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This is the social issues section of the site where teachers can find worksheets on topics such as being polite, drug abuse, and child labor. Currently there are 218 social issues worksheets that you can print and use in your own lessons. This worksheet contains a lot of activities based on a reading passage about a study of polite behavior in the United Kingdom. It is for intermediate students and includes some nice practice activities for using comparative and superlative adjectives. You can download the worksheet for free to see if it is suitable for your students; use as many or as few of the activities as you choose and make changes if necessary. There are other worksheets too including listening activities based on songs so take a look at some of them too.

Social issues are important in today’s world. More and more people are taking an interest in events that occur in places hundreds of miles away from where they live. While every country and community has its own social issues, we often focus on the ones facing people in other parts of the world. It is important for students to reflect on the issues their community has, but in a classroom setting it could be less controversial to choose other topics and then relate them to the local community. What you choose to discuss in your classroom will depend on the age of your students and their interests as well as what your school deems acceptable material.

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Fast Food- Listening, Discussion and Writing( Level B2/ISE)

Fast Food- Listening, Discussion and Writing( Level B2/ISE)

Yva
, , Social Issues
Listening is about possible reasons why fast food remains popular. Sheet 1 has listening for gist, and then supported listening with true or false questions. Optional discussion + writin ...
3 Views 1,846 Int
Small Talk vs. Meaningful Conversation

Small Talk vs. Meaningful Conversation

Candice Soldatelli
This speaking activity is based on an article from The Elephant Journal entitled "Small Talk: I can't do it anymore" by Morgan L. Callison. We ask ss to say what they understand by "small talk" an ...
6 Views 2,545 IntAdv
I am Malala

I am Malala

Natalia
In this worksheet students write the past tense of some verbs and complete Malala Yousafzai´s biography  using the verbs. There are also some reading comprehension questions and the opp ...
7 Views 6,223 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Drinking - Alcohol Problems

Movie Worksheet: Drinking - Alcohol Problems

This sheet includes a listening comprehension from a youtube video from The Guardian on UK drinking culture. There are comprehension questions, discussion questions, the transcript and a glossary ...
1 Views 4,085 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Proxemics, the Science of Personal Space

Movie Worksheet: Proxemics, the Science of Personal Space

, Social Issues,
This is a listening comprehension of a youtube video on Proxemics (link included) plus conversation questions for discussion. The transcript is included, plus a glossary of difficult vocabulary. I ...
2 Views 2,511 IntAdv
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Movie Worksheet: How to Give a Good Hug (Culture)

Movie Worksheet: How to Give a Good Hug (Culture)

BusyTeacher Contributor
This was produced for Korean adult students on the topic of hugging and the difference between Asian and western public displays of affection. It starts with a video clip from Buzzfeed's Youtube c ...
2 Views 3,570 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Malak and the Boat

Movie Worksheet: Malak and the Boat

Andréia Macambira
This video activity is desgined for teenagers of  pre-intermediate level. It is one of the animations videos UNICEF has created to show refugee children from the war in Syria. In this video, ...
2 Views 4,275 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Refugee Crisis Lesson

Movie Worksheet: Refugee Crisis Lesson

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is a lesson I used with a small group class in Brazil. The lesson has two listening sections which provide an interesting springboard for the discussion elements. Fluency rather than language ...
3 Views 3,740 Pre-IntIntAdv
Wages for Women Lag Years Behind Men (VOA Listening Worksheet on Gender Equality)

Wages for Women Lag Years Behind Men (VOA Listening Worksheet on Gender Equality)

This worksheet provides listening tasks to go along with an audio from Voice of America about a report on gender equality. The link to the page is provided at the top of the worksheet. This can al ...
3 Views 3,966 Pre-IntIntExam
Movie Worksheet: Tavi Gevinson. A Teen Just Trying to Figure It Out

Movie Worksheet: Tavi Gevinson. A Teen Just Trying to Figure It Out

sasha_alexandra
This worksheet may be interesting to a class of teenage girls. Tavi Gevinson, being a teenager herself, tells about her own web magazine and problems that modern girls and women face. Not only thi ...
2 Views 3,278 AdvExam
Urban Tribes

Urban Tribes

Wilson Blandón Córdoba
Social Issues,
This worksheet can teach some things about the urban tribes. You can understand the culture, custom and many qualities that are seen in the lives of the different urban tribes. The reading text i ...
8 Views 4,007 Elem
Song Worksheet: They Don't Care about Us by Michael Jackson

Song Worksheet: They Don't Care about Us by Michael Jackson

A gap-filling activity. Students listen to the song by Michael Jackson, and fill in the gaps in the text using the words given in the box above. Extra ideas: before listening you can discuss the t ...
2 Views 7,099 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons (Non-violence Day)

Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons (Non-violence Day)

María del Mar Rioboó
This worksheet works with pronunciation and vocabulary about non-violence. It also has some general comprehension questions. Students first listen to the song, then group the words with the s ...
3 Views 12,800 Int
Economy

Economy

Social Issues,
The worksheet talks about the basic terms of economy and how we are affected by over consumerism and other things concerning the economy through interesting pictures. In fact, this power poin ...
1 Views 3,691 Adv
Song Worksheet: Preacherman

Song Worksheet: Preacherman

Carlos Lindade
Melody Gardot's latest album, Currency of Men, is full of stories and great learning opportunities. Preacherman, the album's second single, provides a unique opportunity for anyone aiming to intro ...
4 Views 3,135 Pre-IntIntAdv
Grade 7 Midterm Test

Grade 7 Midterm Test

hepi anesti
This is a complete worksheet for grade 7 midterm test. It covers several topics  such as simple present tense, present continuous tense, and simple past tense, preposition of time (in, on, at ...
11 Views 10,680 Pre-Int
5 Terrifying Unsolved Serial Murder Cases (Police English)

5 Terrifying Unsolved Serial Murder Cases (Police English)

In this exercise students are required to read about 5 unsolved serial murder cases and they simply have to fish for information from the article. The worksheet includes a key. (Source: http: ...
7 Views 11,040 Pre-IntIntAdv
Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings TBL

Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings TBL

Rosie Dodd
This is one of my favourite lessons to teach. It requires little preparation, but is engaging, educational, and fun! In a quite task-based approach, it introduces the concept of cross-cultural dif ...
8 Views 11,000 Pre-IntIntAdv
Focus Meter

Focus Meter

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is for children who are having behavior issues in the classroom. The teacher fills in the circles at the end of each day and at the end of the week, depending on their behavior, the child ca ...
5 Views 5,791 BegElem
Smoking Role-Plays

Smoking Role-Plays

Sarah May-Stein
This is a sheet of 5 role plays dealing with interesting scenarios one might encounter when dealing with a smoker or being a smoker. While the sheet gives some details about the character to be pl ...
8 Views 11,692 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Rebel without a Cause

Movie Worksheet: Rebel without a Cause

Social Issues,
A comprehension sheet for  the opening scene of the famous film with James Dean and Nathalie Wood .The subject chosen is teen problems to lead to a comparison between teens nowadays and in th ...
3 Views 2,592 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Million Voices by Polina Gagarina (Eurovision 2015)

Song Worksheet: Million Voices by Polina Gagarina (Eurovision 2015)

Lerlechka
This beautiful song performed by Russian singer Polina Gagarina is represented at the contest "Eurovision 2015". It is about faith in future, friendship of all peoples and world peace. In this wor ...
7 Views 4,709 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
War Posters Lesson Plan/Worksheet

War Posters Lesson Plan/Worksheet

, Social Issues
This lesson plan is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II. It contains information and a comprehension test about American and British war posters. All the war posters are g ...
5 Views 3,370 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: The Short Life of Anne Frank

Movie Worksheet: The Short Life of Anne Frank

Social Issues,
This worksheet contains comprehension questions which students answer while watching the movie. The movie (which is about 27 minutes long) tells about the events of World War II through the life o ...
9 Views 6,437 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Miss Saigon

Movie Worksheet: Miss Saigon

We went to see Miss Saigon in London with our class and here are the worksheets we used to introduce the topic . For those who are lucky enough to have the opportunity to see it or just for fun or ...
2 Views 3,219 IntAdv

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