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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.

English Vocabulary to Go

Level: Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

A rich vocabulary is the key to fluency. This supplementary course plan 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 course plan 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.

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Lesson 1
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Describing character and behaviour

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe a person’s character.

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Lesson 2
Describing appearance

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe other people’s physical appearance. The worksheet presents common adjectives used for describing what someone looks like as well as questions for asking about another person’s looks.

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Lesson 3
Parts of the body

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary for describing parts of the body and functions of body parts. The worksheet includes a video-aided exercise.

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Lesson 4
In the family

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe family members and relationships.

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Lesson 5
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Describing a job

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to talk about a job. The worksheet presents some common nouns, adjectives and expressions used for describing jobs. The lesson rounds off with a speaking activity in which students interview each other about their own or other people’s jobs using the target language.

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Lesson 6
Life stages

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe the different stages of a person's life from childhood to old age.

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Lesson 7
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Money vocabulary

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn and practise a variety of vocabulary related to money and value.

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Lesson 8
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Shops and shopping

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about shops/stores and shopping. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the worksheet.

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Lesson 9
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Mobile phones - Cell phones

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn useful words and phrases for talking about their mobile devices. Teachers can download a British or American English version of the worksheet.

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Lesson 10
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Illness and health

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This lesson introduces vocabulary for describing illnesses, symptoms, remedies and healthy/unhealthy lifestyles.

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Lesson 11
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Colours and shades

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This lesson teaches students how to describe different shades of colours as well as some common collocations and idioms with colours. There is an American English version of the worksheet 'Colors and shades' which includes American English spelling.

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Lesson 12
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Weather and climate

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this dialogue and video-aided lesson plan, students learn how to describe the weather and talk about climate change.   

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Lesson 13
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In the forest

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students define vocabulary related to trees before listening to a radio programme about forest bathing. State verbs are introduced, and the uses of simple and continuous forms are reviewed. Students activate the target language in a structured writing activity. There is an optional extension activity related to adjectives which describe how things feel, taste, and smell.

by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 14
Nature and wildlife

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This lesson teaches students how to describe the natural world, including landscape, wildlife and natural disasters.

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Lesson 15
It's like this

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students define vocabulary related to shades of colour and pattern. They listen to a conversation at an animal rescue organisation and then differentiate between questions with like, look like, be like and would like. Students activate the language by describing people and animals’ appearances, characters and preferences and there is an optional extension activity related to several more uses of the word like.

by Stephanie Hirschman

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Lesson 16
Describing food

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn useful vocabulary for describing different types of food, including terms for different flavours and dishes.

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Lesson 17
Education

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe the education system in their countries using British and American English.

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Lesson 18
At home

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn how to describe household chores and different rooms in their homes.

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Lesson 19
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Travel and transport

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn a number of words and expressions for talking about private and public transport.

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Lesson 20
Booking a holiday

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson students learn and use vocabulary for booking a holiday on the internet. Exercises cover types of holidays and accommodation, plus how to email a host if you are staying in their apartment. In the final activity, students practise writing to a host and answering guests' questions. There is an American English version of the worksheet called 'Booking a Vacation’.

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Lesson 21
Sports and games

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn a variety of words for describing different sports and games. The worksheet includes plenty of opportunities for speaking practice.

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Lesson 22
The Internet

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to the internet. The target language includes words and expressions for describing features of websites and actions that people perform on the web.

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Lesson 23
Gestures and manners

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson filler, students learn and practise vocabulary associated with gestures and manners. The worksheet can also be used as the basis for a discussion on good and bad manners among different cultures.

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Lesson 24
The senses

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this video-aided lesson plan, students learn nouns and verbs used for talking about senses: sight/see, hearing/hear, touch, smell, taste.

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Lesson 25
Television

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn key vocabulary for talking about television. Adverbs of frequency are also reviewed and practised.

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Lesson 26
Drinks and containers

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Students learn a variety of words and expressions for describing drinks and containers. The worksheet includes a grammar exercise on quantifiers.

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Lesson 27
Cities and people

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson plan, students learn words and phrases related to cities. Visual and text-based activities focus on city places, buildings, sights, and jobs. There is also an activity on words to describe cities. The lesson ends with a pairwork activity for students to discover what the world's most populated cities are. A small amount of preparation is needed before class.

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Lesson 28
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In the countryside

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson filler, students learn how to describe the countryside, including typical land features and people who live and work in rural areas.

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Lesson 29
Autumn

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn and use words and phrases connected with autumn. There is an exercise on festivals in autumn around the world, and a grammar activity on adverbs of degree.

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Lesson 30
A day out

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This lesson presents a range of vocabulary designed to help students talk about activities they might do on a free day, including visiting an adventure park, exhibition, art gallery, etc. The lesson includes a dialogue between an art gallery visitor and a ticket seller.

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Lesson 31
The British Royal family

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students discuss the British Royal family and learn words for different royal people. Students read an article on surprising facts about the Queen, and practise their comprehension skills. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity for students to discuss royal families in their own countries.

Photo of The Royal Family by Carfax2 licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

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Lesson 32
Space

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for space items, planets and words for exploring space. The worksheet also includes a grammar activity on as + as comparisons, and material to help revise the superlative. It finishes with a speaking activity.

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Lesson 33
Wintertime

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

In this lesson plan, students learn and use words and phrases connected with winter. There is an exercise on special events in winter around the world, and an activity on winter temperatures.

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Lesson 34
Feeling happy

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

This lesson plan is on the topic of happiness. Activities in the worksheet cover what makes people happy, the top ten happiest countries in the world and tips about how to be happier. The grammar section of the lesson focuses on using verb + ing, including both written and spoken activities.

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Lesson 35
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Pet crazy

Pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

The topic of this lesson is keeping pets. Students learn key vocabulary and then read an article about a Brazilian family that live with nine tigers. This is followed by an animal vocabulary exercise and speaking activity.