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The Dangers of the Internet - A Pre-intermediate + Lesson by Simon McDonald

The Dangers of the Internet - A Pre-intermediate + Lesson by Simon McDonald | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Cover photo from ELTPics @CliveSir Before we get to the lesson plan, here's a little blurb. It's been a while since anything was posted on this blog, but we continue to receive your visits and hear...
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From SLB's own Simon McDonald! First of a series of link-ups between the SLB library and Designer Lessons.

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"Jump": Risk-taking vocabulary through music - Luiz Otávio Barros

"Jump": Risk-taking vocabulary through music - Luiz Otávio Barros | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
2014 song containing useful risk-taking vocabulary.
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Despite the fact it features Gary Barlow, this looks like an interesting lesson focusing on authentic lexical phrases relating to fear and risk. B2 and up.

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Secrets of a Long and Happy Marriage: Free downloadable lesson

Secrets of a Long and Happy Marriage: Free downloadable lesson | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
A free downloadable lesson, based around an authentic video. Selma and Kenny couldn't be at their grandson's wedding, so they recorded a toast- and some advice. Suitable from PreIntermediate/A2+, t...
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Final love-related lesson for now: nice authentic video at the heart of this, suitable for A2 and up.

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The EFL SMARTblog: Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

The EFL SMARTblog: Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day? | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
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Another good self-study lesson, this time on the theme of Valentine's, from the EFL Smart Blog.

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The WHY Game - for practicing clauses of reason and purpose

The WHY Game - for practicing clauses of reason and purpose | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
  This is an activity I did with with an intermediate group of young learners - who absolutely loved it.  It led to what was easily the longest conversations they'd had in English all year.  I...
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B1 and above: conversation game to practise infinitives of purpose.

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Warmer / Filler: What are my words?

Warmer / Filler: What are my words? | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
This vocabulary revision activity requires minimal or no preparation on the part of the teacher. I've been using it with classes that found "Don't make me say it!" too difficult or time consuming....
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Nice way of recycling vocabulary and could be adapted to one-to-one as well.
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CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson

CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
A free downloadable lesson, about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. Every day people vote on the most popular wish, and CrowdWish w...
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Nice lesson idea based on an authentic social media app.
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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals: The Secret Life of Water Mitty: Wish

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals: The Secret Life of Water Mitty: Wish | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
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If you don't know this website, it's worth a look. Lots of grammar points covered with movie clips and exercises, easy to adapt according to needs.
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business&office buzzwords: article and worksheet

business&office buzzwords: article and worksheet | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Last year I came across a real gem of an article - at least it looks like one from an ESL teacher's perspective. I am sure it was not the use the author of the article had in mind, but it still wor...

Via TeachingEnglish
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Looks like a fun activity for business English teachers.

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Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Decentralised Teaching and Learning | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Pedagogy for the 21st century
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Lots of great teaching ideas, including some nice short activities.

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Film English

Film English | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
by Kieran Donaghy
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Good place for video-based lessons. Content tends to be about emotions and social media.

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Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie » The candle problem

Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie » The candle problem | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Formerly TEFLClips, ELTON award winner. By Jamie Keddie.
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One of the best lessons from lessonstream. Includes a psychology experiment the students can carry out themselves, a TED video and some great vocabulary relating to motivation and reward.

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Picnic English: Walk on the wild side (by Lou Reed)

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Anything which brings Lou Reed into a lesson can't be bad - this looks like a good combination of listening and vocabulary.

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Messy Desk!

Messy Desk! | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Do you have a messy or a tidy desk? What does this say about you as a person? This lesson is aimed at Business English Learners and develops all four skills. Procedure 1) Bring in a photograph of y...
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A nice BE lesson that brings in the learners' personal work envirmonments into the classroom.

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L.O.V.E. - activity/lesson plan

L.O.V.E. - activity/lesson plan | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
St. Valentine's day is approaching so here's a lesson plan on the topic of love and friendship. Students warm up by playing a word game (stages 4-5) that encourages them to think deeper about what ...
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Another Valentine's themed lesson, but with a nice dynamic activity based on acronyms and featuring video and a song.

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Speaking Bingo

Speaking Bingo | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
This idea came up in our two-weekly Friday seminar, nearly two weeks ago now (how time flies...). The seminar was about teaching teenagers, and at this point were were discussing the difference bet...
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A fun way to get learners to use target language or incorporate previously studied language into conversation.

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How to...

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  This lesson came from the first Lesson Jam last year that was organised by our teacher's group - Berlin Language Worker GAS. Learners make a 1 minute 'how-to' video on their phones or mobile...
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A lesson based on "how-to" video guides in which students make their own. For B1 and up.

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Jane Willis and Dave Willis – Willis-ELT

Jane Willis and Dave Willis – Willis-ELT | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it

Some free downloadable task-based lesson plans with extended language work post-task.

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A nice selection of lessons and a warmer for SLB's forthcoming clinic on Task-Based Learning.

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My experience teaching a listening course. A generic listening plan and some tips

My experience teaching a listening course. A generic listening plan and some tips | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Have your (otherwise pretty advanced) students ever complained that they don't understand authentic speech, like films or native speakers they meet in the street? If so, read on. In the attempt to ...
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Some useful tips to help students decode difficult accents.
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Leoxicon: News quiz 2014

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Still not too late to try this challenging, lexis-focused 2014 news quiz from Leo Selivan. His blog also has great follow-up exercises.

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English for Critical Thinkers

English for Critical Thinkers | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Free EFL lesson plans based on topics not covered by the coursebooks
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Really good source of more edgy and provocative classroom material. Highly recommended.

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designer lessons

designer lessons | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
A collection of ELT resources
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From SLB's very own George Chilton (and Neil McMillan too occasionally!)

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Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie » Fairytale of New York

Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie » Fairytale of New York | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Formerly TEFLClips, ELTON award winner. By Jamie Keddie.
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The only Christmas lesson I ever bother doing!

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ClassTools.net

ClassTools.net | SLB's recommended resources | Scoop.it
Create free educational games and tools in flash
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Useful and fun set of tools and games to be displayed via projector. Quick and easy to use. Includes a roulette wheel for selecting students' names, a countdown timer, an SMS message generator and much more.

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