Music and Humankind – Conversation Lesson – B2 CEFR

— This is a lighter, conversation lesson (compared to the CLIL one) for the beginning of your term. You could have a music quiz and then talk about a little bit of culture related to music and New Orleans. Google Slide lesson: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ao44Z8JYpz_mTsaHg_vlMRKQ4YW0J7gZybG6INxE7tI/edit?usp=sharing Thought Economics article: https://thoughteconomics.com/the-role-of-music-in-human-culture/  Video - Exploring New Orleans Jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SS9EnD_-_Y&feature=youtu.be

DELTA PREP COURSE – Lesson 01

Mattielo and I have decided to share the first lesson of the ONLINE DELTA prep course, in case you are in doubt whether to take it or not.  We are using Google Platform to post slides, recommended background readings, extra videos, Quizlet cards, past mocks and more.  Feedback on the mocks is provided via email … Continue reading DELTA PREP COURSE – Lesson 01

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

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 … Continue reading Getting to know a Grand Prix driver – B2 CEFR – FCE

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 … Continue reading Appreciating nature more – B2 CEFR – FCE

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

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

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 … Continue reading CPE – Driverless Cars (C2 CEFR) – 75′

BEC HIGHER – Interview on screen (60′) – Reading Part 2.

This lesson was planned for a C1 business group.  Material used: PPT File: BEC HIGHER Interview on screen BEC paper: BECHIGH_TEST1_READ_PART2_INTERVIEWING Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HrPr6IQNac  [Slide 1]  1. Presenting the topic - Interviewing on Screen. Interaction: T-SS Timing: 2' Monitoring: Check whether students are on the "same page".  Feedback: -- Steps: Show ss the first slide.  [Slide 2] 2. Setting the … Continue reading BEC HIGHER – Interview on screen (60′) – Reading Part 2.

CPE – paper 04 (Listening) Part 4

Since the group I am teaching showed more interest towards listening tasks, I decided to plan this lesson for them.  Material used:  PPT File: CPE Concerns about commuting CPE File: CPE Listening PART 4 with answers Listening (Google Drive): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W3ZwafAP2VuiXQLF_5oSDFWC8UXngz3w/view?usp=sharing  [Slide 1] Introducing the topic Interaction: T- SS  Timing: 2' Monitoring: Check whether students are on the … Continue reading CPE – paper 04 (Listening) Part 4