This lesson is based on a TED talk by Sandrine Thuret. In her talk she asks two questions: How can we help our healthy brains create new nerve cells throughout our lives, through diet and behaviour changes? How can we study the effects of diseases such as depression and Alzheimer's on our brains' ability to … Continue reading TED Talk Lessons: How To Grow New Brain Cells.
One-Minute Talk is an engaging speaking activity that is great as a warm-up, filler, conversation starter and speaking practice.
Food, glorious food. Guacamole. Caramel pecan pie. Pancakes with maple syrup. This vocabulary activity is mouthwatering.
Speaking Activity: Picture Stories Level: Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate Time: 5-15min. Skills: speaking Topic: travel, environment, stories, relationships, art Download: ESL Picture Storytelling This activity is suitable for various levels, because students create their own stories using the vocabulary and grammar they feel comfortable using. At the same time they can show how well they can use a … Continue reading ESL Picture Storytelling Activity
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Communication Activity: Science Role Plays. Download this free PDF worksheet with three role plays discussing controversial opinions on vaccination, cancer treatment and so-called chemtrails.
Learn vocabulary by explaining the definitions. Careful, you can't use some words, they are forbidden! Christmas Forbidden Words Card Game.
This activity deals with the everyday problems and issues of young people. Warm-up (10-15m) Put the students in pairs and let them brainstorm the problems and conflicts young people might have. When they are finished, put them into groups of four and let them discuss the problems in more detail. What causes these problems? What advice would … Continue reading ESL Pair Work Activity: Teenager Issues
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Engaging speaking activity for upper intermediate and advanced students.