Lesson Plans & Activities

This is my treasury of “good ideas”, i.e. some activities and ideas that went well with my classes and proved that they really work in the classroom.

Guess the Meaning of the Word: Borrowed Words/Loanwords in English  Have students guess the meaning of a particular word (that has a certain degree of the 'wow factor'). TICKETY-BOO? Listen ...
A series of recent experiments carried out by psychologists reveal that it takes a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger that does not significantly change ...
“Nothing worth having comes easily. The enjoyment kicks in when you really start to get it, when you finally meet William Shakespeare on his own turf and his language begins ...
Tense? Moody? Irregular? You must be a verb. Chillax and eat chocolate! Here are a few extension activities to my Sloth’s Guide to Chillaxing and Tense Review. Ask your students ...
Eat Chocolate and Play Wicked Games Ho ho ho, we’ve already seen and tried many Christmas activities for those who love a) decorating Christmas trees, b) redecorating Christmas trees; c) ...
"Oscar Wilde quite rightly said, ‘All art is useless’. And that may sound as if that means it’s something not worth supporting. But if you actually think about it, the ...
NeuroELT
7 PRINCIPLES – ONE TEXT – MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES – ONE FINALE Here’s my attempt to connect the things we are learning from neuroscience with particular learning objectives, and design a ...
This lesson plan addresses rather sensitive issues connected with people's insecurities about their looks. “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. ― Plato. Topic introduction: The topic addresses rather sensitive issues ...
emoticons
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon” Winnie the Pooh   Happiness Matters for Learners: Lesson Plan I believe in positive psychology. It works its magic providing a long-term effect ...
Role-Plays for Language Learners English learners need to use English in productive settings to improve their communicative skills. One of the most fun ways to do this is by working ...
If I'm trying to keep a conversation going and you aren't doing your part, I'll stop.Unknown. Activities to Teach How to Show Interest in English If you're looking for a ...
Activities to Teach Interjections in English Step 1.  Write down “WOW”.  Split your students into teams and ask to write down as many synonyms to ‘wow’ as possible within 3 ...
Do teenagers fancy writing poetry? Yes, they do! Some of them may not know about it yet, but they certainly do. Our mission here is to give them the key and ...

 

 

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