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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Mini Burgers

Photo taken from http://flickr.com/eltpicsby Dace Praulins, used under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Photo taken from http://flickr.com/eltpicsby Dace Praulins, used under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/”

After a long summer, which has seen us working on two different continents, All at C are back with a lesson-plan courtesy of Japanese technology. It’s real and apparently it’s edible, but you and your students will have to judge for yourselves…

MAIN AIMS using food preparation and instruction-giving vocabulary, practising speaking and writing
SUITABLE FOR 
teens and adults, pre-intermediate (A2) and above

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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

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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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Ice

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We’re back at All at C after a very long Christmas break! We’ve been kept very busy with different projects but hope to make up for our lack of updates over the next couple of months. So, to start off, and given that it’s still winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, we thought this amazing (but real!) gym class from Sweden would be topical.

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN AIMS practise verbs and expressions of movement / functional language of advice and instructions / writing / listening for specific information

SUITABLE FOR teens and adults, upper-intermediate (B2.1) and above

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A Paper Swan

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Image made using photos taken from http://flickr.com/eltpics by @ukelt, @sandymillin, @sandymillin, @elt_pics and @naomishema used under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Sticking to the theme of paper, while at the same time using the fantastic website at Videojug, this latest lesson is a chance for the origami enthusiasts to show off.  There will be planes and swans and a close look at the language of instruction, both written and oral.

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A Piece of Paper

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The first post of March is taken from The Guardian’s monthly review “Ad Break” – a brilliant video resource for classes. In this ad from Russia, a simple piece of paper can be a powerful force for good or bad. If you can speak the local language, you’re at a slight advantage here but the possibilities for interpretation for the rest of us made for imaginative suggestions in our classes.

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