Category: University

How to do something

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 ……………..… Read More ....

Write the dialogue

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.

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The Yes/No Game

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, … Read More ....

Descriptive Essays: Writing Enough Content

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 … Read More ....

Words – Collocations

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 … Read More ....

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Videos Overview

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 Read More ....

Dictogloss

Dictogloss 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 … Read More ....

Running Dictation

# 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 … Read More ....

Disappearing Dialogue

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 Read More ....

Organize your own Music Festival (Future tenses and comperatives/superlatives)

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 … Read More ....