And the Oscar goes to…

This is a ready-made, video-based lesson you can use with your upper-intermediate / advanced students. Copy and paste whatever you want, to your heart’s content! It’s yours to use. The activities have never been tested, so any feedback is most welcome.
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“Jump”: Risk-taking vocabulary through music

This is a ready-made lesson you can use with your intermediate / upper-intermediate students. Copy and paste whatever you want to your heart’s content! You can use it to introduce / supplement those classic coursebook units on risk-taking, overcoming adversity etc. or as a stand-alone lesson.
The song is a mid-tempo ballad sung by Take That’s Gary Barlow, so it may not appeal to teens. It is filled with useful vocabulary, though, so you might want to give it a try anyway. This lesson has never been tested, so any feedback is most welcome. [Continue reading]

Awkwardness: a video-based listening lesson

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This lesson is based on a recent post in which I discussed seven ways to get maximum mileage out of video-based listening activities. Before you go any further, please take five minutes to read the original article. The lesson is suitable for … [Continue reading]

In defense of Demand High Teaching

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What is Demand High Teaching? I first heard of Demand High Teaching in March 2012, when Jim Scrivener and Adrian Underhill launched a low-key, no-frills blog containing a brief introduction to the concept. In their words: "Demand High … [Continue reading]