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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 …

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Colour idioms lesson plan

COLOUR-IDIOMSColour idioms lesson will help your students learn and use some idiomatic expressions related to colours. This activity involves matching colour idioms with their meaning and using them in context while discussing various questions. It is suitable for levels intermediate and above. It combines vocabulary exercises with plenty of student talking time and is appropriate for all groups sizes.

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Vocabulary Game: Pass The Bomb

PASS-THE-BOMB-VOCABULARY-GAMEThis vocabulary game  has been one of my students’ favourite for some time now. It is based on the popular word game Pass the BombIt helps with spelling and broadens students’ vocabulary in an entertaining way. I often use this vocabulary game with FCE, CAE, and upper-intermediate students. It is a great way to either start or finish the lesson.

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Facebook lesson plan

FACEBOOK-LESSON-PLANFacebook lesson plan offers a lot of Facebook-related vocabulary practice, grammar practice, and speaking. It was inspired by the video What’s on Your Mind which went viral and inspired some discussion about the way we use social media to create our online persona. It is suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students and compliments well coursebook chapters about technology or media.

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