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Discussion topics - mixed (658)
Twelve topical / controversial subjects on slips that can be cut up and drawn out of a hat etc.
 
 

 

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Balloon debate (659)
Cut up roles and students choose at random. Groups of 5 - 10. Tell them they are in a balloon which is sinking. Only a certain number (decide) can stay on board. The others have to go. Students have to justify their places in the ballon
 
 

 

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You be the judge (271)
Six crime cases. Student's take it in turns to read out their case. The group must decide on sentences for each case in turn. Can also be used to practice criticism, should have etc.
 
 

 

 

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BBC Talking Business: meetings (148)
Short audio passage (RealPlayer) + language input. Divided into six topics: agenda; interruptions; agreeing / disagreeing; AOB; language expert; challenge (quiz)
 
 

 



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General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 2 Taste  Page 17   A taste for travel
Four speakers talk about food in countries they have visited. Language for expressing enthusiasm and reservations
Unit 2 Taste  Page 23   In good taste
Students discuss list of different kinds of public behaviour
Unit 2 Taste  Pages 22 - 23  A question of taste
Four native speakers discuss good taste
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Page 121 
Module 11 Interfering with nature  Page 125 
practise
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 2 Taste  Page 23   Letter to a newspaper
Students read a letter to a newspaper in which a woman gives a strong opinion on young people's fashions, and write a reply.
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 5 Ritual  Page 55   writing extra
Analysis of short essay giving an opinion on traditional weddings
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
17 - Office politics  Page 17 
Role play with role cards. Someone in the office is going to be promoted. Give your opinions and try to find out what others think of you.
 

Speaking / listening skills books


Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover Real Listening & Speaking 3 
Miles Craven   
Unit 1 How are things?  Page 13 
Listening: Students listen to short conversations and identify the subjects, whether or not the speakers agree and the key language used. Speaking: Listen to tape and make oral responses
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
3c Men and women are from different planets  Page 3 
Ten statements about gender to agree / disagree with.
13c Your views on technology  Page 13 
Ss discuss statements about technology.
 


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