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General English - Advanced level, Part 2 (20 Lessons)

General English - Advanced level, Part 2 (20 Lessons) 


   
 

Lesson 1. Buying a home

This worksheet presents key terms and expressions used by English speakers when buying a home. At the end of the lesson, students have a discussion about renting or buying a home.

   
 

Lesson 2. Renting a place to live

This lesson presents a number of useful terms and expressions used for renting long-term accommodation. In one of the exercises, students listen to a dialogue between a male tenant and a girl interested in moving in. An American English version of the worksheet is coming soon!

   
 

Lesson 3. Ghost village

In this lesson, students read about a Chinese man who has been living alone in an abandoned village -- a result of China's urbanisation process. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary work and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 4. Coffee culture

In this lesson, students read about how drinking coffee in cafes became popular in the UK. The worksheet focuses on reading, vocabulary development and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 5. Brain control

In this lesson, students watch neuroscientist Greg Gage talk about and demonstrate how to take away someone's free will using simple DIY equipment. The lesson includes a grammar activity on the two forms of the continuous infinitive.

   
 

Lesson 6. Clothes and accessories

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary for describing clothes, fashion and accessories.

   
 

Lesson 7. The Panama Papers

In this TED-talk lesson, students watch Robert Palmer of the anti-corruption group Global Witness talk about thePanama Papers scandal. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and discussion.

   
 

Lesson 8. Wealth inequality

With the US election primaries in full swing, wealth inequality has been the topic of many political discussions. In this lesson, students read an article on the result of recent research on the global rich-poor gap. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary development and discussion.

   
 

Lesson 9. Apartments

In this lesson, students watch architect Moshe Safdie talk about how his projects reinvent the apartment building to create a natural, more suburban environment. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary, comprehension and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 10. Getting served

In this lesson, students read an article about bartenders' tips for getting served quickly. The worksheet focuses on speaking and vocabulary.

   
 

Lesson 11. Smog

This lesson looks at China's air pollution problems. Students read an article about how authorities have been trying to deal with the smog in Beijing. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary, speaking and grammar (present perfect, past perfect and past simple tenses).

   
 

Lesson 12. Scam baiting

In this lesson, students watch a hilarious talk by comedian James Veitch. The speaker recounts what happened when he replied to a spam email in his inbox. The worksheet focuses on discussion and vocabulary work.

   
 

Lesson 13. Keeping pets

In this lesson, students read a newspaper article about the different considerations involved with keeping a pet. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and speaking activities.

   
 

Lesson 14. Printing clothes

In this lesson, students watch Danit Peleg, a fashion designer, talk about how she uses 3D printers to print her own clothes. The worksheet presents vocabulary related to fashion design and provides opportunities for students to discuss the lesson topic.

   
 

Lesson 15. Social pressure

In this lesson, students read an article about the pressure and stress that teenagers experience because of their social media habits. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and speaking activities.

   
 

Lesson 16. Prison service

In this lesson, students read about a restaurant chain in the UK whose staff members are prisoners. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and speaking activities.

   
 

Lesson 17. Success and failure

In this lesson, students learn a variety of verbs, nouns, adjectives and idioms for talking about success and failure.

   
 

Lesson 18. Privacy

In this lesson, students watch Christopher Soghoian, a privacy activist, talk about government wiretapping and how to avoid surveillance in the modern world. The worksheet presents vocabulary related to communication security and provides opportunities for students to discuss the lesson topic.

   
 

Lesson 19. Phrasal verbs with go

The lesson presents 13 common phrasal verbs with 'go'. Students interact with each other using the target language. For larger classes, there is a 'Find someone who' activity at the end of the worksheet.

   
 

Lesson 20. Feel and touch

In this lesson, students learn a number of adjectives for describing how things feel as well as a variety of verbs for describing different ways of touching things. The worksheet rounds off with an exercise on idioms related to `touch'.