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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 Movies / Films
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ESL Movies / Films

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Level: Intermediate Aim: Students learn 9 movies genres and words related to movies. Then they learn how to talk about the setting, plot and characters. Finally, they listen to a piece of music and imagine a movie scene which they will then describe to their partner. Lesson Vocabulary : Movie Genres Action Martial Arts Animated Western Sci-Fi Horror Super Hero Rom-Com Comedy Movie Language Plot Characters Scene Setting Soundtrack Cast Special Effects Director
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 Cockney Rhyming Slang
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ESL Cockney Rhyming Slang

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Aim: to teach students about rhyming words while raising their awareness of the east London Cockney culture This fun lesson introduces 11 Cockney Rhyming Slang phrases in a game of Balderdash. Students guess the meaning of the phrases by brainstorming other words that rhyme, looking at the phrases in context and using picture clues.
ESL Pub quiz
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ESL Pub quiz

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Aim- to test and develop student’s general knowledge and introduce them to an aspect of British Culture - the pub quiz Firstly, students read about the origins of a pub quiz and learn how they work. (teams, a quiz-master, question rounds, a prize) Secondly, students work together in teams to compete in a pub quiz. The question rounds are: Geography, History, Music, Sport, Famous People, Maths
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 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 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.
Murder Mystery Party Event - L'Assassin du Louvre
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Murder Mystery Party Event - L'Assassin du Louvre

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THIS IS A MURDER MYSTERY PARTY FOR ADULTS NOT A LESSON FOR STUDENTS. This bundle provides all the resources you need to host the ultimate murder mystery party for your friends! Named “L’Assassin du Louvre” this dramatic roleplay party will transform your home into the grand opening of an art exhibition at the Louvre. With space for twelve of your friends on the VIP guest list of main characters and a storyline that lasts six scenes, it’s the perfect social event for anyone who loves a good mystery and an excuse to dress up. As the host/organizer, you’ll have everything you need to create a night to remember: Organizing / Set Up Instructions Booklet Master Script (to help you facilitate the evening) Themed Invitations 12 VIP Guest Booklets Evidence & Red Herrings Venue Decorations 3 Surplus/Side Character Roles (enables 15+ participants) Important Information to check before purchasing: -The plot runs over 6 scenes and usually takes 5 hours to complete -The structure of scenes is designed for a dinner party -There are three distinct locations, so you’ll need at least three rooms/spaces at your venue. -As the host, this event will require considerable preparation such as printing guest booklets/evidence, setting up an escape room and crime scene. (the set up instructions will guide you through the process) For photos, FAQs and support, find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lassassindulouvre This is a space where you can also share your photos with our community. It’s fun to see other people’s unique interpretations of the characters and the different ways in which hosts set up for the event.
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.
Creative Writing Workshop (English Literature)
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Creative Writing Workshop (English Literature)

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Aim: To develop student’s creative writing skills for storytelling and describing. 1- Characters - Using the theme of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (TIPS: Show me don’t tell me, physical descriptions, clothing, the objects they carry, animal companions) 2- Setting - (TIPS: weather, seasons, environment, wildlife, senses, time period) 3- Short Stories - How to write a 4 paragraph short story. (Includes: Hemingway inspired 6 word stories warm up, Main lesson focus on paragraph structure- introduction, problem, solution, conclusion ) If you found this resource helpful, feel free to check out my facebook page for more useful links and resources. I hope you like it: www.facebook.com/tutorcharlie
TOEFL Speaking Questions 1-6 PPTs and Practice Questions with Audio Files Bundle
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TOEFL Speaking Questions 1-6 PPTs and Practice Questions with Audio Files Bundle

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If you are teaching TOEFL Speaking, this lesson series is perfect for you. Included in the bundle are 6 complete PPT lessons (one for each TOEFL Speaking question) and more than 40 audio files to accompany the practice questions. Lesson Aims: -To introduce the type of question -To clarify the exam question timing (reading / listening/ preparation and speaking time) -To recommend a clear note taking strategy -To provide a clear structure for how to answer each question -To give a clear speaking frame with sentence starters for guidance -To give useful and relevant advice for answering each question -To offer a model question and high level example answer -To provide further example questions for extra practice -Questions 3-6 each come with 10 audio files to assist with the listening element in these questions. There are also teacher transcripts of these dialogues and monologues.
ESL Numbers and Charts
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ESL Numbers and Charts

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ESL lessons to get students talking using numbers and charts. 1- Numbers - Aim: to practise using numbers and maths symbols with many pair discussion activities and games 2- Charts - Aim: students use pie charts, line graphs and Venn diagrams to talk about themselves with their partner
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 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 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 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 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