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Have Something Done – a Lesson plan

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I recently applied for the DELTA course, and one of the tasks was to write a B2 level lesson plan for the language point have something done.
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Like this...i immediately  thought about that Penny Lane activity but I like the way the photos personalise the lesson here.

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Making an Escape Room for your ELT classroom

Making an Escape Room for your ELT classroom | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Over the Christmas holidays I experienced my first Escape Room (in Ávila, successfully breaking out in 54 minutes: see photographic proof!) and last week In this blog post I’d like to look at ways to set up activities to make your own ELT Escape Room.
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Materials related to these lessons are at ESL Discussions.com

13,000 discussion and conversation questions for speaking practice. 650 FREE ESL lesson plans, handouts, worksheets and downloads. Controversial and mainstream topics.
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A positive learning environment: establishing expectations

A positive learning environment: establishing expectations | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is the third of a four-part series of articles from Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, about establishing a positive learning environment in the classroom.
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E-lessons Archive

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 Hadn't seen this before. There are some nice little lessons here...

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Jenga in the classroom

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Everyone loves playing Jenga. If you watch the video below even cats fall victim to this addicting game! 
How can we take this fun game and make it educational?
There are several ways!
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This looks fun. Word of advice though...don't try playing Jenga with a 3 year old like I did - he only wanted to knock it over :(

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All-time favourite listening comprehension activity

All-time favourite listening comprehension activity | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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...
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Have Something Done – a Lesson plan

Have Something Done – a Lesson plan | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I recently applied for the DELTA course, and one of the tasks was to write a B2 level lesson plan for the language point have something done.
David Corps insight:

Like this...i immediately  thought about that Penny Lane activity but I like the way the photos personalise the lesson here.

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Cinco de mayo: a celebration of culture!

Cinco de mayo: a celebration of culture! | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I started our “cinco de mayo” study with a few interesting articles as I was out of class at PD’s ...
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This is a great example of how carefully chosen pics , videos and articles can make a lesson so much more engaging. We can also be encouraging sts to take interesting/attractive photos themselves to make their projects more interesting. 

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The Story of Sounds: Episode 21: Discovering the vowel /e/

The Story of Sounds:  Episode 21: Discovering the vowel /e/ | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
It’s a lot of fun working with the vowel /e/. Just about every language has one or more versions of this sound.
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My students say the absolute minimum

My students say the absolute minimum | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Zarina Subhan, an experienced teacher and teacher trainer, tackles the second of our Solutions Speaking Challenges: “My students say the absolute minimum”.
I find myself in the classroom in an unfamiliar position.
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Sally's Phone

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Many countries around the world are celebrating World Book Day today.  To mark the occasion we're publishing a piece of creative writing by students in our A2 Elementary class.  The text below is a...
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I really like this reading / writing activity! Have a look...

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In Pursuit of Comfortable Intelligibility

In Pursuit of Comfortable Intelligibility | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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.
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HOW DO WE INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY IN MY SCHOOL? PART I – IN MY SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY IS THE TOOL, NOT THE FOCUS | Aysin Alp's Blog

HOW DO WE INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY IN MY SCHOOL? PART I – IN MY SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY IS THE TOOL, NOT THE FOCUS | Aysin Alp's Blog | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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How to integrate technology into lessons but keep it as the tool not the focus.
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Consultants-E's curator insight, October 26, 2015 3:19 AM

How to integrate technology into lessons but keep it as the tool not the focus.

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EFL classroom activities and resources for Halloween

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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...
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The trail of the magpie: How foreign words create exceptions to the rules

The trail of the magpie: How foreign words create exceptions to the rules | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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.
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Too Big to Comprehend – Listening for Detail: numbers

Too Big to Comprehend – Listening for Detail: numbers | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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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Educator as a Maker Educator

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The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator.

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This is what we want of our teachers!

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Useful CPE sites (2013 exam)

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There’s not as much useful stuff out there for Proficiency, is there? A lot of what’s there relates to the old CPE exam, too.
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there's a real deficit of material for proficiency so this is a handy post...
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The Conditioned

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day.
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How to Change Education

Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to every student's talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school.

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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
As it happens, I value deep reading – and so, perhaps, do you.

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More on the debate about the changes in our reading habits.

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3XP

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The document below is from Alexandra Guzik who tried the 3XP idea:
Guzik 3XP
I watched the recording and had a go at 3XP. I just thought that you might be interested in knowing how it worked with my students.
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A quick glance at this post suggests that 3XP is basically about making the most out of practice exercises and not treating them as time  / space fillers. This makes absolute sense to me and the procedures attached to the post are a good example of how to do that.

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