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 …

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The power of creative constraints – Video-lesson (B2 CEFR) 60′

This lesson is a lighter one, planned to stimulate students' creativity and talk about how some constraints may be good. Especially to focus better on only one item and therefore develop it.  Material: PPT file: The power of creative constraints TEDEd Video: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-power-of-creative-constraints-brandon-rodriguez  [Slide 1]  1.Introducing the topic of the lesson "The power and importance of creative …

CPE – Psychology: Just common sense? (C2 CEFR) 75′

This is a CPE Reading lesson (part 6 -gapped text). I have retyped this whole task (paper)  because I would like to work with specific vocabulary and pronunciation, such as, 'denounced', 'fads', 'masquerade' and 'fodder'.  Material: PPT File: CPE Psychology CPE Reading Part 6 (gapped text) + answers: CPE 1 Reading Part 6 Test 4 + answers …

Talking about the roles pets play in your families – 75′ (B2 CEFR)

A lighter lesson this week. What are the roles that pets play in your families? This is a lesson planned for B2 (CEFR) level students. Material: PPT file: What are the roles of the pet in your family Video Nat Geo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebWJQR7zxf0  Article (adapted from The Guardian): What Role Do Pets Play in Your Family [Slide 1] 1.Introducing …

CPE – Driverless Cars (C2 CEFR) – 75′

This lesson was planned for a group of teachers taking the CPE course. It involves talking about collocations, the part 2 of Paper 1 (Reading and Use of English) and thus C2 vocabulary.  Material:  PPT file: CPE Driverless Cars TED Video: https://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_thrun_google_s_driverless_car Reading task (part 2): P01P02 Driverless cars [Slide 1] 1.Introducing the topic of the lesson "Talking …

Introducing yourself (A1) 80′

This lesson was planned for a Basic 1 group of students. They are having their second lesson and they are learning how to introduce themselves. I must say I was impressed and thrilled with their performance. Well done! You are great students!  Material used: PPT file: Introducing yourself Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oceDC_w6uY  [Slide 1] Introducing the topic of the …

Classroom Management – 60′ session (for teachers)

This session was planned for both more experienced and new teachers to reflect upon their own practices and understand more about what is 'Classroom Management'. I based this session on Jim Scrivener's 'Learning Teaching' (Macmillan) since the session takes only 60'.  Materials used: PPT file: Classroom Management Book: Scrivener, J. (2011) Learning Teaching. Macmillan. Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UimeUSn6gzWnepjZYRoW6_LF7QixfoZA  Website: https://bouncyballs.org/ …

Go the Extra Mile – The entrepreneur C1 (CEFR)

A lighter business lesson full of vocabulary and with an important message: Go the extra mile. Material:  Article: Extra Mile http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/311524 PPT file: Extra Mile Video: www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_success_is_a_continuous_journey   [Slides 1 & 2]  Presenting the topic + brainstorming for reading task Interaction: T-SS   Timing: 10' Monitoring: Teacher shows the topic of the lesson and asks ss to guess what they …