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Rhyming lyrics pronunciation activity

RHYMING-LYRICSPRONUNCIATIONACTIVITYThe aim of this activity is to use the rhyming structure of the song Everything at Once by Lenka in order to fill in the gaps in the song’s lyrics. It is as much a pronunciation activity as it is a form of vocabulary revision since the lyrics feature a series of similes which additionally enable students to figure out the missing words. Suitable for both adult and teenage learners, levels pre-intermediate and higher.

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Office Christmas parties lesson plan

OFFICE-CHRISTMAS-PARTIES-LESSON-PLANThe aim of this lesson is talking and writing about the dos and don’ts of office Christmas parties. It is a great opportunity to revise and practice different ways of giving advice. The lesson is suitable for adult students, levels pre-intermediate and above. The lesson is based on the article published in The Telegraph.

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Time capsule speaking activity

TIME-CAPSULE-SPEAKING-ACTIVITYTime capsule speaking activity promotes speaking and teamwork in your classroom. It is a great fit for both adult and teenage students, levels intermediate to advanced. It works well during conversation classes and as an icebreaker for the first day of class. Assembling a time capsule allows your students to discuss and negotiate their choices, making for an engaging and motivating classroom activity.

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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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Business email writing lesson plan

BUSINESS-EMAIL-WRITINGThe aim of this class is to talk about business email writing etiquette, and practice composing and replying to emails. It is perfect for in-company students, both groups, and individual.

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Teaching and learning about adverbs

This lesson focuses on teaching and learning using adverbs correctly (use, spelling, adverbs vs adjectives). It uses an infographic to present the grammar rules and offers written and spoken practice using a worksheet and a game. I planned it for my adult pre-intermediate group to try a new way of presenting grammar rules.

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TV Series lesson plan: What makes a great TV series pilot?

TV-SERIESLESSONPLANThe aim of this lesson is to discuss main features of successful TV series pilots using appropriate vocabulary. Students practice their reading and listening skills, as well as speaking and writing.

I adapted the article by Martie Cook to prepare the Reading worksheet  and this YouTube clip to prepare the Listening worksheet .

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Workplace uniform lesson plan

WORKPLACE-UNIFORM-LESSONPLANThis lesson plan concerns the topic of the workplace uniform. Students discuss several questions about uniforms at the workplace, watch a short video and practice grammar and vocabulary in the context of wearing a uniform to work. This class was inspired by the articles about Matilda Kahl, a woman who decided to wear the same clothes to work every day.  Continue Reading …