Last Christmas – old favourite with a twist

Levels: B1/B2 Aimed at: Young learners/young adults/adults Aims: To practise listening skills in a memorable way /To expand vocabulary range/To review Past Simple verb forms/To encourage speaking in the context of Christmas Time: +/- 45 minutes Materials: Fly swats/Handout 1: Handout1LASTCHRISTMAS YouTube video of Last Christmas by WHAM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI/ 1.  What was your last Christmas... Continue Reading →

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The special dates game

In the following lesson idea, students learn about bank holidays in the UK, design their own board game, practise saying dates in English and answer questions about dates that are important to them.   Level(s): (B1+) Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Vocabulary in the context of bank holidays in the UK/vocabulary needed to design a game/saying... Continue Reading →

The world in numbers

In the following lesson idea, students practise saying numbers and learn how to say `zero`in English.   Level(s): (B1) Intermediate/(B2) Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Speaking/Practising saying large numbers/Reading Materials: Handout 1 (Quiz questions and the answer key) Handout 1.numbersdocx Time: +/- 60 min The number facts and figures used in this lesson plan... Continue Reading →

The power of a post-it note – informal email writing

  There are many useful things I always keep in my teacher´s toolbox:   Apart from the basic classroom supplies, I always have a stack of the post-it notes with me. The sticky notes not only help me stay more organized but also are an incredibly useful teaching tool. They help increase students´engagement in the lessons, especially needed when developing writing skills,... Continue Reading →

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