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ESL (Reading and Grammar) Auction
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ESL (Reading and Grammar) Auction

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Aim: Students act out 2 auctions. In the first they need to read about each item, to work out its true value, so that they can buy carefully to make a profit. In the second auction they must identify the common grammar mistakes in example sentences and buy correct sentences to win points.
ESL The Au Pair
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ESL The Au Pair

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Aim: Students learn what an Au Pair is and how they are different to baby sitters or nannies. Students read examples of Au Pair profiles and compare them. Then they make their own Au Pair profiles and talk about themselves in an interview with parents.
ESL Island Survival Story Lesson
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ESL Island Survival Story Lesson

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Level: Lower intermediate - intermediate Aim: Students follow a survival story in which they land on a desert island. They must use problem solving skills and creativity to survive.
ESL Murder Mystery - Detective Story
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ESL Murder Mystery - Detective Story

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Level: Intermediate Aim: Students learn 6 new words related to crime and practise using adverbs of certainty. Students work together in 2 murder mystery roleplays in which they need to piece together the evidence to catch the killers. Lesson Vocabulary: Crime Scene Evidence Murder weapon Witnesses Suspects Motive Lesson Grammar: It can’t be… It probably isn’t… It may/might/could be… It probably is… It definitely is…
ESL Graffiti and Banksy
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ESL Graffiti and Banksy

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Level: Upper-intermediate (adult political themes) Aim: Students learn more about graffiti and the different motivations behind this illegal activity. Students read 3 brief newpaper reports about Banksy’s political graffiti. (Anti-immigration pigeons, Steve Jobs in the Calais refugee camp, French Embassy teargas incident) Students discuss the effectiveness of using street art to draw the media’s attention to politically sensitive topics.
ESL Animal Conservation
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ESL Animal Conservation

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This lesson series was developed for my National Geographic Educator Certification Program. To complete the program I had to make a video explanation of the lesson aims and outcomes. You can watch the video to get a sense of the lesson by clicking the NG Capstone project link. Aim: Students learn about Panda Conservation then take action to create posters that raise awareness about other mistreated animals in China. Panda Conservation Lesson 1- Pre-teach the conservation language (habitat, poacher, predator etc) 2- Reading tasks (transcript from a video) 3- Listening tasks (watch the video) 4- In depth comprehension questions about the reading and charts. 5- Discussion - Is the Panda safe from extinction? China’s Wildlife Protection Law Lesson 1- Introduce the situation of bear bile farms, tiger farms and shark finning 2- In groups, students do independent research and create posters 3- Students share what they’ve learned with each other
ESL TV Shows
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ESL TV Shows

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Aim: students learn about 9 different types of TV Show and practise asking for and giving opinions about them. Vocabulary set: The news, Sport, Talk show, Crime drama, Documentary, Game show, Cartoon, Soap opera, Advertisement, R emote control, TV channel, a couch potato, to channel hop Sentence structures: What do you think about (TV Show)? I like/ don’t like watching (TV show) because it’s + adjective
ESL Résumé / CV writing workshop
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ESL Résumé / CV writing workshop

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Aim: Students review a badly written résumé and compare it to a model example to discover common résumé errors. Next students must write their own résumé (using a template for guidance). Then they will swap résumés with a partner to proofread each other’s work and give peer feedback. Finally, they must summarise the main tips and advice for people who are writing a résumé for the first time.
ESL Pirate Treasure Map
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ESL Pirate Treasure Map

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Level: Beginner - Elementary (Could be made harder for Lower Intermediate) Aim: Students learn about pirates and make a treasure map. Vocabulary: beach, lake, mountain, volcano, island, castle, river, forest, desert, cave Grammar: in the north of / to the north of
ESL Advertising and Sales Lessons
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ESL Advertising and Sales Lessons

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Advertising Aim: Students discuss what makes a great advert with reference to several examples Students will consider the different sources of advertising, look at studies showing how many ads a day the average person sees and view 8 examples of clever ads. Using discussion and brainstorming techniques to evaluate what makes an effective ad, students will then create their own ad for the school. Sales Pitch Aim: Students learn about brand logos and slogans then prepare a persuasive sales pitch using several sales techniques Students will learn about: USP’s, celebrity endorsement, social proof, yes questions, creating urgency, positive facts and statistics and superlatives. Publicity Stunts Aim: Students read and discuss examples of publicity stunts by businesses, celebrities and political activists. Then they discuss publicity stunts that went wrong and how they could have been improved. Finally, they prepare a publicity stunt to raise awareness for your school.
ESL Places in the City
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ESL Places in the City

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Level: Elementary Aim: Students learn/ review 15 words for places in a city then practise asking for and giving directions. Vocabulary in this lesson: Park School Café Hotel Cinema Train Station Police Station Supermarket Fire Station Bank Restaurant Post Office Pet Shop Hospital Book Shop Grammar in this lesson: The hotel is on 3rd Street. The hotel is opposite the restaurant. The café is next to the hotel. The hotel is between the café and the cinema. The school is behind the hotel. The café is at the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Street.
ESL Psychology Tests
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ESL Psychology Tests

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Level: Intermediate + Aim: Students learn about Psychology (the study of the mind and human behaviour) and psychology tests. Students try 4 psychology tests (The Rorschach Inkblot , The Stroop Effect, The Cube, A Personality Quiz) and work together with a partner while discussing them.
ESL Fortune Teller
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ESL Fortune Teller

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Aim: to practise speaking about the future and making predictions (In this lesson students begin by discussing fortune telling in their country. Then they will read a story about a fortune teller and answer comprehension questions. Following that, they will pretend to read each other’s fortunes using basic tarrot cards and palm reading.)
ESL Hobbies
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ESL Hobbies

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WARNING - This lesson is just an example of what you could teach about hobbies. It cannot be used exactly how it is. If you want to use this lesson, you will need to change many slides to personalise it about your own hobby. Aim: Students practise fluency in speaking and listening while giving a presentation about their main hobby and asking questions about their peer’s hobbies. The Lesson plan: 1 Students brainstorm as many hobbies as they can think of then discuss which ones they love/hate 2 The teacher gives a presentation about their own hobby (What, when, where, who, why, how) (These slides must be created on your own. I have uploaded my own example to give you an idea.) 3 Students then ask the teacher follow-up questions about their hobby. 4 Next students prepare to talk about their hobby. In small groups they take turns to present and ask further questions. 5 Finally, students discuss past and future hobbies.
ESL Travel Adventure Lessons
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ESL Travel Adventure Lessons

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Hitch-hike - Aim: Students learn all about hitch-hiking and discuss it in a debate (Attached video - Hitch-hiking in China, social experiment) Bucket list - Aim: Students share their lists of things they want to do before they die and things they recommend doing. (Attached video - around the world in 360 degrees selfie) World Wonders - Aim: Students learn about the world wonders (from ancient to modern) then they discuss the lists and create their own version. Cheap Travel Tips - Aim: Students learn about different ways to save money on transport and accommodation when they travel. They debate which is better, going with a tour group or independent travel. Finally, they create a weekend itinerary for the local area (with the goal of spending as little money as possible).
ESL Describing People
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ESL Describing People

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Aim: to describe people’s facial features such as skin/eye color, hair style and length as well as other details like accessories and tattoos. This lesson uses the context of a witness working with a police artist to practise describing people in a fun and creative way.
ESL Euphemisms
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ESL Euphemisms

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Aim: for students to understand when and how to use euphemisms Students discuss the reasons for using Euphemisms. Then students are introduced to many examples of euphemisms and must use them in writing and speaking activities.
ESL The weather
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ESL The weather

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Aim: To teach students different types of weather and how to read the temperature Level: Elementary / Lower-Intermediate Best suited as a review for students who have already learned many weather words and want to put them together into sentences. (This lesson could be split into two lessons for weaker groups.) Vocab set: Weather adjectives - cold / rainy / stormy / windy / cloudy / sunny / snowy / foggy / overcast / hot A range of temperatures - e.g. - 5°C - 1°C 0°C 1°C 5°C Grammar: Students should be able to talk about the weather today, yesterday and tomorrow using clear sentence structures.
ESL Game Show Lessons
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ESL Game Show Lessons

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Countdown Aim: Students practise spelling, mental arithmetic and solving anagrams while playing the British game show, Countdown. Jeopardy Aim: Students learn about phonemes and compete in a Jeopardy style quiz (Phoneme focus: /ʌ/- /u:/ -/ɔ:/- /i:/ ) Chain Letters Aim: Students review their vocabulary and spelling while playing 3 rounds of the British game show, Chain Letters. Pointless Aim: Students review their vocabulary and spelling while finding obscure answers to general knowledge questions. Catchphrase Aim: Students learn about common English idioms try to guess expressions with the help of picture and GIF clues. Million Dollar Drop Aim: Students gamble with game money while reviewing multiple choice questions about common grammar errors. Connections Aim: Students find links between connected words then create unique reasons to justify why other words are unconnected.
ESL Picture Presentation Lesson (Preview)
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ESL Picture Presentation Lesson (Preview)

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This lesson aims to develop student public speaking skills, teamwork and fluency. Students must work together to create stories for each picture and tell them to the group. For more unique variations of this lesson, please see “ESL Picture Presentation Lessons”. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/esl-picture-presentation-lessons-11936776