Tagged: classroom

English or Englishes?

Some time ago, I was sitting comfortably in an armchair listening to my favourite radio station BBC4 when, suddenly, I heard an utterance which gave me so much food for thought. I heard a...

Creativity in the classroom: Adjectives of personality

The ability of incorporating adjectives into FCE writing paper enables learners to achieve higher marks for vocabulary usage section of marking criteria, as well as the general effect on the reader. Adjectives are also...

Lesson Plan: Tempted

Lesson based on a song ´Tempted´ by Squeeze Level(s): (B1) Intermediate / (B2) Lower Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults catering for different learning styles (reflected in students´ comments in appendix 3) Aims: Listening for...

Making Students Speak (3) – Proven Solutions

If your Students seem unwilling to speak during classes, you may try out one (or more) of the ideas given below. The solutions proposed can be easily adjusted to different Students’ needs and teaching...

Making Students Speak (2) – Practical Tips

Hi everyone! In my last entry I asked many questions related to the domain of teaching speaking, didn’t I? As promised, I’ll do my best to answer them today. Of course, I know well...

Making Students Speak (1) – some general observations

There’s much to talk about teaching speaking, so I’ve decided to write three separate entries on the topic (hope I won’t bore you to death by putting some experience-based theoretical divagations first). The second...

Lesson Plan: It’s a wonderful Christmas time!!!

The following lesson has been designed to allow English teachers to incorporate into their classroom context some cultural elements concerning Christmas. The lesson consists of activities focusing on the selected words associated in different...