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This lesson is about news and the media and gives learners opportunities to express their own opinions.

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Overweight Britain
Lexical area: Food and...

Age range: 11- adult
Theme: Pets
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Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Photography
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Theme: Young people’s spending habits in the UK, teenagers working.
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Age range: 12-adult
Theme: Reading habits
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Theme: Buildings and lifestyles, personal taste.
Lexical area: Buildings, features of buildings...

Theme: Reality TV programmes, the types of TV programmes in the UK, Interactive TV
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Theme: Domestic robots
Lexical area: Household chores...

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

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

This is a lesson that can be used as students near the end of term and everyone is looking forward to a long break from school.

This lesson may be useful as an introductory lesson on Shakespeare.

Theme: Shopping. Has the UK become a nation of shopaholics?
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Theme: Football in the UK and campaigns against racism in sport
Lexical area: Sport, football and...

Theme: Slang, youth culture, informal language, multicultural society
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Theme: Sleeping habits
Lexical area: Sleep – oversleep,...

Age range: 12 - adult
Theme: Special days and greeting cards

Theme: Taking a gap year. Attitudes towards adventure and exploration.
...

Theme: Sporting traditions in the UK, sports linked to regional customs.
Lexical area:...

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This lesson is about news and the media and gives learners opportunities to express their own opinions.
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Age range: 12 - adultTheme: Overweight BritainLexical area: Food and exercise
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Age range: 11- adultTheme: PetsLexical area: Animals
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Age range: 12 - adultTheme: PhotographyLexical area: Describing photos
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Theme: Young people’s spending habits in the UK, teenagers working.Lexical area: Money, earnings, saving, consumer goods, quantity and...
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Age range: 12-adultTheme: Reading habitsLexical area: Books and reading
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Theme: Buildings and lifestyles, personal taste. Lexical area: Buildings, features of buildings and decoration Cross curricular links:...
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Theme: Reality TV programmes, the types of TV programmes in the UK, Interactive TVLexical area:Television, Types of programmes, TastesCross...
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Theme: Domestic robotsLexical area: Household choresCross curricular links: Science
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Theme: Round-the-world travellers, record breakersLexical area: travel, running, sailing, cycling
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Theme: School discipline, bad behaviour, punishmentsLexical area: Punishments, legal vocabularyCross curricular links: Personal and social...
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This is a lesson that can be used as students near the end of term and everyone is looking forward to a long break from school.
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This lesson may be useful as an introductory lesson on Shakespeare.
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Theme: Shopping. Has the UK become a nation of shopaholics?Lexical area: Types of shops and ways of shoppingCross curricular links: ...
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Theme: Football in the UK and campaigns against racism in sportLexical area: Sport, football and racismCross curricular links: Personal and...
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Theme: Slang, youth culture, informal language, multicultural societyLexical area: language, song lyrics, young people
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Theme: Sleeping habitsLexical area: Sleep – oversleep, sleepwalk, dream, nightmare, alarm clock, tired etc.
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Age range: 12 - adultTheme: Special days and greeting cards
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Theme: Taking a gap year. Attitudes towards adventure and exploration.Lexical area: Expeditions, adventurous pursuits and job related...
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Theme: Sporting traditions in the UK, sports linked to regional customs.Lexical area: Sports, rules.Cross curricular links: Sports...

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  • The amount of background you give and the depth of discussion depends on the level of your students. It could be useful to have dictionaries available (English-English) so you can check definitions and look at the language used to describe devices....
  • This lesson consists of three short descriptions of sporting traditions in the UK. The texts explore the types of sport and the attitudes of people playing unusual games or entering unusual tournaments. The improvisation task is better suited to...
  • This lesson consists of a main text describing a 'gap year' and why people might take one. Task 4 has some short descriptions of gap year placements. It explores attitudes towards personal freedom and adventure and looks briefly at the spirit of...
  • This lesson introduces the topic of driving and ties in with the problem of traffic congestion in city centres. There are opportunities for students to talk about driving and compare the differences between the UK and their country in the process of...
  • In the UK the average person eats a total of 14 kilograms of confectionery each year. A big part of that quota is chocolate!If you are a big chocolate fan it may be one of the things you’re really missing by living abroad, or you may have discovered...
  • Learners start by talking about the news and considering the advantages and disadvantages of the four main media sources – TV, the internet, newspapers and radio. Then learners look at some headlines and invent the story behind the headline....
  • Natural disasters are constantly in the news and provide a good topic of conversation for your students, as they will all have some knowledge of the subject. Depending on where in the world you are teaching you can use events that are closer to the...
  • There are currently more than 22 million people in Britain who work as volunteers for many different organisations. In this lesson, students will talk about what is important in a job, and read about some unusual voluntary jobs. Students will then...
  • In this lesson, students will be asked to think about their own energy consumption, they will learn new vocabulary related to renewable and alternative energies, read a text about designers who have invented products using these types of energies...
  • This lesson is about dress codes and rules about how young people are allowed to dress in the UK, both in school and in the community. Note – young people with their hood up are known as ‘hoodies’. Several shopping centres in the UK controversially...
  • This lesson is based on British animation and some tasks require visual aids so it does require a little more preparation on your part than the other Essential UK lessons. The British animation industry has seen something of a boom in recent years...
  • This Essential UK lesson plan is part of series of our entitled Destination UK. They look at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. This one gives learners an insight into life in Wales. The Destination UK lessons would be greatly...
  • This Essential UK lesson plan is part of four entitled Destination UK. They look at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. This one gives learners an insight into life in England.Task 1 is a guided visualisation to find out what...
  • This Essential UK lesson plan is part of a series of four entitled Destination UK. They look at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. This one gives learners an insight into life in Northern Ireland. Task 1 is to designed to help...
  • This lesson is about travel and transport. Some of the tasks consider the impact of travel on the environment. Students will review transport vocabulary, interview each other about the transport they usually use, read a text about travel issues in...
  • This lesson focuses on students’ reading habits. Most students, whether they enjoy reading or not, will have something to say on this topic. Students will review vocabulary related to reading and books, interview their classmates about their reading...
  • This material explores the topic of racism in sport. There are a number of discussion tasks, some brief activities to help students develop their vocabulary, and a reading about progress in Europe with dealing with discrimination in sport. There are...
  •  This lesson focuses on religious diversity in the UK. Students will learn vocabulary related to different world religions, discuss their own beliefs, read a text about religion in the UK, and have a debate about faith schools. Be aware that this...
  • This lesson contains a series of activities to discuss the best age for young people to have political responsibility. In it, students will talk about what it means to be an adult, read some texts in order to understand opinions and talk about what...
  • This lesson looks at the theme of gambling and the UK National Lottery. Depending on where you are working, talk to some friends or other teachers about the general attitudes towards gambling before bringing the topic into the classroom. Adapt the...

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