The topic of this lesson is living in an extreme environment. Students read an article on how the inhabitants of Yakutsk in Russia cope with living in the world’s coldest city. Students share their reactions and discuss how the climate in their own countries compares.
The theme of this lesson is weather changes and people’s health. Students read an article on how weather changes can cause headaches according to recent scientific studies. In the grammar exercises, modal verbs used for expressing possibility are reviewed and practised in their present and past forms. At the end of the lesson, students discuss the lesson topic further and its importance in their own countries. This worksheet would be particularly suitable for students from countries with changeable weather systems.
In this lesson, students learn some common verbs for describing how to physically interact with iPads, iPhones and other touchscreen devices. The lesson is based on a video demonstration of new
type of interactive e-book developed for the iPhone and iPad. Students watch the demonstration and complete the vocabulary exercises. The topic of interactive e-books is discussed at the end of
the lesson. Students also have the opportunity to talk about global warming issues, which is the subject of the book ‘Our Choice’ by Al Gore presented in the video clip.
This lesson should be of particular interest to students who regularly use touchscreen devices. Additional video files are provided to demonstrate a few of the multi-touch gestures presented in Exercise 2 (source: Wikipedia).
The theme of this lesson is setting and achieving goals. Students watch Matt Cutts of Google talk about setting himself 30-day challenges. Vocabulary for describing challenges is studied. Students discuss the worksheet topic at the end of the lesson
In this lesson, students learn basic adjectives and structures for describing people’s appearance and personality. At the end of the lesson, students describe their friends to each other, putting the language from the lesson into practice.
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about their families using vocabulary for family members and possessives. Basic questions for requesting information about people are also reviewed in the lesson.
In this lesson, students learn how to tell the time and practise basic numbers.
This is a short warmer lesson, suitable for the beginning of the first lesson of an elementary level course. Students learn and practise some basic expressions for meeting and greeting each other. Avoid explaining any grammar at this stage. The students only need to know the meaning of the questions and greetings.
In this lesson, students learn and put into practice the names of important countries, nations and nationalities. The lesson assumes a basic knowledge of the verb ‘be’.