Teaching Materials

Links to Ready-Made Materials for Teachers

Reading, listening and vocabulary development exercises for students of beginning to low-intermediate levels:

  • Indonesia Bird Flu – reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • Women’s Constant Body Worries - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • Smoking Debate Lights up Commons - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • Rabid Vampire Bats Attack Humans in Brazil - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • WHO to Discuss Smallpox Research - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • Drugs Company Settles Lawsuit - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • UN AIDS Warning - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • Lack of Micronutrients Affecting Millions - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • New SARS Case - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • WHO Reports on the World’s Health - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • AIDS in China: Ignorance about the disease - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Good Health - reading passage and comprehension activity; listening passage, vocabulary development (including stress and pronunciation); full lesson plan for teachers in PDF format including student worksheets, quizzes and activities

Ready-made lesson plans on a range of health and social issues which can be adapted to suit any age or level (suggested learner level is indicated on each lesson plan):

Canadian Association of Second Language Teaching:


Ready-made materials which develop speaking skills (all levels):


Ready-made lesson plans on various topics (level indicated on each lesson):


Links to Authentic Reading Materials in English:

  • Reading materials
    (regularly updated news stories and articles from newspapers and magazines around the world on topics such as lifestyle, health, business, sport and news headlines– teachers can determine which materials to use based on their students’ level)

 

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