ESL lesson plan based on TEDtalk: What makes something go viral. It deals with the Internet, social media and technology. And BuzzFeed.
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.
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
A little activity using funny grammar rules.
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.
Vocabulary activity game. Download the game here: Places: Compound Noun Dominoes Other vocabulary resources: Travel/Holiday Vocabulary Cards Useful Classroom Tip: Vocabulary Revision Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.
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
My students loved this speaking activity. It is fun, it is competitive and it kept the students engaged for a loooong time. It is easy to use, just print the worksheet and you are ready to go. Download the FREE PDF Worksheet>>>>>>Business Plan Worksheet Try also some other activities and worksheets: ESL Role Play Worksheet: … Continue reading ESL Speaking Activity Worksheet: Business Plan
Game cards based on Taboo.
Picture description can be rather boring after some time and it occurred to me that usually, the pictures are not very creative. I came up with an idea how to spice it up a bit. The pictures in this activity are unusual, imaginative and I hope they will spark some entertaining stories. I recommend to … Continue reading Speaking Resource for ESL/EFL Teachers: Creative Storytelling