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FUTURE

This is a presentation on the revision of the following tenses: Future Simple, Future Intention and both Present Simple and Present Continuous in reference to the future. It is in the form of Mind Maps to be completed by your students. The students have to think about the usage, structure and characteristic words of each tense. Then there is some speaking practice.

This is the third part of the series. The first part is entitled Present Tenses, and the second one is called Past Tenses. You can find both parts on my blog. Hope you’ll like the whole pack.

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Blue Monday

The third Monday of January is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. But does it really have to be so blue?

This is a lesson that involves a lot of speaking, a reading on different colour idioms and some tips on how to beat the blue Monday blues. Hope you’ll enjoy it and make blue Monday a little more colourful.

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Matura Christmas Set

Ho Ho Ho, Christmas is coming. And because it’s 6th December tomorrow, I have a little MikoĊ‚ajki present for you. I know oral matura exam is not compulsory this year but isn’t teaching a language about practising communication skills after all (no matter the exam structure and requirements)? I prepared a version for a teacher and student so your students can actually work in pairs. I hope you will have a lot of fun, I mean ‘Christmas is coming’ fun.

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Past Tenses

This is a presentation on the revision of the following Past Tenses: Past Simple, Past Continuous and Past Perfect. It’s in the form of Mind Maps to be completed by your students. The students have to think about the usage, structure and characteristic words of each tense. Then there is some speaking practice after each tense.

This is the second part of the series. The first part is entitled Present Tenses and it’s already on my blog. The last part on Future Tenses is about to be published soon. Hope you’ll like the whole pack.

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Present Tenses

This is a presentation on the revision of the following Present Tenses: Present Simple, Present Continuous and Present Perfect. It’s in the form of Mind Maps to be completed by your students. The students have to think about the usage, structure and characteristic words of each tense. Then there is some speaking practice after each tense.

I hope you will like it cause I’m preparing (with my students) the next parts on Past and Future tenses. Let me know in the comments if you would like me to share the other parts with you too.

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Public houses

Surprise your students and take them on a spree to some British Public Houses. Do they know how to behave there? What to say? Are they keen on learning interesting facts about those undoubtedly remarkable places? Enjoy our new quiz and… bottoms up!

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At a restaurant

This time the material is entirely in Polish so it can be used by any language teachers who are preparing their students to matura exams or just want to practice situational dialogues at a restaurant. It’s designed to make students work in pairs. I hope you’ll find it both useful and a little bit of fun.

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There’s a child in all of us

A lesson created for adult groups. It can be used on Children’s Day but not necessarily. It includes a lot of speaking but also listening, a bit of vocabulary practice and some exercises on Reported Speech. You may always skip some slides if you feel some of the exercises are too easy or too difficult for your students. I hope you’ll enjoy this lesson.

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Mixed tenses and irregular verbs

Mixing may lead to outstanding results. Have a look at my newest short presentation on mixed tenses for lower levels. Good for the revision of the main English tenses and irregular verbs, especially for students preparing for different exams. The last part includes speaking practice and thus is more creative.

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Exam topics

This post is useful for the end-of-year lessons. If you want to revise exam vocabulary with your students, it’s enough to pick a topic using the wheel and/or one of the ideas below to have a nice warm-up or even the whole lesson. Not only will your students have to be really creative but they will also revise exam vocabulary in context and develop their speaking and writing skills.

  • Challenging writing – students work in groups. Each group gets a different topic (for example group A: Health and group B: Crime). They write down 8-10 words connected with their topics. Then we give them a writing task on a totally different topic (for example Nature) and they have to write it using all their 8-10 words. Follow-up: peer correction and identifying 8-10 words.
  • Chain stories – students work in pairs or groups. Each pair gets a different topic and writes a few words connected with their topic. Then one pair starts a story in which they use one of their words, the next pair has to continue using their word, then the other pair does the same. We can repeat it depending on how many students we have in each group or how much time we have left.
  • Small talks – I ask my students to prepare 1-2-sentence conversation starters on all exam topics. Next lesson each student picks a different exam topic. Then students work in pairs (for example student A gets Sport and student B gets House). Then I give them a conversation starter on a totally different topic (for example Culture) and they have to make a dialogue trying to change the topic into theirs in a natural way. If one of them succeeds in doing it quite quickly, they other student has to try to change it into his. I set a time limit of usually 3-5 minutes. So the students have to continue till the time is up.
  • For other ideas see the ‘Secret word’ post.
  • https://wordwall.net/resource/2421349