Fun English

Guest Post: Hot Take English ? Limericks
This is another guest post by Alice at on the topic of limericks. Students learn the rhyme and syllable structure of a limerick, then write their own. Download the student handout and teacher’s notes below: Check out Alice’s blog for more great lesson plans. The limericks used in this lesson plan are from
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 May 2021 09:18:53 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Book Club ? The Thursday Murder Club ? Episode 5
This is part 5 in our book club series on Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club. In this episode we look at chapters 18-23, discuss the things that happen and dig into some of the vocabulary. Why not encourage your high level students to read and listen along with us? You’ll find the other 4 […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 May 2021 13:00:43 +0000

C1/C2: Review ? Gadget, App, Software
This is a lesson plan for C1-C2 students designed to develop their understanding of vocabulary to describe gadgets, apps and pieces of software. Candidates are often required to describe such things in writing tasks in the main suite of Cambridge exams. This lesson plan may also be useful for business English classes. Download the handout […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 03 May 2021 11:17:56 +0000

Podcast Recommendation: What on Earth is a Noun Phrase?
If you’re an English teacher or linguist, check out the great new podcast What on Earth is a Noun Phrase? by Oxford Language Performance. In each episode they speak to a different practitioner in the field of EFL or linguistics and interview them about their area/passion. The episodes are short, insightful, and full of great […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2021 10:58:09 +0000

C2 Proficiency: Key Word Transformation Training #2
This is an exam preparation activity for students taking the C2 Proficiency exam. Students learn some fixed expressions that may come up in part 4 of the reading and use of English paper and also practice their paraphrasing skills. Download the handout below: I recommend using my first key word transformation training exercise first. Use […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2021 10:13:07 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 45 ? Shopping
After a bit of an unexpected hiatus, we are back with a new episode of 2Ts in a Pod on the topic of shopping! We understand how important it is to release podcast episodes on a regular basis and following a more regular timetable so we’re endeavouring to turn over a new leaf! You can […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2021 09:54:01 +0000

C1 Advanced: Key Word Transformation Training #3
This is another training exercise for students taking the C1 Advanced exam. Students learn some typical fixed expressions that come up in part 4 of the reading and use of English paper. Download the handout below: Students work together to paraphrase the fixed expressions, then flip the paper over and try to recall them using […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Apr 2021 22:46:05 +0000

Guest Post: Information Gap C1
This is a guest post by Katy Wright. Students take part in an information gap activity in pairs in order to develop their understanding of phrasal verbs and other fixed expressions. Download the handout below: Teacher?s notes Split students into pairs Give them either Student A or Student B worksheet Ask them to look at […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:32:42 +0000

2Ts in a Pod Lesson Plan: Dream Menu
This is a lesson plan by Katy Wright based around a clip from episode 24 of our podcast 2Ts in a Pod. In the episode we pay homage to the excellent Off Menu podcast by talking about our dream meals. There are two versions of the lesson plan, one for B2 students and one for […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:25:26 +0000

Guest Post: B2 First ? A Forgotten Dream
This is a guest post by my friend, colleague and co-host of the podcast 2Ts in a pod, Katy Wright. It’s designed to help students preparing for the B2 first exam get to grips with some of the phrasal verbs and fixed expressions they might encounter in the exam. Students read a text about Jim’s […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:50 +0000