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Dictogloss is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to reconstruct a short text by listening and noting down key words, which are then used as a base for reconstruction. Example Learners discuss the sea. The teacher then explains the task, and reads a short text on the sea to the class, who just listen.
A fun Lesson plan that lasts an hour! A fun Lesson plan that lasts an hour! 3.083335. Average: 3.1 (12 votes) This is a lesson plan entitled 'Role Models,' that I have been using with my students, it always works well and lasts the full hour.
Introduction. The lesson begins with a short quiz about the English language, which makes sure that the students understand what a hybrid language English is, and the concept of loan words.
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Technology is Great. 3.2. Average: 3.2 (10 votes) This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about London and business. Students will take part in a presentation of a product. Introduction. In this lesson students start by matching adjectives to images of London.
In this, and an earlier article, we look at the internet and how it can be used by teachers of English as a tool for their own development and as a resource for classroom teaching.
THE LANDLADY ROALD DAHL Billy Weaver had travelled down from London on the slow afternoon train, with a change at Swindon on the way, and by the time he got to Bath it was about nine o’clock in the evening and the moon was coming up out of a clear starry sky over the houses opposite the station entrance.
YouTubing on the road. 5. Average: 5 (1 vote) This lesson plan for teenagers at CEF level B1 and above looks at the theme of vlogging and travel. Introduction: In this lesson, students will have the chance to watch an interview with Trent and Allie, two successful YouTubers who have been travelling through Latin America in a camper van for two ...
Monthly lesson plan - A tour of London. 3.907895. Average: 3.9 (152 votes) This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at level A2 practises vocabulary of famous places in London. Students listen to a recording and complete a speaking activity. Introduction:
The receptive skills are listening and reading, because learners do not need to produce language to do these, they receive and understand it. These skills are sometimes known as passive skills. They can be contrasted with the productive or active skills of speaking and writing.
Find a range of lesson plans to use with adult learners at pre-intermediate level. All of our lessons are designed around engaging themes that are engaging and relevant to adult learners of English, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by experts from around the world, our lesson plans are easy to use and aim to ...
Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works - a process of self-observation and self-evaluation.
The mystery of the sand. 5. Average: 5 (3 votes) This lesson is based around a ‘teacher-less task’, a lateral thinking puzzle where students have to work together to first sequence a story and then solve a puzzle. ...
English next was commissioned by the British Council and written by researcher David Graddol – a British applied linguist, well known as a writer, broadcaster, researcher and consultant on issues relating to global English.
Changing lives. 4.857145. Average: 4.9 (7 votes) This lesson consists of two case studies based on real life stories of people living n the UK today. The stories deal with their decision to give up an apparently successful and fast-paces lifestyle for a rural life in the Peak District.
The lesson begins by challenging some stereotypes and asking students to consider why there aren’t more women in science. They then read a text which provides some possible reasons, and discuss how these relate to their own opinions.
Find a range of lesson plans to use with adult learners at intermediate level. All of our lessons are designed around engaging themes that are engaging and relevant to adult learners of English, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by experts from around the world, our lesson plans are easy to use and aim to give ...
The direct method of teaching was developed as a response to the Grammar-Translation method. It sought to immerse the learner in the same way as when a first language is learnt. All teaching is done in the target language, grammar is taught inductively, there is a focus on speaking and listening, and only useful ‘everyday' language is taught.
Storytelling - benefits and tips. 3.81609. Average: 3.8 (87 votes) We often give stories to our students to read, but how often do we tell them a story? This article looks at the benefits of storytelling and gives advice on performance skills. What can storytelling offer?