eLessons

  • Seven billion and counting

    Published in November 2011

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

    With the number of humans on the planet recently having reached seven billion, the subject of this week’s lesson is global population growth.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb 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
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    Published in November 2011

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

    Over four hundred years ago, a group of thirteen men devised a plan to blow up the British parliament, killing the king and all the politicians. They may have succeeded in their plot had it not been for one man who just couldn’t keep a secret. This event is still remembered in Britain by the annual burning of bonfires on 5th November. The burning of bonfires is also connected to the Celtic origins of Halloween, celebrated on 31st October; your students may like to discuss the origins of the two festivals.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Bullfighting

    Published in October 2011

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

    This week’s lesson is on the subject of bullfighting, which was recently banned in the Spanish region of Catalonia but continues in other parts of Spain and also in Portugal, parts of France, and some countries in Latin America.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • A different world

    Published in October 2011

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

    This week’s lesson mentions a few of the significant events that took place one hundred years ago, in the year 1911, and looks at some of the huge differences between the world then and now.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Countries Challenge!

    Published in September 2011

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

    This week’s lesson contains new exercises based on information about various different countries.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • The apps explosion

    Published in August 2011

    This week’s lesson is on cell phone “apps” (short for applications), which have of course become the object of great enthusiasm among the ever-growing ranks of smartphone owners.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb 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
  • England Riots

    Published in August 2011

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

    This week’s lesson is about the very serious rioting that took place in London and some other English cities earlier this month.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Evolving English

    Published in August 2011

    Level
    Advanced (equivalent to CEF level C1)

    This week’s lesson is about the continuous evolution of the English language, focusing particularly on the creation of new words and expressions and on the way the pronunciation of some words can change over time.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Record Breaking Bridge

    Published in July 2011

    This week’s lesson is about some of China’s spectacular achievements in the field of engineering, in particular the recent opening of a 42-kilometre bridge that has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest bridge over water.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Amazing Discoveries

    Published in July 2011

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

    This week’s lesson is based on a recent news story concerning the remarkable number of new animal species being discovered on the island of New Guinea. Between 1998 and 2008, scientists there identified more than a thousand previously unknown animals, including some large and colourful ones.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb 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

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