Fun English

C1/C2: Expressing Opinion ? Hot Button Topics
This is a quick activity I threw together to help higher level students with expressing opinions on a range of controversial or “hot button” topics. I got the list of opinion expressions from the excellent englishclub.com, they have some great lists of functional language exponents organised by level, check them out: https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/fl-giving-opinions.htm Download the handout […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 May 2022 10:23:44 +0000

2Ts in a Pod Episode 57: Jamie Keddie ? Images & Stories in the Classroom
This time on the pod Katy & Tim talk to teacher, materials developer, teacher trainer and master storyteller Jamie Keddie about how to use images and stories in the English classroom. Check out Lessonstream, Jamie’s online community below:lessonstream.com/ Also, check out Jamie’s video class based on the streaker photo here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hH6rCbd9RI
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 May 2022 10:01:23 +0000

C2 Proficiency Key Word Transformation Training #6
Here’s another training worksheet for C2 students preparing to take the C2 Proficiency exam. Students guess the meaning of some common idioms and expressions, attempt to recall them, then put them into practice in conversation. Download the handout below: Here’s a quizizz game for spaced repetition.
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 May 2022 16:09:10 +0000

2Ts in a Pod Episode 56: AITA (Am I the A**hole?)
This time on the pod Katy and Tim discuss some dilemmas from the popular Reddit thread AITA (Am I the A**hole?). Listen along and decide who you think is in the wrong in each of the situations.
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 May 2022 10:11:40 +0000

1st Class Back After Easter ? Speaking Tasks
Some quick speaking activities combining chatting about Easter holidays with some practice for exam speaking tasks. Download the PowerPoints and handout below: The long turn task is modelled on the C2 Proficiency speaking part 3 in which students have to speak for 2 minutes about a given topic with 3 bullet points to guide them. […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2022 14:34:58 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 55 ? The Good Sides of Social Media
We’re always hearing about the downsides of social media, well this time on the podcast Katy & Tim discuss some of the good things that being connected online has made possible. Check it out on SoundCloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2022 13:35:18 +0000

C2 Reading & Vocabulary: Football Dreams
This is a reading and vocabulary lesson plan for C2 students who are preparing to take the Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam. Students read a text about a boy, his grandad and football then look at expressions and collocations from the text. Download the handout and key below: You may also want to use this quizziz […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2022 13:29:35 +0000

No Word is an Island ? Advanced English Podcast
Last week I had the pleasure of appearing on Sean Hutchman’s brilliant podcast No Word is an Island. The show is aimed at advanced English learners (and their teachers). We discussed James Clear’s brilliant book Atomic Habits and my experiences trying to put some of the techniques and strategies into practice. We also explored ways […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2022 11:52:02 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 54 ? Crazy Inventions
We’re back with episode 54 of the podcast. Katy & Tim describe some crazy inventions and discuss their usefulness. How many gadgets do you own? Listen on SoundCloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoy the episode, come join us on the socials for more great content: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@2tspod Twitter: @2tspod Instagram: […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2022 14:15:16 +0000

2Ts Video: Pronunciation ? Mountain Fountain
Here’s another pronunciation video from our TikTok channel. This time we’re looking at 4 words that Spanish speakers struggle to pronounce: mountain fountain vegetable comfortable Follow us on social media for more great content: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@2tspod Twitter: @2tspod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/2tspod/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2tspodcast Or listen to full episodes of the podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify or wherever […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:01:28 +0000