Fun English

B1/B2: First Class 2021
This is a guest post by online language tutor and ELT writer Ned Widdows. Ideal for the first class back after Christmas, it is a B1-B2 lesson with reading, vocabulary and speaking, asking learners to reflect on their experiences of 2020 and to look forward to the year ahead. Download the teacher’s notes and student […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Jan 2021 12:13:39 +0000

B2+ Conversation Topic: Pet Peeves & Bugbears
This is a conversation topic for B2+ students in which they discuss things that annoy them. First they study some expressions related to annoyance and anger, then put them to use in a discussion about different annoying habits. Download the student handout, key and Powerpoint below: Warmer Start by writing “Pet hates/peeves & Bugbears” on […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:54:33 +0000

C1/C2: Face Recognition
This is a lesson plan for C1/C2 students by Soleil García Brito on the topic of face recognition based around a video and a gapped text exercise. The warmer could also be used with lower levels (B1/B2). At the end of the lesson students can take an online test to see if they are “super […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Dec 2020 10:40:21 +0000

?I could eat a horse!? ? Food Conversation Topic
Super simple conversation activity based around the topic of food. Suitable for a range of levels from A2 upwards. It was written for students based in Barcelona so a couple of questions won’t make sense outside Catalonia, but you can skip/adapt those ones. Credit to my DELTA tutor Neil Forrest for the dressing a salad […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:03:45 +0000

C1 Advanced: Writing Part 2 ? Task Types Explained
This is a cheat sheet/reference grid explaining the different task types that students will be required to complete in part 2 of the Cambridge C1 Advanced writing paper. Download the handout below:
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:52:56 +0000

Gender Roles & the Colour Pink: C1/C2
This is another guest post by Soleil García Brito on the topic of gender roles and the colour pink but this time for higher level students (C1/C2). The lesson plan is made up of two video exercises, a gapped text reading exercise and a discussion on the topic. Download the student handout and teacher’s notes […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:21:13 +0000

Gender Roles: B1-B2
This is a guest post by Soleil García Brito. It is a lesson plan on the topic of gender roles. Students complete a First-Certificate-style multiple choice cloze exercise, a listening comprehension based on a clip from Friends and finally, a discussion on the topic. Download the student handout and teacher’s notes below: Video clip: Some […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:01:49 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Thursday Murder Club ? Part 1
New Episode! This is the first in a new series of book club episodes based around Richard Osman’s brilliant page-turner “The Thursday Murder Club”. Tim and Katy discuss the plot a few chapters at a time and highlight some useful language. Try it out with your high-level students!
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Nov 2020 13:43:29 +0000

Discussion Topics: Where do you stand?
This is a conversation lesson plan designed with higher level adults in mind (C1/C2). It could also be adapted for lower levels. Download the handouts below: The advanced discussion phrases handout is a truncated version of my C2 speaking phrase sheet, other phrase sheets could be used for lower levels. Give out the phrase sheet. […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Nov 2020 13:03:40 +0000

C1/C2 Writing Task: Lockdown Report
This is a writing task for students preparing for the C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency exam. Students are required to write a report on the effects that the initial coronavirus lockdown had on young people in their country and also give recommendations to improve the situation in the event of a second lockdown. Download the […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Nov 2020 22:06:12 +0000