Recipes under the ‘University’ Category

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 […]

Dictagloss is an activity that works with many short texts/passages. I’ve used it over the years and it seems to motivate and “work” because there is a built in task — the task of reconstructing the original text. 1.Let students listen to you or a higher level student read a selected text or story. (don’t […]

# 96 Running Dictation This activity can be used with any level – just use an appropriate text. It is great for introducing a text that you will study in depth through intensive reading. Or it can also be used to finish off a lesson/unit and review the text again… Basically, you have to do […]

I got this one from EFL Classroom 2.0. There is a ppt you can use to do dialogues which is cool.    Disappearing dialogues is a very much used language teaching technique 1. Elicit and write the dialogue. Or use a prepared dialogue. 2. Students practice in pairs.   3. Once they are comfortable with […]

Hi all,  This lesson is ideal for pre/intermediate classes to practice both future tense and comperatives/superlatives. First start with a quick discussion on music and the Ss’s favourite singers or bands etc. Then, tell them they’re going to organize their own music festival- a very special one to their own taste. Give them the following […]

Extensive Reading: Voice Diary This recipe works best if you combine it with Extensive Reading. It builds confidence and teaches reading, speaking, and listeningEncourage your students to make a voice diary with their cell phones. Its listed under the “Voice Memo” Feature. First you need to provide a high interest story to your students. 1.   […]


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