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Note down, pair, share listening and speaking activity

NOTE-DOWNPAIRSHARELISTENING-AND-SPEAKING-ACTIVITYThe 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.

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All the colours around us lesson plan

ALL-THE-COLOURS-AROUND-US-LESSON-PLAN 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.

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Healthy eating conversation class

HEALTHY EATINGThe aim of this class is to practice speaking skills in the context of talking about healthy eating. The lesson comes with a listening homework assignment. It is suitable for adult learners, levels B1 and up.

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Work-life balance conversation class

WORK-LIFE-BALANCE-CONVERSATION-CLASSThe 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.

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Shops and shopping conversation class

SHOPS-AND-SHOPPINGCONVERSATION-CLASSThe aim of this class is to practice speaking skills in the context of talking about shops and shopping. Grammar focus is second conditional. It is suitable for adult learners, levels B1 and up.

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Problem solving speaking activity: part 2

MOREPROBLEM-SOLVINGACTIVITIES-(1)I have compiled a list of 15 problems to which students need to brainstorm solutions. This list is a result of classes I have taught to teenage and adult students. It is a perfect fit for conversation classes. The topics include: family life, relationships, neighbours, and shopping.

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Visual prompts: my 3 favourite illustrators

SPEAKING-PROMPTS-ILLUSTRATORS-#1-(1)In this post, I am coming back to the issue of organising my classes around images rather than  topics and lists of conversation questions. I am sharing the list of my 3 favourite illustrators and some tips on using their work during lessons.

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How a new word enters an Oxford dictionary lesson plan

HOW-A-NEW-WORD-ENTERS-AN-OXFORD-DICTIONARY1In this lesson students look at some new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary, discuss the importance of updating dictionaries in general, and do a listening activity. Suitable for adult and teenage learners, levels intermediate and above.

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