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Survive at English Advantage. A lesson plan that gets students thinking about objects and how they can be used in the context of surviving in the wilderness.

Survive at English Advantage

It's often used as an ice-breaking activity or a party game but here I've tried to make it very simple for ESL learners. It can be used as a follow up to the Machines, Tools, and Inventions lesson plan which teaches the vocabulary of simple machines and devices. Materials Situation Worksheet Warm Up 1 Ask students if they ever go camping or hiking. Warm Up 2 Another good warm up is to ask students if they watch Survivor reality shows such as those on the Discovery Channel. The Game Now put the students in small groups. Then bring the class back together and go through the list of objects one by one, asking each group how important it is and how it might be used to survive.

Some Possible AnswersBall of String: Good to tie the canvas together to make a tent. Desert Island Discs at English Advantage. A simple party game that works as a warm-up, cool-down or to give students some easy practice expressing preferences.

Desert Island Discs at English Advantage

Objectives To promote fluencyTo practice talking about preferences Materials None A standard party game in the US and a popular radio show in the UK. Tell students that they are trapped on a desert island and they can bring with them: one CD, one book, one companion, and one personal item. Variations. Desert island discs. A project based on the famous British radio programme Desert Island Discs.

Desert island discs

Desert Island Discs is a BBC radio programme. (Of course you can also use similar radio programmes that are available in your country.) It is relatively easy to tape programmes from the radio to use in class. You can also ask students to listen to the programme at home. Your students will listen to a tape of a famous British radio programme in which famous people are asked to imagine that they are marooned alone on a desert island. Working alone, students decide whether to be a famous person or themselves and for homework choose their favourite pieces of music and luxuries for the island.Working with a partner, students take it in turns to be the interviewer.

Students act out the interview and if possible play the extracts of music. Desert Island Problem Solving Speaking Activity. Follow me on twitter Task handout: Language handout: It’s an old classic but as they say, the old ones are the best!

Desert Island Problem Solving Speaking Activity

Warm up questions What’s the most remote place you’ve ever visited? Did you spend the night there? Stranded! 10 Weird Facts about the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle. Desert Island. Cast Away (Tom Hanks) Talk about disasters using simple past. 149709. Speaking Activities for Intermediate ESL. Coming up with speaking activities for advanced ESL students, who can talk anyone’s ear off, is a breeze; but, speaking activities for intermediate ESL is a little more difficult.

Speaking Activities for Intermediate ESL

Intermediate ESL students are in a tough spot. They can say a lot, but they are also very aware of how much they don’t know, which often makes them self-conscious and nervous about speaking English. The key to a good speaking activity for an intermediate ESL student, then, is to make it more about some other goal than just speaking itself. It also never hurts to make it a fun topic. In the following activities, the students have an objective to get their minds off of speaking, while still motivating them to talk a lot.

Guidebook Have students work in groups to write a guidebook to give to visitors and newcomers to your city. Amnesia In this activity, the student who is "it" presumably did several things yesterday that he doesn’t remember. Whodunit? The next step is the interrogation. Mole People Ask the Teacher. Esl_lesson_-_survival__adventure_-_instructions_-_developed_by_jaq_james.pdf. Desert Island Problem Solving Speaking Activity. Island-adventure. Critical Thinking. What makes you happy?

Critical Thinking

ESL EFL Lesson - Pre-intermediate - 1.30 Hours This critical thinking activity helps students to consider what makes them happy in their lives. The students share the information with their classmates and examine their findings by looking at reasons for happiness and studying the most popular categories for happiness. Students begin by writing down ten things that make them happy. The students then work in pairs and share their information. What makes you happy.PDF When Prayers are Answered ESL EFL Lesson - Pre-intermediate - 2 Hours This engaging four-page critical thinking lesson can be used to teach the topic of reincarnation. When Prayers are Answered.PDF Exclusive. 50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers. Surviving on a desert island. ESL Deserted Island Adventure - What Would You Want on a Deserted Island?

If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island, what would you want to have with you?

What Would You Want on a Deserted Island?

This can be a fun game to play with friends and family members, as it gives you some insight into their favorite things. Let’s assume that the deserted island you find yourself on has a source of fresh water, shade trees and plenty of coconuts to eat. Rather than think about survival items you might want, focus on entertainment items you might want to make your time pass more peacefully. Start with books.