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In the News with Audio
Let's Go Places
Class Essentials
Level
Beginner: A1
Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1
Upper Intermediate: B2
Advanced: C1
Target
Asking questions
Conversation
Discussion
Game
Grammar
Listening
Reading
Vocabulary
Topics
Business
Food and Restaurants
Idioms
Jobs
Seasonal
Sports
Travel
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Activities
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Culture
Technology
Environment
Health
Lifestyle
Politics
Travel
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Paternity Leave in Japan

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Level
Advanced: C1, Upper Intermediate: B2
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Current Events, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, HQ Audio, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Although Japan is a world-leader when it comes to the provision of paternity leave, (a very generous one year), in reality only 6 percent of eligible fathers took child care leave. Furthermore, over 70 per cent of men who did take paid-leave, took less than 2 weeks. A Japanese government commissioned study concluded that the majority of new fathers wanted to take child care leave but were concerned that it might be a burden on their co-workers, cause them financial difficulties, or even affect their chances of promotion.

About In the News Handouts
Engage and challenge your intermediate and advanced level students with learning based current event topics. ‘In the News’ handouts offer reading, listening, and a variety of English learning activities based on the topic. Activities included are useful for students preparing for international English tests as well as a fun and engaging review for advanced students.

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Bruce Smith’s week

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Bruce-smiths-week
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Reading
Tags
Auxiliary verbs, Business, Present Tense
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Help your students gain confidence and fluency when asking questions in the simple present tense by reading and asking about daily routines. This handout focuses on the third person and constructing object questions using the auxiliary verb ‘do.

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Formal Email Writing

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Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Complaints and Apologizing, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Students read different customer care emails and practice how to respond to them use formal vocabulary and phrases; understanding how to write and respond to different emails from clients and customers; how to use formal writing phrases and style.

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Jobs and Responsibilities

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Jobs-and-responsibilities
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Asking questions, Discussion, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Collocations, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Students discuss their jobs, what they do, and the different responsibilities they have. ‘Have to’ for obligation is reviewed. An interview activity is included that could be assigned as homework to be presented at the beginning of a following class.

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Dealing with Problems and Complaints

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Dealing-with-problems-and-complaints
Level
Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Conversation
Tags
Business, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Students review phrases used to respond to complaints and look at different problems that can happen and how to politely apologize and offer solutions. A role-play has students practicing the target phrases between a customer and a customer service representative.

Phrases introduced in this Handout
I’m terribly sorry for, I am very sorry for, I am sorry to hear this, My apologies for, I apologize for, Please accept our deepest apologies.

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Discussion Cards (Business Culture)

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Discussion-cards-business-culture
Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Discussion
Tags
Business, Games
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Close the business textbooks and have interesting and relevant discussions. Engaging business-oriented topics and questions allow students to put their vocabulary and grammar skills to practical use and build English speaking confidence. These discussion cards are suitable for High Intermediate and Advanced level students studying business English. You might consider using just the cards as an activity in a business class; 30, 60, 90 minutes depending on how many cards are used and how invested your students are in the conversations.

Example Question Cards (2 pages):
What is important when doing business in your culture?  Consider things such as greetings, exchanging gifts, and gestures.
When you travel overseas, what do you miss the most about your country and culture?  Consider the food, the people, and the customs.

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Formal and Informal Verbs

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Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper Intermediate: B2
Target
Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Using English that is either too formal or too informal for a particular situation can give a bad impression. Compare informal verbs used in everyday English to their formal equivalents. Students can practice with a matching activity and rewriting an email written using formal English verbs.

For example:
go up: increase, look at: examine, find out: discover, ascertain, put off: postpone, delay.

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What do you do?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-do
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Business, Jobs
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Overview

Students practice talking about and describing their jobs and responsibilities. The speaking activity has students ask about their classmates’ jobs.

Questions asked in the role play activity in this handout:
What is your name? What is your job? Where do you work? What do you do at your job? How long have you worked there? What do you like about your job? What don’t you like about your job? What would you like to be?

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