countries for beginners

The draw for the Russia 2018 World Cup has been held and since many of our students will be building up excitement leading towards the tournament, I just imagined a lesson for beginners using the draw as a framework. The students will be practicing the pronunciation of countries and also trying to say things about those countries that they know how to in English, thus … Continue reading countries for beginners

now in theaters

This is mostly a pronunciation activity but it also deals with skimming for information in written texts and there are also elements of writing and group work with discussions conducted in English. Say you are halfway through your textbook. Divide your class into groups of 3-4 and tell the groups to choose a reading passage from the ones that they have read so far (or … Continue reading now in theaters

mannequin challenge

I guess I should spare you from explaining what a mannequin challenge is. Whether you love it or loathe it; whether you have ever been lured into posing for one or not, it might still be a fun thing to try in the classroom. “A mannequin challenge?”, I hear you say. Write “mannequin challenge” on the board and ask your students to generate questions they may … Continue reading mannequin challenge

word challenge 2

Another word challenge actitivy that requires zero preparation from the teacher. You may also want to check out “word challenge 1“. Here the teacher will ask the students in the class to anticipate useful words and expressions on a new topic that will be discussed in class the following day. Let’s suppose that you are ready to introduce this topic: “work”. Then the students must … Continue reading word challenge 2