The star of the Oscars (B2 CEFR) – 75′

Ah! The Oscars always take my breath in different ways. This time it was the great and loving performance of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  (Highlight on the performance). I have also added a lesson plan, instead of describing the steps on the blog. This way the teacher can use and download (or print) both. Have … Continue reading The star of the Oscars (B2 CEFR) – 75′

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 … Continue reading Telling your own Halloween story A2 (CEFR) 90′

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′

The World Cup in Disguise (C1 CEFR)

This lesson has been planned not only to follow the World's happening but also to raise our students' awareness and of course, widen their vocabulary range.  Material used:  PPT file: The World Cup in disguise Article:  World Cup in disguise Adapted from: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/sports/world-cup-shadow-layoffs-anger-russian-factory-article-1.4036549    [Slide 1]  1. Introducing the topic of the lesson Interaction:  T-SS Timing: 2' Monitoring: … Continue reading The World Cup in Disguise (C1 CEFR)

Communicating in British x American English – A conversation/video lesson (C1 CEFR).

In light of the royal wedding and also of our students often asked question "If I say 'pants' in England, will they understand me?" I've decided to plan this lesson to C1 (CEFR), in order to raise their awareness towards British and American English, English expressions (inversions) and also what has been going on with … Continue reading Communicating in British x American English – A conversation/video lesson (C1 CEFR).

A wedding, A dichotomy, A life – Meghan Markle – A Reading Lesson (90′)

Well, she is lovely and empowered and as she wrote on ELLE Magazine "I'm an actress, a writer, the Editor-in-Chief of my lifestyle brand The Tig, a pretty good cook and a firm believer in handwritten notes".  Everyone is talking about her because she is marrying Prince Harry, but who is she? This vocabulary-rich lesson is going to embrace (and talk about) ethnicity mixture, prejudice, but not about the wedding itself at all. Buckle up!

(180′) C1 Vocabulary Lesson – The unexplained (Halloween)

This lesson is adapted from Capel, A. Sharp, W. (2013) Objective Proficiency. Official Cambridge Exams (Unit 19.1). I have selected it, clearly, since it's Halloween season. I decided to use a video where two fans are commenting about the TV Series "Penny Dreadful", which is rich in vocabulary and poor in horror scenes. Obs.: My … Continue reading (180′) C1 Vocabulary Lesson – The unexplained (Halloween)

Professional Sports (A conversation Lesson)

The latest post on Richmond share blog was about the most frequent question asked: "Teacher, sou fluente?" http://www.richmondshare.com.br/teacher-eu-sou-fluente-faq/  Please have a look and feel free to share your ideas (they will be most welcome). This lesson is adapted from: Dummet, P., Hughes, J. & Stephenson, H. (2016) Life Advanced. National Geographic. Cengage Learning (pages 26-27). And … Continue reading Professional Sports (A conversation Lesson)

The Oscars fiasco (a conversation lesson) 90′

Today's lesson will focus on the Oscars major 'best picture' goof-up. I will be using an article and videos from The Guardian/youtube. This is a 90' minute conversation lesson for upper-advanced students (EF: C1). Targeted age: 17 - on. The topic of the lesson: The Oscars goof-up! [Slide 1] The picture below can be used as … Continue reading The Oscars fiasco (a conversation lesson) 90′

New Year’s Resolutions

I'm thrilled to be back! All so full of energy and new ideas! What about you?  This lesson is about keeping your 2017 new year's resolutions through reading a Forbes article by Henna Inam (a contributor) and watching a video clip by Meghan Trainor "All about that change". I would like to share my latest … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions