Summer is almost over: time for a cuppa for fans of tea. Another engaging conversation lesson for upper intermediate learners with tea-related idioms! Advertisements
Coffee is popular around the world. A visually engaging B2 conversation lesson in presentation form, which can be taught online or face to face. Suitable for 1:1 or small groups.
A FUN integrated skills activity which gets young teenagers talking about food and think critically about advertising. Featuring a favourite children’s character!
This is a B1+ level activity for 1:1 or small groups complete with teachers’ notes. I had the opportunity to write this for the iTDi ELT materials writing course this month.
It could be because it’s a lovely day, or because I have just taken more time to take care of my material writing, but I have recently been encouraged to write again, leaving aside any sense of guilt for not having done so for eons (in Internet-time units). Life goes on with its own rythm … More Summer vibes
Spring has finally arrived! Here is another activity for lower levels on colours and seasons where learners write and say simple sentences about what spring means to them.
When it comes to reading a text, how many times have we told our learners to focus on gist, on general meaning rather than on isolated unknown words, and how many times have we designed or used activities that encourage to do just that? In practice, how often do we focus on general meaning when … More Ways to Mark a Text: Reading Skills for Teachers
Laura’s Feedback: We’re back! This year, the ELT conference at International House Barcelona (http://www.ihes.com/bcn/tt/conference.html) has been particularly inspiring. It was encouraging to hear from Nayr Ibrahim about how multilingualism is increasingly present in this day and age, and it felt a bit nostalgic to hear Scott Thornbury recalling Communicative Language Teaching in its heyday: I consider … More Back from IH Barcelona ELT Conference 2017: Fresh Feedback