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RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

Course Plans

Provide a comprehensive course with our ¼ϲͶע worksheets. Each of our evolving course plans and worksheet series can be followed systematically or you can select lessons to use as supplementary material.

General English course plans

English Vocabulary to Go

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2) Upper-intermediate (B2-C1) Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

A rich vocabulary is the key to better communication. This supplementary course programme is designed to help learners develop their vocabulary beyond the lexical scope of traditional coursebooks. A full range of topic areas are covered and the worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for putting the new words and expressions into practice. Use the programme as a supplementary resource or as a standalone course with students who want to focus primarily on improving their vocabulary as well as spoken English.

Video Talks

Level: Upper-intermediate (B2-C1)

This series of worksheets for advanced students is based on online video talks in English, given by expert speakers at conferences.

English Speaking and Conversation

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

This innovative series of worksheets is designed to get students talking about a variety of topics. Each worksheet includes a self-study preparation activity, in which the students can review and learn by heart useful vocabulary with ¼ϲͶע, our spaced repetition learning platform. Page 1 of each worksheet includes instructions for students on how to memorize the key words on our site, and it should be handed out at least a few days before the lesson. Page 2 presents an exhaustive list of conversation questions designed to stimulate a long discussion on the worksheet topic during the speaking lesson. Follow the instructions in the key.

Biographies

Level: Pre-intermediate (A2-B1) Intermediate (B1-B2)

This collection of lessons offers A2/B1 students an opportunity to practise listening and speaking skills, add to their vocabulary, briefly explore language points and increase their general knowledge. The lessons cover a range of historical figures including famous (and infamous) scientists, explorers and political leaders.

Visiting Places

Level: Upper-intermediate (B2-C1)

The “Visiting places” course introduces students to the culture, geography and history of a variety of countries. The lessons are based on tourism websites of individual countries and focus on ideas about what to do and see in these countries. As well as offering plenty speaking practice, each lesson tests students’ listening and reading skills, introduces relevant vocabulary and gives the opportunity to prepare a presentation at the end.

Business English course plans

English for Business

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2) Upper-intermediate (B2-C1) Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This course plan helps learners improve their English for business or work. A diverse range of topics, language areas and activities are covered. The course plan can be used as a supplementary resource or as a standalone course.

Business English Vocabulary

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

Use this course plan to help learners develop their business English vocabulary. A diverse range of topics are covered. The worksheets provide plenty of opportunities for putting the new words and expressions into practice. The course plan can be used as a supplementary resource or as a standalone course.

English for Human Resources

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

This course plan is a short series of worksheets for students working in human resources and recruitment, who need to use English in their work.

Business Talks

Level: Upper-intermediate (B2-C1)

This evolving course plan consists of a series of EFL/¼ϲͶע worksheets based on business-related TED talks. In each lesson, students watch a talk, which can be played online via the lesson summary page or downloaded as a video file. Each worksheet includes several key vocabulary exercises followed by a discussion on the subject of the talk.

English for Special Purposes course plans

Questions about work

Level: Upper-intermediate (B2-C1)

This worksheet series is designed to get your students talking about their professions. You can use the worksheets to encourage your ESP students to discuss their work, prepare for job interviews or even practise their speaking skills for exams such as the IELTS Speaking Test.

Exam preparation course plans

IELTS Speaking

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

Use this evolving worksheet series as part of your preparation course for IELTS speaking test candidates. The worksheets cater for students whose current band level is around 5.5-7 and the target language is designed to help them express themselves in a clear, coherent way without confusing them with advanced structures that are likely to lead to mistakes in the test. Use our other speaking materials for a thorough preparation.

IELTS Academic

Level: Upper-intermediate (B2-C1)

Use this worksheet series as part of your preparation course for IELTS test candidates aiming for a score of 7.0-7.5 on the exam. The course is organised around basic themes that appear on the exam and which students will also use in academic contexts. Each unit in the course consists of four lessons. The first lesson introduces the theme along with relevant academic vocabulary, and subsequent units offer practice in listening and speaking, reading and writing, as well as further development of vocabulary and phrases. Academic vocabulary is indicated throughout, and the lessons include tips for tackling each paper and question type.

Medical English course plans

Medical English

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

This worksheet series is designed for B1-B2 students with a medical/healthcare background who want to develop a higher level of English in their field. Students who are interested in working in English-speaking countries will especially benefit from the course material. Each lesson will focus on a different medical theme, for example, the doctor-patient exchanges, medical emergencies or body systems. It also offers audio-visual materials and articles that are both engaging and relevant for students at this level. There is a total of 20 units in this course with a review and an assessment every fifth lesson.

English for Teenagers course plans

English for Teenagers (13-15)

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

This course is specifically designed for teenagers aged between 13 and 15 years old moving towards an upper-intermediate level of English. Each unit is based around a specific theme and level-appropriate lexis which encourages communication and debate about real-life issues and situations while at the same time improving language levels. The course materials consist of 6 units at an intermediate level (B1–B2) with each unit of 6 lessons focusing on one theme. The core material of each lesson is a reading text with either a listening or an extended speaking task or roleplay, containing a minimum of 60 minutes classroom-based work. This can be expanded in the classroom or at home via class projects and additional extra activities that are included in each lesson. Each unit ends with a review that focuses on the B2-level vocabulary and grammar points covered in the preceding lessons with an optional speaking test included.

Legal English course plans

Legal English

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

This worksheet series is designed for students with a legal background or students who want to develop a higher level of professional English through topics related to law. Students who are preparing for the legal exams or the study of law in an English-speaking country will also benefit from working with relevant academic vocabulary and usage in authentic contexts. The series does not teach legal concepts, but each lesson focuses on a legal theme, for example, copyright, contracts and government regulation, and approaches this often dry content through engaging articles and audio-visual materials that B2 students from diverse backgrounds can understand. Each five lessons create a unit, with four content lessons followed by one assessment lesson. There are twenty-five lessons in the series.

English for Kids course plans