Buster the Boxer – a Christmas lesson plan

buster-the-boxer

Every December we produce a lesson plan based on the John Lewis Christmas advert and this year’s offering features a dog called Buster, a trampoline and an assortment of wild animals. The lesson is suitable for teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2) and above, and includes speculation, observation and vocabulary to describe sounds.

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Cut to the Chase

 

Chase Scene

Chase Scene by Alan Levine is licensed under CCBY2.0

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES making predictions, vocabulary to talk about car chases in movies

SUITABLE FOR adults, advanced (C1) and above

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The Man on the Moon

Full Moon for all Moods by Konstantinos Kazantzoglou

Full Moon for all Moods by Konstantinos Kazantoglou is licensed under CCBY2.0

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES describing and comparing photographs, storytelling and discussion.

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2) and above

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Foot Talc – a Christmas lesson plan

Christmas present

Every year we like to produce one or two Christmas posts based on a seasonal advert and our first one for this year stars a famous Hollywood actor trying to solve a classic Christmas problem.

MAIN ACTIVITIES predicting/ listening for specific information/ talking about Christmas / using vocabulary featured in the text

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2) and above

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Dog Goldberg Machine

Dog by Victor Svensson is licensed under CCBY2.0

Dog by Victor Svensson is licensed under CCBY2.0

MAIN ACTIVITY using cohesive devices (linking words, relative clauses and pronouns) to describe a sequence of actions

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2) and above

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Crash the Super Bowl

MAIN AIMS creating and narrating a short story, explaining and giving reasons for opinions

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, intermediate (B1) and above Crash The Super Bowl


Harvey and Harmony

MAIN AIMS  

Lower levels describing a photo, storytelling and writing

Higher levels speculating, pronunciation, report writing

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, pre-intermediate (A2) and above.

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