# Oral activities and pair work

ELT Nick. Comedy for ELT - The "Yes-No" Game. Using ‘COMEDY FOR ELT’ Clips. This is a guest blog written by Nick Michelioudakis and it will be included as part of the August ELT Blog carnival on humor.

You can read more about the blog carnival and how to participate here (11 more days to submit your blog!). This post covers how English Language Teachers can use different YouTube videos to get students more interested in English. I am sure you'll enjoy it and hopefully get a laugh or two from the videos shown here! Why use these clips? This material is not meant to be used like ordinary coursebook material. What can I use this material for? The fact that most of the sketches are quite short suggests that they can be used as ‘fillers’. However, most of the dialogues are so funny that very often all the introduction the teacher needs to make is: ‘Listen to this!’ In what way is this material different? DOs It follows from the above, that the teacher’s role is to help the students as much as possible, to make it easier for them to enjoy these extracts.

DON’Ts Task 1. Tic Tac Toe. Communicative Activities : Grammar and Beyond. TeachingEnglish. Business English - Dialogue - Looking for a Bookkeeper. Top Free ESL Conversation Lessons Plans. Modals for Reasoning. This lesson focuses on the use of modal verbs of probability and advice in the past tense.

A difficult problem is presented and students use these forms to talk about the problem and offer suggestions for a possible solution to the problem. While the focus is on the past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice (i.e., must have been, should have done, etc.), it also serves as a great starting point for a discussion of issues that are sure to be hotly debated. Aim: Use of past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice, reasoning, discussing difficult issues Activity: Reading comprehension, problem analysis, conclusions and critical judgments Level: Upper-intermediate to advanced Outline: Review past forms of modal verbs of probability and advice (see for more information) Ask students to read the following short excerpt concerning a woman who has lost her job in rather dubious circumstances.

Janet was employed as a graphic designer at a very successful advertising company. Teaching Business English Activities. If you are teaching a business English class, you will probably find that your lessons revolve around a course book.