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BBC English: Top International Universities

BBC 6-Minute Listening: The top 200 universities in the world and why American universities are so high up the list. Level: ***** [C2/B1/B2/]  /  Video 

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TED Talks: The Great Firewall of China - Michael Anti

TED TALK: How the central government controls the internet and how a number of micro-bloggers are finding ways around this control. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [18:51]

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TED Tests: Don't insist on English - Patricia Ryan

TED TALK: The globalisation of English and its testing systems can have negative affects on students from various backgrounds. Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [10:35]

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TED Tests: Plastic Pollution in the oceans - Dianna Cohen

TED Talk 6 minutes: How plastic is polluting the marine environment with the Pacific Gyre and possible solutions for a more sustainable societyLevel: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [5:18]

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HBR: Aligning Strategy with sales - Harvard Business School

Harvard Business Review: Short 3 minute lecture on the importance of effective strategy within sales and leadership issues. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03:23]

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Lectures: Sell your ideas like Steve Jobs - Carmine Gallo

Stanford lecture: the innovative and powerful way Steve Jobs could influence and market products through intelligent presentation skills. Level: ***** [C1/]  /  Video [50:00]

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Pronunciation: Gap Fill 1

10 Academic Words (a-c)

  1. Analysis 
  2. Approach
  3. Area 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Assume /
  6. Authority
  7. Available
  8. Benefits
  9. Concept
  10. Consistent

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Pronunciation: Dictation 1

10 Academic Words (a-c)

  1. Analysis 
  2. Approach
  3. Area 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Assume /
  6. Authority
  7. Available
  8. Benefits
  9. Concept
  10. Consistent

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 Free Writing Resources

Argument Essays: Home Education

 Question: 'Should parents educate their children at home?' This is the full lesson from the images above. The essay can be used in a number of different ways - see the lesson plan. Words: 440  Level ***** [C2/B1]

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 Free Reading Resources

Reading Skills: Reading Timeline

A biographical account of British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin. Read the text and order the events of his life on the time line sheet provided. Words: 731  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Academic Vocabulary: Collocation (verbs / adjectives)

Collocation is words that go naturally together. This sheet refers students to use a collocation website (www.ozdic.com) to ensure fluency through the correct use of adjectives and verbs with key nouns.    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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Passive Grammar - the basics

This is a worksheet that provides an overview of the basic passive structures, the rules and tense exercises. It also includes a speaking activity. A nice lesson to revise the basic structures and use of the passive.  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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