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Language Level
Age Group / Teaching Context
Language Aim
Activity Type
Story Source

Some, any, no, every

Book images for a language point (A2/B1)

The woman with the big heart

A story about love & vulnerability (A2/B1)

“How to” books

12 self-help books (A2 upwards)


Book images for a grammar point (B1 upwards)

Conversation piece

A conversation about a broken vase (A2)

The businessman & the fisherman

A short story with a moral (A2/B1)

Can & can’t

A misunderstood pronunciation point (A2)

Sophie Scholl

Truth is the first casualty of war (B1/B2)

Tappers & listeners

A famous psychology experiment (B1 upwards)

ChatGPT ideas

A new era of the internet (all levels)

Blob on the bridge

An 2007 internet story told in images (B1/B2)

Visual idioms

How they are used in English (B1 upwards)

Lying on the pavement

Has he been drinking? Is he injured? Is he mad? (A2/B1)

Dinner for one

A seasonal lesson plan (A2 upwards)

Left on the shelf

A story of love gained and love lost (B1)


The story of a fruity boom! (A2)

Escape – part two

A critical look at a pop song (B2 - C2)


A story of infidelity & cocktails (B1)


Losing control of your laughter (B1/B2)

I know an old lady

A nonsense song (A1)

Make & do drawings

Student-generated flashcards (B1 upwards)

Passive drawings

Student-generated flashcards (B1/B2)


A quick grammar activity (A2/B1)

Monkey dentist

Working with a video transcript (A2)

Would you rather?

Debating dilemmas (B1)

Compare the logos

Two multinational corporations (B1/B2)

Halfway Down

Where do you go to think? (A1/A2)

Unlucky Roy

An unlucky world record holder

You don’t like fish?

Fish pushers and fussy eaters (A1/A2)

The Lady of Shalott

A story from a famous poem (B1 – C1)

Water of life

The story of a life saved by whiskey (A1/B2)

Dalai Lama joke

A story of holy miscomprehension (B1)

The maverick fish

A reading activity (B1/B2)

Homesick & out of love

A drawing activity (A1 upwards)

Frog in a raindrop

Picture-telling a wildlife image (B1)

Big wishes

The voices of nine young Afghan women (B1)


An infamous story from TV history (B1/B2)

Lepus arcticus

An Arctic resident’s lucky escape (B1)

Ukrainian illustrators on Instagram

Images from the war in Ukraine (B1)

Manchurian incident

A history activity (B1 to C1)

Adverbs song

A comedy song with a grammar point (B1)

Negative space

A flash fiction story about a father and son (B1/B2)


A comical iconic photograph from 1974 (B2)

Compare the texts

One story, two sources (B1 upwards)


The first animal to orbit the Earth (B1)

Rudolph’s revenge

A viral Christmas story (B1)

Scary Santa

A Christmas videotelling activity (A2 – B1)

A single life

A short film about a magic record player (B1)

Super pills

Students invent a set of pills for special abilities (A2/B1)

Always misunderstood

Two clever ads for renewable energy initiatives (B1 – B2)

Mr W

A mystery character with an appetite for mischief (A2 – B1)

Stargazy pie

A well-known dish from Cornwall (B1/B2)

Disturbance on O’Connell Bridge

A homeless man risks his life to save his pet (B1/B2)

Story dice

A guide to using story dice for story building (A2 upwards)

Mug shots

A back-to-school activity – stories of arrest (all levels)

Is this image real?

A photo from 9/11 that may or may not be fake (B1 – C1)

Musical story

A musical track for story building (A2 to B2)

Big river man

An unlikely elite endurance athlete (A2/B1)

True or false

A classic activity for the first day of term (A2 upwards)

Mrs Taylor’s 63rd birthday

The greatest Hollywood movie never made! (B2)