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TED Talk: Falling in love is the easy part

TED-TALK-FALLING-IN-LOVEIS-THE-EASY-PARTIn this lesson, students watch a TED Talk by Mandy Len Catron, answer comprehension questions, practice asking and answering questions, and discuss the topic of falling in love, dating, and relationships. It is suitable for levels intermediate and higher. Before deciding to teach this lesson, take a look at this article and consider your students’ cultural sensitivity.

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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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Lifetramp lesson plan

LIFETRAMP-LESSON-PLANLifetramp lesson plan offers listening, speaking and writing practice. The aim of this class is to talk about different jobs and compare authentic job descriptions. The idea for this lesson came to me after stumbling upon this amazing website. I found the idea of Lifetramp really interesting and decided to introduce my students to this online community.

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Past modals lesson plan: deduction and speculation

PAST-MODALS-LESSON-PLANPast modals lesson plan deals with a  pretty important grammar point for the FCE and CAE students: using past modals for deduction and speculation. It is also suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced students. Past modals lesson plan might also be used for conversation or 1-1 classes as it offers a lot of speaking practice and works well with both smaller and bigger groups.

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Workplace Robots lesson plan

WORKPLACE-ROBOTS-LESSON-PLANWorkplace robots lesson plan offers reading, listening, and speaking activities. The aim of this class is to discuss the possibility of workplace robots taking over and replacing humans. It is one of the issues many people grapple with and I was counting on my students to have strong opinions here. I was not disappointed. This topic is an instant discussion generator for the classroom. I have seen it in action during ordinary as well as conversation classes and it is golden. Continue Reading …

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Wish/If only lesson plan: unreal present and past

WISH-IF-ONLY-LESSON-PLANThis is an idea for a lesson discussing the use of wish/if only to talk about unreal present and past. As this tends to be a tricky grammar point, I decided to move away from coursebook tables in favour of a more deductive approach using a Prezi presentation. My students responded really well to this visual way of presenting information and the fact they were the ones responsible for discovering the grammar rules made them more alert and engaged.

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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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