Friday, 20 November 2015

LISTENING ACTIVITIES - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

You can use these lesson plans to help develop listening and language skills. There are seven episodes of Virtually Anywhere so you can do one a week, or more frequently if you would like more intensive practice. This is more suitable for intermediate 2 but those in intermediate 1 can give it a try.

Friday, 13 November 2015

SPEEDING INTO THE FUTURE - INTERMEDIATE 1

Technology's a good thing, right? It helps us stay in touch with friends and family wherever we are. But do we use it too much? In this session we do a fun quiz about how we use technology, and also learn the vocabulary.

Too much tech? - At the end of the page, click on next activity. This lesson has three different types of activities.

 Is technology good for children? - The following activity is a reading comprehension on technology with questions. 

EXTREME COMMUTERS - INTERMEDIATE 1

This news report is about extreme commuting - and you'll find out about one very long commute. While you are listening, try to fill in the gaps in the text below. Once you have finished it, click on the transcript below the video to see the correct words. You can use the vocabulary list to help you learn some new words while you're listening.



EXTREME COMMUTERS


The average worker in Britain _________ 54 minutes commuting each day. But some travel for much longer. These are the UK's 'extreme commuters'.
Gary Egen lives in Wales and ____________ five days a week to Watford, which is 170 miles away.
"My alarm goes off at 03:30 each day and my ________ takes two-and-a-half to three hours," he says.
But he says he enjoys the time spent travelling: "I have quite a ____________job so I use the journey home to sort my day out in my ___________ and to make a plan for the following day."
Research from the Office for National Statistics says ______________- commuting is becoming more _______________, and that a travel time of three hours or more is often a happier experience than ____________ journeys.
This may be because these extra-long journeys are a _______________ choice for extreme commuters. They often have a higher than ___________ income and can therefore use their travel time more productively.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

PAST SIMPLE - BASIC LEVEL

Do you like singing karaoke? You are going to listen to a rap made to practise the pronunciation of past verbs. I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun singing at home.





Friday, 6 November 2015

GUY FAWKES DAY - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS

On November 5th people remember the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by celebrating 'Bonfire Night'. All over Britain there are firework displays and bonfires with models of Guy Fawkes, which are burned on the fire. This video from The British Council's LearnEnglish site explores the origins of the festival and looks at how it's celebrated now.









After watching the video, try this game




Thursday, 29 October 2015

MONEY - INTERMEDIATE 2

Money vocabulary



Are you a student living away from home? Do you find yourself living on a tight budget? Listen to these UK students and find out their top tips for saving money.


Another exercise on money and society


Every year, it costs British students more and more to attend university. Students are graduating with larger and larger debts. So is a university degree really worth it? 


The pound sterling is the oldest currency in the world that is still in use. What do you know about the money used in the UK?

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

TRANSPORTATION VOCABULARY - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

As we have started with transportation and travelling, I thought you might need extra vocabulary for the lesson. On the link below, you can find plenty of vocabulary

Transportation

HALLOWEEN VOCABULARY - ALL LEVELS


Learning Chocolate

Some vocabulary on Halloween

Learning chocolate


Plenty of online activities on this amazing site: Esolcourses.com


Esolcourses - Halloween

Friday, 9 October 2015

WORD GAME - INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS

Play Wordshake and see how many points can you get in 3 minutes. Longer words score more points!
How many words can you make from the random assortment of 16 letters in a time limit of 3 minutes. Remember to spell the words correctly and remember, the longer the words, the more points you will score. Quite challenging and gripping activity.

Wordshake

READING ON MONEY - INTERMEDIATE 2

Are you good with money? Read the text to find out about British teenagers and their cash! -

READING ON HOLIDAYS - INTERMEDIATE 1

Do people have lots of holidays where you live? Where do they go and what do they do? Read more to find about holidays in the UK! 

LISTENING ON IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIVES - INTERMEDIATE 1

Listen to the speakers talking about important people in their lives and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills. 

EXTRA LISTENING ON TRAVELLING - INTERMEDIATE 1

These are some exercises to practise your listening skill. The topic is related to unit 2. I hope you enjoy them:


  1. Tour of London
  2. Travelling abroad
  3. Weather forecast (this has been included as the weather becomes important when travelling)
  4. Trains and travel

Sunday, 4 October 2015

FUTURE TENSES QUIZ SHOW - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL



Practice future tenses - will, going to, doing using this ESL fun Game. It is suitable for intermediate  learners. It can be used to review work that was done in class. Have fun learning English!


IRREGULAR PAST SIMPLE VERBS QUIZ SHOW - INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

This is a game where students choose points and answer questions to score points.Review irregular verbs past simple- Wait for game to fully load before playing.For best results do not use internet explorer. FIREFOX, Google CHROME & SAFARI are ideal.

TREKKING ACTIVITY PROMOTED BY EOI SANTA BRIGIDA - ALL LEVELS

EOI Santa Brigida is promoting a trekking activity along the nothern coast of Gran Canaria. It will be in English and a guide will tell the walkers about the beauty of our coast. This walk will leave from Las Canteras beach next October 31. Any further information on the activity is available in Spanish on the link below

http://www.sendabiosfera.com/p/descubriendo-nuestras-costas.html

Thursday, 1 October 2015

THE UNDERGROUND - LISTENING ADVANCED

LISTENING

ILLNESSES - INTERMEDIATE

VIDEO

I HAVE A HEADACHE - SONG ABOUT ILLNESSES - BASIC

VIDEO

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST PROGRESSIVE - INTERMEDIATE 1

Two teachers tell us about a scary situation when they were walking home late at night. This gives us the opportunity to see the way they talk about past situations and the way they combine the use of the past continuous (for longer, background situations) and the past simple (shorter actions that interrupt the action in the past continuous).

Self-study activity: Listen as often as necessary until you feel you've got the grasp of what really happened to them. Then retell the teachers' anecdotes in their own words. Make a point of using the past simple and past continuous all the time, and don't jump to the present.

Finally, can you think about a scary situation in your life? Retell the anecdote using the past continuous and past simple.

WHAT IS CHARM? INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

The EFL SMARTblog: What is charm?:

You are going to:

  • listen to a discussion about "charm", 
  • talk about being charming and being polite 
  • look at adjectives to describe personality and character
The EFL SMARTblog

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

WHAT IS BEAUTY - INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

More on descriptions for both intermediate levels. There is a listening activity as well as a crossword. If you were also interested in trying some speaking practice, you can use the questions on the page.


What is beauty

Monday, 21 September 2015

SOCIAL NETWORKS - ADVANCED

Hey, watch this

VIDEO

Speaking about HOLIDAYS - BASIC LEVEL

Ve estas charlas sobre las vacaciones / Watch these chats about holidays!

video

PERSONALITY COMPOUND ADJECTIVES - INTERMEDIATE 1

APPEARANCES IN ENGLISH - INTERMEDIATE 1

There are many ways to talk about physical appearance and describe people in English. In this lesson you  are given the most common describing words (adjectives) which are used to describe people and it talks about their physical appearance such as Hair, Skin, Body and Face.


PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES - INTERMEDIATE 1

Five activities with sound to enhance your vocabulary.

Personality adjectives

Friday, 18 September 2015

COOKING SHOW IN SPACE - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

Cooking show in space

CHOCOLATE NEWS - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

Chocolate news

MODERN FAMILY - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

 This video introduces the family


HOW TO TALK ABOUT FOOD AND DRINKS - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

In this video you are introduced to some common terms that are used when describing food and drinks in English.


TIPS ON FOOD AND MOOD - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

Tips to help you explore the relationship between what you eat and how you feel. Improving your diet can help give you:

- positive feelings
- clearer thinking
- more energy
- calmer moods


Monday, 7 September 2015

INTERACTIVE PHONEMIC CHART - ALL LEVELS

Important practice before starting with English this year. The link below show symbols on a clickable chart representing the 44 sounds used in British English speech. Students have to click on each symbol or sample word to hear how they are pronounced. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

COMPARATIVES - BASIC 2

Practice comparative and grammar. Click on the correct word to complete the phrases.

Learn English

ONLINE PICTURE DICTIONARY - BASIC LEVEL

This is a very simple and basic visual dictionary for children , but a good one for young learners or beginners. You click on each word and you will see a bigger picture with its name and pronuntiation.



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

LISTENING COMPREHENSION WITH MOVIES - ALL LEVELS

Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The clips on this site will improve your listening comprehension skills, helping you to learn and practice English as spoken by normal people every day! These particular clips are from recent movies. Good luck!


ESL Resources - English Grammar Exercises, Vocabulary Quizzes, Videos, American Idioms

Sunday, 15 March 2015

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES - INTERMEDIATE 2

You will learn words that have the same meaning as "advantage" and "disadvantage", such as "drawback", "downside", "positive aspect", "benefit", and many more. Come and improve your vocabulary by learning these synonyms in a very short time.

Monday, 9 March 2015

LISTENING ACTIVITIES - BASIC 2 AND INTERMEDIATE 1

On this link below, you can have access to plenty of audios with online activities. They can be a good practice for the final exams.

English Tonight

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES - ALL LEVELS


A very important grammar unit. Students have to learn how to use gerunds and infinitives in sentences. Here is a website with a lot of exercises to do online:



Gerunds and infinitives



eltbase.com logoQuiz 1
Quiz 2

Thursday, 1 January 2015