Comparing Texts
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The paired texts, ‘A Dollar a Day’ and ‘In Shape’ tell about two men who ride their bicycles to work. In the first story, Mr Davis struggles all the way; in the second story, Mr Kelly flies along in great style. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided …More

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘A Visit to the Doctor’ helps students to write about a time when they visited a doctor. It encourages students to think about their health and the doctors who take care of them and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Alpine Skiing’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics and an alpine skiing record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Aquatics’ features the four strokes of swimming. It provides information about aquatics, the Commonwealth Games and the sport’s beginnings. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Athletics’ features the three disciplines of track, field and marathon. It provides information about athletics, the Commonwealth Games and the history of athletics. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Badminton’ features badminton, the world’s fastest racket sport. It provides information about the sport’s origins. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Be More Active’ asks students to answer questions about how to be more active. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Biathlon’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics, how the sport has changed over time and a biathlon record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Bobsleigh’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics, how bobsleighs have changed since the beginning of the sport and a bobsleigh record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Boxing’ features the aim of the sport. It provides information about boxing, the Commonwealth Games and its rather brutal beginnings! It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart’ is about a study suggesting heart health may be improved by eating dark chocolate.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Cross-Country’ features the history of this team winter sport, its introduction into the Winter Olympics and a cross-country record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Curling’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics and a curling record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Cycling’ features this hugely popular sport. It provides information about cycling events, the Commonwealth Games and high-tech bicycles. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Eating Healthy’ helps students to write a TV commercial with the aim of getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables. It encourages students to think about promoting healthy foods on TV and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Eating Like They Do In The Mediterranean Is Good For Your Heart’ reports on research suggesting a link between a Mediterranean diet and heart health.

Reading Comprehension
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The narrative, ‘Enjoy Yourself’ is told as a girl goes through each stage of a triathlon race, trained and coached by her friend. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Exercise Your Right to a Healthier Future’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about exercise and leading a healthy life. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to form opinions and think about the author’s purpose.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘FIFA Organisation’ features facts about FIFA. It provides information about some famous FIFA firsts and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘FIFA Soccer Balls’ features facts about the official FIFA World Cup balls over the years. It provides information about some famous ball firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Figure Skating’ features the sport’s beginnings in the Winter Olympics, the origins of a famous jump and a figure skating record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Freestyle Skiing’ features this relatively new Winter Olympics sport, how far it has come since the 1960s and a freestyle skiing record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Get in Shape!’ helps students to write about some of the things they can do to get and stay fit. It encourages students to think about health and fitness and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Gymnastics’ features the different events for male and female gymnasts. It provides information about gymnastics and the sport’s beginnings. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Healthy Choices’ helps students to write about changes that could be made at their school to help get students in better shape. It encourages students to think about healthy choices and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Hockey’ features the popular sport. It provides information about hockey, the Commonwealth Games and how it was once considered too dangerous for women to play! It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Ice Hockey’ features the origins of this Winter Olympics sport, the players’ protective clothing and an ice hockey record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Judo’ features the sport that means ‘the gentle way’. It provides information about judo, the Commonwealth Games and how the sport developed. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Lawn Bowls’ features the sport that is sometimes known as ‘bowling on the green’. It provides information about lawn bowls, the Commonwealth Games and how the sport was banned by the kings of England and France many years ago. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Luge’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics, a new luge event at the 2014 Games and a luge record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Netball’ features this popular team sports. It provides information about the game’s origins. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

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This sports article, ‘Nordic Combined’ features the origins of this Winter Olympics sport, some rules of the sport and a Nordic combined record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Writing Dynamic Conclusions’ encourages students to write conclusions that summarise written work in an intriguing way.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Pets for Health is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to practise reading between the lines.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Queen’s Baton Relay’ features this curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games. It provides information about the origin of the relay. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Raising Awareness About Prader-Willi Syndrome’ is about a boy with a rare medical condition and his family’s efforts to find a cure.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Rugby Sevens’ features this fast-paced game that has seven players on each team. It provides information about its Scottish beginnings. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Comparing Texts
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The paired texts, ‘Samuel’ and ‘A Special Little Boy’ concern a boy who has autism. The story is told first from the perspective of Samuel’s doctor’s daughter, then by the doctor. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Shooting’ features the different disciplines of this sport. It provides information about shooting, the Commonwealth Games and the sport’s beginnings. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Short Track’ features the sport’s debut in the Winter Olympics programme, some rules of the sport and a short track record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Skeleton’ features the debut of Skeleton in the Winter Olympics, how the sport earned its name and a skeleton record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Ski Jumping’ features the sport’s beginnings, a special technique and a ski jumping record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Snowboard’ features the Winter Olympics’ newest discipline and a snowboard record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Boots’ features facts about soccer boots. It provides information about some famous soccer boot moments in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Fields’ features facts about the regulations of a soccer field. It provides information about some famous field firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Goalkeepers’ features facts about goalkeepers. It provides information about some famous goalkeeper firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Hat Tricks’ features facts about hat tricks. It provides information about some famous hat trick firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Mascots’ features facts about some of the different FIFA World Cup mascots over the years. It provides information about some famous mascot firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Penalty Cards’ features yellow cards and red cards. It provides information about some famous penalty firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Players’ features facts about soccer players and the positions they play. It provides information about some famous player firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Referees’ features the role of the referee in the game of soccer. It provides information about some famous referee moments and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Rules’ features how soccer rules first came about. It provides information about some important rules in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Shirts’ features facts about the numbers and names on soccer shirts. It provides information about some famous shirt firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Substitutes’ features facts about substituting soccer players during a match. It provides information about some famous substitute firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Soccer Teams’ features facts about soccer teams. It provides information about some famous team firsts in the FIFA World Cup and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sports awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Sochi Mascot: Hare’ features the story behind this mascot, which is one of three mascots at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It also features other mascots from previous Winter Olympics. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Sochi Mascot: Leopard’ features the story behind one of the three mascots at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It also features other mascots from previous Winter Olympics. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Sochi Mascot: Polar Bear’ features the story behind this mascot, which is one of three mascots at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It also features other mascots from previous Winter Olympics. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Speed Skating’ features the debut of speed skating in the Winter Olympics programme and a speed skating record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Squash’ features this fast-paced indoor sport. It provides information about the origins of the sport in England. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical, cultural and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

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