All Writing articles – Page 7

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    The Prince and the Pauper: Chapter 15

    The audio and activities for this elementary-level Macmillan Reader are now available to all Staff Room members. In Chapter 15, a new king is crowned but which of the boys wears the crown? Edward, son of Henry, the rightful heir to the throne or the poor beggar boy, ’King Tom’, ...

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    The Prince and the Pauper: Chapter 14

    The audio and activities for this elementary-level Macmillan Reader are now available to all Staff Room members. In Chapter 14, Tom rides through the streets of London on his way to Westminster Abbey and the coronation. He is enjoying his life as future king until a chance encounter with someone ...

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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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    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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    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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    The Prince and the Pauper: Chapter 3

    The audio and activities for this elementary-level Macmillan Reader are now available to all Staff Room members. In Chapter 3, Prince Edward finds himself out on the street, where everyone thinks he is a beggar boy. How will he get back into the palace?

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Art

    In this lesson, students take an art survey, talk about art galleries and paintings, learn about Leonardo Da Vinci, explore the mysteries of the Mona Lisa and write a story.

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    Beyond: Knowledge: Classrooms

    In this lesson, students practise describing and comparing classrooms, design their dream classroom, evaluate and discuss school subjects and revise useful classroom language.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Literary lives

    In this lesson, students read biographies, interview their partner and create questions to get information from their teacher.

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    Business Basics: Ordering a service or product

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise language related to describing products and services in a sales context. Exercises include: completing information from an IT website, asking and answering questions, and writing a service profile.

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    Writing matters: Short texts

    In this article Adrian Tennant focuses on short texts such as messages, notes, instructions and notices. Although these kinds of text are read and written on a regular basis, they are often neglected despite being extremely common in everyday life.

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    Mobile English: Secret instructions

    Students use mobile phones or voice recorders to deliver instructions that include phrasal verbs/verb + particles.

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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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    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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    The Shadow and the Flash: Part 4

    In Part 4 of this science fiction story, we are told how the two scientists finally succeed in creating invisibility. In this lesson, the students will: recall the story so far; discuss the possible effects of invisibility; listen for gist; improve their awareness of the relationship between punctuation and pronunciation; ...

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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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    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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    Tech Tools for Teachers: Blogging

    Nik Peachey looks at blogging and explores how we can use it as a tool to support language learning both inside and outside the classroom.

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    Conclusions and findings: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of language used in making conclusions and findings from the area of geography, categorized by nouns, verbs, word groups and prepositions.