eLessons

  • Jeans

    Published in June 2011

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

    This week’s lesson is about the enormously popular denim trousers, worn almost everywhere in the world, whose name in English originates from the fact that they used to form part of the uniform of Genoese sailors.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb 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
  • Lionel Messi

    Published in June 2011

    Level – Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)
    This week’s lesson is about Lionel Messi, the 23-year-old Argentinian footballer who is the biggest star in the Barcelona team and is widely seen as having the potential to be the greatest player of all time.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.01mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • Lady Gaga

    Published in June 2011

    This week’s lesson is about the 25-year-old female singer-songwriter from New York whose music and outlandish outfits have made her one of the most talked-about celebrities in the world: Lady Gaga.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.01mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • A royal wedding

    Published in May 2011

    The subject of this week’s lesson is the royal wedding which took place in London on 29th April and attracted possibly the largest worldwide TV audience for any event in history. The couple getting married were, of course, Prince William (grandson of Queen Elizabeth II) and Kate Middleton.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
  • Phobias

    Published in May 2011

    This week’s lesson is on the subject of phobias. There are a huge number of recognised phobias, ranging from the well known, such as claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), to the very rare, such as leukophobia (fear of the colour white).

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb 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
  • Rio

    Published in April 2011

    Anecdote Facebook Competition
    This week’s lesson is on the animated film Rio, which follows the adventures of a macaw called Blu in Brazil. It has recently been released in many different countries.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • The Nuclear Debate

    Published in April 2011

    Anecdote Facebook Competition
    Following the radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, caused by the terrible earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on 11th March, this lesson discusses some of the pros and cons of nuclear power.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
  • International Women’s Day

    Published in March 2011

    Anecdote Facebook Competition
    This week’s lesson touches on some of the issues surrounding International Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year on 8th March in many countries around the world.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.11mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
  • The Oscars

    Published in March 2011

    This week’s lesson is about the film industry awards presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – otherwise known as the Oscars. The 83rd Oscars ceremony took place in Los Angeles on 27th February.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.14mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
  • Lucky escapes

    Published in February 2011

    This week’s lesson is about lucky escapes from life-threatening situations that people found themselves in while taking part in outdoor activities. Two of the incidents are true and happened recently, and one of them is fictitious.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf

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