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General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 10 Genius  Pages 93 - 94
(1) Ss guess when various objects were invented. (2) Listening, speaking and reading: Trevor Bayliss and the clockwork radion (project to build radios for rural areas of Africa) (3) Paragraphs about inventions gapped for time expressions.

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Page 57   Speaking Task
Students listen to people talking about achievements and then work in groups to prepare a short talk on an achievement (invention / political advance etc.) they consider significant.

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
13a & b What is it?  Page 13 
Ss in teams have to guess inventions from descriptions of them that use the passive voice.

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