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Basic English. Ismo: Ass Is The Most Complicated Word In The English Language - CONAN on TBS. Nobel Prize Lessons – Nobel Center. Nobel Prize Lessons are six different lesson plans, one for each prize. They are a reliable material, that teachers easily can use, directly after the announcements of the Nobel Prizes. The material is based on well established sources, and point to further reading from the prize-awarding institutions. Nobel Prize Lessons are some of many resources offered to teachers within the framework of Nobel Education Network. Nobel Prize Lessons are reliable and so easy to use, that a teacher can look through the manual, watch the slides, print the texts for students and then start the class.

Nobel Prize Lessons… …are lessons plans aimed especially at junior high (or middle) school about each new Nobel Prize. Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 Rainer Weiss, Barry C. For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 Jeffrey C. Kazuo Ishiguro. How To Become a Better Person. This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Tracy Foster for The School of Life titled How to Become a Better Person. Students work on abstract nouns, discuss virtues important in the modern world and watch a short film. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free.

Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Activity: Speaking about virtues, watching a short film, listening and writing Topic: Virtues Language: Abstract nouns Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: how to become a better person instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Write “virtue” on the board. Step 2 Step 3 Get feedback from the whole class and write up the virtues on the board and help them with pronunciation. Step 4. The Amazing Race: English Edition – The Canswedian English Teacher. I teach a class where the students don’t receive a grade… It is for students who don’t take Spanish, French or German and have extra English/Swedish instead. At times I am left banging my head against the wall – or grumbling a few choice words – because the class lacks the structure and drive I so crave in my regular English classes.

My co-teacher and I work fantastic together, and have tried to do what we can with them. However, I am constantly asking myself – how am I supposed to encourage the students and make them realize that they should give a hooey about these oh-so-important-lessons?! This summer, I had a little thought bubble float up one day. Why not do something like The Amazing Race with them? I am a fairly competitive person… I have been told by my husband that he refuses to play games with me because I have what he calls “issues with losing.”

Materials First things first. Amazing Race party ideas How it works: I will do this ONCE A WEEK with my groups. Materials:

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Film. In a Heartbeat. This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo and the theme of love. Students learn and practice expressions using the word “heart”, watch a short film trailer, predict and write a story, watch and discuss a short film, and watch and discuss a video in which elderly people give their reactions to the short film. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Practicing expressions using the word “heart”, watching a short film trailer, predicting and writing a story, watching and discussing a short film, and watch and discussing a reaction video Topic: Love Language: Vocabulary related to love Materials: Trailer, short film and reaction video Downloadable materials: in a heartbeat lesson instructions The School for Training is a small specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona, providing innovative courses of the highest quality for teachers from around the world.

Step 1 Step 2. Talking Clock! The Heroes Unit: Subunit 2 – Modern Day Heroes – The Canswedian English Teacher. Subunit 2: Modern day Heroes The purpose with this assignment is forcing students to get outside of their own backyards and hopefully get a little inspiration. There are so many role models out there that students are not aware of. The next step in this heroes unit is talking about present day heroes. I have four biographies I use: Malala, Aung San Sun Kyi, Mandela and Terry Fox. On the lesson plan this is Activity 2. Lesson Plan What is a Hero_-Activity 2 I do this as a jigsaw activity. Group A: Nelson Mandela Biography Mandela TimelineGroup B: Malala Biography Group C: Aung San Suu Kyi Biography Group D: Terry Fox Biography How does it work? Separate into groups and give them a hero based on their reading level. After they are prepared I make new groups – so each person has a different hero. Okay… that’s a crap tonne of information.

They hand in the following: Written work Write a ½ page summary of your hero, and identify parts of the heroic journeyDo you think she/he is a hero. The Heroes Unit: Subunit 1 – Qualities of a Hero and the Heroic Journey – The Canswedian English Teacher. This is a mammoth of a blog post, so I am going to split it up into three parts for your viewing pleasure.This unit is on Heroes with three subunits – fictional heroes, modern day heroes and personal heroes. You can go through it in about 2 -3 months. Do me a favour. Ask your students who their heroes are. How many of them can answer that? I was quite shocked when not very many students could identify a hero in their life or even someone to look up to. And that’s how I begin this unit. I push the little muffins by questioning the hell out of them -what’s the difference between an idol and a hero?

“Well – an idol is someone you think is really cool.” Yes, but so is a hero. “An idol is someone famous.” But now you are generalizing – what about Malala? “An idol is like a role model, and a hero is like somebody who has helped you in your life.” But couldn’t a hero help you indirectly? Keep questioning them – make them think. There are many other questions you can go through to make them think. Harry potter 20th anniversary party pack.

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