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      Lesson plans

      Lesson plans give you a series of activities to use in your classroom, including procedure and worksheets to download. The lessons can be accessed by most recent or by CEF level.

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      Monthly lesson plan - Free time with primary students

      In this lesson, designed for primary students, children practise playground vocabulary, sing a song about the playground, listen to a story about a dog in the park, and play an online game. They also practise speaking and writing about their free time activities. The song and the story have activity sheets and answer sheets to download and print.

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      A food festival

      When students are going to do a listening activity, it is useful to get them thinking about the topic of the listening beforehand. That way they can reactivate and extend their store of vocabulary. In this lesson, students first discuss the topic of food festivals, then they focus on their listening skills in preparation for part 2 of the FCE listening test.

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      Class journals

      This lesson plan looks at one way class journals might be set up in order to introduce students to the idea and to get them working with journals

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      Gossip!

      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.

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      Texting

      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.

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      Cooking in Britain Today

      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.

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      Meetings 1: Getting down to business

      The beginning of a meeting presents a major dilemma: is it better to get straight down to business, or is it important to allow or even encourage small talk? The texts in this lesson present arguments from opposing viewpoints, which may help students to question their own assumptions. The lesson goes on to introduce useful language for both small talk and getting down to business, with practice in the form of role-plays.

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      Negotiations 1: Building relationships

      When we think of negotiations, we tend to focus on the hard negotiating skills connected with bargaining. In fact, many professional negotiators will confirm that the most important skill is effective relationship building. If there is trust and understanding between the two parties, the negotiation will be much more successful, as will the long-term business relationship between them. In this lesson students start with a quiz which leads into a reading activity. Then they look at language in dialogues and finish with a role play.

      A1

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      Shopping - habits

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      Shopping – in a Café

      This lesson presents vocabulary relating to cafés. They also practise reading and ordering instructions and a short dialogue. They practise a short role-play.

      3.8

      Storytelling: Carnival crime

      Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a variety of ways to teach a variety of skills.

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      Susan Laughs

      This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Susan Laughs. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

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      The Very Busy Spider

      This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook The Very Busy Spider. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

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      It’s 12.00 O’clock! A speaking lesson with no materials

      This is a drawing and speaking activity that is fun to use with primary classes to revise the present continuous form. It is easy to set up and requires no preparation or materials, except a board and a board pen.

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      Monthly lesson plan - Free time with primary students

      In this lesson, designed for primary students, children practise playground vocabulary, sing a song about the playground, listen to a story about a dog in the park, and play an online game. They also practise speaking and writing about their free time activities. The song and the story have activity sheets and answer sheets to download and print.

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      Photographs

      What photos have you got on your mobile? Do you keep pictures in your purse or wallet? Have you got a photograph on your identity card? This lesson gives students the chance to talk about their photos and then write a description of a favourite picture.

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      Rich!

      This lesson takes a light-hearted look at money and magazines. Students invent their extremely wealthy future selves and then take turns to be journalists interviewing and writing for 'Rich!!' magazine. 

      3.8

      Storytelling: Carnival crime

      Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a variety of ways to teach a variety of skills.

      B1

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      Born, bread and buttered in London

      In this lesson students hear a man being interviewed about his life in London. He talks about the different parts of London he has lived in and how things have changed in these areas.

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      Branding and brand names

      This is an integrated skills lesson which involves some discussion, reading and writing. It explores the area of 'brands' and the associations we have with particular brand names.

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      Card games

      What card games do you know? Do you like playing games? In this lesson, students read about how to play a card game called ‘Snap’. They practise expressions for playing games and then have the chance to write instructions for a game. You need at least one pack of playing cards for this lesson.

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      Climate change overview

      In this lesson students will gain an overview of what climate change is. They will read some short texts, exchange information and make notes. They will also learn some useful vocabulary on the topic.

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      Conversation lesson - Music

      During this skills lesson you might want to use background music where facilities allow. You will also need some samples of music, not necessarily just in English, but a variety of different genres

      B2

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      Branding and brand names

      This is an integrated skills lesson which involves some discussion, reading and writing. It explores the area of 'brands' and the associations we have with particular brand names.

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      Climate change

      This lesson is about climate change and encourages students to think about their attitudes towards the environment.

      4.1

      Climate change overview

      In this lesson students will gain an overview of what climate change is. They will read some short texts, exchange information and make notes. They will also learn some useful vocabulary on the topic.

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      Consumer society

      The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to discuss their opinions about the topic

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      Conversation lesson - Music

      During this skills lesson you might want to use background music where facilities allow. You will also need some samples of music, not necessarily just in English, but a variety of different genres

      C1

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      Dorset life

      This lesson is part of a series of plans based on interviews with people from around the UK. It focuses on developing students' knowledge of a part of the UK, as well as practising their vocabulary and listening skills.

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      Learning styles

      Not only does this lesson allow learners to practise their listening skills by listening to other non-native speakers discussing the way they learn, it also gives them the opportunity to put what they hear immediately into practice.

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      Litter poem

      This lesson introduces learners to some of the main issues related to litter, through poetry, and raises awareness of what can be done to reduce it.

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      Living in the UK

      In this lesson, learners read about the different countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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      Much Ado about Nothing

      This lesson plan follows on from the article 'Shakespeare for Teens' and it is best exploited as a series of two or three lessons.

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      sureshv
      India

      This lesson plan is very helpful to plan lessons at primary level.


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      jamiejayce
      Philippines

      This is a good post, Thanks for this...
      this will really help to my students. Cause you...
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      Khuraman Safarova
      Azerbaijan

      Thanks for this lesson plan very much. It is great.


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