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QR codes. Practical ideas for teens

QR codes. Practical ideas for teens

QR codes are slowly but steadily finding their way to modern classrooms. The reasons are simple: they increase engagement, reduce the amount of paper used, and promote that very digital literacy we all know about. Teenagers seem to be a perfect target audience for using QR codes. Most of them never leave their mobiles at...

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Emotional intelligence and teens

Emotional intelligence and teens

Nowadays, emotional intelligence is considered to be more important than knowledge and skills. It is emotional intelligence that defines how successful and happy the teenager will be in the future. That is why it is vital for teachers not only to develop language skills but also to enhance the development of emotional intelligence in young...

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Traditional English Dishes and Healthy Lifestyle

Traditional English Dishes and Healthy Lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle seems of utmost importance today. Here we talk about both eating habits and a healthy lifestyle. The English are notorious due to their unhealthy diet. Here are some ideas on how to teach teens not only food vocabulary but also use their critical thinking and teach them cultural awareness. The following worksheet...

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Take a risk to educate a teenager

Take a risk to educate a teenager

There are very strong stereotypes about adolescents. These are often quite negative ones:  Irresponsible. Antisocial. Rude. Disrespectful. Rebellious. Silly. Risky. Teenagers take more risks than any other age group because risk-taking is one of the most common and exciting ways that teenagers can test themselves, their surroundings and their lives. What if we stopped being...

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How to teach teens to use phrasal verbs

How to teach teens to use phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs are considered to be an indispensable part of the English vocabulary. But its learning may be a tough thing for teenagers. Nowadays there are a bunch of ways to teach phrasal verbs. Benjamin Franklin said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn”.  Therefore,  the best...

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What else can you do with songs apart from singing?

What else can you do with songs apart from singing?

I will certainly not be mistaken if I say that all of us have used music in our classroom at least once. Music and songs are incorporated in our coursebooks, bring variety to the lessons, and, as scientists claim, can boost language learning. However, there is such a thing as ‘I always skip music pages...

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VR tour to Sherlock’s London

VR tour to Sherlock’s London

By the end of this lesson, students will be aware of the most important sights in London, will have planned a route around London and written a short review about their trip. If possible have VR glasses (made of cardboard or a plastic one if available) to fully immerse your students in a 360 video,...

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Ideas to Set a Secure and Safe Atmosphere with your Teens

Ideas to Set a Secure and Safe Atmosphere with your Teens

Setting a secure and safe atmosphere is probably of utmost importance for the teachers. As human beings one of the most essential needs we have is the need to belong. When that sense of belonging is there, children throw themselves into the learning environment. And when that sense of belonging is not there, children will...

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What we need to keep in mind to teach teens productively

What we need to keep in mind to teach teens productively

Teaching teens can be challenging because they step into the awkward age, teens’ social life matters for them more than their education, and teens’ attention span is still not as long as adults’ is. However, there are recommendations that can help any teacher make their lessons with teens more effective. What can we, as teachers,...

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6 word stories

6 word stories

By the end of the lesson students will be familiar with what 6-word stories are, have read some of them and practiced making questions and writing a 6-word story. Age: teens 13-17 Level: Intermediate — Upper-intermediate Time: 60 min Lesson type: Vocabulary, Reading, Speaking, Writing Number of students: 2-8 (can be adapted to a shorter...

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