JOBVIDEO QUIZZES: 5 Things To Consider Before Sending Out Your CV

/ Advanced, B1, B2, C1, Intermediate, Listening training, Students, Teachers, Upper-intermediate

Here are five things to consider before sending your CV to a company: five video quizzes for ESL students looking for a job. The Intern: Video resume VIDEO: Job interview questions The Intern: Welcome to the office The Intern: Meeting the boss The Intern: Don’t worry Becky You might also like to read: – WYSIWYG – From your CV to a Teaching Job Offer WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO NOW? TAKE THE ELT-TUTOR LEVEL TEST CONTACT ME SEE MORE ONLINE EXERCISES GO BACK TO ‘STUFF-ROOM’

LESSON PLAN: Work-out & gym vocabulary

/ B1, B2, Teachers, Vocabulary training

December 2020 – This is a multi-skill lesson plan teaching and revising vocabulary linked to the topics ‘gym’ and ‘work-out’. It follows the methodology of the so-called ‘flipped classroom’. Students are expected to do some pre-lesson task and the lesson is based on this pre-study.

ESL-BRAINS – B1-C1 video worksheets from Poland

/ B1, B2, C1, Lesson tips, Teachers

December 2020 – When I started teaching online, I first stuck to the course books I had been using for years. I had been familiar with the online extensions, I had already worked on the Cambridge LMS and used all multimedia materials available to my favourite course books. I had even had experience with e-books. However, very soon I realized that online teaching offers way more possibilities than only a digital copy of a face-to-face lesson.

FREE TEST-BANK: TEST-ENGLISH

/ A1, A2, B1, B2, Exam training, Grammar training, Teachers

December 2020 – When I started teaching online I kept going back to one website to test my students’ grammar knowledge in test-teach-test approach. At the beginning, it was a simple blog, however, it has grown up to a prodigious test bank. Today, I invite you to visit the TEST-ENGLISH website.

WUP EXERCISE: TWO THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON

/ A2, B1, B2, C1, Lesson tips, Teachers

December 2020 – THIS IS a WUP/Lead-in exercise you can print and use in your next grammar/conversation lesson. The task is to complete the questionnaire (by giving two answers to different questions) and then mingling around in the classroom to find someone who has these two things in common (which is not as easy as it seems).

GRAMMAR: Third Conditional Exercises And Ideas

/ B1, B2, Grammar training, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

November 2020 – Third conditional is a tough grammar point and it’s also difficult to make students practise it, since it is not so often used in real life situations. Doing automatized exercises seems to work for the moment, but fails on the long run. To help students memorize the structure, you might want to spend some time making them do different engaging activities over a couple of lessons. Here are some ideas how they could practice third conditional sentences.

Spice up your ESL lessons with songs

/ A1, A2, B1, B2, Grammar training, Lesson tips, Listening training, Teachers, Vocabulary training

November 2020 – Songs in ESL lessons are an evergreen possibility to lead into a new topic or introduce a new grammatical structure, they can be an excellent exercise to wind down a lesson and even in between two exercises (filler), they are good for making students relax, teach grammar and/or vocabulary through listening or just prepare for the next task. In this post, I would like to show you some interactive worksheets to do while listening to some great classics and also some newer hits – with embedded YouTube videos.

ONLINE REVIEWS IN AN ESL LESSON

/ A2, B1, B2, Reading Training, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

When we think about reading, we picture books, newspapers or magazines. However, your students probably read daily texts that are shorter, more about consumption and not (only) about entertainment or current affairs, and are more packed with information. Let me give you a simple example how to train them to find and read this type of texts in real life and some tasks to customize for your lesson, with the aim to improve reading for details. Use online reviews in your ESL lesson.

ESL FILM QUIZ – A2/B1: THE HOLIDAY

/ A2, B1, Christmas, Listening training, Teachers, Vocabulary training

Movies offer a wide range of benefits to students: even if they have already seen the film in their first language, by watching it in another language will teach them how to listen and catch first words, then phrases, finally complete sentences. With subtitles, they teach vocabulary and pronunciation patterns, however, it becomes more a reading task. With an ESL film quiz, it can be even done in self-study mode. This time a romantic comedy for Christmas at A2/B1 level: THE HOLIDAY.

WRITING AN ONLINE REVIEW

/ B1, B2, C1, Teachers, Writing Training

BULLETPOINTS: Level: B1/B1+; Age: teens, adults; Group size: any; Aim: to write a review; Skill: writing; Grammar: passives, would + infinitive; Vocabulary: strong adjectives; Length: 60+ min; Preparation time: none; Material: computer or mobile phone with internet connection.

LESSON PLAN – Conversation about Problems & Solutions

/ A2, B1, B2, C1, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

This is a lesson plan for a conversation lesson about problems and possible solutions for A2+ level ESL classes. BULLETPOINTS: Topic: Problems and solutions;Level: A2+;Time: 60 min;Material: whiteboard, marker;Preparation time: none;Skill: speaking;Function: Giving advice(You should/could …, Why don’t you …, You might want to consider V-ing…, etc., depending on the level of the students);Grammar/Vocab: Modals – should, might, could, I’d suggest that you …;Group size: 4+.