Actually, his name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens and he was born on November 30th, 1835, so Happy Birthday Sam! As one of the most important figures in American history, Mark Twain was both a brilliant writer and public speaker. His humanity and sense of humour earned him a place in the hearts of fans the world over. This week, we pay homage to him with a ‘Who am I?’ text with some questions. The second worksheet provides the answers to the questions in the form of an autobiography.
On December 5th, 1872, the boat Marie Celeste was discovered abandoned. Everything was in place and the captain’s dinner was on his table, untouched. What happened? Who knows – it’s a mystery. This week, we are offering some more mysteries for your students to discuss. Some of them have solutions and others don’t, but Worksheet 2 contains a commentary on each mystery. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
Welcome back to Inside Out e-lessons for 2002. To kick off the New Year we’re starting with an integral feature of the Inside Out Student’s Book series – an anecdote. Anecdotes are extended speaking activities on a particular topic which provide an opportunity for students to develop their speaking skills. Appropriately, this anecdote is about a particularly memorable New Year’s Eve celebration your students have had. See the Teacher’s Notes section on how to set up and exploit the activity. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.
On January 25th Scots at home and abroad celebrate the birth of their most famous poet Robert (Rabbie) Burns. So, to mark Burns’ Night with our own little celebration, we’ve put together a quiz on Scotland for your students to enjoy. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein at the age of 19, died on February 1st 1851. This week we remember her with an A/B ‘wh-’ questions activity. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
Bob Marley was a pioneer of Reggae music and considered one of the greatest artists of his genre. This week we mark his birthday with an ‘extra word’ activity. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.
Get your candles and your smoochy CDs at the ready – here comes Valentine’s Day. But do we all celebrate it in the same way around the world? No, we don’t. If you’re curious and want to find out more, you’ve come to the right place. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
We were all saddened by the death of George Harrison last November. He would have been 59 on February 25th and so to celebrate his life and his achievements, we’ve put together a multiple-choice quiz followed by a biography. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
On March 17th it’s St Patrick’s Day. But who was he and what made him such a famous saint? This week’s worksheet answers the questions with an A/B ‘wh’ questions gapfill. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
We’re fast approaching the time when those in the northern hemisphere start looking forward to longer days and those in the southern hemisphere see the days beginning to shorten. The Vernal Equinox, according to Druidic mythology, is a time charged with magical energy, and this year it falls on March 20th. This week’s worksheet takes a look at some of the customs associated with the coming of spring whilst revising the use of articles. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.