Intermediate to Advanced Reading Worksheets (Continued)


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Title
Stonehenge
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Lower-Intermediate+
Time
45 minutes
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Description
It's one of the most famous ancient monuments in the world. However, it's purpose is still a mystery to us, five thousand years later.

This worksheet has an opening quiz (don't worry if your students know nothing about Stonehenge) followed by a short reading. Your students will learn (or revise) some great vocabulary, including:

  • ancient
  • monument
  • ceremony
  • archeologist
  • breathtaking
  • ...and more
The lesson rounds off with some simple discussion questions on famous historical sights. What is the oldest man-made monument in your students' countries? Where would they like to visit?

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate level classes.


 


 

Title
Robot Recruiters
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Have you applied for a job recently? Did you know that a computer might have scanned your resume and rejected you?

This worksheets looks at the (possibly worrying) growth of computers being used to sort out job applications.

Following the lead-in, there's collocation language building, a gap-fill reading and additional exercises and discussion.

Part of the discussion is an analysis of some common mistakes in resumes - not tailoring applications, mysterious gaps, inappropriate style and more.

It makes a great topic for discussion in both business and general English classes. Try it today!

 


 

Title
The Future of Flying
Target Structure
Vocabulary, Reading, Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Time
60 + minutes
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Description
Do you enjoy flying? Is the experience one of flatbed seats, gourmet food and lots of legroom? Or is it cramped seating with unappetising food in foil containers?

This reading worksheet has a short text on the realities of flying and how it might change in the future. There's a lead-in, collocation matching, a reading passage, vocabulary work and lots of discussion.

It makes a great topic for conversation - try it with your students today!

 


 

Title
Could you save more money?
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Intermediate +
Time
40-60 minutes
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Description
How easy would it be to save a little more money? Could your students go without satellite / cable TV or their latest smartphone?

This worksheet has four people talking about how they are trying to save money. Following the lead-in and gap-fill reading, there is personalisation and discussion.

It's a great topic to get students talking about money and how much they like their creature comforts! Try it today!

 


 

Title
The Silent Universe
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary & Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60+ minutes
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Description
Is there intelligent alien life out there in space? If so, why haven't we found anything yet?

This worksheet looks at the 'Fermi Paradox' - the question of why there seems to be no life beyond this planet. Are we unique? Or is there some kind of Star Trek-like agreement not to contact us?

Whatever the reason, it makes a great topic for reading and discussion. Your students will learn expressions including:

  • a deafening silence
  • a near certainty
  • to draw a blank
  • to teem with life
and more.

With a lead-in, collocation exercises, gap-fill reading and discussion questions, there's lots for your students to sink their teeth into!

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced level students.


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