All Up to 90 mins articles – Page 28

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    Experiments: Conductors and insulators

    Which materials are good conductors and which are good insulators? This experiment uses polystyrene foam, metal, wood, glass and plastic to explore the properties of conductors and insulators. Step by step teaching notes and student worksheets help teachers and students get the most from the experiment and develop language learning ...

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    Experiments: 3D shadows

    In this experiment, pupils learn how to produce the illusion of a 3D shadow using two different coloured light sources and colour-filtered glasses. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and prepositional phrases. Students then discuss the outcome of the experiment with a partner and write a report ...

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    Business Spotlight: Emotional roller coaster

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, looks at the personal conflicts two managers faced as they took the most difficult management decisions of their careers. 

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    Experiments: Shape-shifting slime

    In this experiment, students transform a boring polystyrene cup into something more interesting. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then discuss the outcome of the experiment with a partner and write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical ...

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    Selections level 5: The science fair gadget

    A story by Ian Thomson about a science fair gadget that gets out of control in the classroom, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

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    Business Spotlight: Specialist or generalist?

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, an American career coach discusses why we should consider becoming specialists (rather than generalists). 

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    Who can you trust?

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, an American career coach talks about practices and methods used to tell when someone is lying. 

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    Selections level 3: It's a disaster, I tell you!

    A poem by Leo Kingsmill about a boy who is having an extremely bad day, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

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    Experiments: Nails trick

    In this experiment, students attempt to defy gravity by balancing 14 nails on the head of one nail. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then write a report of the experiment using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes ...

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    Business Spotlight: My home is my castle

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, talks about the Indian government’s use of satellite images of slums and to what ends this information may be used. 

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    Spot on news lessons for teens: No girls, no boys!

    This Spot on news lesson looks at the issue of single-sex education - do boys and girls learn better when they are in different schools?

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    Business Spotlight: Is it ever OK to lie in a job interview?

    In this lesson, based on two articles from Business Spotlight magazine, a former recruitment director and a director of an employment website discuss whether candidates should lie in job interviews.

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    Experiments: 360-degree periscope

    In this experiment, students build a periscope and explore the effects of mirrors on the passage of light. The accompanying activities practise preposition phrases and writing a scientific report. Students predict the results of the experiment using future tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Spot on news lessons for teens: The world at your fingertips

    In this lesson, we meet young people who tell us about their jobs and how they couldn’t do them without speaking English.

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    Business Spotlight: End and beginning

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, deals with the problematic but essential Business English topic of losing a job. 

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    Selections level 4: The genie in the jelly jar

    A story by Helen Douglas about a wish-granting genie, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

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    Using art in the classroom

    A series of articles by Jamie Keddie containing lesson plans, teaching tips, and suggestions for using art in the classroom. 

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    Selections level 5: The life of a fish

    A poem by Paula Aitcheson about the life of a fish, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

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    Spot on news lessons for teens: Earth in danger

    This Spot on news lesson is about climate change and the ways in which we can help to save the planet.

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    Business Spotlight: Career focus: Recruiter for love

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, Sophia McDonald talks about her company and how her people skills helped her become a successful matchmaker.