eLessons

  • Slang

    Published in February 2011

    Anecdote Vidoe Competition
    This week’s lesson introduces some examples of slang words from British, American and Australian English.

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

    Published in January 2011

    Anecdote Vidoe Competition
    This week’s lesson is about WikiLeaks, an organization that has hardly been out of the news since late November last year when it released the contents of more than 250,000 confidential telegrams between the US State Department and US embassies around the world.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf
  • Sharks

    Published in January 2011

    The subject of this week’s lesson is sharks, whose fearsome reputation has been created partly by films such as Jaws and maintained by incidents such as the ones off the coast of Egypt in December last year. The truth is, however, that humans are an infinitely greater threat to sharks than they are to us.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.1mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
  • Santa Claus

    Published in December 2010

    This week’s lesson is about an iconic figure with a red costume, a white beard, and a sledge pulled by reindeer. For many children, of course, Christmas would not be the same without him.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.1mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf
  • The X Factor

    Published in December 2010

    This week’s lesson is about the musical talent show that first appeared on British television in 2004 and has since become an enormously successful worldwide franchise: The X Factor.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.01mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.14mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.09mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf
  • A royal engagement

    Published in December 2010

    This week’s lesson is about a big news story in the British and international media: the recent announcement that Prince William, second in line to the British throne, and his girlfriend Kate Middleton would be getting married on 29th April 2011 in Westminster Abbey.

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

    Published in November 2010

    This week’s lesson is based on the United Nations Development Programme’s recently published Human Development Report, which says that its ‘Human Development Index’ (based on income, life expectancy and education) has increased in almost every country in the world in the last twenty years, but also that the threat of climate change jeopardises this progress.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.11mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.12mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.12mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.13mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.13mb pdf
  • The rescue of the 33

    Published in November 2010

    This week’s lesson is about the recent successful rescue of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground in a mine in Chile for almost ten weeks. It was, of course, a story that created huge international interest.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.01mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.08mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.09mb pdf
  • World Hunger

    Published in October 2010

    The subject of this week’s lesson is malnutrition, which afflicts more than one in seven people on the planet. ‘World Food Day’ on 16th October marks the anniversary of the foundation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which is dedicated to fighting world hunger.

    • 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 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.16mb pdf
  • Accents

    Published in October 2010

    This week’s lesson is based on a conversation between a British person and a Brazilian on the subject of different accents in spoken English.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.01mb pdf
    • American Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.08mb pdf

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