Jedna z moich ukochanych lekcji bazująca na materiałach autentycznych – zmuszająca do myślenia i krytycznego spojrzenia na otaczający nas świat, a jednocześnie świetna powtórka słownictwa związanego z ubraniami – już gotowa w wersji Google Slides! Testowałam zarówno z dorosłymi, jak i młodzieżą – sprawdza się w 100%, a dyskusje często trwają dłużej niż 45-minutowe zajęcia :) Enjoy!
Następna gotowa lekcja online czeka na Was – link poniżej :) Tym razem temat bardzo na czasie, bo dotyczący koronawirusa. W lekcji oprócz zadania na słownictwo i słuchanie, zebrałam fakty i mity dotyczące koronawirusa oraz pytania do dyskusji.
Pisaliście, że film nie zawsze działa w formacie Power Point, dlatego lekcje online będę zamieszczała w formie Google Slides, a pdf standardowo do wykorzystania offline – oby już niebawem była taka możliwość :)
Zaktualizowałam również TRAVELLING PACK – w pakiecie dostępna jest już wersja on-line w formie Google Slides, więc można śmiało skorzystać z tych materiałów w opcji udostępniania ekranu :) Jeśli już macie TRAVELLING PACK, dzisiaj dostaniecie link do wersji on-line, więc sprawdźcie skrzynki mailowe :)
An entertaining video from The Ellen DeGeneres Show will help your students learn new slang expressions! It’s also a great opportunity to use modal verbs for speculation. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
Today I’d like to share with you an idea of a lesson which I particularly like as it allows students to learn more about themselves and their priorities. I first came across the concept of ‘The Jar of Life’ at the psychological workshop about two years ago and it made a huge impression on me. I decided to share it with my students and every now and then I would come to the classroom carrying a jar, golf balls, a bag of pebbles and some sand. Now, I can use a video from youtube, but I guess a live presentation is more interesting for students, so have a go at it!
You’ll find the photocopiable handouts below.
Today’s lesson is one of my favourites – since I watched this video I haven’t been able to teach clothes vocabulary in another way. I know that the notion of sexist clothes is a tough one; it might be difficult to have a serious, matter-of-fact discussion, as students usually get into a heated debate on this topic. This lesson does not usually finish with the school bell – students strive to have an in-depth discussion on sexism and a 45-minute class is not enough. The issue of clothes is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexism and gender inequality – it is not only a matter of clothes, but also toys, jobs, school subjects…. And it starts really early – children in the kindergarten already know which clothes/toys/activities are for boys and which are for girls.
I truly believe that this topic should be touched upon in our lessons, particularly in high school. The way we raise and teach children has a huge impact on the whole society and since sexism is all around us – help your students to notice it!
The moment I saw Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk I knew I had to create a lesson on it – it’s such an inspiring speech that I felt everyone should learn about it 🙂 I’ve been working on the lesson plan for a while, constantly rewriting, correcting, tweaking and modifying the content of it. Ta-da! It’s finally ready, waiting for your B2+ lessons with teenagers and adults. It might serve as an incentive for discussion but it is not only a ‘speaking’ lesson. For me, it is more of a life skills lesson, as students can prepare for all the important but stressful situations in life such as an English exam or a job interview. To be quite honest, I believe that this TED Talk is also great for us, teachers, as we can brush up our knowledge of body language and at the same time learn how to deal with stressful situations – it can come in handy should you want to change your job in the near future ; )
The lesson is based on the concept of power posing, which is tightly interwoven with body language and the question: ‘Can our body change our mind?’ If you want to know how you can change the way you feel about yourself (and the level of hormones in your body as well!), watch this fantastic TED talk by Amy Cuddy. This is truly an idea worth spreading!