Summer poems

Levels: All Aimed at: 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 collaborative way of language learning and of personal expression/to encourage creativity/to promote interaction Materials: An example of a shaped poem/paper or card/coloured pencils Time: 45 min 1. ... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Let´s get positive! Popular inspirational quotes and how to use them in class

Levels: Intermediate/Upper-intermediate/Advanced Category: Warmers and fillers Aimed at: Teenagers/Young adults/adults Aims: To encourage speaking in the context of motivational quotes/ To expand students´vocabulary/ To encourage group work and critical thinking/ To promote interaction/ To increase students´motivation/ To make learning memorable Materials: A set of inspirational quotes of your choice or: handoutquotations All the inspirational quotes used... Continue Reading →

Sore throat listening challenge

Aimed at: Young learners/young adults/adults LEVEL(s): Could easily be adapted for all levels/you adjust the level of difficulty/choose appropriate texts LANGUAGE: Anything you have (recently) taught/talked about I have based this particular lesson on Easter and Easter traditions AIMS: To encourage the students to ask for clarification and guess the words omitted from the text MATERIALS:... Continue Reading →

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