• Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy, third in line to the British throne 06-Aug-2013

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the birth of the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The newborn prince is third in line to the British throne.

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  • European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue 09-Jul-2013

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about recent research carried out by a group of scientists in Britain to prove that European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue.

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  • Tackling bad English 28-Jun-2013

    About 10 years ago, I moved to Spain to teach English. I came to the country without a word of Spanish so, as a complete novice, I looked for points of comparison between English and Spanish to give myself a route into the language.

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  • Everest may have ladder installed to ease congestion on Hillary Step 11-Jun-2013

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about a project to install a ladder on Mount Everest to help reduce delays for climbers.

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  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction 07-May-2013

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the man who was charged for the bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon.

    You can find this story in the News Items section on your Work Area screen. This news

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  • The EFL classroom through digital curation 01-May-2013

    I wrote a few weeks ago about the great talk I went to during the last IATEFL conference in Liverpool; MLearning: is it a portable circus or just an illusion. I also had a chance to attend one more interesting talk: Filtering relevant information for the EFL classroom through

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  • Leading paper firm pledges to halt Indonesian deforestation 09-Apr-2013

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about a Greenpeace campaign to protect the forest in Indonesia.

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  • Mars mission plan launched by US millionaire Dennis Tito 12-Mar-2013

    This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about US millionaire Dennis Tito’s mission to Mars planned for 2018.

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  • Creative writing for the creatively challenged 07-Feb-2013

    Sometimes, setting creative writing tasks can be difficult because students are unsure just where to start, especially if they’re not naturally a creative type. But creative writing can be a really great task for getting students to use a wide variety of vocabulary and topics. So, if you’ve got a class

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  • A life in music 18-Oct-2012

    There’s a fun new website from the Guardian called Six Songs of Me where you get to pick six songs that symbolize key events in your life: the first song you bought (mine? …Baby, One More Time by Britney Spears!); the song that always gets you dancing; the song

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  • Top 5 word game apps 06-Sep-2012

    Last month we had a look at some great apps for classroom management, so I think it’s only fair to have a bit of fun and look at some word game apps! If most of your class have smart phones then you could incorporate the use of these apps into your

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  • Video Games 01-Aug-2012

    I must admit that I have been hooked on video games relatively late in my life, in my late twenties. However, since then whenever I’m out and about I have in a bag my portable games console with a selection of games. When I started my adventure with video games I

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  • The great toy debate 18-May-2012

    Watching this feat with 60,000 dominos by Flippycat got me thinking about our most loved children’s toys.

    Favourite childhood toys are a topic that unites young and adult learners, with the former able to talk about their current favourites and the latter able to reminisce about the fads that dominated their youth.

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  • Hatching an egg hunt 06-Apr-2012

    In the run-up to Easter, Central London has been festooned with over 200 giant, decorative eggs as part of The Big Egg Hunt. Participants are invited to hunt for the eggs using maps and clues for the chance of winning a prize. Introduce your students to

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  • Take your students on a virtual field trip 05-Apr-2012

    Who doesn’t love Google Street View? I’m terrible at reading maps, and never go somewhere new without walking the walk through Street View first! And now you can be a virtual tourist, venturing inside some of the buildings you walk past with the Google Art Project.

    The Google Art Project is

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