28 August, 2010

BBC - Word Types

Play this game!

18 August, 2010

T7 - Hypothetical Situations

11 June, 2010

T2 - Past Simple

Watch the video. Answer the questions.

23 May, 2010

T7 - A Visit to New York

Watch the short video story of a visit to New York.
How many different tenses can you identify in this story? What are they?

12 May, 2010

T2+T3 - How many sports can you see?

1. Watch the video (two times if necessary).
2. Write all the sports you can see on the mini whiteboards.
3. Check your spelling! The team with the most correctly spelt sports is the winner!

T2-T4 - What´s he going to do ?

1. Where is he?
2. What is he doing?
3. What is he going to do?


1. Play the first few seconds of the video and ask where he is. teach/elicit tube
2. Play a few more seconds then ask what he's doing (extend to asking what he's wearing etc. (skis, skiing, poles, etc.)
3. When he gets to the top of the escalator stop the video again. What is it? (escalator), what's he going to do?.

17 March, 2010

T2+T3 Past Questions Wordles

Wordles created by T2 class. Not 100% perfect but great extra practice! Get your students to spot the mistakes.


1. Put students in teams of 3 and handout miniwhiteboards. One student is the "secretary" who writes on the miniwhiteboard and sits with his/her back to the whiteboard.
2. The other two students face the whiteboard and dictate the words in the correct order to the "secretary".
3. Award points for correct grammar and spelling.

15 March, 2010

Digital Storytelling - Bookr

This activity was done with Upper Intermediate 1 Teenagers but can be adapted for ALL ages and levels.

This is an extended practice activity to use gerunds, infinitives and other verb structures.

In this activity you are going to create an online photobook with www.pimpampum.net/bookr. You will call your presentation:

"10 Things to Worry about if you're a Teenager in Spain."

1. Watch the model presentation. Are you surprised about what English teachers have to worry about?

2. Watch the demonstration of how to create an online book with Bookr..
3. Click here to begin.
4. Upload your book to the class blog. Watch the demonstration to learn how to do this.
5. Comment on your classmates' online books.

14 March, 2010

Personal Information Questions

Personal Information Questions. Vocabulary includes school subjects, free time, home, family and using computers

12 March, 2010

Real English Lesson 46: Yesterday - the past simple - "did"

Real English Lesson 46: Yesterday - the past simple - "did"

Check students know:

a.watch - watched
b.work - worked
c.is - was
d.eat - ate
e.go - went
f.bring - brought
g.work out - worked out
h.swim - swam
i.study - studied
j.wash - washed

There are 18 exercises in total. Choose appropriate for your class. Exercise 18 is a crossword of past simple forms of verbs heard in the videos.

01 March, 2010

Word Formation

Here is a link to a word formation exercise.

Mini whiteboards. Teams and squeaky balls.

21 February, 2010

Indirect Questions Quizzes

In this post are a couple of online Indirect Questions quizzes that can be used to practice the grammar or as warmers and fillers in subsequent classes.

Click here for a multiple choice quiz.  Two Teams
Click here for a writing quiz.  Pairs with mini whiteboards.

20 February, 2010

Word Formation

Click here for a word formation exercise at About.com. Gapped text.

Teams and squeaky balls. Mini whiteboards.

18 February, 2010

Relative Clauses Practice

Click here for a Relative Clauses Quiz.

Mini whiteboards or computers.

Quiz - Relative Clauses - BBC

Now you know all about Relative Clauses, click here to link to the BBC Relative Clauses Quiz.

15 February, 2010


Lesson plan from warmupsand finishups.blogspot.com with some useful fashion vocabulary.

Click here for online lesson plan from the warmupsandfollowups.blogspot.com website.
Use movies to improve speaking and listening skills, and learn new vocabulary.

Blockbusters - Bugs 6 Units 1 and 2

Click here to play Blockbusters. Corresponds to vocabulary in Units 1 and 2 of the Bugs 6 Students Book.

Or, make your own;)

11 January, 2010

T2 - Want to

Age 10-12

Level - beginner
Target language: I want to...

1. Pre-teach/revise vocabulary in Dvolver movie (girlfriend boyfriend buy)

2. Show the movie x 2 - Questions - www.dvolver.com

Scene 1 - What does he want to be? What does she want to be?

Scene 2 - What does he want to do? What does she want to do?

Scene 3 What does the snowman want to be?

What do you want to be? Elicit answers from ss.

Students ask and answer each other in pairs.

3. Do grammar presentation (click on attachments below) - students copy

4. Controlled practice - jumbled sentences (eBeam attached)

5. Optional - students write sentences and make jumbled sentences in Word Magnets

6. Gapfill exercises (see eBeam) - use exercises from workbook if appropriate

7. Mini Whiteboards - T shouts out jobs and activities students write complete sentences in + - ?

8. Write a short dialogue using target language (replay Dvolver if necessary).

9. Drama - act the dialogues (optional record and photos to make a movie)

10. Optional - Ss create a Dvolver movie with their dialogues
Link to Dvolver online: http://www.dvolver.com/live/movies-341132

Click here to download attachments.