Otagowano: adults

Swearing

This month, I’m going to look at swearing, so please be advised that there may be some naughty words in this text and reference to some subjects which readers might find offensive or embarrassing....

Measuring progress in academic ESL classes

Language teachers often discuss the difficulty of measuring how well their students are doing. A typical comment goes something like, “When you’re testing in a history class (or biology, or law, etc.) it’s easy....

The world in numbers

Level(s): (B1) Intermediate/(B2) Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Speaking/Practising saying large numbers/Reading Materials: Handout 1 Time: +/- 60 min The number facts and figures used in this lesson plan were published in the...

Would you pass a polygraph test? Crime – lexis

Level(s): (B1) Intermediate/(B2) Upper-Intermediate Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Vocabulary focus/Speaking/Authentic listening/ Materials: Handout 1 Time: +/- 60 min The video link: 1. Brainstorming/Types of crime: Ask the students to work in small groups...

A Personal Note Writing with a twist

Level(s): (B1) Intermediate/(B2) Upper-Intermediate/C1 Pre-Advanced Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults Aims: Speaking/Authentic reading/A personal note writing Materials: Handouts 1&2 Time: +/- 60 min The personal note used in this lesson plan was published in the...

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...

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...

Pick-up lines – the beginning of love?

Levels: Intermediate/Upper-intermediate Aimed at: Young adults/adults Aims: Speaking/identifying words in an authentic listening text/ Time: +/- 1h Materials: Handout 1 Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLZqsx9wua8 Write the following question on the board: What are the most popular...