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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.

Biographies

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

This collection of lessons offers B1/B2 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 famous (and infamous) figures including scientists, political leaders and artists and writers.

Business English
Lesson 1
Albert Einstein

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This audio-aided lesson tells the life story of the legendary physicist Albert Einstein. The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking and includes a short look at linking words that show contrast. The optional extension task is a mini marketing activity about how the name Einstein can be used to sell products.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 2
Ada Lovelace

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This audio-aided lesson tells the life story of the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking, and includes a short look at "so ... that" cause-and-effect structures. There is also an optional extension activity about the genre steampunk.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 3
Charles Dickens

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This audio-aided lesson tells the life story of the famous 19th-century writer Charles Dickens, who had a huge influence on how we think about Christmas. The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, a short review of the passive and speaking. There is also an optional extension activity about vocabulary related to Scrooges, misers, penny-pinchers, etc.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 4
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Winston Churchill

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This audio-aided lesson tells the life story of the British statesman Winston Churchill. The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension and speaking, and includes a short look at the infinitive of purpose. The optional extension task focuses on two of Churchill’s homes, now tourist destinations.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 5
Katherine Johnson

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This audio-aided lesson tells the life story of the pioneering African American mathematician and space scientist Katherine Johnson (1918-2020). The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking, and includes a short look at past perfect forms. There is also an optional extension activity about a range of toys that honours women’s achievements.

by Stephanie Hirschman

Business English
Lesson 6
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Diego Maradona

Intermediate (B1-B2)

This audio-aided lesson tells the life story of the legendary soccer player Diego Maradona (1960-2020). The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking and includes a short look at not only ... but also structures. There is also an optional discussion extension activity about idioms relating to this game.

by Stephanie Hirschman