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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 224 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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'Hills Like White Elephants' Hemingway Short Story

'Hills Like White Elephants' Hemingway Short Story

Ann Zelevskaya
This worksheet contains some tasks on vocabulary and for analysis of Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants". The story is rather simple in terms of language, but the analysis ...
1 Views 3,322 IntAdv
Social English Conversations Speaking Cards

Social English Conversations Speaking Cards

Jiřina
The worksheet contains three types of excersices focusing on Social English conversations. I.Chain conversations - Give each of your students a social topic to talk about and let pupils to prepa ...
1 Views 11,185 Pre-IntInt
The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

chocolate addict
This is designed for a two-hour class. I first use the quiz to see what the students know about Thanksgiving. Then they read the text and work on the questions. At the end, we work on the two sho ...
1 Views 11,265 Pre-IntIntAdv
Bad Habits Lesson Plan

Bad Habits Lesson Plan

Asmaa Zedan
This worksheet provides an example of a lesson plan for a vocabulary lesson titled "bad habits". It includes a detailed description of the activities that can be conducted in this lesson. This wo ...
1 Views 9,272 IntAdv
Shared Symbolism of Global Youth Unrest Article and Worksheet

Shared Symbolism of Global Youth Unrest Article and Worksheet

Tom Leventhall
» Social Issues
An activity for at least a good UpperInt class based on a blog post by economist Paul Mason (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22976409). Activity begins with some introductory discussion, m ...
1 Views 2,884 AdvExam
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Loneliness - A Video Lesson

Loneliness - A Video Lesson

This video is great for raising awareness about loneliness, its possible causes and how to help yourself or others who are in this situation. The worksheet provides you with some questions for dis ...
1 Views 10,936 IntAdvExam
Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Yolanda
, , Social Issues
Worksheet for when you watch Wonder in class. Here you can find some words the protagonist, Auggie, says about himself. There are some easy discussion questions on the film. There is also a true/f ...
1 Views 9,547 ElemPre-Int
Phubbing or Phone Addiction (Article and Activities)

Phubbing or Phone Addiction (Article and Activities)

chocolate addict
You will find activities linked to phubbing (phone + snubbing), which is the practise of snubbing someone, using your phone.   It starts with questions to get the students to speak, then a ...
1 Views 9,673 IntAdv
The DNA Journey

The DNA Journey

Monika Bojanowska-Kuchta
The DNA Journey is a project in which people from all over the world are asked to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ... The she ...
1 Views 15,451 Pre-IntIntAdv
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
, Social Issues,
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 812)A video-based activity about war in Syria and White Helmet Heroes. The worksheet can be a good conversation starter focusing on the notion of heroism and bravery as well as war ...
4 Views 7,498 IntAdvExam
Election Words Lesson

Election Words Lesson

Check out HelpTeaching.com's lesson about election words, and then have students download and complete the accompanying worksheet. This is great during fall and spring election season in the Unite ...
1 Views 8,239 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

I made this worksheet for my SAT students. I wanted them to read between the lines and analyse the song. 1- The first part is fill in the blanks. 2- The second part is expanding vocabulary by figu ...
6 Views 15,508 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Dan Glucksnis
I used this lesson with middle school pre-intermediate and intermediate students. The worksheet has three parts, the first is a lyrics gap-fill to get students familiar with the lyrics. Part two a ...
6 Views 40,306 IntAdv
Conditional 2 and 3

Conditional 2 and 3

Belinda Moreno
As part of the interdisciplinary program we have at school this worksheet  is used to practice the use of conditional 2 and conditional 3 along with the first chapter about the French Revolut ...
4 Views 15,585 Int
Helping People- Charity Events

Helping People- Charity Events

Tajana
This worksheet contains four stories, students must choose one story and decide who of the four people they are going to help and then decide how they are going to help them to organize a charity ...
12 Views 50,798 IntAdv
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 ...
5 Views 15,759 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 ...
9 Views 17,471 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 ...
12 Views 27,467 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 10,727 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 ...
3 Views 7,101 IntAdv
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 ...
3 Views 9,022 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 8,558 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 7,679 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 ...
5 Views 11,246 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 7,795 AdvExam

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