Creativity in the classroom – idioms

  Levels: B1/B2/C1/C2 (You could easily pick and choose appropriate idioms for each level and age group but try to avoid teaching idioms to beginners. It might be confusing at this very initial stage of learning.) Aimed at: Young learners/young adults/adults Aims: To enhance students´ knowledge in the lexical field of idiomatic expressions/To encourage group... Continue Reading →

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Cultural focus – The British

  Cultural focus – The British Level(s): (B1) Intermediate/ (B2) Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Speaking/ Vocabulary in the context of stereotypes about the British and Britain and British cultural symbols/Authentic reading Materials: Handouts 1&2 Time: +/- 60 min Article link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/11/untrue-british-stereotypes-comedy_n_5484261.html 1. Begin by asking the students if they would like the chance... Continue Reading →

The Power of Motivation

Lesson Plan: Lesson based on a song ´TITANIUM´ by David Guetta Level(s): (B1) Intermediate / (B2) Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults Aims: Listening for gist and specific information/Speaking in the context of motivation and praise/Metaphor interpretation/Vocabulary focus: ways of saying WELL DONE! Materials: Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg Song handout: See Appendix 1/ Song lyrics (for teachers): See... Continue Reading →

The Logical Song – A different look at the FCE Word Formation part

Lesson based on a song by Supertramp Level(s): (B2) Upper-Intermediate / (C1) Advanced Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Listening for gist and specific information/ FCE practice: to provide an environment where students can practise their word formation skills in a memorable way/ Speaking Materials: Worksheet 1 Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k3JVfxluFU Time: +/- 1h Have students work in... Continue Reading →

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