Ebook: “More than speaking” Paulina Dołęga
Even though I am the author of the worksheets and lesson plans, I hardly ever use them step-by-step myself. I just observe my group and intentionally skip some of the exercises or even change the order of them, so my advice to you is to use these lesson plans as an inspiration. You can also use single activities and incorporate them in your everyday lessons. For that I usually cut out the interesting parts and print them for my students. Sometimes you might want to actually cut the worksheets into pieces so that you keep the element of surprise.
When there’s a video to watch you can always give it to your students before the lesson but it will take away the element of surprise. This way though will be perfect for the students on lower levels since they’ll have a chance to check all the vocabulary and watch it or read it as many times as they want to. If there’s a longer video I’d rather give it to my students before the lesson so that during the lesson they can actively use phrases, vocabulary and structures from the material.
During my conversation lessons I try to feel the group and use a proper way to correct their mistakes. I usually go for gentle correction so as not to discourage students from using English. In more advanced groups I tend to correct more mistakes on the go, but my first and foremost goal is their fluency.
During my lessons I cut down my teacher talking time to the minimum. Students work in pairs and small groups and my role is to be a quiet observer, I usually go around the classroom offering my assistance and correcting major mistakes, if necessary.
You’ll notice that most of the questions and activities are created by your students. I’d like to help them develop their autonomy and engage them in creating the contents of our lesson. Some students might need to hear it from you. Remember, the more involved they become, the better!
I truly hope these lesson plans will make your life easier! Paulina Dolęga
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“A Christmas Medley of Lesson Plans” is a collection of nine lesson plans, three for each of the following levels: A2/B1, B1/B2, B2/C1.
Each lesson plan may be used within a lesson of forty-five minutes or longer, depending on the number of activities chosen. Each lesson plan includes one main language task (a reading one, a listening one or a Use of English task) and a few follow-up activities, which may include speaking, writing or vocabulary tasks.
If you prefer, you may use just the main language tasks without any of the accompanyingactivities.
Each lesson plan includes a Student Worksheet that you must copy for each student, and a Teacher Worksheet and Notes, which include the content of the Student Worksheet with the answer key, and suggestions on how to use all the activities. Feel free, however, to use the activities in any way that will suit your teaching style and benefit your students.
At the end of the materials, you can find the tapescripts of all the listening tasks. The audio tracks can be accessed by scanning the QR codes or using the links provided. If the students do that individually, make sure they use earphones/headphones so that they do not disturb each other. If the recordings don’t open automatically after scanning the codes, tell the students to click on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and choose ‘open in browser’.
Print length: 56 pages
“Creeping across the Curriculum” is a collection of 14 activities that can be used with students at B1-B2+ levels. Each activity is connected with a different lexical topic from the Curriculum and has a Halloween twist to it.
● You can use a selection of the activities here to conduct a Halloween related lesson and at the same time practise the vocabulary on the topics you are currently working on with your students or would like them to revise.
● You can also use any of the activities here to add a little Halloween flavour to your lessons by choosing one that is aligned with the vocabulary your students are currently working on and this way supplement or expand on whatever you are currently doing with that particular group of students
No of pages: 45
“Choose Your Own Christmas Adventure” is a game in which students are faced with a series of decisions and must make choices about the way they are going to spend their Christmas.
The game consists of 44 cards that need to be printed out and laminated (or printed on thicker paper).
No of pages: 13