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Songs

Using songs in class is a document produced by Person full of ideas on using music in class, particularly with teenagers. It has a plethora of ideas from activities to projects. They range from focusing on vocabulary to writing and go … Continue reading

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World Cup

Why not get your YLs to research one of the 32 countries in the World Cup? Here is a football-shaped template Factball Handout they can use to make a poster about what they find out. Want to see what your students … Continue reading

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Web quest

Have you seen the 80 moments feature on the British Council website? To commemorate 80 years of service, a list of influential events was put together by a panel of experts and the public. How about using it in class … Continue reading

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Warmers

Want something fun and competitive to start your lesson? How about the old favourite, Categories? It can be used to review vocabulary or grammar. Ask each team to think of three things for the category you mention, and award points … Continue reading

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Discussion topics for teens

Here is a PowerPoint 50 things to do before you’re 20 on TES Resources (a previous Website of the Week entry) entitled “50 things to do before you’re 20”. It could be a great discussion starter for our teens and even … Continue reading

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Environment project for YAs

This lesson is based on a series of videos called ‘Nature is Speaking’. Conservation International called in a number of celebrities, including Penelope Cruz, Harrison Ford and Julie Roberts, to record a monologue, speaking as though there were an element … Continue reading

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Ideas for readers

Point – Evidence – Explanation or Elaboration This is used in a lot in high schools in the UK and around the world to get students to discuss and think about the characters in stories. International schools are definitely using … Continue reading

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The key jar

Here is a cute idea to get your YLs thinking a little deeper and answering thought-provoking questions. It could be a quick activity to start or end class. Here is a template for some possible questions – you may want to … Continue reading

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Speaking

How long is a piece of string? This speaking activity Speaking Strings sees student speaking until the string is completely wrapped around a classmates finger. They stop speaking, they stop winding! This would be good fluency practice for any classes but … Continue reading

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Using Corpus in the Classroom

Here is an interesting article on how to use various online corpus tools with students. It recommends five websites and what you can do with them. This and this are great online collocation dictionaries you can use in your class … Continue reading

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