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This lesson uses a very simple poem to convey the feelings of the Caribbean immigrants who arrived in Britain in the 1940s and 50s.

Theme: Health, fitness, lifestyles
Lexical area: Sports, recreational activities, frequency...

This lesson looks at various aspects of the UK educational system.

Theme: Girls’ performance in the GCSE exams. UK exam system.
Lexical area: School subjects and...

Theme: Christmas
Lexical area: Christmas vocabulary

Theme: Buildings and lifestyles, personal taste.
Lexical area: Buildings, features of buildings...

Theme: Halloween
Lexical area: Superstition
Cross curricular links: ...

Theme: School discipline, bad behaviour, punishments
Lexical...

Theme: Vegetarianism as a growing trend in the UK
Lexical area...

Theme: Tattoos
Lexical area: Tattoo designs and body...

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Summer festivals
Lexical area: Special events...

Theme: Shopping. Has the UK become a nation of shopaholics?
...

Theme: School uniforms and teenage dress codes
Lexical area:...

Theme: Easter 
Lexical area: Easter vocabulary

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

Theme: Valentine's Day
Lexical area: Love, dating and...

Theme: Reality TV programmes, the types of TV programmes in the UK, Interactive TV
...

Theme: Young people’s spending habits in the UK, teenagers working.
...

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Photography
...

Theme: Identity cards - possible introduction of identity cards in the UK
Lexical area: Personal...

Theme: Scotland
Lexical area: Describing places

Theme: Sleeping habits
Lexical area: Sleep – oversleep,...

Theme: Computer games and their effects on young people
Lexical area: Computer language
...

Theme: gardening, growing your own food, finding food in the wild, guerrilla gardening
...

Theme: Mobile phones
Lexical area: Phone language 
...

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The Windrush generation

This lesson uses a very simple poem to convey the feelings of the Caribbean immigrants who arrived in Britain in the 1940s and 50s.

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A Generation of couch potatoes

Theme: Health, fitness, lifestyles
Lexical area: Sports, recreational activities, frequency...

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UK educational system

This lesson looks at various aspects of the UK educational system.

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Who does better?

Theme: Girls’ performance in the GCSE exams. UK exam system.
Lexical area: School subjects and...

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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...

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Halloween

Theme: Halloween
Lexical area: Superstition
Cross curricular links: ...

1
School Discipline

Theme: School discipline, bad behaviour, punishments
Lexical...

1
Vegetarianism

Theme: Vegetarianism as a growing trend in the UK
Lexical area...

4
Tattoos

Theme: Tattoos
Lexical area: Tattoo designs and body...

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Summer festivals in Britain

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Summer festivals
Lexical area: Special events...

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Shopping Nation

Theme: Shopping. Has the UK become a nation of shopaholics?
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Forced to wear a skirt

Theme: School uniforms and teenage dress codes
Lexical area:...

2
Easter

Theme: Easter 
Lexical area: Easter vocabulary

4
April Fool’s Day

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

0
Valentine’s Day

Theme: Valentine's Day
Lexical area: Love, dating and...

0
Reality TV

Theme: Reality TV programmes, the types of TV programmes in the UK, Interactive TV
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1
Pocket money and pester power

Theme: Young people’s spending habits in the UK, teenagers working.
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Photography

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Photography
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National identity cards

Theme: Identity cards - possible introduction of identity cards in the UK
Lexical area: Personal...

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Destination UK: Scotland

Theme: Scotland
Lexical area: Describing places

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Sleep

Theme: Sleeping habits
Lexical area: Sleep – oversleep,...

3
Computer Gaming

Theme: Computer games and their effects on young people
Lexical area: Computer language
...

0
Green fingers

Theme: gardening, growing your own food, finding food in the wild, guerrilla gardening
...

1
Mobile phones

Theme: Mobile phones
Lexical area: Phone language 
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  • The first wave of immigrants started with the arrival of a troop ship from Jamaica called the ‘Empire Windrush’. The people who came to Britain from the West Indies came to be known as the ‘Windrush’ generation. Students will create their own poem,...
  • This lesson is about health and fitness and young people’s lifestyles. In it, students will reflect on their own lifestyles, read a text about UK teenagers, do a fitness survey to compare levels of activity with their classmates, and design a...
  • IntroductionIn this lesson, learners are introduced to the names of some main school stages and national exams and are given the chance to compare with their country's educational system. Then they practise note-taking and speaking skills with a...
  • This lesson focuses on the differences between how girls and boys perform at secondary school in the UK. Students will make predictions about how well boys and girls perform in different exams, read and categorise opinions about gender differences,...
  • This is a Christmas lesson in which students will review Christmas vocabulary, find out about Christmas celebrations around the world, read a text about people’s attitudes to Christmas in the UK, write a Christmas themed poem and talk about unusual...
  • This lesson focuses on describing houses, and what our houses can say about us. Students will review vocabulary to describe different types of houses and their features, read about unusual housing types, speak about housing in their own country and...
  • Halloween is celebrated on 31st October and is becoming increasingly popular amongst teenagers across Europe. This lesson plan focuses on a series of activities designed to focus on different skills, all related to Halloween. The activities can be...
  • In this lesson, students will consider school discipline, they will learn vocabulary to talk about bad behaviour and punishments, read a text about a case study of a UK teenager and her attitude to school rules, write some school rules for teachers...
  • In this lesson students will read about the growing trend of vegetarianism in the UK. The lesson integrates speaking and reading skills and students will also learn new vocabulary related to eating habits and different diets, as well as some fruit...
  • In this lesson students will talk about their attitudes towards tattoos, read a text about the growing popularity of tattooing in the UK, design a tattoo for somebody and take part in a role play about a tattoo dilemma.Aims: • To practise speaking...
  • In this lesson students will discuss what the key ingredients of a summer festival are, read some fact files about popular summer festivals in the UK and decide which one they would like to go to, read and find out information about the Glastonbury...
  • In this lesson students will talk about shopping habits and be introduced to the idea of ‘shopaholics’. They will practise vocabulary related to shops, practise speaking in a mingle activity, where they will ask classmates about their shopping...
  • This lesson focuses on school uniform and teenage dress codes. Students will practise vocabulary related to clothes and uniforms, discuss their opinions about school uniforms, read about attitudes to school uniforms in the UK and do a role play...
  • This is an Easter lesson which focuses on a range of language skills. It is aimed at lower levels but the activities could be easily adapted to suit higher levels. Students will review vocabulary related to Easter, practise using prepositions of...
  • In this lesson students will learn about April Fool’s Day in the UK. They will discuss whether they have a similar day in their country, read about attitudes to April Fool’s Day in the UK, read about and then explain some famous April Fool’s Day...
  • Did you know that in the UK we spend about £503m on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day? This lesson is designed to be used near the date of Valentine's Day (14 February) to talk about the topic of love and romance....
  • This lesson looks at different types of TV programmes and viewing habits in your students’ country. It considers the dangers and merits of reality TV. Students will extend their vocabulary related to television, speak about their own preferences,...
  • This lesson focuses on the topic of pocket money and pester power. In it, students will extend their vocabulary related to money and spending, practise speaking skills as they discuss their spending habits, read a text about pocket money in the UK...
  • This lesson is all about photography. In it, students will firstly brainstorm vocabulary related to the topic, and then do a mingle activity to find out more about their classmates photography habits. The classroom will then be ‘transformed’ into a...
  • In 2010, the UK government had a plan to introduce identity cards for all citizens. Reactions to the plan were mixed, and eventually the idea was abandoned. This lesson focuses on the use of identity cards. Students will learn vocabulary related to...
  • This Essential UK lesson plan is part of four entitled ‘Destination UK’. They look at the four countries that make up the UK –this one focuses on Scotland. Students will do a quiz to see what they know about Scotland, speak about minority languages...
  • This lesson focuses on the topic of sleep and sleeping habits. Students will learn and review vocabulary related to sleep, take part in a mingle activity with their classmates and read about different sleeping habits. This leads into a discussion...
  • This lesson is about computer games. It gives students a chance to express their opinions about gaming. There are opportunities to personalise the lesson for your students by giving them the chance to design their own quiz and do a class survey to...
  • This lesson offers a variety of activities based on growing or gathering your own food. Students will do a picture dictation to review vocabulary, read a text about different types of gardening and compare their opinions on these and then take part...
  • This lesson is all about mobile phones. Students will review vocabulary related to mobiles, do a quiz to see how much they know about mobile phones, and practise using text language to send messages to each other. They will read some texts giving...

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