EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

EDEXCEL GCSE English language - paper 1 question 4

This session explores structural features for paper 1 , question 4 of the EDEXCEL GCSE English exam by looking at an extract of Margret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. This lesson is quick paced, engaging and exciting which explores human rights and human rights violations. This lesson helps to expose students to events that have and are taking place around the globe and to encourage awareness and tolerance, therefore embedding equality and diversity but also British Values. This is a great lesson to invite youth workers to attend and help support activities and group discussions as they can bring another dimension to this topic, therefore encouraging cross school or college participation in English and encouraging a holistic approach to education. Students work in groups and pairs to break down and examine the extract, they explore ideas of culture and individuality whilst also looking at the ways the Margret Atwood uses structural features to communicate atmosphere and repression to her audience. The lesson ends with a practice question, peer marking and a small self assessment plenary. The lesson comes with the full extract, powerpoint of the entire lesson, worksheets and two videos, one exploring human rights and the other is the trailer for The Handmaids Tale. I used to teach in a college where lessons came in 3 hour blocks therefore there is enough material for 3 hours in this resource, but it can be altered into smaller sessions depending on your timetable. Please note that TES previews an at times distort the look of the resource but this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. The World. News Crossword puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword about Burkina Faso because it was in the news last week because of a malaria/bed-net trial that appears to have reduced the infection rate of malaria by 12%, (3) A crossword all about Climate Change, because it’s always in the news despite what Australia’s agriculture minister said, (3) And a crossword about Julius Caesar that can be shared with an English teacher. It’s included because in last week’s news there was a bit of a performance in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. All for just £2. So what happened last week? Australia’s agriculture minister said that the drought affecting almost all of Australia has nothing to do with man-made climate change. Excessive monsoon rain caused deaths, wide-spread displacement, and property damage in Kerala. The Swiss government announced measures to help farmers affected by the drought which has been caused by the heatwave in Europe. Two trucks crashed on the highway near Bologna in Italy, a plane crashed near Seattle, and another plane crashed in Indonesia - and a 12 year old boy survived. There was a magnitude 6.2 aftershock near Lombok Island, also in Indonesia. Brazil closed its border to Venezuelans. Singapore trialled eye-scans at its border. And speaking of borders, it seems (based on surveys) that at least 100 constituencies in Britain that previously voted to leave the EU would now vote to remain in the EU. A German man called the police because he was being chased by a baby squirrel. (Tyranny comes in many forms.) In France, crows were trained to collect cigarette butts and exchange them for food. And Christopher Robin was banned from China (the movie, not the boy) - something to do with Winnie the Pooh. All that (and three bonus puzzles) for just £2.
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GCSE English - AQA Paper 1 Question 4 THE HANDMAIDS TALE

GCSE English - AQA Paper 1 Question 4 THE HANDMAIDS TALE

This session explores structural features for paper 1 , question 4 of the AQA GCSE English exam by looking at an extract of Margret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. This lesson is quick paced, engaging and exciting which explores human rights and human rights violations. This lesson helps to expose students to events that have and are taking place around the globe and to encourage awareness and tolerance, therefore embedding equality and diversity but also British Values. This is a great lesson to invite youth workers to attend and help support activities and group discussions as they can bring another dimension to this topic, therefore encouraging cross school or college participation in English and encouraging a holistic approach to education. Students work in groups and pairs to break down and examine the extract, they explore ideas of culture and individuality whilst also looking at the ways the Margret Atwood uses structural features to communicate atmosphere and repression to her audience. The lesson ends with a practice question, peer marking and a small self assessment plenary. The lesson comes with the full extract, powerpoint of the entire lesson, worksheets and two videos, one exploring human rights and the other is the trailer for The Handmaids Tale. I used to teach in a college where lessons came in 3 hour blocks therefore there is enough material for 3 hours in this resource, but it can be altered into smaller sessions depending on your timetable. Please note that TES previews an at times distort the look of the resource but this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
The worst man-made disasters in history - Reading Comprehension

The worst man-made disasters in history - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text enumerates the greatest man-made disasters in the history of human kind. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, a title match, comprehension questions and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Elephants in Denmark

Elephants in Denmark

The classic mind trick which is always bouncing around social media adapted to fill the last five minutes of an ESL class.
xiguaenglish
Lying ESL Activity

Lying ESL Activity

A 45 minute ESL lesson with ppt and plan to get students talking on the subject of telling lies including a great freer practice activity to get students talking. In addition links are provided for a TED talk that can be used to expand the lesson to sixty minutes or longer.
xiguaenglish
Lost! ESL Discussion Activity

Lost! ESL Discussion Activity

Students are presented with the classic sinking ship situation and they must choose who gets to go in the life boat. Included is a ppt to introduce the situation and the available passengers to choose from, along with a handout for the students detailing the passengers. It should provide for a lively debate between intermediate and above students.
xiguaenglish
Indirect Question ESL Cluedo

Indirect Question ESL Cluedo

A chance for ESL students to practice using ‘indirect questions’ and as a consequence being more polite in English. This done with a variation on the classic board game Cluedo.
xiguaenglish
English Conversation Cards Starter Pack (64 cards)

English Conversation Cards Starter Pack (64 cards)

This pack of 64 conversation prompt cards and supporting activities was my go-to resource when teaching English as a Foreign Language. They’re awesome for milling activities, providing scaffolding, and building speaking confidence. Not only do they make a great warmer for English, EAL, and ESL classes, but they can also be used to improve follow-up question skills and develop relationships between students and teachers. They’re also great for a warmer in any English-speaking classroom. The cards feature starter questions, statements, and actions, and are split into eight, color-coded categories. Each category has ‘easier’ prompts (silver star cards) and ‘more difficult’ prompts (gold star cards). Step-by-step instructions for 5 main activities and 1 extension activity are also provided. *** These are all different cards than in the 200-card Conversation Card Pack. *** The cards are provided in .pdf format inside a zip file. You will need a .pdf reader and a zip program to use this product.
abteachingmaterials
The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to buy and download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search & cloze puzzle giving a little more detailed explanation of wildfires such as the ones occurring in California and some parts of Europe, (3) A crossword all about Cambodia, in the news this week for the flooding caused by a collapsed hydro-dam, and an election that is unlikely to have any effect because opposition and criticism have been prevented by the incumbent prime minister of 30+ years, and (3) A crossword all about climate change which was in the news again - a heatwave in Europe, wild fires in Greece and USA, flooding in Japan, and extreme monsoon rain in Myanmar. The puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ What happened in last week’s news? Social media was in the news again. Facebook’s shares crashed. Belgium’s tourist board wrote to Mark Z complaining about the censorship policy was blocking famous paintings. A Kuwaiti make up artist used social media to whine that her maid was now entitled to…, wait for it…, one day’s leave per week. And the employer now isn’t allowed to retain the employee’s passport. The make up artist promptly lost sponsors Max Factor Arabia and Shiseido. And a US swimmer posted a photo of himself receiving an illegal ‘infusion’ and was then banned from competition for 14 months. Wildfires caused extensive property damage and killed many people in Greece and California. Flooding occurred in Japan, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. A Penn State Professor said this is the face of climate change. Elections were or will be held in Cambodia, Pakistan, and Mali. This resource, used on a weekly basis, is an excellent way to ensure your students’ are ‘internationally minded’ (a fundamental requirement of any of the IB’s 4 programmes).
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A basic guide to The Commonwealth (2018)

A basic guide to The Commonwealth (2018)

This is an introduction to The Commonwealth. It was originally created for middle school students in France with a level of approxinately B1. So I have purposely made the language quite simple. It has been updated for 2018: with the inclusion of The Gambia returning after leaving and the news that Prince Charles will be taking over The Queen as head (when she dies). I have created a Powerpoint for the teacher to be shown on the overhead projector, one to be printed out to give to the students with fewer slides (optional). I usually choose the option 4 slides per page when printing, so I don’t print out too many pages. There is also an activity to answer questions on the powerpoint which could be started in class then finished for homework, then a class test to be done on a different day. If you prefer you can skip the **each one, teach one **activity.
kpjf
The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword all about Japan (which signed a free trade agreement with the EU and also experienced a devastating heatwave), (3) A crossword all about Libya (which closed its border with Tunisia and also did not approve the EU proposals to set up a refugee/migrant processing centre - did you know Libya has no permanent rivers?) and (3) A crossword all about Mother Teresa, whose orphanages in India were being inspected by authorities after accusations that staff had sold babies for adoption. (This puzzle is taken from our soon-to-be-released book, ‘Women who changed the world’.) **What happened in last week’s news? ** The EU fined Google for being very naughty and also signed a free trade agreement with Japan making trade easier. Libya closed its border with Tunisia, making trade impossible. Tourists were hurt by falling lava in Hawaii. Others drowned when their tour boat capsized in Missouri. China’s President went to Africa and the first commercial flight between Eritrea and Ethiopia occurred. Two Dutch men were arrested when they were caught on a boat with 2 tonnes of cocaine in the English Channel and French man was released from an Indonesian prison after 18 years for drug-smuggling. It turns out that Omega-3 won’t keep us safe from strokes and heart attacks, Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Italy, and New Zealand beat France in the women’s rugby sevens world cup final.
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C2 Proficiency - 10 Speaking Tests

C2 Proficiency - 10 Speaking Tests

Help your students prepare for the speaking paper in the Cambridge Assessment English C2 Proficiency exam with these 10 speaking tests. Each one includes licensed photographs and discussion questions just like in the real exam.
closelyobserved
Graffiti - Art or Eyesore?

Graffiti - Art or Eyesore?

A series of tasks, based on a selection of texts exploring whether Graffiti could be called ‘Art’ or ‘Eyesore’. All students that I have ever taught have really enjoyed taking part in this and the debates it brought. Please leave a review and feel free to browse my other resources - many of which are free as I know how hard teachers work for too little money! Many thanks
sarah_hewitt2018
The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

In this week’s puzzles… (1) A crossword based on events in last week’s news. A search & cloze puzzle detailing Part 2 of the amazing rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach from the flooded cave in northern Thailand, A crossword about NATO, and there are no clues, and A crossword all about Belgium (which achieved 3rd place in the FIFA World Cup). In last week’s news… All twelve boys from the Wild Boars football team and their coach who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were rescued. The US president said NATO member countries aren’t contributing enough to NATO (even though countries don’t contribute anything). Britain’s Foreign Minister resigned because he didn’t like the state of Brexit negotiations. Nestlé products are banned from zoos in Melbourne and a man has taken Monsanto to court alleging its weed killer caused his cancer. George Clooney fell off his motor bike while in Sardinia. Justin Bieber got engaged, maybe. An American tourist shut down Vienna airport because of a live artillery shell in her luggage. Scorpions invaded Brazilian cities, sort of. And after 66 years, an Indian man finally cut his finger nails. Angelique Kerber and Novak Đoković won the Women’s and Men’s Singles at Wimbledon. France won the FIFA World Cup, but the most loved and most successful football team during the World Cup was The Wild Boars of Thailand.
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Endangered and Extinct Animals - research and campaign leaflets.

Endangered and Extinct Animals - research and campaign leaflets.

These resources ask students to use websites and leaflets to research and better understand how animals are endangered or become extinct. The websites on the worksheets (including the CBBC site) have been recently checked to ensure access and leaflets are the property of the charities that made them. You can wither use these leaflets to accompany the ‘Effective Campaigning’ work sheet or any more recent campaign leaflets - perhaps look up ‘Stop the Cull’ leaflets, Donkey Sanctuary, Save the Elephants etc. I really hope you like these resources and please feel free to review or comment how I could make it even better. Also, I have lots more resources available - many of which are free as teachers already work too hard and don’t get paid enough! Enjoy!
sarah_hewitt2018
ESL Picture Presentation Lessons

ESL Picture Presentation Lessons

These lessons aim to develop student public speaking skills, teamwork and fluency. Students must work together to create stories for each picture and tell them to the group. In this unit: 1- News Report - Students create a dialogue (reporter and witness Q&A) for a news story. 2- Colourised Pictures - Students tell the stories behind colourised historical photos. 3- Funny Animals - Students tell the stories behind funny pictures of animals. 4- Wild Animal Factfile - Students act as Wildlife TV Presenters and inform the audience about strange animals. 5- Freeze Frame - Students recreate a photo as a freeze frame. They are instructed by a team leader. 6- The Historian - Students tell the stories behind historical photos and answer questions about them. 7- Ghost Camera - Students tell ghost stories based on photos and are scored according to how scary their stories are. If you found this resource helpful, feel free to check out my facebook page for more useful links and resources. I hope you like it: www.facebook.com/tutorcharlie
Teacher-Charlie
The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF that includes: a crossword based on events from last week’s news, a search & cloze puzzle that focuses on the background of one of last week’s stories (this week it’s the background story of the boys who have been trapped in the cave system in northern Thailand), a crossword about Thailand, and a crossword about Thailand’s neighbour and frequent subject of news stories, Myanmar. This resource is excellent for keeping students informed about the world’s current events. It takes about half an hour for students to complete the main crossword and the rest of a lesson to review (and discuss) the answers. It’s good for use in homeroom or PSHE lessons, or it’s excellent for a homework activity. I prefer to use the news puzzle as a small-group activity. The students then tend to discuss the events more, asking why and wanting to know more about many of the stories. So what happened last week? The Thai footballers and their coach, trapped in a flooded cave system dominated my week. I was checking my phone frequently, waiting for updates and imagining how I wold cope in that situation. A dive boat capsized off Phuket in Thailand and tourists were drowned. Flooding in Japan resulted in deaths and mass evacuations. A wildfire in California also resulted in evacuations. Police in the USA challenged the suitability of 2 novels on a high-school’s reading list. An American woman was attacked on social media for killing an elderly giraffe in South Africa. And 2 rhino poachers were eaten by lions, also in South Africa. And in Queensland, Australia, a possum was rescued by the RSPCA from a Nutella jar. Yes, really.
BFP
The World News Crossword - July 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword is a downloadable PDF. It’s quick and simple to download, save onto a flash drive, and rint from when the time’s right. This week’s PDF contains: (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search and cloze puzzle based on modern day slavery in India (3) A crossword about India’s geography, and (4) A crossword from the soon-to-be-released book ‘Women who changed the world’ - a puzzle all about Indira Ghandi, India’s third Prime Minister. From last week’s news… Germany was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. Prince William visited Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. New Guinea reported its first case of polio in 30 years. Turkey re-elected its President. Harley Davidson said it would move some production out of the US because of the tariffs imposed on imported steel. Canada imposed tariffs on US-made ketchup in response to US tariffs on Canadian-made steel. Samoa and Mumbai banned single-use plastic bags, cups, food containers, and drinking straws. India’s interior minister waa attacked on social media for receiving a kidney transplant from a Muslim. About 50 people were killed when a bus went off a mountain road in northern India. 12 Thai boys and their football coach were trapped in a flooded cave system for 9 days before being found by an international team of rescue personnel. It’s good to know about these things. It’s even better to discuss why these things happen and what may happen next - because it’s good for us to discuss what happens in the rest of the world and how it may affect us as well as how what we do might affect others.
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Back to school: Back to school News Quiz

Back to school: Back to school News Quiz

BAck to School News Quiz 2018 Over 11 rounds and 60+ Questions. BAck to School News Quiz 2018. This resource contains: 1xPowerPoint 1x Student Answer Sheet double sided out of /60+ Marks (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!! Contains 11 Rounds: Identify People in the News, Real or Fake News, Link the Event to the Country, Observation, Multiple Choice, De-Scrabble, Design Challenge and more… This quiz resource is perfect for lesson time, form time, extra curricular clubs, part of a drop down day or as a fun treat for your class. This will last a full hour by the time you get students into small teams and run through the Quiz and the interactive way the answers appear. A tie-breaker is included which involves drawing an image top 3 score points. This informative, fun and engaging quiz will be a great way to celebrate the end of term and contains two hidden topical Youtube videos. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter You may also want to check out these other great Cre8tive resources for your students British Values Quiz Big film and TV Quiz 2018 Healthy Lifestyles Quiz
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The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018 is a 6 page PDF containing: (1) A crossword based on last week’s news events, (2) A Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the causes and issues associated with immigration to the USA, (3) Another Search and Cloze puzzle that explains the FIFA World Cup tournament, and (4) A crossword all about Turkey. (Did you know Turkey’s border with Azerbaijan is just 18 kilometres long and the that whole border is a river?) So what happened last week? Well, speaking of Turkey, they had an election and almost 90% of eligible voters voted. There were blasts at political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Syria’s army dropped more barrel bombs in the south of the country. A residential building in Germany exploded. Over 100,000 people protested in London, demanding another Brexit referendum. An Afghan asylum seeker on Nauru was flown to Australia for palliative care. The leader of Romania’s ruling party went to jail, guilty of corruption. Israel’s Prime Minister’s wife was charged with fraud. And New Zealand’s Prime Minister gave birth to a baby girl and women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive cars.
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The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 80%)

The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 80%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore a number of environmental issues including air and water pollution, genetic engineering, climate change and nuclear radiation. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, definitions matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. Full answer keys are included.
MariaPht
Conflict Poetry: Remains by Simon Armitage

Conflict Poetry: Remains by Simon Armitage

Detailed lesson for the AQA Power and Conflict poetry text ‘Remains’. Students read and watch interviews from ex-soldiers to gain understanding of the contextual ideas that may help their understanding of the poem. A series of questions are given to aid students’ analysis of the poem. In addition, an exam style question and Assessment Objective planning sheet is also included.
xxnats1989xx
EDEXCEL PAPER 2 QUESTION 7B - Sophie Lancaster

EDEXCEL PAPER 2 QUESTION 7B - Sophie Lancaster

This lesson is centered around the tragic story of Sophie Lancaster, who was murdered in 2007 for being a Goth. I have used this story over the last 10 years with all my classes as it helps to address prejudice and build tolerance. This session uses the Story of Sophie to introduce question 7B to students. It does this by breaking question 7B into two and only looking at the writers views and perceptions part of the question rather than the comparison part, as I have found in my experience that diving straight into comparing two texts tends to stress and confuse students. This session has enough material to cover 3 hours but has optional tasks and can be altered to suit you or your classes needs, session time and sensitivity levels. It comes with 10 worksheets, a video and full powerpoint with starters, team tasks, individual tasks, plenary, question 7B breakdown, group discussion and homework which focuses on section B of Paper 2. I have found that over the years that this lesson is diverse. It has been used in tutorials outside of the English department and by youth workers when delivering their sessions. I usually invite support workers and youth workers when delivering this session to help support any students for who this may bring up memories or for them or to help students overcome any of their own prejudices. Because of this sessions holistic and cross college appeal it was a big hit with managers and Ofsted. Hope it helps.
namerased
The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018 is a 6 page PDF containing: A crossword based on last week’s news events, A Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the Kashmir conflict, Another Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the Yemen War, and A crossword all about Yemen. (Did you know there are just 70 Arabian leopards alive in the wild? And they’re all in Yemen.) So what happened last week? Raphael Nadal won the French Open for the 11th time. Boris Becker claimed diplomatic immunity in Central African Republic to avoid bankruptcy proceedings. About 700 immigrants were turned away from Italy but were allowed to land in Spain. An immigrant in New York was captured as he delivered pizza to a military base. FIFA announced the world cup will be hosted by USA, Canada, and Mexico (assuming they’re all still friends then). Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the world cup opening match. Saudi Arabia’s military led a coalition of Arab countries in support of Yemen’s government, attacking the Yemen port city. And an 18th century Chinese vase found in someone’s attic sold for 16 million Euros.
BFP
The World News Crossword - June 10th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 10th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 10th, 2018 is a action-packed teaching & learning resource to help students learn more about last week’s world news events. This week’s crossword… Water shortages in Australia and Iraq caused concerns. Plastic products were banned in both New Zealand and India. Someone left the G7 summit in a mess, but at least they pledged $3 billion to girls’ and women’s education. And there were protests in Amman, Jordan. And Ethiopia’s government announced it would agree to peace agreement with Eritrea. This week there is a backgrounder search & cloze puzzle that helps students learn more about volcanic eruptions - what are they, what causes them, and why are they so destructive? And another search & cloze puzzle to help explain the economic crisis in Jordan. And there’s a bonus crossword to help explain that peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018 This resource pack will help your students review some of last week’s news stories. If you have students work in small groups they’ll get excited about being the first to finish, but more importantly, they’ll discuss the news stories and ask why these events happened. They will also learn that their smartphone can be used for something other than Facebook. In last week’s news… Prince William announced he will visit Israel, Palestine and Jordan in the summer. Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip. And a volunteer paramedic was shot and killed as she ran (with her hands in the air) to help a wounded protester. The EU announced a plan to reduce the amount of plastic food and drink containers in use. In Thailand, a whale died after consuming more than 80 plastic bags. Rare, tropical Australian fish were found around New Zealand after an unusually hot summer warmed the Tasman Sea. Residents in Shimla, in India, asked tourists to stay away because of water shortages being caused by a heatwave in Punjab, which also caused more than 60 deaths in Pakistani Punjab. Just a little further north, a 21 year old Kashmiri was killed when he was run down by an Indian army vehicle. Further south in India, 14 people died because of the Nipah virus. 8 more cases of Ebola virus were reported in Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa. Immigrants from Africa have found an easier and cheaper route to Europe - from Morocco to Spain. A Malian immigrant rescued a small child who was hanging dangerously from an apartment balcony in Paris. More than a million French smokers quit cigarettes last year. And so we’ve included a bonus crossword about France in this week’s resource pack. As well as The World News Crossword, there are 2 Search & Cloze puzzles that will give a little more information about stories that have persisted for several weeks or months. This week these backgrounder puzzles are on Trade Wars and Immigration.
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Informal Letter Writing (IGCSE English as a Second Language)

Informal Letter Writing (IGCSE English as a Second Language)

Three lessons on the topic of informal letter writing. This was intended for CIE IGCSE English as a Second Language question 6, but could be used also with KS3. 1. Generating ideas - four different routes into coming up with ideas for letter writing (PPT) 2. Formal/informal language with a variety of activities and model answers (PPT) 3. Peer assessment (PPT) This also comes with a success criteria based on the CIE mark scheme.
ExpertEnglish
Fact vs Opinion activity and display

Fact vs Opinion activity and display

A resource for functional skills English. An interactive display or poster to help explain the difference between fact and opinion. It comes with ‘facts’ and ‘opinions’ cards that can be cut out and used as an activity where learners choose which statements are which. Just add blue tac!
Glen182
The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018 is a simple pdf made up of a crossword based on the events in last week’s news a search & cloze activity that explains Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a search & cloze activity that gives background information about North Korea a crossword all and only about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And the solutions are included, of course. Excellent for Geography, Economics, English, SEN, PSHE… In the news crossword… The leaders of North and South Korea met, but not with he who shall not be named. North Korea blew up some of its research facility. Ebola cases were confirmed in DRC and 4000 trial vaccines were distributed. Switzerland’s trains were declared the world’s best. A Polish author won the Man Booker International Prize and a Swedish Court said no to a new Nobel Centre. Real Madrid won the Champions League (what a goal). A German bank announced 7000 job cuts and German police can now stop parents at airports with children during school time. Lava continued to flow on Hawaii and a hurricane swept into Oman. A UK man had to be cut out of a children’s swing, but we didn’t put that into the crossword because like him, it wouldn’t fit.
BFP
Sixty-Six Little Lessons - PDF

Sixty-Six Little Lessons - PDF

‘Sixty-Six Little Lessons’ is a resource pack for EFL teachers of individual and small-group classes. Each lesson opens with a large picture accompanied by four prompts, perfect for students of English at level B1 to explore with their teacher. The next page offers a series of discussion questions, a speaking exercise, and a homework prompt, all of which is supported by some suggested language that can be integrated into the lesson. Everything here is suitable for B2 to C2 level students of English, and with minor modifications can also be used with B1 level students. All of the photographs are copyright the author, which means by buying the book you have permission to make copies of every page without worrying about photocopy limits or royalties.
closelyobserved
Paper 2 Question 4 - AQA - Flat Earth Theory

Paper 2 Question 4 - AQA - Flat Earth Theory

This is a lesson designed around the Flat Earth Theory for preparation for question 4 from paper 2 of the AQA GCSE English exam. This lesson compares two articles from two different writers about this topic. It is designed to help students understand what the question is asking them to do , which is why the sources are not from two different eras, and helps students to break down the way articles are written and how to structure an answer. This lesson comes with a video and support material including an answer scaffold. It is a quick paced lesson with plenty of group, paired activities ending with an independent writing task, starter, plenary, self and peer assessments. This can be adapted to suit your or your students needs. Please be aware that TES preview can distort the look of the resource and this is not always a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
IB English B - Global issues - Official report writing

IB English B - Global issues - Official report writing

This is a couple of lessons I created on the topic of Global Issues about the issue of the future of Africa. It aims to help students improve on their official report writing, but also evaluate sources (which could come in useful for their extended essays), and work on their critical thinking, and ability to detect fake news. The Powerpoint presentation on report writing is based on the chapter on report writing in the Oxford Skills and Practice book, and the texts are from the internet (links provided in Powerpoint).
gudrunbjorg
FIFA Football World Cup 2018 Bunting

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 Bunting

This FIFA Football World Cup 2018 bunting includes the flags of all 32 countries in the competition.It is the perfect way to celebrate the Football (or if you prefer the soccer) world cup. Decorate your class up to celebrate your students favourite team. It includes 2 versions; one with country names and the other without. I have also categorized them into areas as well.
Kiwilander
The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018 is a teaching and learning activity based on the events of last week’s news. There is a crossword on last week’s news events, there are two background/explainer search and cloze puzzles (The Venezuela crisis and Jerusalem), and there is another crossword based on a country mentioned in the news crossword (this week it’s Comoros). What happened in last week’s news? India inaugurated a hydro-electric dam that prompted protests from Pakistan because it affects water flowing into the Indus River. Ebola cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 4000 vaccine doses arrived in Kinshasa. Comoros’ ex-president was arrested on charges relating to selling citizenship. Malaysia’s ex-PM’s residence was raided of bags of cash and jewelry. A mountain lion killed a mountain biker in the US. Hawaii’s volcano erupted, prompting more evacuations. Australia and the US were the only countries to vote against a UN investigation into the Israeli killings of Palestinians in Gaza. The two background/explainer puzzles aim to teach more about ongoing news stories. This week there is an explanation of why Jerusalem is central to the Middle East troubles. There is also an explanation of Venezuela’s economic and human crisis. These puzzles are excellent for driving students’ research skills. When students work in small groups they learn cooperation and team work. They help with concentration and, of course, handwriting. But best of all, these puzzles generate real-world discussions. The students leave the less asking questions like, ‘Why would North Korea even want nuclear weapons and why does the US care?’ ‘Why does China want a military base in the South China Sea?’ ‘Why have some UK supermarkets added a ‘plastic-free’ label on some products?’
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New York Monologues – Descriptive Writing

New York Monologues – Descriptive Writing

A sophisticated descriptive writing lesson based on images from New York and scenes Woody Allen’s masterpiece Manhattan. Students fill in the senses sheet, watch and briefly analyse the opening of Manhattan (resources and links provided) before writing their own monologues! Great engaging lesson! For great more lessons and resources visit my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: all images copyright free, available from Wikipedia and other royalty free sites.)
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Reading comprehensions Collection

Reading comprehensions Collection

This is a collection of some of my favourite reading comprehension activities, available as a bundle at a heavily discounted price. This will provide enough comprehensions and activities to last for a whole year of guided reading activities, ideally for children in Years 5 and 6.
Richardtownend1978
News and current affairs bundle

News and current affairs bundle

These reading comprehensions focus on news and current affairs, ideal for a topic on newspapers. They are aimed at 9-14 year olds. Engaging texts and challenging questions are provided with a full mark scheme. They can be purchased individually, but there is a big discount on this bundle. Thanks for your interest.
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Reading bundle on World War One and World War Two

Reading bundle on World War One and World War Two

These reading comprehensions for 9- 14 year olds are ideal for your studies on World War One and Two. Engaging texts and challenging questions are provided with a full mark scheme. They can be purchased individually, but there is a big discount on this bundle. Thanks for your interest.
Richardtownend1978
IN THE NEWS: Reading and writing compilation package

IN THE NEWS: Reading and writing compilation package

Here is a bundle of my ‘In The News’ stories. Your students take the role of journalists researching and writing avout the stories involved, which feature April Fools; Elon Musk’s rocket car; the Terracotta Army; and the world’s oldest message in a bottle. Students start by using reading comprehension skills to read the stories, and can use this as a model to write their own stories. Highly engaging as a reading, writing or whole class literacy project.
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The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018 is a simple PDF document that contains: A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the plastic pollution problem, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the Rohingya Crisis, and A crossword about Climate Change. (The answers are included.) So what happened in last week’s news? Rohingya refugees were killed by wild elephants in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. The US-imposed tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint has raised the cost of US newspapers’ newsprint. A Pakistan court ruled that a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk does not have diplomatic immunity. Iraq and East Timor held elections. Moldova’s government ruled out reunification talks with Romania. Poland’s government cut its politicians’ salaries and Zimbabwe’s government raised the pensions and salaries of war veterans and government workers. Israel won the Eurovision song contest, the sea off San Diego glowed blue, and India’s prime minister opened a hydro-electric construction project in Nepal. But it’s less about what happened and more about why. Why are a million Rohingya people living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh? Why did US air force planes intercept Russian bombers of the Alaskan coast and why did Chinese air force planes fly around Taiwan? Why is the US president meeting the North Korean leader? Why did Malaysia elect a 92 year old prime minister? Why are Africans still dying of hunger and Ebola? These puzzles are a simple and effective teaching tool for research skills (finally, they can use their smart-phones for something useful), for collaborative learning (because these puzzles work really well when students work in pairs or small groups), for reasoning skills and handwriting skills… We’ve had positive feedback from teachers using the puzzles with ADHD students and with GATE students, in PSHE / homeroom lessons, in English, Economics, Geography, Business… (some teachers even say they make staff meetings bearable - cheeky, eh?) A new World News Crossword resource is published every week.
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