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Carnival Crime – a storytelling lesson

This story-based lesson is aimed at lower-level junior students but could be adapted for higher-level junior or adult students who might enjoy the theme of carnival in Brazil. Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a … Read More»

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Cambridge webinar GenZ – 28th April 2015

Engaging ‘Generation Z’ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3PM BST – 4PM BST Digital media are a major part of everyday life for Generation Z. In fact, it has been from the day they were born. Engaging the youth in activities … Read More»

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Shakespearean idioms, a lesson from BC

Are you a night owl? Do you know anyone who moves at a snail’s pace? At parties are you good at breaking the ice or do you tend to lie low or even send people packing? All these idioms were created by … Read More»

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Mr Bean lesson plans

These lesson plans come from the British Council rated blog of the month in November 2014. Enjoy! Mr Bean is a well-known British export, despite not uttering a word! “Robbio Dobbio” has posted a couple of lessons on Tim’s Free English … Read More»

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Ideas for using course/resource books and internet activities

Published teaching materials whether in book form or on websites are a great help to English teachers but they can also result in dull, irrelevant lessons. Always ask yourself if published materials are fit for your particular teaching purpose.

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Example lesson based on your student’s 10 associations with the UK (all levels)

This lesson is devised for students joining a Homelingua home tuition course. As a pre-arrival activity, we survey some students asking them for ‘the ten things they most associate with the UK’. If we have sent this and it has … Read More»

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British Council English-learning website for football fans

The British Council have launched a new English-learning website for football fans. It includes lots of resources, activities and lesson plans. If your student loves football, they’ll probably love this site. For loads of teaching tips visit the website.

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Watch Luke Meddings give a talk on how ‘Found Objects’ can be used in the classroom

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Watch Luke Meddings give a talk on how ‘Found Objects’ can be used in the classroom at this British Council Seminar.

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Academic English for Young Learners

Depending on their age, some young learners may be planning to attend boarding school or college.

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Teaching higher-level young learners (over 20 suggestions)

Some young learners already have quite a good level of English (upper intermediate plus). They are sometimes very well travelled and often go to international schools where some subjects are taught in English. Here are over 20 suggestions about how to … Read More»

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