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Throwaway culture lesson plan

throwaway cultureThis lesson plan focuses on the issue of combating throwaway culture by giving tax breaks to people who decide to repair their broken possessions instead of throwing them out. It is based on an actual initiative of the Swedish government and is based on the article published by The Guardian and the video issued by World Economic Forum. I would recommend it for B2/C1 students, especially adults. The lesson takes around an hour to complete and it comes with a worksheet for the students and an answer key for the teacher. Continue Reading …

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Fashion and politics lesson plan

This lesson plan looks at the relationship between fashion and politics and engages students in the discussion about our perception of public figures based on their appearance. The lesson involves speaking practice, a vocabulary section, and comes with a fun video activity. It is suitable for levels B2 and up. It takes between 45 and 60 minutes to complete.

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Phrasal verbs about food: writing activity

PHRASALVERBSABOUTFOODThis writing activity helps students learn and practice different phrasal verbs about food. It is a perfect fit for classes about nutrition, diets, health, and fitness. It might be used with groups and individual students, levels intermediate and higher.

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Phrasal verbs about sport: speaking activity

PHRASAL-VERBS-ABOUT-SPORTThis speaking activity helps students learn and practice different phrasal verbs about sport. It is a perfect fit for classes about sport, health, and fitness. It might be used with groups and individual students, levels intermediate and higher. Continue Reading …

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Phrasal verbs about education: speaking activity

PHRASALVERBSABOUTEDUCATIONThe aim of the phrasal verbs about education speaking activity is to introduce four phrasal verbs related to the topic of education and practice using them in context. I have already discussed 8 different types of activities you might use to help your students learn phrasal verbs. Continue Reading …

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Vocabulary mingle game

VOCABULARY-MINGLE-GAMEVocabulary mingle game is a fun and engaging activity which requires from students to find answers to 20 different questions relating to various vocabulary items. It might be used as a warm-up game and is a good idea for one of the first classes when you would like to gauge your students’ vocabulary knowledge. It might as well be used in the form of a quiz after covering several units from the coursebook. Continue Reading …

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Phrasal verbs about relationships: speaking activity

PHRASAL-VERBSABOUTRELATIONSHIPS-(2)The aim of this activity is to introduce four phrasal verbs to talk about relationships and practice using them in context. To work with this set of phrasal verbs you might want to choose some activities I described in my previous post about teaching this language point. Continue Reading …

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Teaching phrasal verbs: phrasal verbs about money

PHRASAL-VERBS-ABOUT-MONEY-(1)A lot of my students claim phrasal verbs are the most difficult part of any given English course. They are not sure how to learn them, and even less sure how to use them. As a result, they try to memorise long lists but never risk using any in speaking or writing. I wrote more on how to approach learning phrasal verbs in my guest post for Keep Smiling English here. Continue Reading …