All Up to 90 mins articles – Page 25

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    Business Spotlight: Creature comforts

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, is about pet-care and the estimated global revenue of the industry as well as its many sides - innovative, necessary and emotional. 

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    Measuring: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of measuring in science, covering structures including adjectives and adverbs, nouns and word formation.

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 4

    Part 4 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle desperate to tell someone he trusts about his encounter with the monster. In this lesson, the students will: retell the story so far and predict what will happen next; listen to the fourth part of the story and answer comprehension questions; ...

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    Topics: Travel

    Students are introduced to the topic of travel 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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    Measuring: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of measuring in geography, covering structures including adjectives and adverbs, nouns and word formation.

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    Business Spotlight: A new revolution

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, a Saudi Arabian woman talks about the restrictions that women in her country encounter in their everyday lives. 

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    Classification: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of classification in geography, covering structures such as verb phrases, noun phrases and linking phrases.

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    Classification: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of classification from the area of science, covering structures such as verb phrases, noun phrases and linking phrases.

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    Topics: Crime

    Students are introduced to the topic of crime in this lesson, which gives practice in reading, listening and speaking skills.

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 3

    Part 3 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle trapped in the dark in an underground cave. In this lesson, the students will: complete a brief comprehension task on the previous chapter; read contrasting summaries of the chapter and determine which one is the most likely outcome; listen in detail ...

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    Comparisons: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of science, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

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    Life on Mars

    Students summarise a long essay on the topic: Is it possible that life evolved on Mars? They are then challenged to debate the topic in three different groups. A useful language box provides ideas to keep the debate going. A writing exercise then has students writing their own essay on ...

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    The planets

    These resources take a more in-depth look at the planets and contain a lesson plan, teacher’s notes and a PowerPoint presentation.

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    Introducing the planets

    These comprehensive resources introduce students to the wonders of the planets and include a fun information gap-fill game, a class activity about the planets and building a scale model of the solar system.

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    Physics: An introduction

    ‘People have always wondered why things behave the way they do’ … this lesson plan looks at how our stories about how the world works have changed with the development of physics. ‘Physics - the new science fiction’ is the second reading text in the form of a report on ...

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    Chemistry: An introduction

    Students are introduced to this central science via a reading text and learn about three developments that give us the definition of chemistry: fire, the nature of matter itself, and Mendeleev’s all important table. A second reading text looks at the type of careers available to a chemistry student. Listening ...

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    Serious diseases

    An engaging worksheet in which students match the names of serious diseases with their phonetic transcriptions and practise pronouncing them. In teams they play a listening game to guess the disease, followed by a fun ’question loop’ speaking activity. Teacher’s notes provide scripts, answer keys and question loop cards.

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    Diet and disease

    A lesson plan containing two worksheets for students working in pairs that include readings and error correction exercises on diabetes, rickets and influenza. An information-gap activity gets students to share information about the dangers of obesity and hypertension and what happens if we do not get enough Vitamin B1 and ...

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    Introducing ecosystems

    A comprehensive set of resources about ecosystems, introducing habitats and environments, as well as examining the food chains and food webs within an ecosystem. Each reading text is followed by a variety of vocabulary and speaking activities that build students’ knowledge of the subject and confidence with ecosystems terminology. Extra ...

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    A Field Trip to Examine an Ecosystem

    This lesson plan focuses on a class project to examine a local ecosystem e.g. a park. It includes detailed teacher’s notes, an observation grid for students to complete when in the park and a useful language sheet to help them write a report based on their findings.