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Easy English Articles

Check out Jess’s great site: Easy English Articles

It has a great selection of short current affairs topics to generate conversation and learn new vocab. It also has lesson plans, grammar explanations and even offers to correct short texts!

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Idiom Video Clips

I just came across this amazing set of short video clips which illustrate English idioms literally. Show the first, acted out section students have to guess the idiom, then they have to deduce the meaning.

Update: Pearson have moved their content but you can now find the videos on youtube:

Here’s a little gap fill and conversation exercise I’ve made for the first 6 idioms: