Метка: teenagers

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Problem-solving activities in lessons

Problem-solving activities in lessons

Problem-solving is one of the activities most common in the task-based learning approach. They can be used with any group within plenty of contexts. Basically, problem-solving is any question with a number of possible options or ‘problem’ and a chosen through a discussion answer or ‘solution’. Types of problem-solving activities  Problem-solving activities can be just...

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Word formation – how to make it easier for teens?

Word formation – how to make it easier for teens?

‘How come a teacher teaches, but a doctor doesn’t doct? Why can’t I say ‘My aunt is a cooker’?! What do you mean ‘increase is a noun?’… Word formation has never been easy for students. No clear logic behind it, complicated patterns, loads of irregularities – you name it. However, this part of language just...

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5 simple ideas to celebrate students’ birthday

5 simple ideas to celebrate students’ birthday

Celebrating students’ birthdays is a great opportunity to take a break from rigours of the usual classroom life. Teachers like to have these special days on their classroom calendars, however, managing 15-20 birthdays in a year can be tricky for a classroom teacher. So, it may be the best to keep it super simple. We...

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How to teach teens to write poems in English and love it

How to teach teens to write poems in English and love it

In case you got inspired by different activities with poems from our previous article, you can definitely try writing poems in your class. In this article, we have collected simple and effective steps to writing poems in English by teens. Why should teens try writing poems? Teenagers can demonstrate their fluency, as well as creativity...

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Principles of teaching grammar to teens

Principles of teaching grammar to teens

Grammar is notorious among teenagers for being hard and boring. Drills and gapfills can bore everyone to death, Present Perfect is constantly confused with Past Simple, the difference between adverbs and adjectives seems vague, malicious irregular verbs leave no chance to be remembered. Familiar, isn’t it? Today’s article will shed some light on the basic...

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Easter in Europe

Easter in Europe

This lesson aims at enlarging students’ vocabulary on the topic of Easter and reading about celebrating this day in different countries. The lesson will also improve students’ speaking and listening skills. Age: teens Level: pre-intermediate + Time: 45 min Lesson type: reading, writing, listening and speaking, Number of students: 1-8 Materials: Worksheet, YouTube video Easter...

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Personalized and Targeted education with ‘Bring Your Own Device’

Personalized and Targeted education with ‘Bring Your Own Device’

Bring Your Own Device is an extended trend in education and business. Schools allow students to bring their own devices to study and to connect to the learning resources. BYOD transforms traditional learning, changes thinking and brings new solutions. Using devices makes our practices more relevant to modern life. Sounds like a good change? 7...

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How to teach teens to give feedback

How to teach teens to give feedback

In one of the previous articles, we have talked about various feedback techniques and how to use them in the lessons. One of the strategies mentioned was the so-called peer feedback. Not only it empowers students to be the experts, but also makes them gain control over their own learning. Isn’t it what teenagers sometimes...