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Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

A newspaper article and questions based on the event of the Escape from Alcatraz. Designed for GCSE students, studying 9-1 GCSE, the non-fiction element. Answers are included also.

By Sazo123

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017) is a simple crossword made up of news events from the last week. New volcanoes discovered in the Antarctic. Less migrants from Libya to Italy in July. A camp built for migrants walking from the US to Canada. Twelve HUGE pipes washed ashore in Norfolk. A Canadian policeman paid for the shirt and tie that a young shoplifter tried to steal for a job interview. The egg scandal spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Tainted papayas make 100 or so people in the US sick while millions of Yemeni children are suffering from cholera. Train wreck in Egypt. The US president threaten d military intervention in Venezuela. And a Canadian diplomat suffers hearing loss in Cuba because of a sonic weapon. A Danish submarine captain was charged with manslaughter after a Swedish journalist died when the submarine sank. Of course the answers are included. It's an excellent resource for PSHE, Geography, Economics, Social Studies, GATE... There are 3 additional BONUS crossword puzzles - Afghanistan, Albania, and Japan.

By BFP

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

A collection of KS1 resources on the topic of climate around the world. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

ESL IELTS Speed Writing Lesson

ESL IELTS Speed Writing Lesson

A simple ppt and lesson plan to take students through brainstorming and thinking about a topic before they produce an essay on the said topic. Ideal to give students some practice in the ability to write enough in a given time limit under exam conditions.

By xiguaenglish

Business Phrasal Verbs Dominoes and Worksheet

Business Phrasal Verbs Dominoes and Worksheet

This product is made up of two resources . The first resource is a domino game which can be played at many levels. The aim of the resource is to revise phrasal verbs often used in business situations. Along with this game is a two page phrasal verb worksheet.

By sheilav

The World News Crossword (August 6th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 6th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 6th, 2017) is a simple crossword based on last week’s news events. There are three BONUS crosswords included - all with the answers of course. The resource is a pdf document so it's quick and easy to download and store on a flash drive. What happened in our world last week? The Philippines president called the North Korean leader a ‘chubby fool’ for firing rockets. China and India are involved in a border dispute. An Indian boxer beat a Chinese boxer but offered to give the title back to the Chinese boxer as a peace gesture. GM recalled almost a million trucks. Pearson, the educational publisher announced it would cut 10% of of its jobs. Ethnic violence in the DRC resulted in more than 250 people killed. Australia’s greenhouse emissions rose to their highest level ever. Dutch police arrested criminals who stole iPhones from a moving truck. A heatwave spread across Europe and monsoon flooding killed hundreds of people in India. Police in Sierra Leone banned groups of joggers. It’s not so much what happened but why, and hopefully this is what the students will be talking about as they complete the crossword and go to their next lesson. Why did only two cities apply to host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics? Why is the Polish government still allowing logging in its ancient forest? Why are George and Amal Clooney helping 3000 Syrian children attend school in Lebanon? And why was Martin Shkreli the most hated man?

By BFP

Follow Your Passion - non-fiction project

Follow Your Passion - non-fiction project

This is a resource aimed at GCSE English Language pupils following the new AQA specification. It is designed to introduce them to the format of Paper 2 in a fun, independent manner and give them time to research and read about a topic they care about. There is an opportunity for peer marking here if you ask them to answer each others' papers, and you can also ask them to create model answers and can differentiate this task as appropriate. Will increase their familiarity with all the learning objectives and with the markscheme. Requires additional documents which can be found at the following links but which I do not own the copyright of: AQA assessment resources: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/assessment-resources AQA reading support booklets: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/teaching-resources Teachit practice paper: https://www.teachit.co.uk/resources/ks4/comparing-texts/reading/practice-questions-on-animal-baiting/27041

By claire_alexandra_ps