C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Legalese – explicit or ambiguous?

Business

In this lesson students discuss different types of jargon, learn some vocabulary to describe that something is easy or difficult to understand, and share their thoughts about the article they read at home. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Location-based pay – a thing of the past?

Business

In this lesson students learn some useful vocabulary to talk about salaries, discuss if location-based pay should become a thing of the past, and share their views on pay transparency and salary bands. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Is it easy to be kind?

General

In this lesson students talk about how acts of kindness are perceived nowadays, practise some useful phrases used in the article they read at home, and discuss how kind they would be in different situations. 

C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Menstrual leave sparks debate

Business Global Issues

In this lesson, students learn advanced words and phrases to express opinions, talk about the idea of menstrual leave and hold a debate.

C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Are we all content creators?

General

In this lesson students discuss who a content creator is and practise some vocabulary useful when defining vague terms. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Are we becoming less materialistic?

Global Issues Lifestyle

In this lesson, students talk about materialism and how the pandemic influenced our view of material gains, and do a transformation task.

English lesson plan for HR
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Can stay interviews keep employees from leaving?

Business

In this lesson, students discuss the idea of stay interviews in depth and learn phrases which are useful to talk about employer-employee relationship. 

C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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AI supporting mental health therapy

Technology

In this lesson students discuss using AI in areas such as mental health therapy and the justice system, complete the summary of the article they read at home, and share their thoughts on the future of AI.

people with question marks
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Curious questions about curiosity

General

In this lesson, students discuss the topic of curiosity in humans, practise collocations from the article, and reflect on how curiosity has shaped their lives. 

genetic genealogy lesson plan
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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What can genetic genealogy tell us about our ancestors?

General Global Issues

In this lesson, advanced students discuss in depth the issues raised by the article they read at home, and learn vocabulary related to genealogy and history. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Our lives rely on social media more than we think

Lifestyle

This lesson plan is based on an article about a social media outage which students read at home. In the lesson, students learn some useful vocabulary and discuss possible consequences of all social media ceasing to exist.

C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Could a bossless workplace work?

Business

With this lesson plan, students discuss how they feel about a bossless workplace. They also learn some useful vocabulary related to worker cooperatives and the hierarchical structure of a traditional workplace.

B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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To shuffle or not to shuffle?

Lifestyle

In this lesson students discuss the article they read at home about Adele’s request to remove the shuffle button on her album. They also study collocations with the words album and track. 

carbon footprint
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Why eating locally is not enough

Global Issues

In this worksheet students practise some language related to food’s carbon footprint. They also discuss their food choices and the factors that influence them.

gig economy lesson plan
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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The gig economy: good or bad for workers?

Business

This lesson plan gives students the opportunity to learn and practise words related to freelance work and discuss pros and cons of the gig economy. 

C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Why do people cheat in online games?

Lifestyle

In this lesson, students practise some language related to breaking and following rules, and discuss the reasons behind cheating in online games.

C2 / Proficiency
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Bitcoin goes mainstream! Is cryptocurrency here to stay?

Business

In this advanced lesson, students learn some language related to money and cryptocurrencies and discuss what the fact that Bitcoin has gone mainstream entails.

B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Why is quitting a job while working remotely so distressing?

Business

In this lesson students discover some expressions related to leaving a job and share their views on some stressful aspects of starting and ending a job while working remotely.

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