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15 Words That Came From Literature: Did You Know Their Origin?

How well-read are you? These fifteen words can be traced to various literary work. How many of them did you read? Check out this infographic from Visually to find more about their origin. From Visually.  

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ESL Video Lesson Plan: Stand Up Comedy With Shayne Smith And The Prisoner of Azkaban

STAND UP LESSON PLAN WARM-UP QUESTIONS What do you think about people who have a lot of tattoos? Do you have any tattoos? If not what tattoo would you like to have? What do you think about body modifications? (piercing, implants, scarification) Have you ever got looks from strangers because of the way you dress? … Continue reading ESL Video Lesson Plan: Stand Up Comedy With Shayne Smith And The Prisoner of Azkaban

What? When? Where? Asking Questions ESL Activity

A speaking activity to practice asking questions. Explain the activity. Emphasis that they can only ask questions, they can't explain the words or give synonyms. Explain that students will get a point for every word that they guess. At the end, the pair with the highest number of points wins . Divide the students into … Continue reading What? When? Where? Asking Questions ESL Activity

10 Back to School Activities: Icebreakers, Warm-ups, and Energizers

This list comes out a bit late, but you are a teacher - you know how the first school days in September look like. I am happy that I finally caught my breath and found a couple of minutes to sit down and put together these activities. To be honest, I'm doing it for myself … Continue reading 10 Back to School Activities: Icebreakers, Warm-ups, and Energizers

6 Fun Activities Exhausted ESL Teachers Will Appreciate At The End Of The Term

I have one more week of teaching ahead of me. Three more weeks of work. There is more paperwork now than actual teaching. The kids can smell the summer holidays in the air and it shows. The teachers can barely hide how exhausted they are. And it's hot. Scorching hot. No AC in the building … Continue reading 6 Fun Activities Exhausted ESL Teachers Will Appreciate At The End Of The Term

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Ridiculous Holiday Complaints: Reading And Speaking(Role-play) ESL Lesson Plan

Holiday complaints: An engaging ESL activity promoting reading and speaking.

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TEDtalk Video ESL Lesson Plan: What Makes Something Go Viral

ESL lesson plan based on TEDtalk: What makes something go viral. It deals with the Internet, social media and technology. And BuzzFeed.

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ESL Conversation Lesson: Game Of Thrones And Traveling

A fun ESL conversation lesson based on a short video on real life Game of Thrones locations. Discussion questions and a vocabulary matching exercise.

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How Can We Volunteer While On Holiday. ESL Group Work: Volunteer Holidays.

This ESL group work speaking activity is for intermediate and upper intermediate students. Students plan and present a volunteer holiday.