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      Born, bread and buttered in London

      In this lesson students hear a man being interviewed about his life in London. He talks about the different parts of London he has lived in and how things have changed in these areas.

      In this lesson students hear a man being interviewed about his life in London. He talks about the different parts of London he has lived in and how things have changed in these areas. The tasks focus students on learning more about London from Google Maps and images and the listening tasks focus them on reading between the lines of what the man says and understanding inferred meaning. Lastly, the lesson finishes with an optional grammar focus with a speaking activity based around ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’.

      Topic: London

      Level: Intermediate

      Aims:

      • to develop students abilities to understand inferred meaning
      • to develop students' listening skills
      • to develop students' ability to use ‘used to’ to talk about past habits and states

       

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      By Nik Peachey

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      ramjam's picture
      ramjam
      Submitted on 12 April, 2011 - 11:34

      I can't see any image. What is the picture in the document?

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      Paul Braddock
      TE Team
      Submitted on 8 June, 2012 - 14:36

      Hi You should now be able to view the image when you download the lesson plan. Please let me know if you still can't.Paul

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      JohnSelf
      Submitted on 6 June, 2012 - 15:31

      Am I mistaken or do we need to BUY premium Apple Quicktime to get the audio? If so shame on the people responsible. Really, is profit what matters in this picture?

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      Sally Trowbridge
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      Submitted on 8 June, 2012 - 09:40

      HiWe'll get the the image fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for letting us know about the problem. The audio works fine here - it should start automatically when you click on it.Sally

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      pyroz
      Submitted on 10 July, 2012 - 09:11

      Your lesson plans and ideas are wonderful. I love this website. I have recommended it to many of my friends!

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      vunhuthuytrang
      Submitted on 4 October, 2012 - 01:39

      Thank you very much for this very useful and detailed lesson plan :)

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      daVinci
      Submitted on 4 October, 2012 - 01:54

      I couldn't download the audio file.It says: "the source isn't avalable"please help me out,thanks

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      dinayha
      Submitted on 19 November, 2012 - 23:30

      I couldn't either. I can play the audio, but can't see any links to download it.even when clicking on the MP3 file, it just takes me straight to VLC player. Does it require any specific music player??

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      dinayha
      Submitted on 19 November, 2012 - 23:34

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      I can't download the audio, there doesn't seem to be any option allowing me to do it...any help appreciated! Thanks