eLessons

  • Two Countries

    Published in September 2012

    This week’s lesson features two countries whose names in English both begin with the letter B and have six letters. The first is Bhutan, and the second is a mystery to be revealed in Exercise 3.

    Level: Pre-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level A2–B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Exploring Mars

    Published in August 2012

    This week’s lesson is about the latest US space mission to Mars and the experiments currently being carried out on the surface of the planet by the NASA rover, Curiosity.

    Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.16mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Olympics

    Published in August 2012

    This week’s lesson is about the ancient and modern Olympic Games. Since 1896 these have taken place every four years (except during the First and Second World Wars), and this year the summer Olympics were held in London between 27th July and 12th August.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.15mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Extraordinary Ice

    Published in July 2012

    This week’s lesson is about the huge iceberg – measuring 120 square kilometres – that broke off from a glacier in Greenland earlier this month, fuelling the debate about whether global warming is shrinking the Earth’s polar ice caps.

    Level

    Upper intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B2 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Wimbledon

    Published in July 2012

    This week’s lesson focuses on one of the four most important tennis tournaments in the world, which takes place every June/July. The other three are the US Open in August/September, the Australian Open in January and the French Open in May/June.

    Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.15mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Names

    Published in July 2012

    This week’s lesson is on the subject of people’s names. It reveals which is the most common name in the world, lists the most popular names for baby boys and girls in the United States and the United Kingdom, notes how the names of famous people can become popular, and gives a very rare example of a group of people who don’t have individual names at all.

    Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.15mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Planets

    Published in June 2012

    This week’s lesson is about the planets in our solar system. The official count is currently at eight planets, after Pluto was demoted to a ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006.

    Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • A Royal Celebration

    Published in June 2012

    This subject of this lesson is the Diamond Jubilee of Britain’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, the main celebrations for which are taking place in early June.

    Level

    Pre-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level A2–B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.14mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Haunted House

    Published in May 2012

    This week’s lesson is about Borley Rectory, a supposedly haunted residence which burnt down in 1939. Ghost hunter Harry Price wrote two books about Borley Rectory, The Most Haunted House in England (1940) and The End of Borley Rectory (1946).

    Level

    Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Language Barriers

    Published in May 2012

    This week’s lesson is about the teaching of foreign languages in schools in the United States and the United Kingdom.

    Level – Upper intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B2 and above)

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf

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