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Scientists strap a tiny camera to a beetle
ESL Lesson Handouts - Scientists-strap-a-tiny-camera-to-a-beetle
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

To test the potential of miniature cameras, researchers at the University of Washington in the US have developed a tiny wireless camera that can ride on the back of an insect, giving spectators a bug’s-eye view of the world.

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

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.

Read More
Forrest Fenn’s Hidden Treasure Found
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

A decade-long search for a treasure hidden deep in the Rocky Mountains that led to multiple people’s deaths is over, the man who hid the treasure announced.  Forrest Fenn, a New Mexican art dealer, revealed in a post on his website that his famed treasure had been found.

Read More
Formal Email Writing
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
Updated

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.

Read More
Jobs and Responsibilities
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
Updated

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.

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

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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Teleworking – Working from Home
ESL Lesson Handouts - Teleworking-working-from-home
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Lifestyle, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

Handout and Listening Topic:
Teleworking is the activity of working from home while maintaining contact with your office by email, telephone, or video calls. Around the world, about 20 per cent of workers telework frequently and about 1 in 10 do so every day. For companies, the benefits are reduced costs, while for workers the advantage is they can spend more time with their families or doing leisure activities, rather than commuting.

Read More
2020 Olympic Games Postponed
ESL Lesson Handouts - 2020-olympic-games-postponed
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

Handout and Listening Topic:
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been postponed for one year. It is the first Olympic Games to be postponed since the modern games started 124 years ago. The Games have been postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. The International Olympic Committee was under an increasing amount of pressure to make a decision on whether to cancel or postpone the Games as the spread of the virus turned into a global pandemic.

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Get Free or Full Access and download our easy-to-teach Handouts in your Online or Traditional classes!

Scientists strap a tiny camera to a beetle
ESL Lesson Handouts - Scientists-strap-a-tiny-camera-to-a-beetle
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

To test the potential of miniature cameras, researchers at the University of Washington in the US have developed a tiny wireless camera that can ride on the back of an insect, giving spectators a bug’s-eye view of the world.

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.

Read More
Paternity Leave in Japan
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Business, Current Events, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

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.

Read More
Forrest Fenn’s Hidden Treasure Found
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Lifestyle, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

A decade-long search for a treasure hidden deep in the Rocky Mountains that led to multiple people’s deaths is over, the man who hid the treasure announced.  Forrest Fenn, a New Mexican art dealer, revealed in a post on his website that his famed treasure had been found.

Read More
Formal Email Writing
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
Updated

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.

Read More
Jobs and Responsibilities
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
Updated

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.

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

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.

Read More
Teleworking – Working from Home
ESL Lesson Handouts - Teleworking-working-from-home
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Current Events, Lifestyle, Technology, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

Handout and Listening Topic:
Teleworking is the activity of working from home while maintaining contact with your office by email, telephone, or video calls. Around the world, about 20 per cent of workers telework frequently and about 1 in 10 do so every day. For companies, the benefits are reduced costs, while for workers the advantage is they can spend more time with their families or doing leisure activities, rather than commuting.

Read More
2020 Olympic Games Postponed
ESL Lesson Handouts - 2020-olympic-games-postponed
Level
Upper-Intermediate: B2, Advanced: C1
Target
Discussion, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Culture, Current Events, Health, TOEIC
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Audio, Teaching Notes
Updated

Handout and Listening Topic:
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been postponed for one year. It is the first Olympic Games to be postponed since the modern games started 124 years ago. The Games have been postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. The International Olympic Committee was under an increasing amount of pressure to make a decision on whether to cancel or postpone the Games as the spread of the virus turned into a global pandemic.

Read More
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