Success and fame Introduction This double topic deals with success, something we are all keen to have in our lives and fame, something many of us are not. This lesson was created for Intermediate level students but could be adapted for other levels. Planning a series of different activities on a single theme helps move a class from short idea-building conversations to more involved discussion or debate in which they have more freedom to express themselves and build their spoken confidence. It also helps break the topic down into more manageable sections. Time 120 minutes Materials Lesson plan: Guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks. Worksheets: four downloadable worksheet exercises which can be printed out for use in class. Worksheet A - One copy per pairWorksheet B - One copy per pairWorksheet C - One for each group of fourWorksheet D - One copy for each pair Pictures of famous people, to suit the class, I recommend 6 to 8 By Chris Trickett Copyright - please read Introduction Time 120 minutes
Selfie This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies. 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: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Speaking, performing a roleplay, watching a short film, Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society Language: Questions Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: selfie lesson 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 Ask your students the following question: Have you ever met a famous person? Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
The American Teenager in 2015 Story by Victor Luckerson At Briarwood Christian High School, the boys’ bathrooms smell like blueberries. Many of the Birmingham, Ala., school’s students have taken up electronic cigarettes, which come in a variety of fruity flavors, and they decamp to the restroom to get their necessary nicotine hit between classes. Emphasis on the electronic here–Molly Lattner, a 17-year-old senior at Briarwood, says she’s never seen a person her age smoking a regular tobacco cigarette. It’s a classic form of youthful rebellion with a modern twist, and in many ways it encapsulates how the teens today are not so different from the ones profiled by TIME in a 1965 cover story on the state of American teenagers. This new generation has been shaped by the events of the no-longer-new millennium. The digital lifestyle. “We have more responsibilities because of all the technology that we have,” says Sharon Bayantemur, a 17-year-old student at East Side Community High School in New York City. No hushed tones.
English Lesson on Madonna Advertisements Advertisements Madonna is one of the most successful singers ever. She exploded onto the music scene in 1983 and has rarely been out of the headlines since. Madonna is in fact her real name. She never looked back following the spectacular success of her debut album. Madonna has had a sparkling and varied career. Madonna has been married twice. 238 words Sources: and assorted biographies. Advertisements Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Match the following phrases from the article: Madonna __________________ successful singers ever. Madonna __________________ name. She __________________ following the spectacular success of her debut album. Madonna __________________ and varied career. Madonna has __________________. Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics: Madonna is one of the most successful singers never / ever. Madonna is in real / fact her real name. Write about Madonna for 10 minutes. 1.
Best Christmas Shorts Films These are four of the best Christmas short films ever made. You don't have to believe in Christ or Santa Claus to enjoy Christmas or these great films. Argentine Tangos by Guy Thys (2006) (Belgium) (14m) Arguably the best Christmas short film yet made, Argentine Tangos (Tanghi Argentini), was nominated for a Best Short Film Oscar in 2008. In Argentine Tangos, a beautiful comedy drama full of Christmas spirit, we follow a middle-aged office-worker trying to fulflil his Christmas passion and conceal a snowy-white lie. Alma by Rodrigo Blaas (2009) (USA/Spain) (6m) * Written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas, a Spanish animator who has worked on Pixar features such as Wall-E and Up, Alma is something close to an animation horror! The Bloody Olive by Vincent Bal (1996) (Belgium) (10m) The Bloody Olive is a slick, funny spoof from Belgium (they must really love Santa there), where the comedy deepens as things go from crazy to crazier and then up a notch.
Simon och Sophie av Emma Granholm ::: v 36 ::: Veckans läsmål: sid 48 1. Introduktion av boken 2. 1. 2. 3. Dina svar mejlas in senast: fredag, 5 septemberDöp det till “Miljö och personer” ::: v 37 ::: Veckans läsmål: sid 108 Veckans skrivuppgift: BrevvännenLäs sid 49-108.Nu har du fått reda på mer om huvudpersonerna, och de har lärt sig mer om varandra.Tänk dig nu att du är antingen Sophie eller Simon. ::: v 38 ::: Veckans läsmål: sid 185 Veckans skrivuppgift: DubbellivLäs sid 109-185.Det hände en hel del under påsklovet.Vad tycker du om det sätt Simon och Sophie hanterar situationen? ::: v 39 ::: Veckans läsmål: sid 224 Veckans skrivuppgift: Slutet – och början på något nyttLäs sid 186-224.I den sista delen av boken sker en hel del förändringar, inte bara för huvudpersonerna, utan för flera andra av bokens figurer. ::: v 40 ::: Boksamtal i grupper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ::: v 41 ::: Extra skrivuppgift (Om du hinner med):Vem är en vän?
21 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World Paints a Powerful Picture of Inequality "As a child, that's your little space within the house," said James Mollison, a Kenyan-born, England-raised, Venice-based photographer whose 2011 photo book, Where Children Sleep draws attention to a child's "material and cultural circumstances" and offers a remarkable view on class, poverty, and the diversity of children around the world. After spending more than three years traveling the world from Senegal to Tokyo, Mollison's series include portraits of children in front of a white background accompanied by a single snapshot of their bedrooms, leaving the later to speak volumes about their the social and cultural circumstances that contribute to their lifestyle. "I hope the book gives a a glimpse into the lives some children are living in very diverse situations around the world; a chance to reflect on the inequality that exists, and realize just how lucky most of us in the developed world are," said Mollison.
Nelson Mandela Lesson: English Lesson on Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was one of the most loved and respected people in the world. For countless reasons he was and remains a huge hero. He was a person from whom we can all learn many lessons. He experienced many things in his nine decades, from being tortured to becoming president of the country he loved. Nelson was born in 1918 into a South Africa that was divided along black and white racial lines. The South African government did its best to keep Mandela from spreading his message of equality for blacks and racial unity. Nelson Mandela's call for racial reconciliation won him the hearts of millions. Sources: and assorted biographies. Advertisements Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article. Nelson Mandela was one of the (1) ________________________ people in the world. Nelson was born in 1918 into a South Africa (4) ______________________ black and white racial lines.