Fun English

´╗┐C1 Advanced Essay Task: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
This is a writing task for C1 students preparing for the Cambridge Advanced exam. Download the handout below: Task Your class has recently taken part in a debate on ways individual citizens can reduce their carbon footprints in order to combat climate change. Below are three of the methods discussed and some quotes from people […]
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:06:09 +0000

C1/C2: A Priceless Family Heirloom
This is a short text I wrote for C2 students who had to to a proficiency writing on a possession with sentimental value. I haven’t designed a full lesson plan around it yet but it might be useful for other teachers of high levels: Do you have any possessions that you have inherited from other […]
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Jul 2021 10:36:56 +0000

APAC Summer Training Courses: Update
There are still places left on APACs summer training courses. The four courses will run from July 5th-15th 100% online. They will consist of a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning. I’ll be running a course on teaching methodologies and lesson frameworks. You’ll learn about a range of approaches and techniques and put them into […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:50:42 +0000

2Ts in a Pod Episode 52: Pride Month Special ? The Wonderful World of Drag
For episode 52 we spoke to Oscar/Lana Vuli a drag performer based in Barcelona. We spoke about his/her route into drag performance and experiences performing live and on the Youtube Channel “Science Queers”. You’ll find a link to the channel below. It was a great episode and a really enjoyable interview, we hope you like […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:17:13 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 51 ? Book Club ? Thursday Murder Club Part 7
Don’t you just love a 2 episode week? We’re back with episode 51 continuing our book club series on Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club. In this episode we talk about chapters 32-40; we discuss the things that happen, our favourite parts and examine some interesting vocabulary that comes up. Why not read and listen […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:41:36 +0000

Where do you stand? Summer Edition
This is a special summer edition of my “Where do you stand?” conversation series. Students decide to what extent they agree with different statements on the topic of summer activities and holidays and then share their views with their classmates. Download the PowerPoint and student handout below: The PowerPoint has some quite advanced language for […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:31:21 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 50!!! Book Club ? Thursday Murder Club Part 6
We’ve made it to 50 episodes! Thanks to all our listeners for your continued support, we ?? you all! In episode 50 we’re pressing on with Richard Osman’s wonderful debut novel The Thursday Murder Club, chapters 24-31. Why not get your students to listen and read along?
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:36:54 +0000

C1/C2: Killer Expressions Grouped by Topic
Thanks to my colleague Natascha Wallace for this idea. Basically it’s a list of advanced expressions, grouped by topic, for C1/C2 students and sets of conversation questions on those same topics. The idea being that they can drop them into their writings or use them in the speaking exam in order to score more points. […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:46:18 +0000

CAE/C1 Advanced: Use of English Part 2 Revision Worksheet
This is a worksheet for students preparing to take the C1 Advanced exam. It will act as a refresher for a lot of the language, including linkers, prounouns, fixed expressions and phrasal verbs, that often come up in part 2 of the reading and use of English paper. Download the handout and key below: You […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:25:45 +0000

Where do you stand? Education
This is another edition of my ?Where do you Stand?? conversation series. Students debate different topics related to education but must rate their opinion on a scale from 1-6 before they begin the discussion. Download the PowerPoint and student handout below: If you want to use it with B2 students you could useáthis phrase sheet. […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Jun 2021 11:12:19 +0000