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!
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