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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 activity.  ie. tie your shoe, boil an egg, get money from a bank machine, mail a letter etc… 

Then, we watch a video about this and students get the language in context. Replay the video, pausing with the sound off and have students narrate. 

Works like a charm! Also, see the How to course on EnglishCentral for some great videos!


How to do something, 3.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings

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