science fiction story, the men explain the science behind their diverging approaches and reveal that they are already some way to achieving the impossible. In this lesson, the students will: recap the story so far; do a science quiz about the properties of light; listen ...

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    Lesson Share: Grammar: Active listening

    Gabrielle Jones wins the competition with lesson that practises using question tags and asking follow-up questions.  

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 2

    In Part 2 of this science fiction story, we learn about the two men’s different theories of invisibility as they continue to be locked in a fierce battle for success. In this lesson, the students will: talk about invisible characters in fiction; listen for gist; discuss the anachronistic racist labelling ...

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    Topics: Christmas

    Students are introduced to the topic of Christmas in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary. 

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    Business Spotlight: Dressing for success

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about the importance of appropriate dress for certain business occasions. 

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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 1

    This advanced-level story, by Jack London, was first published in 1903. In it, two competitive scientists take different routes to achieving invisibility, with tragic results. The story is told in five parts. Each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Daniel Barber, which includes teacher’s notes, student ...

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    Topics: Museums

    Students are introduced to the topic of museums in this instalment of Adrian Tennant’s Topics series. The lesson is available at two language levels (Pre-intermediate and Intermediate +) and gives students practice in reading, listening and speaking skills, as well as exercises focusing on grammar and vocabulary.