In this post, I would like to share some advice and strategies I give my FCE students regarding Reading part 7 from the Reading and Use of English exam paper. Continue Reading …
The aim of this activity is to involve the students in the process of revising the content of recent classes and producing prompts for a speaking assignment.
In this lesson students discuss the usefulness of various 2016 inventions. In the second stage of the lesson, students work with word formation exercises, modelled after Cambridge Advanced Use of English Part 3. The lesson is aimed at B2+ students, especially those who are planning to take the Cambridge Advanced exam. The class takes around 45 minutes to complete.
The aim of this lesson is to revise/extend students’ knowledge about subject-verb agreement and practice using it in the context of talking about the use of smartphones. I designed specifically with my B2/C1 students in mind. To teach it you are going to need this worksheet and this presentation. The activities take app. 45 minutes. Continue Reading …
The aim of this activity is for the students to practice their listening and speaking skills. It is suitable for any level, groups of 2 and more students. It is best used to create interest in the lesson topic or to close the class.
In this lesson, students talk about the effect colours have on our lives, learn new adjectives to describe the area where they live, and practice the language of persuasion. It is suitable for levels B2-C1.
The aim of this class is to practice speaking skills in the context of talking about body language. One of the language goals is creating nouns from adjectives. It is suitable for adult learners, levels B2 and up.
The aim of this class is to practice speaking skills in the context of talking about work-life balance. The lesson comes with a reading homework assignment. It is suitable for adult learners, levels B1 and up.
In this post, I am writing about 5 ways to explore model written texts featured in coursebooks (Writing Reference section) to help students work on their writing. I have been using these ideas during my individual classes with adult students preparing for Cambridge First and Advanced exams.
In this post, I am describing my three favourite activities for first lessons with adult learners. I have been mostly using them during my individual classes. The objective is to learn more about the students through conversations and initially assess their language.