Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.

  As I mentioned in one of my previous posts 3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom, I love using games with my students and Taboo style cards are one of my favourite ways of revising vocabulary. The last downloadable pdf worksheet covered Travel&Holidays for Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students. This time I needed some media … Continue reading Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.

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At The Restaurant: ESL Pair Work and Role Play Lesson.

  Not everyone can cook, but we all love food. It is a perfect conversation topic and even the shy students usually come out of their shells (seafood pun) when you ask them about their favourite food. Food is everywhere now, popular TV shows made home cooking fashionable, food blogs with amazing photos will make you drool, … Continue reading At The Restaurant: ESL Pair Work and Role Play Lesson.

ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays

  There is no such thing as enough role play activities and worksheets! I've recently gone over Travel vocabulary with my Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students and I love doing these speaking activities at the end of the lesson. In my previous article, I included my own version of the Taboo card game on the topic of Travel/Holidays. The role play … Continue reading ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays

The Power of a Story

People love stories. 100 000 years ago, human language started to develop and our ancestors started to share stories. It is something we have encoded in us, something that dates back to those times when hunters sat around the fire, telling tales of bravery  and reliving the moments of victory over the animals that fed … Continue reading The Power of a Story

Planning And Improvising In Teaching

I have four colleagues in our English department at our school and we have quite distinctive personalities. Naturally, each of us has a different approach to teaching. What sticks out the most, is the planner/spontaneous type of personality and various teaching methods and tools each of them employs. These personality types and the way they manifest in the work … Continue reading Planning And Improvising In Teaching

7 Reasons Why Your Lessons Should Be Fun

Are language lessons or any lessons even supposed to be fun? It is all about learning, hard work, discipline, focus, determination. How can all that be fun? Simple. You, the teacher, should love your job, enjoy working with people and bring life into the dull stereotypes of a boring lesson. Why should you do that? Why … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Your Lessons Should Be Fun