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  • In this lesson learners will plan and create their own activity book for the summer holidays. First they will do two reading activities to prepare them. They will then look at some ideas for pages they can include in their own books. They will work...
  • Introduction What’s your favourite smell? Did you know that flies can taste with their feet? In this lesson, students read and talk about the five senses - sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell - in relation to humans and animals. They practise...
  • IntroductionIn this simple lesson students will have a chance to speak freely about different aspects of their future life, while the teacher guides them (with the students' help) to the best available grammar forms in order to do so. TopicTalking...
  • IntroductionThis lesson is based on a running dictation using a text about the Atlantic Ocean. Learners practise all four skills in this activity and the text can be graded for difficulty according to your learners' language level and subject...
  • IntroductionThis lesson includes a challenging audio file with what for many students is an unusual accent. This challenge has been dealt with by keeping the listening tasks simple and developing vocabulary around the topic first. The speaker talks...
  • Every two years a ‘Children’s Laureate’ is appointed in the UK. The position is awarded to an author or a writer of children’s books in recognition of their outstanding work. In June 2015 the laureateship was awarded to illustrator Chris Riddell....
  • IntroductionThis lesson is topical for July as Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18th. On Mandela Day, people aim to give 67 minutes of their time to helping others (to celebrate the 67 years of service of Mandela’s life. Students will learn about...
  • IntroductionThis is an integrated skills lesson, in which students will discuss festivals in their countries/ their favourite festivals. They will then work in groups of 3-4 to read and complete comprehension questions on different texts describing...
  • IntroductionStudents work in pairs, reading and writing to complete a text about World Book Day. Then they read clues and complete a book-themed crossword (and find a mystery word). The learners will then use a simple model to write about their...
  • IntroductionIn this lesson students will learn how to use prepositions of place correctly when they are describing a picture. Firstly, the students give the teacher a drawing dictation as a whole class. Then they work in small groups to give...
  • IntroductionIn this lesson students will collaborate in a creative writing task. First they will listen to a song and write down words and phrases they hear. Then they will work in groups to write a poem, following some simple guidelines and...
  • Introduction: In this lesson learners will revise some film review vocabulary through pair-work discussions. They they will write their own film review after analysing a model. Then they will read each other’s reviews and have a class vote about...
  • Introduction:For a listening lesson to be successful, the learners need to be engaged with the audio. It might not always be possible to motivate all the learners in the class to the same degree but the important thing is to use an audio which all...
  • Introduction: In this engaging series of activities, which use four short texts about 'snack culture', students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary. They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the...
  • In this lesson pupils do a fun quiz to develop their dictionary skills. They then work in small groups to create their own dictionary quiz using a template.AimsTo develop learners’ dictionary skillsTo raise learners’ awareness of the information...
  • Introduction:In this fun and enaging lesson plan for teenage students, you will find a quiz to help your learners develop their reading and dictionary skills, as well as a series of enjoyable and challenging tasks designed to promote group work and...
  • IntroductionOur monthly lesson for June focuses on the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and uses activities from the British Council's Premier Skills English website to look at the theme of motivation. Motivation is an essential part of learning a skill....
  • In this lesson, children play a game using vocabulary about space, sing a song about travelling to the sun, listen to and read a story about a fictional planet, design their own story with support from a structured template and then write about it....
  •  IntroductionIn this lesson students practise word building in preparation for part 3 of the Use of English test in the FCE exam. Through a series of activities students will become more aware of word ‘families’, enabling them to do the Use of...
  • IntroductionHelping students to develop their writing skills can be challenging. Writing in class may be considered quite boring and some teachers prefer to get their students to do written work at home. However, the results of writing done at home...
  • IntroductionEarth Hour is an annual event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature and our monthly lesson plan for March looks at this event in more detail. Students watch a promotional video for Earth Hour, read a text about Earth Hour in the UK...
  • IntroductionSafer Internet Day (#SID) is celebrated every year in February. To help raise awareness of this important issue, this lesson plan is all about online safety and young learners.In this lesson, students start by talking about how they use...
  • IntroductionIn this lesson, students are introduced to and discuss the topic of New Year resolutions, while focusing on the form and use of ‘going to’ to express personal intentions. Topic:New Year resolutionsLevel:A2 and aboveTime 60 minutesAims:To...
  • IntroductionIn this lesson students read about the Movember charity, discuss issues related to charities and health, then join an ‘imaginary’ online chat group to organise their own charity event.Topic:Charity symbols and events, health and mental...
  • Introduction:In this lesson students practise vocabulary of famous places in London, listen to a light-hearted recording of a guided tour on an open top bus in London, check their comprehension, and then do a speaking activity based on the listening...

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