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Blues Band

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Want to know about a new blues band's first visit to Spain? Justin Coe tells us about the band, their music and reviews their recent concerts in Madrid and Barcelona.

Listeners Club

ELT Materials: Listeners Club
Here you will find two listening lessons based on the same snippets from an English Language Broadcast on the Spanish National Radio station.

Head or Heart?

ELT Materials: Head or Heart?

In this personality test, students choose the option which best represents their attitude in various situations. From this, they 'discover' whether they are driven more by rationality or emotion.

Ana's Bag

ELT Materials: Ana's Bag

In this activity, students get the chance to play Sherlock Holmes! They look at the evidence in a picture and try to work out what the owner of the bag did during the last few days. It's an enjoyable way to get some elementary level practice in using the simple past tense.

Dogs and Owners

ELT Materials: Dogs and Owners

This is a fun way to introduce the topic and vocabulary area of describing people. It is a sample activity from English Result Intermediate by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald (Oxford University Press)

Patagonia

Patagonia - hancockmcdonald.com/node/151/edit
This activity is based on a video about the first European settlers in the Magellan Strait. The video is used as a springboard for vocabulary work, and leads into an internet research activity in which students find out more about the events in the video.

Internet Debate

ELT Materials: Internet Debate

In this activity, students read an article in favour of internet censorship. Then they prepare for a class debate for and against this kind of censorship. The activity is inpired by the debates in For and Against by L G Alexander (Longman 1969).

You're the Judge

ELT Materials: You're the Judge

In this group discussion, the students have to rank 5 different crimes in order of seriousness and decide on an appropriate punishement for each.

English Pronunciation in Use Intermediate

New 2017 cover for English Pronunciation in Use by Mark Hancock

In 2017 English Pronunciation in use got a new look. The new cover design comes along with a new approach to audio - instead of being on a set of four audio CDs and a CD-ROM, the audio is now a free online download. This makes the whole package much more affordable and is published alongside the 2012 second edition of this best-selling pronunciation title, already in full colour and with a new section on understanding fast, authentic speech.

English Result Upper-intermediate

English Result: Upper-intermediate

The tasks, texts and activities in English Result Upper-intermediate have been desgined to take a strong B1-level students to B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR, see ma

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