Recipes under the ‘High School’ Category

If you have a screen and projector – using video in class brings amazing power – the power of context, into your teaching. The classroom no longer has 4 walls!  Here is one quick idea. Use the video  When I grow Up . The students watch and note all the jobs they can possible note […]

This is a very simple idea that works to help students talk about events and narrate a story.   Write many ideas / vocabulary on the board, all over the board.  ex.  A girl in pjamas,  a ball,  Thursday,  green,   Last night,  the President,  kill,  Oh, it is beautiful.  etc….  Start by telling the […]

This is a real recipe!   Students use English for a real purpose, explaining to a partner or fellow group members, how to do something.  I usually start listing numbers on the board and writing a title – How to ……………..   I ask students to explain the steps of how to do some simple […]

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This is a great idea for the start of the year.  Give each group of students some card board strips of paper. Also some tape.  Students brainstorm the names of all things in the classroom (in English!).  Then, ask them to go tape the names up around the classroom. First come, first server. After, take […]

It would be great to get students working in teams to write up a dialogue for this cool google doodle video a la Charlie Chaplin. Then play the video as students read out/perform their dialogue. Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Overview: A simple but fun quick-fire game to liven up a class or as a reward in the final segment of a language lesson.  A student comes to the front of the class, the students choose a topic (for example, ‘Your last holiday’, ‘Your favourite food’ etc), then the class fire questions to the student.  […]

Students often have problems with coming up with enough details for their examples when writing descriptive or even persuasive essays. So I came up with this exercise to teach them how to write enough content that the reader understands their examples.  I start by writing this sentence on the board: NLP is one of the […]

This recipe is for intermediate or higher levels. But the video can be used for all levels really. This video is superb! It has verbs linked to nouns in categories (Play / Blow etc… see the worksheet). Watch the video first and see if students can find the verbs that are shown in context. Next, […]

Hi, these are great short videos all under 4 minutes, to overview the civil rights era in the USA during the late 1950’s up to the mid 1960’s.  It finishes with MLK jr’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” (17 minutes) These are for discussion purposes to build background knowledge for why we celebrate MLK […]


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