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  • Elvis Presley

    Published in August 2000

    On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died of a huge heart attack. He was famous all over the world as being the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but how much do you really know about the man? This week’s worksheet consists of a quiz and a text about his life.

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  • James Dean

    Published in October 2000

    On September 30th it is exactly fifty years ago that James Dean died. He crashed his Porsche on the way to a car race in California, and ended a career which was just taking off. He only ever made three films, two of which were released after his death. In portraying the angst-ridden teenager who is at odds with the world around him, he became, and remains, a tragic icon.

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  • Halloween

    Published in October 2004

    We are heading there fast: pumpkins are being hollowed out and witches costumes are being prepared. But where did it all start? This week’s worksheet answers the question in an A/B information gap on the history of Hallowe’en. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

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  • Thanksgiving

    Published in November 2000

    This Thursday (27th), Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The opportunity to have a huge meal with all the family, but when did it all start? This week’s worksheet is ideal for elementary level learners. First they match some pictures to a paragraph of text. Then they answer some questions in a crossword to find the name of a popular Thanksgiving Day dish.

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  • A Famous Storyteller

    Published in July 2001

    On August 2nd, 1895, Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This week’s worksheet tells the story of the life of Dodgson in a split reading but doesn’t mention his writing name or the name of his books. Worksheet 2’s task is to answer the questions which will spell his ‘nom de plume’. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies

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  • Mona Lisa

    Published in August 2001

    On 21st August 1911, Leonardo’s masterpiece Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris. It was recovered two years later in Florence and returned to France. That’s the gist of this week’s offering which comes to you in the form of a ‘Who am I?’ with questions, followed by the answers in a couple of newspaper extracts. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your

    copies.

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  • Samuel Goldwyn

    Published in August 2001

    Samuel Goldwyn was born Shmuel Gelbfisz on August 27th, 1882 (although the dates vary depending on the source). He was a larger-than-life movie mogul whose dictatorial image and colourful use of English has earned him a place in history. This week, we say ‘Happy Birthday, Sam’ with this reading and speaking activity. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

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  • Tupac Shakur

    Published in September 2001

    On September 13th, 1996, Tupac Shakur lost his fight for life after being gunned down in Las Vegas six days earlier. Loved by his fans and hated by his enemies, Tupac’s name always guaranteed controversy. We remember him this week in an ‘extra word’ activity. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

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  • Nostradamus

    Published in September 2001

    Following the apocalyptic events which happened in the United States on September 11th, predictions of the tragedy from the 16th century prophet Nostradamus started appearing in newspapers and on the internet. This week’s worksheet takes a look at the predictions and their author with a follow up discussion. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

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  • Rain and Fire

    Published in October 2001

    On Friday 12th October, 1824, Charles Macintosh started selling his raincoats (macs) and stepped into the history books. Can you imagine our lives without this famous raincoat? Well, there would have been no Columbo (American detective), for a start. Anyway, this week’s worksheet looks at how it all came about and the dark story of deception involved in its creation. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

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