eLessons

  • Life on Mars

    Published in September 2007

    This week’s lesson takes a look at the planet Mars, often imagined by science-fiction writers as the home of an alien civilization. The first spacecraft to carry out experiments on the surface of Mars was NASA’s Viking 1, which landed on the planet on 20th July 1976.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
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    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Cartoons

    Published in July 2007

    Ahead of the anniversary of the release in the United States of a film containing the first appearance of Bugs Bunny on 27th July 1940, this lesson focuses on the subject of cartoons

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
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    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Languages

    Published in September 2007

    This week’s lesson focuses on the subject of languages. The ‘European Day of Languages’, aimed at encouraging language learning in the countries of the European Union, takes place every year on 26th September.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Video games

    Published in September 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is video games, the earliest forms of which were developed in the late 1960s. One of the landmarks in the history of home video games was the arrival of the immensely popular ‘Nintendo 64’ system, launched on the North American market on 29th September 1996.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • The Rolling Stones

    Published in October 2007

    The subject this week’s lesson is the Rolling Stones, regarded by many people as the greatest band in the history of popular music. Bill Wyman, who played bass guitar in the band for more than 30 years before leaving in 1993, was born on 24 October 1936.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Halloween

    Published in October 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is an annual event whose roots lie in the religious calendar of Celtic peoples in pre-Christian Europe, and which is closely associated with pumpkins, trick or treating, and images of ghosts and witches – the Halloween festivities of 31st October

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Roald Dahl

    Published in November 2007

    This week’s lesson is about the writer Roald Dahl (1916-90), and focuses particularly on his classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 23rd November will be the 17th anniversary of Dahl’s death.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
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    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Newspapers

    Published in November 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is newspapers. One of the first mass-produced newspapers was The Times in Britain, which dramatically increased its circulation after starting to use a steam-powered press on 29th November 1814

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Extreme-sports

    Published in November 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is extreme sports. One of the greatest ever feats in surfing was achieved by the American ‘big wave’ pioneer Greg Noll, who rode what is considered to be the largest wave ever paddled into, in Hawaii on 4th December 1969

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Computers

    Published in December 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is computers. The nineteenth-century British mathematician and philosopher Charles Babbage is credited with having drawn up the first ever designs for a machine capable of operating as a rudimentary form of computer. He was born on 26th December 1791.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf

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