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Self-correction and recording speaking activities (FCE Speaking part 2)
Originally posted on Geraldine teacher:
Speaking by its very nature is ephemeral. As a teacher, it?s the skill that I find most difficult to correct. Do I interrupt and impact on fluency? Or should I wait until the end and board some of the most common errors? Either way, I seem to correct the same…
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:03:30 +0000

Off Menu Podcast: Listening ? Sindhu Vee
Image credit: https://play.acast.com/s/offmenu/ This is a lesson plan for B2+ students based around a clip from the brilliant Off Menu Podcast presented by Ed Gamble and James Acaster. The idea is to use the listening exercise as a way to encourage students to listen to podcasts for pleasure outside class. Download the student handout and […]
Publ.Date : Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:55:05 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 3 ? Food ? Listening Activity
  Image credit: Mark Wilding Anna Balquin, one of the listeners to our podcast made this fantastic listening activity based around a section of episode 3 about food. The extract you’ll need is 10.57 ? 15.09, download the student handout and answer key below: 2Ts in a Pod Food listening Student Handout Pre-listening 1. Discuss […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:21:58 +0000

Watching TV Series
Originally posted on Klara@eoi:
Watching TV series is often a favourite pastime for many of my students, and not just the millennials. Most of those who are in C1 and C2 are already watching them in English, as they are aware that they can learn everything from the newest slang to an authentic-sounding accent.…
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:56:50 +0000

New year, new language? Language learning resolutions for 2019.
Originally posted on Emma's Language Journey:
Cheers, Duolingo… This was a while ago, hope I’ve improved a bit since then!  Since it’s the start of a new year, I thought I’d write about my language learning goals for 2019, in the hope that this will help me become clearer about what I want to…
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:49:26 +0000

#eltbookclub
Originally posted on jennifoggteach:
I ask a lot of questions on Twitter, for example, ‘what’s the most outside your remit thing you’ve had to teach in the ELT classroom?’ (answers included ‘the legal side of a petrochemical refinery’ and ‘mudlogging’ *shrug emoji*) and ‘what’s in your teaching bag?’ (answers included blu tac, dice, paperclips and obviously fly…
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:16:56 +0000

Teacher Development Workshops: The Menu
Josh and Tim are experienced teacher trainers with a variety of different teacher development talks and workshops under their belts. If you’re interested in booking either of them to give a session at your school or institution, below you’ll find a menu of the different sessions they offer. Contact details: Tim Warre: tim_rd_warre@hotmail.com Josh Widdows: […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:01:37 +0000

2Ts in a Pod Episode 17: The Weird and Wonderful World of Sports
Check out the latest episode of 2Ts in a Pod, our podcast for B2+ learners. The topic is weird and wonderful sports. We spoke to Mark, who has attended the legendary Gloucester Cheese Rolling event. We also spoke to my sister, Ruth Warre, about the full contact “rugby on rollerskates” sport that is roller derby. […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:27:59 +0000

Listening: This American Life ? Embarrassing Moments
Image credit: Disney Wiki – Fandom This is another guest post by Katy Wright, the co-host of our podcast 2Ts in a Pod. This is a listening activity for B2+ students based around a clip from an episode of the popular podcast This American Life. The episode is called 20 Acts in 60 Minutes. The clip […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:09:59 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Lesson Plan ? Pet Hates
This is a guest post by Katy Wright, the co-host of 2Ts in a Pod. It’s a listening activity based around a clip from episode 5: Pet Hates. Download all the materials below: 2Ts Pet hates Students Transcript 2Ts Pet hates Teacher’s notes Audio file Teacher?s Notes Warm-up Tell students they are going to listen to […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:03:44 +0000