Category: Teaching Ideas

Why you should use fewer materials in class

Originally published on the British Council’s Teaching English magazine on 28th May 2016 We’ve all been there. You’ve worked through your lesson plan much faster than expected, you’re 70 minutes through your 90 minute...

List of listening activities

Lead-in General background discussion related to the topic Brainstorm vocabulary related to the topic (whole group or in pairs) Ranking exercise related to topic Pyramid discussion Some conversation questions (whole group or in pairs)...

Using genuine videos in the class

Using genuine materials in the class is an important tool for increasing your student’s language depth and to improve their confidence when taking their English into the real world. Several websites exist including One...