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Amanda W
Mandy
Austria



Hi! Im an English native speaker living in Austria. Ive been teaching English at an adult education centre for several years now. Im really amazed about the quality of some of these contrbutions and Im enjoying being part of this community.

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The Savoys head butler hits out at unprofessionalism
An authentic text (Daily Mail last December) featuring an attatck made by the head butler of the Savoy on the Paul Brunells (Lady Dis butler) of this world. It gives a little insight into the heart of a butler- (shown more clearly in the book the "Remains of the Day" by Kazuro Ishiguro - Penguin Readers Level 6). Language activities and discussion...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 51


 
The text message that saved a life!
A newspaper article describing a remarkable feat.A doctor,in Africa, seeks expert advice from a UK colleague via text message. He then performed a major operation to save a boys life. Inspirational! Comprehension questions and language elements have been included.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 50


 
The Trouble Tree
A nice and easy gap text (past and present tense-simple)verbs to start off the new term with as a recap - using a story with a moral.
Level: elementary
Age: 9-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 50


 
The Kyoto Box, a solar oven, wins prize
An online advertisement (authentic material) describes a new invention which reduce deforestation in poor regions where people depend upon wood fires to cook with. It will also serve as a healthier alternative, providing clean energy and therefore, reducing inhalation of smoke when cooking indoors. Comprehension questions have been added as well as...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 48


 
Concentrating Solar Power
An alternative energy project making use of the sun in the desert. Comprehension questions have been added and also questions for discussion.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 46


 
The Mini is 50!
An authentic text (taken from the Daily Mail) which describes the annual mini rally from London to Brighton. This year marked the minis 50th birthday so was "extra special"! Comprension questions "on" and "beyond" the text have been added as well as language exercises.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 46


 
Paper boy at 90!
An authentic text showing good examples of the present perfect (continuous and simple). Language exercises on prepositions and phrasal verbs, found in the text, have been added as well as discussion questions on, and beyond, the text.
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 46


 
Raising funds for Oxfam
An authentic text from Oxfam giving information about some of the work they do and ways in which we can help. Discussion questions on and beyond the text have been added as well as a collocation focus.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 45


 
So, chocolate and coffee are good for you after all!
Research has been made to find the best foods to enable you to live a long and healthy life. Chocolate, coffee and red wine are on the list of the 20 top foods, so its possible to indulge yourself and be healthy! (The secret of all these foods is that they contain high amounts of polyphenols.) Ive written some language exersises and a poem contai...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 44


 
Inventions
Inventions are normally good, but can this be the shape of things to come? A reading text with comprehension questions and some questions beyond the text to discuss orally.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 43

 

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