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Teaching in an EFL context is not always the same as teaching in a multi-lingual situation. Most material published on the web does not take into consideration the unique advantages and disadvantages these… Continue reading

Speed Dating

A speed dating role play is the center this speaking and listening lesson that further explores Relationships and Dating in the movie Hitch. The Movie: Hitch Speed Dating Stage 1: Discussion Questions (15… Continue reading

Silly Shape Man

Silly Shape Man is a children’s activity for beginning and emergent learners. This expandable exercise teaches shapes, body parts and two useful phrases. Begin by drawing three shapes on the board. Teacher: “Silly… Continue reading

Relationships and Dating

Jigsaw listening is a listening comprehension activity that focuses on elements of understanding the relationships between characters through the words that are spoken and body language. Stages of the lesson Ask the Ss… Continue reading

Health and Healthcare Lesson 1

This is the first in a five lesson speaking and listening series with the theme of Health and Healthcare. Lesson 1 introduces the topic and focuses on healthy habits. Download Word2010 compatible version:… Continue reading

Health and Healthcare – Lesson 2

Lesson 2 is a listening activity concerned with telephone skills, specifically how to navigate automated messaged commonly encountered in America. The lesson provides listening practice and vocabulary. Lesson Plan 2 – Listening Topic:… Continue reading

Healthcare Lesson 3

Lesson 3 focuses on vocabulary and collocation building. It is a 50 minute lesson that provides both individual and group interaction. Download Word2010 compatible version: Amy.Health.Day3 Topic: Vocabulary and Collocations Target Learners: High… Continue reading

Health and Healthcare – Lesson 4

Lesson 4 looks at idioms referencing health vocabulary. The focus is on the connotations of the idioms with special attention to pronunciation and intonation. Lesson Plan 4 – Idioms Topic: Health Related Idioms… Continue reading

Health and Healthcare Lesson 5

This lesson culminates the week by incorporating the previous input. It contains a review of all material and whole class interaction in a guided talk show role play. Download Word2010 compatible version: Amy.Health.Day5… Continue reading


Clarity reflects the quality of being easily understood and remembered. This writing lesson emphasizes cleanliness of thought and style for advanced students and focuses on audience perception. Clarity An advanced writing lesson. Click… Continue reading