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Type:
An individual extended writing task
Skill:
Writing
Time:
20-30 minutes
Stage:
Free writing practice
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
A Crime to Report
 
 
This extension task on reporting verbs involves students reporting a dialogue between a police inspector and a suspect. Can students report what was said with the correct verbs?
Type:
A meaning from context reading activity
Skill:
Reading
Time:
10 minutes
Stage:
Reading
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
A Day at the Seaside
 
 
Bill Bryson's descriptive style means that this vocabulary handout is extremely useful for the challenging text about a day at the Maine seaside.
Type:
A meaning from context reading activity
Skill:
Reading
Time:
10 minutes
Stage:
Reading
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
A Dog's Life
 
 
Your lesson will be as easy as a dog's life with this handy handout which deals with tricky vocabulary littered in the aforementioned article. Features a funny communication task concerned with the role of pets in society.
Type:
An individual extended writing task
Skill:
Writing
Time:
20-30 minutes
Stage:
Free writing practice
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
A Tourism Guide
 
 
For an extension task giving students higher level practice of articles, get students to do this extension task. Students describe the cultural attractions of their capital city in the form of a short tourist guide.
Type:
A meaning from context reading activity
Skill:
Reading
Time:
10 minutes
Stage:
Reading
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
A Woman Obsessed
 
 
This handout focuses on the life of Ellen MacArthur, the renowned female round-the-world sailor. For the reading of the same name in Total English Upper-Intermediate, use this worksheet to guide students through the text, and generate discussion after.
Type:
A debating game
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Lead-in/Extended speaking task
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Accession to the EU
 
 
With the 2004 and 2007 enlargements, the EU is getting bigger and bigger. But how big can it get? Here, students play top diplomats in a debating game with the aim for students to persuade their partner to admit more new countries; from Iceland to Turkey.
Type:
A crossword activity
Skill:
Writing
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary writing practice
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
Adjective Building
 
 
Forming adjectives from other root words such as nouns is the objective of this crossword, where students convert an array of abstract nouns into adjectives.
Type:
A group taboo game
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary speaking practice
Work:
Students work in groups of 4 with 2 teams of 2
Focus:
Adjective Building
 
 
This taboo game is a great way for learners to acquire new words and practise explaining a range of familiar adjectives. High level adjectives feature, including 'perpetual', 'fluffy', and 'grieving'.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Adjective Building
 
 
Get word types right with this peer correction speaking handout involving deliberate mistakes of word types which learners must identify by ear, then correct with their partner.
Type:
A vocabulary challenge
Skill:
Writing
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary writing practice
Work:
Students work individually
Focus:
Adjective Building
 
 
This handout offers learners a substantial practice of adjective formation using a range of common and uncommon adjective suffixes. The learners, working in pairs, make adjectives by choosing the appropriate suffix for a range of nouns and verbs.
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