eLessons

  • Food Inventions

    Published in April 2003

    Ever wondered who first thought up chewing gum or candy floss? You have? Well, this week’s worksheet is definitely up your street. On August 6th 1762 John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich. He is just one of the people featured in this week’s food inventions worksheet. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

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    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.2mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • Graffiti

    Published in August 2003

    Fifteen years ago, on August 12th, 1988, celebrity graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat died from a heroin overdose. Despite the emergence recently of hip-hop graffiti artists leaving their tags (signatures) all over New York, graffiti itself has been around for a long time.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.23mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.22mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • Mastermind

    Published in September 2003

    On September 11th, 1972, a programme started up on BBC TV called Mastermind. It captured the imagination of the viewing public and has since become an institution. We pay homage to Mastermind this week with a worksheet full of facts for your students to create their own questions for a class general knowledge quiz.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.19mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
  • Tina Turner

    Published in November 2002

    Tina Turner was born on November 26th, 1939. Despite having a difficult childhood, she managed to find musical success with the man she loved. Sadly for her, the man she loved abused her both mentally and physically. She eventually left him but had to start again from scratch at the age of forty. Did she make it? You know very well! There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.17mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.19mb pdf
  • The Ice Man

    Published in June 2003

    It’s Bjorn Borg’s birthday on June 6th. Although he hasn’t done anything significant in tennis for a very long time, he remains one of the most famous players of all time. This week we pay tribute to Ice Borg with a brief biography with gaps for your students to fill. There is one page to print. Click here to get your copy.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.18mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • A man of words

    Published in October 2003

    More than 2,000 years ago Emperor Shi Huang decided to join together lots of smaller walls in the northern part of China to make what would become the Great Wall of China. Over the following 1,500 years modifications were made to the wall and then around 500 years ago, in the Ming Dynasty, the wall was substantially reinforced. What remains of the wall today is just a shadow of its former glory, but it is still a breathtaking testament to the engineering prowess of the ancient Chinese.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.19mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.16mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • Lucy Liu

    Published in December 2003

    She is a star on the rise. This year alone Lucy Liu has earned nearly $10 million for her roles in Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill. But there is more to the actress than the glamorous, action-woman characters she plays. Read on and find out.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.17mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.25mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
  • Animal trivia

    Published in January 2004

    January 17th is the feast day of St Anthony of Egypt, patron saint of animals. What better reason to pay tribute to our little furry (or feathered or scaly etc.) friends who do their best to share this earth with us? Enjoy the quiz.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.23mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.22mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
  • A Fragile Beauty – Audrey Hepburn

    Published in January 2004

    Brown-eyed elfin beauty Audrey Hepburn died on January 20th 1993, at her home in Switzerland. Three months earlier, the actress had been diagnosed with cancer of the colon. She was famous not only for her screen roles in classics like Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but also for her tireless work on behalf of the children’s charity UNICEF.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.18mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.32mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
  • Mozart and Schubert

    Published in January 2004

    On January 27th it’s Mozart’s birthday and on January 31st, it’s Schubert’s birthday. But having their birthdays in the same month is not the only similarity between these two classical giants. This week’s worksheet starts with a quiz and ends with a text on each of them.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.24mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.34mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf

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