Deciding how you feel while doing exercises C1 (CEFR) – CAE task

I have always believed there is room for improvement. For that reason, I have sent a satisfaction survey to my dear C1 CEFR students. As a result, they asked me to prepare more CAE Listening tasks. And then this 90' lesson came to life. Breakdown fit: They have recently started a new Unit on "Emotional …

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Getting to know a Grand Prix driver – B2 CEFR – FCE

This 70' lesson was planned for my B2 CEFR group. They are sitting the FCE exam and they needed to practice more the layout of this Reading task (part 6) and the techniques it involves.  Material: Google Slide:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JM1nUBCX2v0p73HCeB59_7cPPXCPFXbw3356StuNF7Q/edit?usp=sharing  FCE Part 6 - Reading and Use of English:  FCE - PART 6 - GRAND PRIX …

Appreciating nature more – B2 CEFR – FCE

This lesson was planned for my B2 CEFR group. They needed to practice the FCE listening tasks more and I decided to cluster the topic to the listening tasks. It takes 70'. Material: FCE listening Part 2 task file:  FCE_TEST1_LISTENING_Part2_Ian_Photographer FCE Part 2 listening file:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H4AKCJy8YjAO_sRKLH38LaKdNsrxKS8f/view?usp=drivesdk  FCE listening Part 4 task file:  FCE_TEST1_LISTENING_Part4_naturalist FCE Part …

Telling your own Halloween story A2 (CEFR) 90′

This lesson was planned for an A2 (CEFR) level (pre-intermediate 1 or 2). They must be acquainted with parts of the house (also furniture and house objects), adjectives and sequence words, such as, first, second, when etc. They must also master the verbs in the past.  Material: Google Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lu85XprDKxycxi4SELDYv3UEwPUA4R__oyE2xoETscI/edit?usp=sharing  [Slide 1]  1. Introducing the …

Understanding why being scared is so fun – B2 (CEFR) Halloween 90′

Since it's Halloween, I decided to plan a different Halloween Halloween-y lesson (because my students are 15-16-year-olds and way too smart).  I have decided to raise my students' awareness towards the why we tend to laugh when we are scared.  Material: Google Slide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wwIXQe12AQb-bt4Fcwm9jDNweOfD2rfr2dKQ7KBlr7w/edit?usp=sharing  Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuYR5rPADrA  Video 2: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-like-to-scare-ourselves-margee-kerr    [Slide 1]  1.Introduction of the topic of …

Explaining what you want to say when buying goods (Vocabulary Lesson) – A2 CEFR

This 75' lesson was planned for my A2 (CEFR) students (pre-intermediate level) and this lesson is actually here because of Juliana Mota, who asked me to have lower level lessons and therefore opened my eyes to the fact that I have been posting only more advanced lessons. (Thanks for that Ju).  I have migrated to …

Travelling Diets (C1 CEFR) – Reading/Video Lesson 75′

This lesson was planned to meet the needs of students enrolled in a conversation course. The general theme is traveling and it involves diets (recipes and interesting facts) from Thailand and New Orleans.  Material: PPT file: Travelling Diets BBC article: Traveling Diets BBC video: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180531-in-the-philippines-a-bipolar-cafe    [Slide 1] 1. Introducing the topic of the lesson "Travelling Diets" BBC …

10 secrets to starting your own small business (C1 CEFR) – 75′

This lesson was based on an article from the Entrepreneur online magazine. It was planned to a student who was staring her own business with her family. I decided to provide her with more vocabulary then. It was also based on the BEC HIGHER Cambridge Exam. This lesson ended-up being very meaningful to her and …

How often do you do good deeds? Reading into Writing (B2 CEFR) – 90′

I planned this lesson for an FCE (B2 CEFR) group of teenagers. As I wanted to call their attention, I have adapted an article from The Guardian to be used so as to promote their writing afterward. I have also designed the slides and the layout of the article in order to have a more …