Archive for February, 2009

level: pre-intermediate, intermediate


I know what you must be thinking. “Oh, no he didn’t.”

You thought I was just messin’ around when I said I was gonna make a lesson using a T-Pain song. Wrong answer again! I decided that this video would be useful as a pretext for reviewing and expanding house vocabulary.

I would embed the video here but they have it disabled–so go check out the video first, then check the lesson plan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT_fnAjZNDY (more…)


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Level: intermediate, upper intermediate

Aims: Practice the use of phrases to structure a narrative, introduce and practice verb + obj. + to + inf., talk about stressful situations at work or school.


MS Word:

or  PDF:


Bits of card with the phrases “to start, plus, finally, on top of all that, but that’s not all, finally, all told”

(The Lesson Plan can be found at the bottom of the page.) (more…)

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Seems like my lag time between posts is getting longer and longer…I suppose I’ve been busier than usual, cooking up some really hyperspecialized material for my students none of which I imagine would be of any use to anyone else out there.  But now that I’ve got a minute I figured I’d share something that’ s been pretty useful in a variety of settings. (more…)

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