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Famous and not so famous Brits (part 2)

Al Bowlly, the first British “pop star” Al Bowlly (1899-1941) was the fi rst British “pop star”. He was born to Greek and Lebanese parents in what is now Mozambique, was brought up in...

Famous and not so famous Brits (part1)

Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond (b.1954) is the First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party. He was born and brought up in Linlithgow, the historic...

LESSON PLAN: Holiday destination

Level(s): (B1/B2) Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: To practise authentic listening skills/ Speaking/cultural focus Materials: Handout 1/ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twWrYhTov2E Answer Key: 1: Medieval history; 2: Delicious local food; 3: Outdoor adventure; 4: Awesome...

Folk music and folk song

When I was younger (much younger), New Year in Britain was usually heralded on the TV with a programme known as The White Heather Club, which had a lot of people in kilts singing...

Metodyczny recycling na fali

Nauka języka angielskiego jest nie tylko modna, ale i konieczna z uwagi na globalizację i mobilność wymagającą komunikacji w języku obcym. Łatwość dostępu do naturalnego środowiska językowego jak i kultury, obyczajów anglosaskich przez internet...

Schools in Britain

Almost every textbook or activity book which we use for teaching English has some section dedicated to school life. Obviously, with younger or teenage students, it is something they have experience of and, usually,...

Lower primary classroom management

How to tame students? Many fledgling primary teachers very quickly realize that, whatever excellent teaching ideas they have, their lessons just don’t go the way they have planned them. It is very often caused...

FISH & CHIPS – cultural focus

Lesson based on a video Level(s): (B1/B2) Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Listening for specific information/ Speaking Materials: Dictionaries/Worksheet 1/ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXbMzsi8rOM Time: +/- 1h   Have the students work in pairs and...

Once upon a time… – creative writing

How to make an interesting use of Past Simple and Past Continuous? How to make writing pleasant? Introduce creative writing to your lessons! Level: Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers Aims: Past Simple and Past...