authentic teaching materials

CONTENTS WEEK OF: 11/03/13
ACTIVITY Warmer (2 pages) Warmer (2 pages) Listening CD Track 1 (2 pages) Listening CD Track 2 (3 pages) Listening + reading CD Track 3 (2 pages) Listening + reading CD Track 4 (3 pages) Reading (5 pages) Reading (4 pages) Reading (4 pages) Reading (4 pages) DESCRIPTION WEIRD NEWS PICTURES: A discussion activity based on odd pictures from the news. RIDICULOUS SERVICE FEES: A discussion activity about dubious service fees. TARGETED KILLINGS: Listening practice based on a programme about the killing of US citizens by their government when they are abroad. BBC NEWS: Listening and reading practice based on news stories. DAVID BOWIE RETURNS: Listening and reading practice based on a programme and article about David Bowie’s new album. DAYS WITH JOHN AND YOKO: Listening and reading practice based on a programme and article about a new book on the couple. BEST INDUSTRIES FOR STARTUPS: A newspaper article about which industries offer the best prospects for startups in 2013. LANGUAGE FOCUS Oral skills LEVEL LowIntermediate+ (A2+) LowIntermediate+ (A2+) LowIntermediate+ (A2+)

Oral skills

Listening skills

Listening skills

Intermediate+ (B1+) MidIntermediate (B2+)

Listening + reading skills

Listening + reading skills

Advanced (C1) MidIntermediate+ (B2+)

A study of footwear idioms

WHAT CAUSES SINKHOLES?: A A study of expressions Intermediate+ newspaper article about what is behind the with man (B1+) sinkholes opening up around the world. HUGO CHÁVEZ’S LEGACY: A newspaper article about Hugo Chávez’s legacy. MONEY-SAVING METHODS: A newspaper article about how to save money. A study of expressions Intermediate+ (B1+) taken from Latin A study of the imperative LowIntermediate+ (A2+)