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  • Charles Dickens

    Published in February 2003

    Charles Dickens was born on February 7th, 1812. He became one of the most prolific writers of the Victorian age and his works remain popular. This week’s worksheet provides a biography in a text that contains an extra word on each line. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

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  • Castaway

    Published in February 2003

    On February 14th, 1709, rescued castaway Alexander Selkirk finally set sail from a small island off the coast of Chile, after having spent four years alone there. Ten years later, Daniel Defoe wrote about Alexander Selkirk’s experiences and gave him the fictional name of Robinson Crusoe. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.19mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • The Mary Celeste

    Published in December 2002

    On December 5th, 1872, a ship named the Mary Celeste was found drifting abandoned between the Azores and Portugal. There were no people on the ship. Is this one of those unsolved mysteries? Read on and find out the true story in an ‘extra word’ activity. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

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    • Student's Worksheets 0.2mb pdf
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  • Two Literary Giants

    Published in December 2002

    On December 13th, 1847, Emily Brontë published her most famous work, Wuthering Heights. On December 16th, 1775, Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice, was born. Although the lives of these two remarkable writers never crossed (Emily was born a year after Jane died), their respective works have come to represent a powerful voice in 19th century English literature. Find out about both of them in this week’s worksheet. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.18mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • Spring Fever

    Published in April 2003

    Between April 29th and May 5th the hard-working Japanese aren’t working hard at all. In fact, most of them can be found enjoying one of the country’s longest national holidays, Golden Week. Learn all about it in this week’s A/B ‘wh- questions’ worksheet. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

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    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • Casanova

    Published in March 2003

    On April 2nd, 1725, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, the world’s most famous lover (according to his own account of his life), came into this world. We mark the occasion with a ‘Who am I?’ text, with the answer hidden in a crossword. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.19mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
  • Mother's Day

    Published in March 2003

    On March 30th we celebrate Mother’s Day in Britain. For many other countries, the celebration is in May. Why the difference? Read on to reveal all in a text that contains an extra word on each line. This year it seems particularly relevant, as world events unfold around us, that we think about all the mothers who will need every bit of strength and support they can get. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.18mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
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  • Two Great Artists

    Published in June 2003

    This week marks the birthday of two famous artists who happen to have been born about 250 years apart. Diego Velázquez, the Spanish court painter (whose birthday we’re celebrating on the 6th June, although he was actually baptized on that date in 1599, not born) and Paul Gauguin, the post-impressionist (who was born on the 7th June, 1848). There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

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    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
  • St Swithin's Day

    Published in July 2003

    If it’s July 15th, it must be St. Swithin’s Day! Who? Sadly, the first-century saint is better known for the weather-rhyme which comes around once a year than for his Christian good deeds. This week’s worksheet takes a look at the man and why we remember him on July 15th. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.17mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.15mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
  • The Eiffel Tower

    Published in June 2002

    On June 17th, 1989, Paris celebrated the 100th birthday of the Eiffel Tower. As our tribute to this famous landmark, this week’s worksheet is dedicated to the Tour Eiffel. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf

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