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 […]
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, […]
June 11, 2012
SGI Guest Post (3) Here’s the third in a short series of guest posts I’m writing for St George International (SGI). Roleplaying from home Will keep you posted on future installments!
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 […]
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, […]
April 30, 2012
SGI Guest Post (2) Here’s the second in a short series of guest posts I’m writing for St George International (SGI). Photo Opportunities Will keep you posted on future installments!
April 12, 2012
SGI Guest Post (1) Just a quick post to let you know that over the coming weeks I’ll be writing a short series of guest posts for St George International (SGI). Here’s the first installment, which suggests a few ways of how to use on-line maps with your students. Will keep you posted on future […]