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Wishes and unreal past: games for advanced students

In this post, you can find extra ideas for activities concerning unreal past, wishes, and hypothetical meaning. They were designed for C1/C2 students and aim at providing some context for using new structures. Activities should be used for further practice or revision.

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Subject-verb agreement revision/extension

SUBJECT-VERB-AGREEMENTLESSON-PLANThe 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 presentationThe activities take app. 45 minutes. Continue Reading …

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Grammar revision with a music video: 4 ideas

Grammar-revision-with-a-music-video-4-ideasThe aim if this class is for your students to revise a number of grammar points: using narrative tenses, modal verbs, third conditional, and wish/if only to express wishes about the present and the past. The lesson is based on the music video to the song Shot at the Night by The Killers. It is suitable for levels upper-intermediate, advanced and students preparing for Cambridge exams.

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Used to speaking activity: life before smartphones

USED-TO-SPEAKING-ACTIVITY-LIFE-BEFORE-SMARTPHONESThe aim of this activity is for students to practice using used to to describe their lives before they had smartphones. The idea came from seeing this photo collection by Eric Pickersgill and reading this article in The GuardianContinue Reading …

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ED or ING adjectives lesson plan

ED-ING-ADJECTIVES-LESSON-PLANED or ING adjectives lesson plan helps students understand this quite tricky grammar point and use ED and ING adjectives correctly. It offers speaking and grammar practice.  It is suitable for groups intermediate and above. It is a perfect for Conversation classes as it offers plenty of student talking time.

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Used to, be used to, get used to speaking activity

This activity helps practice through speaking three often confused grammar structures: used to, be used to, get used to. The aim is to show the difference in meaning and structure by allowing students use used to, be used to, get used to to describe habits or changes in their personal lives. It is suitable for upper-intermediate or FCE students.

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FCE Use of English Part 2 Checklist

FCE-USE-OF-ENGLISH-PART-2The checklist helps students realise what to pay special attention to when dealing with FCE Use of English Part 2 and allows them to revise their knowledge of grammar. It contains 8 types of words that usually fit the gaps in these exercises: prepositions, pronouns, relative pronouns, articles, quantifiers, auxiliary verbs, modal verbs, and conjunctions.

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