Teaching 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Time 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.
ED 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.
The aim of this guide is to help students prepare for the Part 2 of their FCE speaking exam. It makes students understand what is expected of them during the FCE speaking exam, shows them how to organise and structure their long turn during Part 2, and gives specific examples of useful language.
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.