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      A Generation of couch potatoes

      Theme: Health, fitness, lifestyles
      Lexical area: Sports, recreational activities, frequency adverbs
      Cross curricular links: Personal and social education

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      UK Educational System

      Age range: 11 - adult
      Theme: UK educational system
      Lexical area: Education

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      Who does better?

      Theme: Girls’ performance in the GCSE exams. UK exam system.
      Lexical area: School subjects and exam related vocabulary
      Cross curricular link: Relevant to all areas of the curriculum

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      Christmas

      Theme: Christmas
      Lexical area: Christmas vocabulary

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      Reading house

      Theme: Buildings and lifestyles, personal taste.
      Lexical area: Buildings, features of buildings and decoration
      Cross curricular links: History, Geography, Art

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      Cool Brands UK

      Theme: What’s cool and what’s not
      Lexical area: Fashions and branding

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      Child’s play

      Theme: Childhood games – in connection with the recent ban of conkers and other typical playground games in UK schools.
      Lexical area: Games and childhood activities. 

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      Changing lives

      Theme: Downshifting and the difference between rural lifestyles and urban lifestyles.
      Lexical area: Adjectives to describe lifestyle, comparatives and descriptions of routines.
      Cross curricular links: Personal and Social Education, Social Science, Geography.

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      A Boyhood Home

      Theme: The National Trust, the restoration of John Lennon's childhood home and the life of Lennon
      Lexical area: Historical periods, talking about past memories and life histories.
      Cross curricular links: History, Music, Cultural Studies.

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      Football World Cup 2010

      Theme: Football – 2010 World Cup and women’s football.
      Lexical area: Sports

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      A Boyhood Home

      Theme: The National Trust, the restoration of John Lennon's childhood home and the life of Lennon
      Lexical area: Historical periods, talking about past memories and life histories.
      Cross curricular links: History, Music, Cultural Studies.

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      A fizzy drink and a bag of crisps

      Theme: Talking about healthy eating and eating habits. The poor dietary habits of children in the UK and recent reports on child obesity.
      Lexical area: food and drink, nutritional content of foods
      Cross curricular links: Personal and social education, biology and the science of nutrition, Media Studies

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      A Generation of couch potatoes

      Theme: Health, fitness, lifestyles
      Lexical area: Sports, recreational activities, frequency adverbs
      Cross curricular links: Personal and social education

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      A Multicultural Society

      Theme: Immigration, demography, ethnic minorities
      Lexical area: Countries, religions
      Cross curricular links: History, geography, citizenship, citizenship

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      About a novelist

      Theme: The author Nick Hornby and tastes in books and films.
      Lexical area: Adjectives to describe books or films, types of story and the language to describe future ambitions.
      Cross curricular links: Literature.

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