Beef Wellington

This lesson is based on a clip from the Gordon Ramsay TV show The F Word.

About a year ago, Jamie Keddie of the excellent Lessonstream pointed me in the direction of this clip when he was writing for the TeachingEnglish website. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use it in class; it just seemed made for exploiting in the ELT classroom. Have a look and see if you agree.

Since this programme was broadcast, Gordon Ramsay has updated the Beef Wellington recipe for Christmas. For homework, ask students to watch and note down the differences between the original and the Christmas version, and make one of them themselves. And that’s all from us for 2011. Enjoy the holidays and check back in the new year for the next update.

Beef Wellington Teacher’s Notes


Thank You


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2011 Edublogs Awards


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Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

I came across this and was spellbound by the beautiful music, the wonderful little boy and the unexpected ending. It also fit the bill perfectly for a jigsaw-style video activity I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. It’s taken a good hour-and-a-half with every class we’ve tried it out on but they’ve all said the time flew. And they were desperate to see the ending! Try it out and see what you think, but first, watch it yourself!

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want Teacher’s Notes

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want Student Worksheet

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want Webquest