How to make FCE speaking practice fun: Part 2

HOW TO MAKE FCE SPEAKING PRACTICE FUN PART 2How to make FCE speaking practice fun presents an alternative way to go about preparing your students for their FCE speaking exam. The objective here is to introduce different activities that make FCE speaking practice fun and at the same time help students perfect skills and strategies which the exam requires. This is the second in the series of four posts, focusing on Speaking Part 2

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Food waste lesson plan

FOOD WASTE LESSON PLANFood waste lesson plan aims at raising awareness about food waste and engaging students in a discussion.It combines listening and speaking, and may be used to supplement topics about food, nutrition, and social problems. It is suitable for both groups and individual students

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How to make FCE speaking practice fun: Part 1

HOW TO MAKE FCE SPEAKING PRACTICE FUN PART 1How to make FCE speaking practice fun presents an alternative way to go about preparing your students for their FCE speaking exam. It is the first in the series of four posts, each focusing on a different part of the speaking exam. The objective here is to introduce different activities that make FCE speaking practice fun and at the same time help students perfect skills and strategies which the exam requires. Continue reading

Phrasal verbs about education: speaking activity

PHRASALVERBSABOUTEDUCATIONThe aim of the phrasal verbs about education speaking activity is to introduce four phrasal verbs related to the topic of education and practice using them in context. I have already discussed 8 different types of activities you might use to help your students learn phrasal verbs. Similarly to previous phrasal verbs sets (money and relationships), this one introduces a phrasal verb with its definition, an example sentence, and an icon to symbolise its meaning and make learning easier for the student.

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10 Steps to Happiness: speaking activity

10 STEPSTOHAPPINESSSPEAKINGACTIVITY10 steps to happiness speaking activity offers students the opportunity to discuss what makes people happy and what we should do less or more of in order to become happier. This brief activity is a great warm-up for conversation classes with teenage or adult students, as well as a great addition to any class on the topic of happiness or lifestyle. It is suitable for levels pre-intermediate and above. I got the idea for this activity and its content after seeing a great sketchnote by Sylvia Duckworth.

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Room 101 lesson plan

ROOM 101 LESSON PLANRoom 101 lesson plan is a perfect fit for more advanced and older students who need more speaking practice. Room 101 lesson plan combines listening, vocabulary practice and speaking on the topic of the things that wind us up. Room 101 is a concept first introduced by George Orwell in his novel 1984, as a place containing people’s worst nightmares. To give the idea a more positive ring, this lesson plan introduces Room 101 as a place where the things we find annoying are put away and eliminated from our lives. Room 101 lesson plan works great with small and bigger groups of ESL learners, levels upper-intermediate and advanced.

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Vocabulary mingle game

VOCABULARY MINGLE GAMEVocabulary mingle game is a fun and engaging activity which requires from students to find answers to 20 different questions relating to various vocabulary items. It might be used as a warm-up game and is a good idea for one of the first classes when you would like to gauge your students’ vocabulary knowledge. It might as well be used in the form of a quiz after covering several units from the coursebook. It is easily adaptable for any level and works best with bigger groups of students. It might be used with both younger and older students. the game below works best with pre-intermediate / intermediate students. Vocabulary mingle game ensures a lot of student talking time and is a nice icebreaker idea, as it helps students learn each other’s names faster.

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