Archive: Online Lesson Articles

Lost

Read the text and write questions to fit the following answers: Ten minutes every day. For Esure home insurance. One in ten people claim they lose their car in car parks or town centres. House keys. The majority admitting it usually turns up...

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Predicting the Future

Read the text carefully. The extracts come from two different sources: one is a science fiction book, the other is from the notes on a CD of Bangladeshi music. Then decide which points come from which source: the book or the music notes. Fact or...

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Dilemmas

Choose one of the dilemmas and listen to the audio carefully. Listen to it twice. Then answer the questions under the audio. Dilemma I   Should Joe refuse to give his father the money? Does the father have the right to tell Joe to give him the...

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Diet

Read the article carefully. You don’t need to look at the comments at the bottom of the article, yet. Then, based on the article and your own opinion, write a one-sentence definition of junk food. Finally, prepare a brief presentation to support...

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People

Make a note of the different types of lies and the reasons given for doing them. Why Lying Has Become a National Pastime When I first arrived in Moscow, I soon learned that if I asked if something could be done and I received the answer, ‘OK, no...

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People

Make a note of ten words or phrases which would be useful in any presentation that discusses statistics. Predictions for Population Growth Rapid population growth and relatively high fertility levels in the world’s 48 least developed...

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Society

Read the text carefully. Then do this: Identify any new words. Make a note of five quotes you feel best represent the article. Prepare a mini-presentation on the subject of the article. Include the new words you identified, the five quotes from the...

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Society

‘Endless choice was supposed to herald progress, but it’s only made us more miserable.’ – explain and illustrate this quote. Hell Is 57 Varieties Endless choice was supposed to herald progress, but it’s only made us more miserable. Sometimes...

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The Phone

Choose three different greetings that you like and put them onto the whiteboard. Then, using your chosen three greetings as your inspiration, create your own voicemail greeting. Voicemail Greetings A is for academics; B is for beer. One of those...

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Extremely Sporty

Read the text carefully. Then prepare an oral opinion on the contents. I Can’t Believe We Made It! According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s or even in the early 80’s, probably...

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