The missing Santa

December is here again and it´s time to create some new Christmas activities for our students to enjoy! I hope you will find the following idea as useful and fun to teach as I have! Levels: A1+ Aimed at: Young learners/teens Aims: To encourage speaking in the context of describing faces/ vocabulary revision/`has got`structure/to encourage... Continue Reading →

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Halloween Trivia

Aimed at: Young Learners/Young Adults/Adults Levels: B1+ Materials: Halloween Trivia - Power Point Game: HalloweenTrivia Time: +/-15 minutes This is a fun HALLOWEEN TRIVIA quiz for one of your October lessons. It can be used as a warmer at the beginning of your Halloween lesson or as a filler at the end. Split the class... Continue Reading →

Postcard challenge

In this digital age, it´s very easy to stay in touch with people via internet and social media but nothing can beat the feeling when you find a postcard in your "snail" mail. It can truly brighten your day!  I think postcard sending tradition is definitely worth fighting for, don't you? The following lesson idea... Continue Reading →

Summer poems

The design of this lesson is inspired by and adapted from the lesson plan that can be found in 500 Activities For The Primary Classroom: https://sklep.macmillan.pl/productVariantGroup/974/-500-activities-for-the-primary-classroom.html Levels: All Aimed at: Young learners/Teenagers/Young adults/adults Aims: To incorporate poetry in the classroom/to promote learning through poetry use/to help students express ideas that are meaningful to them/to provide an effective and... Continue Reading →

Let´s debate!

Schools around the world are often encouraged to organize more outdoor activities and field trips towards the end of the school year. Are field trips worth all the time and effort required to make them successful? In the following lesson idea students will have an opportunity to debate the pros and cons of field trips.... Continue Reading →

Children´s Day with a twist

https://vimeo.com/270054995 On Children´s Day when adults can be children and principals naughty kids! The following lesson idea could be used on or just before the Children´s Day. Level: Intermediate + Age: Young Learners/Teens Aims: To build students´ reading, speaking and listening skills with poetry/To build a love for reading Materials: Make your own videos or https://vimeo.com/270054995... Continue Reading →

Songs in the classroom – wrong lyrics

Levels: Any  Aims: To listen for individual words/To make listening fun/To help the students make their own listening tasks Choose a song appropriate for your students´ level of English. All you need to do is to change some of the lyrics by inserting wrong words into a song. Students listen for the right words and... Continue Reading →

Soap Opera Drama – A Lesson on Intonation

Soap Opera Drama – A Lesson on Intonation Lesson based on a video directed by the teacher Level(s): (A2) Pre-Intermediate / (B1) Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Listening for gist and specific information/how to use and understand different intonation patterns in accordance to attitude/ Predicting Materials: Video handout 1: Handout1intonation handout 2: handout2intonation Projector... Continue Reading →

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