All Up to 90 mins articles – Page 27

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    Business Spotlight: What I've learned: Tony Hawk

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, the American skateboarder Tony Hawk gives advice on how to turn your passion into your profession.

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    Money and banks

    Students examine different types of currency, examining the advantages and disadvantages of bartering for goods, ‘commodity money’ such as gold or salt and ‘fiat money’, such as coins and notes. They read about what services banks offer, why we use them and how they make money. Listening exercises focus on ...

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    Labour

    Focuses on the relationship between employers and workers, how laws of supply and demand operate in the labour market and companies’ need for ‘output’.

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    Economic systems

    The class is introduced to the notion of a ’traditional’ or ’subsistence’ economy, looking at its benefits and drawbacks. Students learn about the market economy, comparing free market economies to an actual street market. Listening exercises focus on pygmy societies, in particular the Mbuti tribe of central Africa, and Adam ...

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    Branding

    Students are introduced to the topic of branding in this instalment of David Baker’s Marketing series. Students read a text about different types of branding and listen to a conversation between a marketing manager and an intern about branding.

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    Lesson Share: Grammar: Narrative tenses

    Rachael Nobbs encourages students to invent their own tales with her winning Lesson Share entry that practises the past tenses and features a mysterious urban myth …

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    Business Spotlight: New beginnings

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, covers the topic of immigration in Canada – which is considered a model for successful immigration policy.

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    Business Spotlight: Daring to fail

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, features an interview with a businesswoman, Anna Koark, who talks about her experience of insolvency. 

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    Amazing world of animals: Introduction and project map

    An introduction to Carol Read’s Amazing world of animals project, including a comprehensive project map with details of lesson aims and skills, language and vocabulary covered in each lesson.

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    Business Spotlight: Great expectations

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, is about intercultural communication and how different countries and cultures conduct business deals. 

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    Marketing strategy

    Students are introduced to the topic of marketing strategy in this instalment of David Baker's Marketing series. Students read a text about European low-cost airlines and listen to a conversation between a marketing manager and an intern about marketing strategy.

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    Business Spotlight: All together now

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, looks at the reality of multi-generational workplaces and the methods that can be adopted to keep everyone happy. 

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    TOEIC Reading & Listening: Part 7 – Reading comprehension

    This lesson helps students improve their reading speeds, to assist them with Part 7 of the reading section in the TOEIC Reading and Listening test.

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    ESP Marketing: Market Research

    Students are introduced to the topic of market research in this instalment of David Baker's Marketing series. 

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    Business Spotlight: Should networking sites be banned from work?

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, two experts offer differing opinions on whether social networking should be used at work. 

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    Experiments: Magnetic pennies

    A fun Science Museum experiment that gets students thinking about magnets and how they work. The step by step teaching notes and worksheets help teachers and pupils get the most from the experiment and develop language learning skills. The lesson culminates in an open-ended investigation. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s ...

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    Experiments: Gas from garbage

    This experiment is designed to demonstrate that biomass, especially when stored in warm, damp conditions, produces gas. Step by step teaching notes and worksheets help teachers and pupils get the most from the experiment and develop language learning skills. Pupils are guided through predicting the results and writing up the ...

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    Experiments: Energy Pairs

    This simple experiment reinforces vocabulary and concepts associated with energy. Students match sentences halves to make statements on energy or ‘energy pairs’. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise and consolidate concepts connected to energy, including renewable and non-renewable sources and how we use energy in our everyday lives. Students ...

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    Experiments: Follow the energy path

    A simple but revealing experiment in which pupils measure and record the temperature of hot water as it cools down in two different containers: one metallic, one ceramic. Matching and word-order activities help students to revise relevant vocabulary. Students then write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and ...

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    Experiments: Ear gongs

    In this experiment, pupils see how sounds travel much more effectively through materials such as metal and string than through air. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise relevant vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then complete a report using present and past tenses. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s ...