Submitted by Sally Trowbridge on 14 September, 2011 - 16:15
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.
Lots of our students like reading and talking about celebrity gossip (although not everyone admits it!). In this lesson students take part in a role playing game in which a celebrity couple are interviewed by a journalist. Then they work in groups to write a report for a gossip magazine.
Students do lots of texting in their L1 and are often keen to learn how to text in English too. In this lesson students have a discussion, learn some useful texting abbreviations and read an article about texting and literacy.
Submitted by TE Editor on 18 October, 2012 - 13:00
This lesson consists of a series of activities to help students talk about food and cooking.
The main focus of the lesson is a text based on a recent survey in the UK indicating that British people are becoming more adventurous and experimental in their cooking and eating habits due to the growing popularity of cooking programmes. This lesson should challenge stereotypes of British food and encourage students to discuss their own preferences and attitudes towards food and restaurants.
Sometimes when we ask students to write a composition they spend very little time at the important editing stage. In this lesson students will do a couple of ‘short writing’ activities with the focus on editing and accuracy.
In this lesson students practise speaking, reading and writing while talking about the fastest and slowest animals. The grammar focus is comparatives and superlatives with quantifiers. Students also learn some unusual animal vocabulary.