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This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Ben Brand titled 97% and the themes of apps and dating. Students talk about the apps they commonly use, do a dictation, watch a short film and retell a story.
Ian Brookes is a freelance writer and editor based in Scotland. He has edited a number of dictionaries and has written books about spelling, writing, and punctuation. In this post he takes a look at where some of our words have come from.
A few further comments on an idea I tweeted earlier today… Listening task that always works well, B2+: transcribe 60 sec video news http://t.co/K55Ud1wfnH then discuss #ELT — Tom Walton (@Tom_IHBCN) June 1, 2014 I've been doing this with classes...
Last month I made a pronunciation workshop and lecture tour in Thailand, Vietnam and China. It was immaculately organised by the local teams of Macmillan Education and attended by lively, interesting and informed local teachers.
Sweeney and Todd is a well-known pie restaurant in Reading, UK. In 2015, I went there with my brother and we were served by the proprietor, June. As you can see, June is a bit of a star. And she allowed me to film her at work.
As Halloween is nearly upon us, Stacey Hughes, teacher trainer in the Professional Development team at OUP, has been busy creating a collection of ghostly classroom activities for you to use with your class. It seems that everyone likes a scary...
This EFL lesson plan is based on Theo’s Story, a beautiful short film about a visually impaired ten-year old boy, by director David Barnes who has created a series of portraits that tell the story of different children with a range of...
Level: Kids of all levels Location: Connected classroom Aim: Better classroom management Game: Skyscraper Parcours Flight was a successful blog post and gave us an all a way to give our learners an incentive to work competitively on what was before...
A designer Lessons ESL lesson plan developed by George Chilton This is a Business English class designed for an advanced group of students, with the aim of testing their detailed listening and note taking skills.
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