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A noun or a verb? Word stress board game

A-NOUN-OR-A-VERB---PRONUNCIATION-GAMEThe aim of this game is to practice word stress in double-duty, two-syllable words which may serve as both nouns and verbs (protest, insult, reject, etc.) This game works great both with teenage and adult students. I have used it during regular as well as conversation classes.

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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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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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