The Boy and the Piano

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Good intentions to update the blog more regularly have remained just that, but we have managed to do something with this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert. We hope you and your students enjoy it.

Click here for the Teacher’s Notes and here for the Powerpoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Very Merry Mistake

Main activities speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation

Suitable for teens and adults, pre-advanced (B2.2) and above

Click here for a pdf of the Teacher’s Notes.

Click here for the Powerpoint.

 


Employable Me

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MAIN ACTIVITIES collocations with impression, talking about work, watching clips from a documentary about job seekers with neurological conditions such as autism and Tourette syndrome.

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, pre-advanced (B2.2) and above

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Beetle Brawl

 

wheee! by Sharkhats

wheee! by Sharkhats is licensed under CCBY2.0

MAIN ACTIVITIES describing personality and appearance, watching a clip from a nature documentary, ordering a text

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, pre-advanced (B2.2) and above

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Ice Skating Penguins

David Cook Adelie Penguin

Adelie Penguin by David Cook is licensed under CCBY2.0

MAIN ACTIVITIES talking about learning how to do something new, collocations and pronunciation
SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2) and above

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Foot Talc – a Christmas lesson plan

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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

Click here for the Teacher’s Notes.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

 


In the Air

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Not so long ago, one of us took a flight on a low-cost Turkish airline and found out that they’re famous for their in-flight safety videos. Given that most people have heard the standard instructions many times, we thought we’d focus on what’s actually being said and how they’re saying it. Watch out for the cute video!

MAIN AIMS practise changing registers/ functional language of airline safety instructions / writing / listening for specific information

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

Click here for the Teacher’s Notes.