Browsing All Posts filed under »Video Lessons«

Poor President

November 19, 2012


The first time I saw the video below the speakers on my computer weren’t working, which was quite fortuitous really ‘cos it gave me an idea! The following is not really a full lesson (it should stretch to about an hour), but it should fit in nicely if you’re doing something related to money, wealth, […]

Sounds Awful

November 5, 2012


Here’s a few activities which might fit in with lessons on sounds, noise pollution, the senses or mobile phone etiquette. It includes conversation practice and an out-of-class activity which involves students making recordings with their mobile phones. Idea One : Video a) Show your students the still image from the beginning of the video below […]


October 23, 2012


I was just going to tweet the video below and leave it at that, but I had a few ideas while on the train to work so have decided to turn it into a post. The lesson deals with the topics of gadgets, advertising and sales, and provides opportunities to present and practice a variety […]

Being Watched

September 27, 2012


Your students are being watched! You know it, they know it, but for some reason coursebook writers don’t seem to know it! Here’s a lesson to redress the balance. Topic : CCTV cameras, surveillance society and the right to privacy. Level : Upper intermediate to Advanced | B2 to C2 Activities : Video, roleplay, discussion, […]

F*ck! The f*cking f*cker’s f*ucked!

June 6, 2012


Well, I finally kept my promise! After years and years of putting off students’ requests to know more about “bad” language, a few weeks ago I decided to give a B2.2 group the low-down on the wonderful world of English profanity. Of course, my intention was not to encourage students to use English swear words […]

Teaching Unleashed : Don’t Dog Me!

May 16, 2012


In this lesson students deal with the issue of dangerous dogs, then go on to discuss the broader relationships that humans have with their canine chums. It is based around a BBC video in which a local MP confronts the owner of a Staffordshire pitbull terrier in a public park. The lesson also includes conversation, […]

Do You Tattoo?

March 29, 2012


You’ve probably heard of Luke Meddings and Lindsay Clandfield‘s valiant attempt (“52”) to embrace PARSNIP subjects¬†(politics, alcohol, religion, sex, narcotics, isms and pork) and offer an alternative to the anodyne homogeneity that often envelops ELT. Well, I reckon they’ve missed one out: Tattoos! The taboo on the tattoo is, in my opinion, ridiculous. I’m sure […]


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