Programme 7: Using English in the classroom

       In a recent programme we heard about ways that teachers can develop their English skills and their confidence. This is important because teachers often don’t like to speak English in class. 

      Listen and draw

      This is a simple speaking activity that can be used with A2 level groups to provide practice in using prepositions of place and giving clear instructions. The lesson is usually successful with adults and teenagers.

      Activity type: Drawing dictation/pair work

      Level: A2-B1

      Age: Adults or senior YLs

      Preparation

      Average: 3.4 (176 votes)

      Kids and listening

      Why not use the activities on LearnEnglish Kids for listening practice with your young learners?

      Here are some tips and ideas on how to use the LearnEnglish Kidswebsite for listening practice with your classes.

      Where can I find listening materials?

      Average: 3.6 (57 votes)
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      Kids and arts and crafts

      There are lots of things to make, as well as videos to watch on LearnEnglish Kids:
      http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/craft-downloads

      On this page you will find tips and ideas for using and extending the activities in the classroom.

      Preparation

      Average: 3.5 (104 votes)

      The human body

      The human body is a wide-ranging, interesting topic which can be used to teach not only language skills, but also has cross-curricular links which can be exploited in class.

      On the LearnEnglish Kids website you can find a variety of materials relating to the human body, covering basic vocabulary teaching, monsters and skeletons, illnesses and amazing facts about the hu

      Average: 3.5 (253 votes)

      Clothes

      On the Learn English Kids website you can find a wealth of resources and activities to help children develop their English skills. Here are tips for using and exploiting materials about the topic of clothes, including vocabulary work, skills work to practise reading and listening, and suggestions for further development and creative work.

      The materials are typically based around topics.

      Average: 3.6 (176 votes)

      The cooking test

      This is a writing and speaking activity that is a lot of fun for students. It helps them to practise food and cooking-related vocabulary as well as how to give instructions.

      Preparation

      Average: 4.3 (14 votes)
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