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RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

Course Plans

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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.

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Lesson 1
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Netflix or the cinema?

Intermediate (B1-B2)

*Note: this is a pilot lesson from our new course English for Teenagers.

The topic of this lesson is how teenagers consume video content. Students read an article about the popularity of the cinema and streaming services such as Netflix. Students learn level appropriate vocabulary to talk about films and TV as well as listen to four teenagers talking about this topic and practise dealing with vocabulary in context. Students will also do a class survey to practise the target language when speaking and have an opportunity to write up the results of this survey. In addition to this, students have the additional real-world task of planning a trip to a cinema in the UK.

by Richard Moon 

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Lesson 2
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Top hits

Intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of this lesson is music. Students will read a blog about the importance of listening to an album rather than just an individual song from an artist. Students learn level appropriate vocabulary to talk about music. They will listen to four teenagers talking about their favourite albums and artists and practise dealing with vocabulary in context.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 3
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Gaming

Intermediate (B1-B2)

*Note: this is a pilot lesson from our new course English for Teenagers.

The topic of this lesson is video games. Students will read an article about how new research claims that a certain amount of gaming is helpful in improving academic performance at school. Students learn level appropriate vocabulary to talk about video games. They will listen to three teenagers talking about the amount of time they spend on game consoles. Students will practise understanding vocabulary in context and focus on word building. Students will also take on the role of one of the teenagers they hear in a roleplay and have an opportunity to write about one of their favourite video games. In addition to this, students have the real-world task of making a wish list for the video games they would like to play.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 4
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YouTubers

Intermediate (B1-B2)

*Note: this is a pilot lesson from our new course English for Teenagers.

The topic of this lesson is YouTubers. Students will watch a video about the most famous children and teenagers on YouTube to introduce the topic and then talk about how they have become famous. Throughout the lesson, they will learn vocabulary connected to technology and skills and qualities needed for careers in this field. They will read and discuss a magazine article about jobs in technology as well as advice from a famous YouTuber. Students will invent their own YouTube channel, write about it and imagine their life as a famous YouTuber.

by Richard Moon 

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Lesson 5
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Apps

Intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of this lesson is apps that teenagers use. Students read an article about six different apps and learn level-appropriate vocabulary to talk about apps. Students will take part in a roleplay where they recommend their own apps as well as learn the language for making recommendations and suggestions. There is also a project where students get the chance to design, write about and present their own app to their classmates.

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Lesson 6
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English for Teens: Intermediate English Review 1

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lesson reviews the vocabulary and grammar covered in the unit. The lesson can be done as a formal exam (60 minutes) or as a review in small groups. If you decide to do something less formal, you may want to gamify the content by cutting up different sections and getting groups to compete with each other. There is also an optional speaking exam around the topic of the unit which can be used as a formal test or speaking practice that is similar to well-known international exams.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 7
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Volunteering

Intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of this lesson is volunteering and why more teenagers are deciding to give up their free time for a cause they believe in and how it can benefit them to do some voluntary work. Students read an article about the benefits of volunteering and skills teenagers can develop from doing it. Students will take part in a roleplay between prospective volunteers and employers and also get the chance to write an email to apply for a voluntary role. In addition to this, students have an extra real-world project of researching an organisation they would be interested in working for as a volunteer.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 8
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Ethical travel

Intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of this lesson is ethical travel. Students will listen to a radio programme about "voluntourism" and get the chance to discuss the pros and cons of combining volunteering and tourism. Students will learn level-appropriate language to talk about ethical travel with a focus on adjectives. They will read a blog about things to avoid on holiday if they want to be more ethical when they travel and take part in a roleplay with a travel agent. There is the chance to write a short essay on a topic connected to ethical travel and, in addition to this, students have the real-world task of planning an ethical holiday.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 9
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Fundraising

Intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of this lesson is fundraising and how different organisations and individuals raise money for charity. Students read an article about how four different charities raise money and listen to a radio programme live from a charity fun run where the presenter is taking part and interviewing some of the competitors at the same time. Students learn level-appropriate vocabulary connected to raising money and good causes. They will also choose a good cause they would like to raise money for and try to collect sponsors for a charity fun run in the roleplay. In addition to this, students are asked to do some research on a fundraising website and select a charity they would like to donate to.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 10
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School council

Intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of this lesson is changes students can make in their own schools and communities. Students read an article about how a 14-year-old brought together his whole school community to create positive change for all his classmates. Students learn level-appropriate vocabulary and move on to discuss changes they would like to make in their own schools and how they could do this. They will end this unit by taking part in an election for a school council. They will debate issues they feel passionate about and vote for a student president. At the end of the lesson, you will find a vocabulary revision game that covers the words and phrases used in this unit.

by Richard Moon

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Lesson 11
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English for teens: Intermediate English review 2

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This lesson reviews the vocabulary and grammar covered in the unit. The lesson can be done as a formal exam (60 minutes) or as a review in small groups. If you decide to do something less formal, you may want to gamify the content by cutting up different sections and getting groups to compete with each other. There is also an optional speaking exam on the topic of the unit, which can be used as a formal test or speaking practice. The format is similar to well-known international exams.

by Richard Moon