TEFL Vocabulary, Grammar and Communicative Skills.
- From Podcast Number 7 meet Mohammed from Manchester again talking about Mohammed Yunus. He formed a microcredit bank (the Grameen Bank) in Bangladesh.
- From Podcast Number 4 ‘Hot Seat’ is played again. Hannah explains a word and Max has to guess it.
- From Podcast Number 9, ‘Our Person In….’ the Indian film industry or Bollywood is described and compared to Hollywood films.
- From Podcast Number 6, ‘Your Turn’ asks people on the streets ‘How green are you?’
- From Podcast Number 7, Carolina from Venezuela goes to the pharmacist for medication for a cold.
- From Podcast Number 1 and 2, Gordon’s jokes are retold.
A Journalistic Type of Resource.
There are absolutely tonnes of activities to select from in this lesson plan on Hurricane Sandy. Essentially it is based on developing communicative skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and vocabulary for environmental disasters.
There are warm up, pre-reading, during reading and after reading activities.Also incorporated are quizzes, role plays, making up your own survey, discussion ideas, spellings, gapfills, putting whole text back together again, forming sentences, punctuation and writing ideas.
Lots and lots for you to do. Simply click the title link and enjoy!
This resources focuses on a telephone dialogue. Firstly, read the telephone answering service message and then read the follow up live telephone conversation when John returns Freddy call. The dialogues are followed up by questions to check your comprehension of the task. To start this lesson simply click the title link above.
The grammar focus of the lesson is on the words ‘next’, ‘this’ and ‘last’. Opportunity is given to students to discuss events that happened last weekend and make plans for next weekend. There is an activity to make up your own dialogue using the focus words and finally a grammar exercise.
Do you prefer to travel by aeroplane or train?
This resource introduces the topic of transportation with some general discussion points. It then provides two transport schedules. The first is the Eurostar ( a short descriptive paragraph explains the service) and the second is an airline schedule to and from San Francisco and Taipei. There are reading comprehension questions for each resource and finally there are discussion ideas to close the topic. Click on the title link.
Do you know?
- Who was Christopher Columbus?
- Who was this famous Chief Indian? What was he famous for?
- What was the ‘American Revolutionary War’?
- Where do you think this scene is set, who is living there? What era would you identify it with?
- This is the scene of the first bloodshed in Baltimore. What year did this take place in?
- Listen to the report.
- Read it.
- Familiarise yourself with new vocabulary using the audio file and an online dictionary if you like.