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General English - Advanced level, Part 3 (20 Lessons)

General English - Advanced level, Part 3 (20 Lessons)  


   
 

Lesson 1. Movement

In this video-aided lesson, students learn vocabulary for describing the movement of people, animals and other things. The worksheet includes an exercise on movement idioms and several opportunities for speaking practice.

   
 

Lesson 2. A healthy diet

In this lesson, students read an article about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary, reading comprehension and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 3. Tech tips

In this lesson, students watch David Pogue present his ten top time-saving technology tips. The worksheet is designed to help advanced students talk about using modern electronic devices in a more natural way.

   
 

Lesson 4. Extreme words

In this upper intermediate version of our popular lesson plan Extreme adjectives, students practise describing things using extreme adjectives and nouns.

   
 

Lesson 5. Feelings

In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to feelings, including common adjectives, nouns and idioms.

   
 

Lesson 6. Saving the rainforest

In this lesson, students watch Topher White talk about how how a simple, low-cost technological solution involving a used cell phone (mobile) can help prevent the illegal destruction of rainforests. The lesson plan focuses on vocabulary development and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 7. Solo travel

In this lesson, students read an article about how people are increasingly travelling alone, according to a recent UK survey. The worksheet focuses on reading, vocabulary development and speaking. There is an American English version of the worksheet available.

   
 

Lesson 8. Unintended consequences

In this lesson, students watch Jon Gosier talk about how how new technology can make things actually worse for some people. The lesson plan focuses on vocabulary development and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 9. Work

In this lesson, students learn useful terms, phrases and idioms for describing different jobs. The worksheet includes a pairwork activity in which students interview each other about their work.

   
 

Lesson 10. Household problems

In this lesson, students learn how to describe a variety of household problems, including leaking pipes, carpet stains, power cuts, blocked toilets, mislaid keys, etc.

   
 

Lesson 11. Speaking

In this lesson, students learn a variety of verbs and idioms for describing the way somebody speaks.

   
 

Lesson 12. How to sleep

The theme of this lesson is how we sleep. Students watch Jessa Gamble talk about our natural sleep cycles. The worksheet includes several vocabulary and comprehension exercises, and there is a discussion activity at the end.

   
 

Lesson 13. Technology and inventions

In this lesson, students learn how to describe technology and inventions. The worksheet includes plenty of discussion activities as well as a newspaper article on Google Glass, Google's latest technical innovation.

   
 

Lesson 14. Taste and texture

In this lesson, students learn how to describe the taste and texture of food. The worksheet includes an exercise on taste idioms.

   
 

Lesson 15. iSolation

In this lesson, students read an article on the link between well-being and face-to-face interaction in the modern world. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary development, reading and speaking. There is also an exercise on prepositions.

   
 

Lesson 16. Quantity and size

In this lesson, students learn and practise words related to quantity and size, for example adjectives such as 'tiny', 'minuscule', 'vast', 'enormous' and 'infinite'. The worksheet also includes expressions of quantity such as 'a speck of', 'loads of', 'piles of', etc.

   
 

Lesson 17. Colours

This lesson teaches students how to describe subtle colours and how to use verbs related to colours such as 'dye', 'tint', 'fade', 'char', 'dim', etc. The worksheet also presents some common idioms with colours. There is an American English version of the worksheet 'Colors', which includes American English spelling.

   
 

Lesson 18. Inspired to run

This lesson plan is based on an article about Jamie McDonald, a British man who ran across Canada in a costume to raise money for hospitals. The worksheet focuses on reading, vocabulary (phrasal verbs) and speaking.

   
 

Lesson 19. Time

In this lesson, students learn useful phrases, words and idioms related to the topic of 'time'.

   
 

Lesson 20. A tale of survival

The topic of this worksheet is survival. Students read an article about a fisherman from El Salvador who survived 13 months at sea. The worksheet features several exam-type exercises suitable for CAE practice and also advanced learners in general.