Russia is the world’s largest country and home to hundreds of historic sites with great artistic riches. It also has one of the longest train rides in the world, the Trans Siberia Railway Line and a nightlife fuelled on vodka. Moscow is … Continue reading Russia
Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and many other religions are a key part of life on Earth. It guides the daily living of almost 3 billion people and is the central focus for life’s great milestones; deaths, births, and marriages. Whatever your … Continue reading Religion
This conversation discussion focussed on school and all the topics which surround it. Schooling is very important to our lives and personal development, but how does it change you and why? What other factors can influence the life of a … Continue reading School
This Ted Talk is all about the world of work and how companies should better manage the education of their staff, recruitment, and training choices. Matt makes a passionate case for the use of apprenticeships to find and retain the … Continue reading TED IELTS: Young People and the World of Work, Includes IELTS Essay Plan
There are times when your students need a helping in hand in how to structure a presentation. Below are four example presentations which include signalling language and … Continue reading 3 TEFL/ESL Presentation Scripts For Use In The Classroom
Below is a quick list of phrases you can use to create a smooth presentation by indicating to the audience through signposting, using linking words, and signalling phrases. The list can be downloaded as a PDF, click the image below … Continue reading Presentation signposting / linking words / signalling phrases cheat sheet.
English study has become ever more critical for students over the last few decades. The stakes have never been higher and the costs hardly seem to be on a steady decline. The average students spend countless hours studying, so the … Continue reading Combining Ted Talks with IELTS: A Guide
Introduction This lesson incorporates a TED Talk (on housing) along with IELTS vocab and writing help. Sarah Murray’s 2018 Talk on the world’s housing crisis, where many are increasingly being priced out of the market, could not have come at … Continue reading TED Talk with IELTS Vocab and Writing Task 2: Housing Crisis
Introduction Learning about the world is essential. Use our self-made Microsoft PowerPoint to make learning about countries fun and interactive. The file can be edited by you to include points you wish to teach (or even revise) with your students. … Continue reading 10 PPT Country Jeopardy Games For The TEFL Classroom
Language level: B1+ Aim: Team discussion and decision making. Building leadership and critical thinking skills. Learner type: Young learners; Teens; Adults Time: 45 – 60 minutes Materials: PDF text and images, can be printed or used on an in-class projector. … Continue reading Peoples Republic of Bozatta: Budget Decisions
We’ve all probably done it and perhaps even our parents. Taking selfies is the latest norm to settle in our lives, but how good is it for your health? Many say that it can cause anxiety and bullying amongst teens, … Continue reading Selfies
Modern life is really hectic sometimes. It often feels like a neverending treadmill of; waking up, working, eating, sleeping, and then to have it all repeat … Continue reading Sleep
What does it mean to healthy? There are perhaps many ways to describe a healthy lifestyle. This reading comprehension activity gets your students reading, answering questions, and then finally talk about the issues about eating and diet. Suitable for B1 … Continue reading Make Health a Habit – Reading Comprehension
The internet has become the focal point for almost all forms of communication in the world. That said, does it still have the same power and authority as books and the written word? Some would argue that it no longer … Continue reading Publishing
The world is becoming increasingly automated with robots. How much of global business can automate through new technologies? There are feelings that society could be changed by robotics through lack of employment and geographic displacement. That said, robotics is creating … Continue reading Robots
Do you feel safe online? How would you know if someone was following every click and every page you ever visited online? These days it is becoming harder and harder to remain anonymous online as a result of government and … Continue reading Privacy
Improving critical thinking skills in the ESL classroom Learning English is not the only aim for every ESL/TEFL classroom. It is also hoped that students are able to become more rounded in their academic skills. One of those other core … Continue reading I Knew That!
Crash! Bang! Bash! The reassuring sounds of most video games. They have influenced our lives and that of our children that debate surrounding them continues. Do they harm or are they just harmless fun? Language level: B1+ Aim: Issues surrounding … Continue reading Video Games
A fantastic activity that has been a staple of every ESL classroom for decades. There are a number of varieties but this is perhaps the most … Continue reading Balloon / Rocket Debate
As a student learning English must at times be a thoroughly dull affair. As a teacher you can try to mix your routine now and again to provide variety and creative thinking. Don’t forget, the ideal classroom environment is one … Continue reading Backs To The Board
You know what it is like come September. New faces in the class, new fears, new ambitions, new habits, and behaviours. The first few lessons with your students is key to make that initial connection and to then gel as … Continue reading Two Ways To Better Connect With Your Students
Key advantages of an Ice Breaker activity This is an ideal activity to help your students get to know each other and ‘break the ice. I’ve … Continue reading 15 Free Ice Breaker Worksheets and How to Use Them in Your ESL Class
The goal of using PowerPoint games Learning takes many forms and it isn’t required to have students performing choral drills or quick dashes around the classroom to remember vocab. It’s sometimes better to give them, or perhaps their mind, something … Continue reading Amazing Facts: True or False?
Аll оvеr thе соuntrу sсhооls аnd busіnеssеs аlіkе аrе rеаlіzіng thе ехtrеmе bеnеfіt оf hаvіng рrоfеssіоnаl mоtіvаtіоnаl sреаkеrs vіsіt. Аlthоugh sоmе оf thеsе sреаkеrs аrе quіtе рrісеу, thеrе аrе асtuаllу mаnу thаt аrе аffоrdаblе, but јust а grеаt. Наvіng thе аbіlіtу tо mоtіvаtе оthеrs іs а rаrе аnd bеаutіful quаlіtу thаt реорlе tеnd tо grеаtlу аррrесіаtе. Іf уоu’vе nоtісеd thаt thе еnеrgу lеvеl оr wоrkрlасе аtmоsрhеrе hаs gоnе sоur, реrhарs hаvіng а рrоfеssіоnаl sреаkеr mіght bе а grеаt wау tо rејuvеnаtе реорlе аnd gеt thеm іntеrеstеd аnd mоtіvаtеd аbоut thеіr wоrk аgаіn. Ѕоmеtіmеs аll іt tаkеs іs а lіttlе рер tаlk tо gеt реорlе bасk оn thе rіght trасk.