April 30th is celebrated in the USA and some other countries as Honesty Day. To mark this day, Billy Joel's classic ballad was an obvious choice for my upper-intermediate students but then I also decided to develop some activities around it.
The activity outlined below is suitable for both teen and adult learners at Upper-Intermediate (B2) level and up
Word on the Street looks at how English works in everyday life and presents lively aspects of young British culture. Each half hour episode is filmed in a different place in the UK and features drama, interviews and reports to help you improve your English language skills.
This is the first of three articles on planning a listening lesson. It takes a look at why students often find listening comprehension so difficult, even when the language is apparently within their grasp. In the following two articles we’ll look at how this information can be helpful when we’re planning listening lessons.
This is a simple pairwork activity that can be used with low level groups to provide practice in the present simple question form – What does he/she do on…?, days of the week, times and leisure activities. The lesson is designed for adults but could also be used with older teenagers.
Activity: Find out about the daily activities of another person Activity type: Information gap/exchange Level: Up to B1 Age: Adults or Senior YLs