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Teaching articles: thinking in context + a lesson plan

teaching articlesTeaching articles has always posed a major professional and cognitive challenge for me. I’d always feel relieved once the lesson was over and never looked forward to tackling this issue. I decided to face this challenge inspired by the Twist’17 Conference manifesto and I presented the lesson plan I created during my session yesterday. Keep to reading to learn about this journey and download the lesson plan.

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Where to find inspiring videos for your lessons?

In this post, I am sharing my 10 favourite YouTube channels where I look for videos to use in my lessons or to recommend to my students.  The channels listed below are suitable for teenage and adult learners, levels intermediate and higher. Continue Reading …

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All the colours around us lesson plan

 In this updated lesson, students learn about modifying gradable and non-gradable adjectives, are introduced to 2 useful self-study tools, and discuss the significance of the colours in our lives. The class was designed with B2-C1 students in mind and takes around 60 minutes to complete.

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The Loneliest Man in the Universe lesson plan

This lesson plan was created as a part of a challenge by a colleague of mine, Milada Krajewska, and presented at the 3rd European Congress of the Polish Association for Standards in Language Education PASE on 13th May 2017. The lesson was designed with C1 students in mind and takes roughly 60 minutes to complete.

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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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Cleft sentences role play

In this quick speaking activity students practice using cleft sentences (It + be, What, The reason why, It wasn’t until). It was designed with C1 students in mind. It works with both groups and individual learners. It takes up to 10 minutes and is perfect for revision, warm-up, or finishing the lesson. 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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