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План урока “Understanding art”

План урока “Understanding art”

In this lesson students study art vocabulary, look at some famous paintings, learn to describe and analyze them. Age: teens / adults Level: Intermediate + Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Reading, Listening and Speaking Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials: a worksheet youtube videos Understanding art (teachers notes) Understanding art (worksheet)   Мария Цедрик

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План урока “Writing a story”

План урока “Writing a story”

In this lesson, students practice writing a story corresponding to the format of the Writing Task 3 Cambridge Preliminary Exam in the context of “Clothes and Fashion”. Age: Teenagers/Adults Level: Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Writing and Reading Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials: worksheet A4 paper (1 sheet for each student) or...

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План урока “Review of Conditionals”

План урока “Review of Conditionals”

In this lesson, students recycle types of conditional sentences, have controlled and freer speaking practice. Age: 13+ Level: Upper- intermediate+ Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Grammar and Speaking Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials: a worksheet a movie extract from “The Good doctor” Review of Conditionals (worksheet) Review of Conditionals (teacher’s notes)   Юлия...

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The goal justifies the means: breaking the “golden rules” of ESL teaching (part 1)

The goal justifies the means: breaking the “golden rules” of ESL teaching (part 1)

We all know what golden rules of ESL are: – lots of speaking – English only – no translation – equality to all four skills “reading, writing, listening and speaking” To mention but a few. Now and again however you have a student with whom you need to go against the rulebook because the rulebook...

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Using Cartoons and Picture Books. Tips for Parents

Using Cartoons and Picture Books. Tips for Parents

Teaching is an art where in various tools and techniques are employed to make the students learn better. Many students today expect entertaining environment in the classroom for learning with interest and attention. Cartoons and picture books considered to be excellent teaching tools because they illustrate many ideas and values in a memorable and funny...

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План урока «How much water should we drink?»

План урока «How much water should we drink?»

In this lesson students study vocabulary “parts of the body” and “health problems”, discuss why water is important for a human body and practice listening for detail. Age: teens / adults Level: Intermediate + Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Listening and Speaking Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials: a worksheet youtube videos How much...

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An approach to teaching English: task-based learning

An approach to teaching English: task-based learning

Apart from the more traditional PPP (Present, Practice, Produce) approach there is a great number of different methods and approaches to teaching ESL. One of subcategories of communicative language teaching is TBL (task-based learning). Although it has been used for many years, its popularity has dramatically increased in recent years. This article presents an overview...

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План урока «In the city»

План урока «In the city»

In this lesson, students talk about places in the city and city life, learn new phrases and collocations, practice listening for gist and speaking for fluency. Age: 14+ Level: pre-intermediate Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Speaking and Listening Number of students: 1- 8 Materials: a worksheet video from Speak out pre-intermediate pictures In the city (worksheet)...

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План урока «Should be there space exploration?»

План урока «Should be there space exploration?»

In this lesson, students learn more about space exploration, practice reading for gist and speaking for fluency. Age: teens / adults Level: Intermediate + Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Reading and Speaking Number of students: 1- 8 Materials: a worksheet Should be there space exploration? (worksheet) Should be there space exploration? (teacher’s notes)   Мария Цедрик