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Essential UKEssential UK provides lesson plans, materials, activities and useful links based on contemporary United Kingdom topics and issues.

A Generation of couch potatoes

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

UK Educational System

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

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

Christmas

Theme: Christmas
Lexical area: Christmas vocabulary

Reading house

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

Halloween

Theme: Halloween
Lexical area: Superstition
Cross curricular links: Personal and social education

School Discipline

Theme: School discipline, bad behaviour, punishments
Lexical area: Punishments, legal vocabulary
Cross curricular links: Personal and social education, law

Vegetarianism

Theme: Vegetarianism as a growing trend in the UK
Lexical area: Food
Cross curricular links: Home economics, health studies 

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Graffiti

Theme: Graffiti
Lexical area: art, vandalism, museums

Football World Cup 2010

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

Green fingers

Theme: gardening, growing your own food, finding food in the wild, guerrilla gardening
Lexical area: plants, food, gardens

Faith

Theme: Religious diversity in the UK and the faith schools debate
Lexical area: Religions
Cross curricular links: Religion, Personal and Social Education

Maths prodigies

Theme: child prodigies, education, home schooling
Lexical area: school subjects, university 

Computer Gaming

Theme: Computer games and their effects on young people
Lexical area: Computer language
Cross curricular links: Information technology, social studies, media studies

Tattoos

Theme: Tattoos
Lexical area: Tattoo designs and body parts

Round-the-world travellers

Theme: Round-the-world travellers, record breakers
Lexical area: travel, running, sailing, cycling

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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.

A Generation of couch potatoes

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

A Multicultural Society

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

Animation

Theme: British Animation
Lexical area: Describing characters and expressing opinions

April Fool’s Day

Theme: April Fool’s Day
Lexical area: Jokes and hoaxes.

Bonfire Night

Theme: Bonfire Night in the UK
Lexical area: Festivals

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.

Chocolate

Theme: Chocolate
Lexical area: Food

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Thanks for your comment adrianalima - I have tried the link on different browsers here and they...
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adrianalima

The link for the student worksheet is not working properly. The following is the message which...
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CMcLellan

Hi Abigail - Thanks for pointing that out! I've updated it and it should be correct now.
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