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Good manners

This activity is all about manners and etiquette. This can be an interesting topic to discuss with your students, especially if there are cultural differences regarding norms of behaviour between the country you're working in and the UK.

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Celebr8 by Levi Tafari

‘Celebr8' is a poem about inclusion and diversity. It is by the Liverpool based poet Levi Tafari, himself of Jamaican origin.

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The Colourful Life of Calum McCall

Ron Butlin's little tale is a dark little piece, in spite of the title. It's very much a story of loss of dreams and the erosion of natural wonder.

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Genie-us

Louise Cooper’s stories usually have a twist in the tale, and this is no different. It starts off ordinarily enough with a king, a crying princess and a poor suitor for the princess’s hand. So, what happens to cheer the princess up? Probably not what you think.

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Little Red Riding Hood

All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language.

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Text lingo

Many of our teenage students now have mobile phones and enjoy sending text messages to each other. This activity introduces them to some English text messages that they could start to use with their friends

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Proverbs and quotations

For years I have been writing quotations, proverbs and statements on the top left side of the board.

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A Handful of Poems by Tony Mitton

The four poems in this collection are all by Tony Mitton, and the materials are the first to be designed by BritLit for the age range 9 – 11 year olds.

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Using small cut-up pictures to practise vocabulary on the OHP

This activity can be used with any level depending on the vocabulary being practised, and aims to recycle or revise vocabulary in one chosen vocabulary field or can also be used to elicit or pre-check vocabulary before leading into a main activity.

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Down by the Cool of the Pool

“Down by the Cool of the Pool” is a rhyming text written by Tony Mitton. Join Frog and his farmyard friends as they dance around the pool. Flip and flop, splish and splash, stomp and stamp! This little story has lots of noises for children to have fun with. It’s guaranteed to make them all laugh!

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