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13 Nov 2016

In this lesson children practise Christmas words with flashcards and online games. They make a Christmas craft, and enjoy a Christmas...

12 Feb 2016

Create a picture story with your young learners using this lesson plan and a story from LearnEnglish Kids.

12 Feb 2016
This lesson plan for teachers of primary learners looks at several creative ideas for making an English activity book for the summer...
12 Feb 2016

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the popular song ‘People work’. They will listen to the song, complete comprehension...

12 Feb 2016

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to a traditional style story ‘The princess and the dragon’. They will watch the story,...

07 Jul 2015

Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18 July. This integrated skills lesson plan for upper-secondary students looks at Nelson Mandela...

01 Jun 2015

This is the British Council phonemic chart. Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols below. Click on the...

20 May 2015

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level B1 explores the theme of festivals. Students will read about different festivals and...

20 Apr 2015

This is an this integrated skills lesson, aimed at young learners with an English level of A2 and above to help them learn about World...

15 Apr 2015

This activity is all about fun facts and helps adults or older teenage students to practise question forms. This activity works well...

14 Apr 2015

In May 2014 we published a video of Winnie Pang during her first class with a group of very young learners. In this video, we meet...

19 Mar 2015

Do you have problems drawing people and actions on the board for your students? In this video, Paul Millard from British Council Vietnam...

17 Mar 2015

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on using prepositions of place to describe and...

09 Feb 2015

This lesson is aimed at teenagers and young adults with an English level of A2-B2. Students will work together to practise their...

21 Jan 2015

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on discussing and writing film reviews.

14 Nov 2014

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on developing listening skills based around the...

Error correction
04 Nov 2014

In this video, the theme is ways of correcting mistakes. Rachael Roberts, David Petrie, Sylvia Guinan, Lizzie Pinard and David Dodgson...

14 Oct 2014

Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.

In...

14 Oct 2014

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on  improving vocabulary around the topic of...

03 Oct 2014

Are you using the correct terms for your young learners ?A child is defined as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday (UNCRC...

19 Sep 2014

The theme of this video is encouraging speaking. Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton look at why some...

11 Sep 2014

This lesson is for primary students and develops learners' reading and dictionary skills.

11 Sep 2014

This lesson is for teenage students and develops students reading and dictionary skills.

03 Jul 2014

Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues. In...

TeachingEnglish monthly lesson plan - World Cup
12 Jun 2014

This lesson plan is for teachers of teenagers at level A2 explores the theme of football. Students will role play and work on fluency

26 May 2014

This lesson plan for teachers of primary students at CEFR level A1 explores the theme of space. Students will participate in a skills-...

22 May 2014

In this lesson, learners will listen to a song about taking care of teeth and complete some comprehension activities. Then they will...

22 May 2014

In this lesson, learners will look at different features of the seasons. They will listen to and sing a song, and watch a story about...

22 May 2014

In this lesson, learners will review or be introduced to vocabulary for parts of the body. They will either sing a song about parts of...

22 May 2014

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to vocabulary to describe environmental issues. They will watch a story about different...

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  • AimsTo practise and extend learners’ Christmas vocabularyTo develop learners’ listening and speaking skillsTo develop learners’ motor skills and have fun making craft activitiesAgeYounger primary (7-9 years)Time60-90 minutes approximately
  • 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....
  • Topic: Jobs Aims: To develop and practise:vocabulary: jobs (and job descriptions)structure: present simple 3rd personintegrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing Age: Primary (7-11 years) Time: 90 minutes approximately
  • Topic: Fairy stories Aims: To develop and practise:vocabulary: fairy storiesstructure: past simpleintegrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing Age: Primary (7-11 years) Time: 90 minutes approximately
  • Introduction This 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...
  • About the chart Pure vowels are arranged the same way as in the IPA chart: according to mouth shape (left to right, lips wide / round - top to bottom, jaw closed / open). Diphthongs are grouped in rows according to their second sound. Try some...
  • Introduction This 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...
  • Introduction Students 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...
  • First the students try to complete some trivia sentences as a warmer. Next, students work in pairs or small groups to complete a ‘Fun Facts worksheet’ and plan the questions. Then they get into pairs to check each other’s answers and practise...
  • In this video, Winnie talks about how far the students have come in their development and we see how their language skills and confidence have improved over the course of the year. There are also interviews with the parents of the children, talking...
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  • Introduction In 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...
  • Introduction In 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 using...
  • 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...
  • What activities do you use to help your students notice their mistakes? Why not write some of your favourite activities below in the comments.Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about...
  • What activities do you use to help your students build and retain vocabulary? Why not write some of your favourite activities below in the comments.
  •   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...
  • However, the generic term ‘young learner’ along with many other derivatives is often used in the ELT profession to refer to these learners. This can cause misunderstandings and make it difficult to communicate and share knowledge. To encourage...
  • What activities do you use to help your students feel more confident using spoken English in class? Why not write your favourite speaking activities below in the comments.
  • 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 engaging 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...
  • Watch David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Chia Suan Chong, Anthony Gaughan, David Dodgson and Rachael Roberts discuss areas such as establishing learning objectives, giving activities a meaningful purpose, students' inherent motivation,...
  • 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....
  • AimsTo develop and practise:vocabulary: words connected with seasonscurricular work: the seasonsintegrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writingAgePrimary (7-11 years)Time90 minutes approximately
  • AimsTo develop and practise (depending on stages chosen):vocabulary: words for external and internal parts of the body, describing peoplestructure: ‘can’ for actions, ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’curricular work: healthy lifestyleintegrated skills:...
  • AimsTo develop and practise (depending on stages chosen):vocabulary: words connected to the environmentstructure: ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’curricular work: environmental importance, issues and good practiceintegrated skills: listening, speaking,...
  • AimsTo develop and practise:vocabulary: time words, various actionsstructure: present continuouscurricular work: telling the timeintegrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writingAgePrimary (7-11 years)Time90 minutes approximately
  • AimsTo develop and practise (depending on stages chosen):vocabulary: sports, sports clothes and equipment, extreme sports, sports day sports, football vocabularystructure: would like to; could/couldn’t, had to/didn’t have tointegrated skills:...

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