Sting: It’s probably me

/ B2, Lesson tips, Listening training

Dive into Sting’s famous song (It’s probably me) and check your students’ understanding of implicit messages. Ideal for B2 classes. Loading… WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO NOW? GO BACK TO SONG POST BROWSE LESSON TIPS SEE MATERIALS FOR LISTENING TRAINING GO BACK TO ‘STUFF-ROOM’

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: Absurd Reality and Artistic Vision in Selfies

/ B2, C1, Grammar training, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

January 2021 – In this lesson plan, you can discuss selfies from an artistic and a humorous point of view. The lesson aims at B2-C1 level students and is based on a TEDTalk (available on YouTube, not on the official TED site) and a scene from a late night TV show. It gives opportunity to revise narrative tenses and/or reported speech with your students. The exercises are suitable for online lessons.

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.

HOW TO TACKLE IELTS BAND 7 SPEAKING

/ B2, C1, Exam training, Speaking and Conversation, Teachers

November 2020 – Before sending your student to do any speaking exam, you should show them a video of a real oral exam and also rehearse it with them. Here is one way how you could do it. The post concentrates onto IELTS Speaking Band 7, but you can adapt it to any other exam. The lesson is designed for an online individual course.

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.

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.