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Course Plan A1 Teen Beginner Themes

Unit 08 Free Time

Background

Talking about free time activities may help students find mutual interests and inspire them to look for ways to practise these activities in the nearby society.

Starter

06 'Free time!' Song (Hobbies + Pastimes) English on Tour - YouTube

06 ‘Free time!’ Song (Hobbies + Pastimes) English on Tour – YouTube (2:33)https://youtu.be/tzFESmpc6mo

In this song we’ll look at things we can do in our free time. Sing along with and watch the catchy ‘Free time!’ song.

Unusual Hobbies & Interests Vocabulary - YouTube

Unusual Hobbies & Interests Vocabulary – YouTube (1:33)https://youtu.be/ihfzda_dNOEVideo for beginners, elementary- and pre-intermediate levels.

 

Vocabulary

Hobbies and Recreation

Hobbies and Recreationhttp://www.esl-lab.com/vocabulary-lessons/hobby-shop/What hobbies are popular in your culture? Having a hobby is a great way to relax and enjoy your free time, Listen to 20 hobby words

Free Time: Sports and Hobbies - YouTube

Free Time: Sports and Hobbies – YouTube (1:40)https://youtu.be/DXcbKu8w8-gSports and Hobbies. – Pictures with words, music background.

Hobbies ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises

Hobbies ESL Printable Worksheets and Exerciseshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/hobbies.htmlHobbies ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets, Exercises, Picture Dictionaries, Puzzles, Matching Activities, Flashcards, Games and Vocabulary Cards For Kids

ESL Hobbies.wmv - YouTube

ESL Hobbies.wmv – YouTube (1:40) https://youtu.be/S44g_dE837M

Some popular hobbies are presented in this clip. It may help you with vocabulary, pronunciation, and saying short sentences.

Learn English - Asking About Hobbies, What do you do for fun? - YouTube

A1.2. Learn English – Asking About Hobbies, What do you do for fun? – YouTube 3:22)https://youtu.be/nMFrC3UGtek

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer “Do you have any hobbies?” in English.

 

Viewing

10 MOST DANGEROUS HOBBIES IN THE WORLD - YouTube

10 MOST DANGEROUS HOBBIES IN THE WORLD – YouTube (2:34) https://youtu.be/1iHcuvWbPAc

These dangerous hobbies ranked according to how deadly they are, according to statistics. You will also find the actual risk probability for every hobby.

Learning English Activities And Hobbies - YouTube

Learning English Activities And Hobbies – YouTube (44:17)https://youtu.be/qmKlOy1XTgI

Six scenes, then some of them again slowly and once again with subtitles. Some vocabulary and focus on form, too.

 

Lesson Plans

Recreation Lesson for ESL Students

Recreation Lesson for ESL Studentshttp://www.elcivics.com/recreation_esl_1.html

Recreation is important because it helps people relax. – Read short sentences about leisure time, several worksheets available

 

Game

Freetime Mime

Cut the handout into cards and give one to a student to mime. The others guess the hobby

 

Listening

Hobbies

Hobbieshttp://www.esl-lab.com/basic-english/hobbies/

Outside of school and work, many people enjoy spending their free time on their hobbies or other recreation activities. Listening Comprehension task

English listening

English listeninghttp://www.tolearnenglish.com/free/audio/2g.phpLearn for free… Games All our sites Add a new lesson / test / 1 lesson per week Lessons 11,000+ lessons & exercisesExtra large lessonsGuideGrammar sheetsIrregular verbsPlacement testsVocabulary…

Students: Hobbies and Interests - YouTube

Students: Hobbies and Interests – YouTube (2:26)https://youtu.be/Qkxj2RslljcWe conducted our research into the lifestyles of 60 university students over the course of three days.

Easy Conversation: 2. A Card Game

Easy Conversation: 2. A Card Gamehttp://www.eslfast.com/easydialogs/ec/entertainment02.htm

Listen/Read/Learn the dialogue about learning to play a game

 

Reading

30. Piano Player

30. Piano Playerhttp://www.eslfast.com/supereasy/se/supereasy030.htm

Donald plays the piano. He loves the piano. A reading/listening text about the piano

 

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Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9

The New Year

Warm-up

Songs

Time for another year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Happy New Year Song (na, na, na, na, na) - YouTube

Happy New Year Song (na, na, na, na, na) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0soawtYqFOoI couldn’t find a silly new year’s song that made me feel like singing at the top of my lungs, so I wrote one. It’s just a fun way to welcome the new year! (yr 3-7)

♫ Scottish Music - Auld Lang Syne ♫ - YouTube

♫ Scottish Music – Auld Lang Syne ♫ – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/PER8f7bQIlgSung by Dougie MacLean – “Auld Lang Syne” is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. (yr 5-C2)

Traditions

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/happy-new-year/1795966.htmlThere is a song millions of Americans hear every New Year’s Eve. It is called “Auld Lang Syne.” It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem, and it means “old long since.” The song describes the need to remember old friends. – Listening/Reading (yr 5-7)

50 New Year Traditions From Around the World

50 New Year Traditions From Around the Worldhttps://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/50-new-year-traditions-from-around-the-world.html

Have you ever wondered what New Year’s celebrations are like in other countries? Wonder no more; this infographic will tell you everything you need to know! – Info (yr 8-B1)

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutionshttp://www.kidsgen.com/rhymes_and_poems/ny_resolution.htm

I won’t fly paper airplanes when the teacher isn’t looking. I won’t sneak in the kitchen just to taste what they are cooking. I will not twist the silverware to see how far it bends. – Poem (yr 5-8)

Children and Teens Share Healthy New Year’s Resolutions - YouTube

Children and Teens Share Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – YouTube (2:07)https://youtu.be/mnPAgaNXIv8The American Academy of Pediatrics asked some children and teens what healthy New Year’s resolutions they were making, and they had a lot to say! (yr 5-B1)

Winter Wonders

Winter Wondershttp://www.alphabet-soup.net/mini/winter.html The Snowman’s Resolution (#3) by Aileen Fischer. A sweet poem to read with students – Poem (yr 6-8)

New Years Resolutions! - YouTube

New Year’s Resolutions! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/WLk3IFTDhkgA funny New Year’s parody of The Beatles, “Revolution”. Start your New Year off on the right foot! – Song (yr 7-B1)

New Year's Resolutions - Breaking News English Lesson - ESL

New Year’s Resolutions – Breaking News English Lesson – ESLhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1501/150102-new-years-resolutions.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – three levels (4,5,6 equal years 7,8 and 9) with various activities – Listening/Reading (yr 7-B1)

Disney Top 10 New Year's Resolutions - YouTube

Disney Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions – YouTube (2:56)https://youtu.be/or3nKPEzpsIHappy New Year! Draw inspiration from these New Year’s resolutions and make your own. What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? (yr 7-B1)

New Year Resolutions - Simon's Cat | GUIDE TO - YouTube

New Year Resolutions – Simon’s Cat | GUIDE TO – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/KNEVjhCXZB4

It’s that time of year when New Year Resolutions are decided! Watch our Guide To film to see how Simon’s Cat helps Simon with his. (Or not). (yr 8-C2)

One Little Word® - YouTube

One Little Word® – YouTube (Stop at 1:30)https://youtu.be/-2xQqXtpCPQWhat is One Little Word®? In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about … – Viewing / Listening (yr 8-C2)

The 'New Years resolution ' SONG 🎵 - YouTube

The ‘New Years resolution ‘ SONG 🎵 – YouTube (0:51)https://youtu.be/MwAm10xwrrUA very short new years song, new, years, happy new year – with lyrics – WARNING for the f-word at the end! (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution Song | Zoe Anne - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution Song | Zoe Anne – YouTube (4:14)https://youtu.be/yYMUCC9SFdsNew Year’s Resolutions, it’s really hard to stick to them. I tried my hardest for one month… – With lyrics (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution – YouTube (3:04)https://youtu.be/gAuG8NBgaNo“In a recent survey 8 out of 10 people said they found New Year’s Videos to be the same old same old. The other 2 were too busy writing their New Year Resolutions. Take a look at this charming independent video. We’ve all been there….. What’s YOUR new year’s resolution? ” (yr 8-C2) 

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan - YouTube

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions with Bob Dylan – YouTube (0:51)https://youtu.be/nluiApeNWKIFrom Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour…this one the top new year’s resolutions. Enjoy! (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution - Animated Tips And Tricks - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution – Animated Tips And Tricks – YouTube (5:54)https://youtu.be/xIDsgi9ytFESix tips that most people don’t know about when it comes to achieving your New Year’s Resolutions. (yr 8-C2)

Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts | TED-Ed

Try something new for 30 days – Matt Cutts | TED-Ed (3:27)https://ed.ted.com/lessons/try-something-new-for-30-days-matt-cutts

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. A full lesson based on a less than 4-min TEDTalk – Viewing / Listening / Lesson Plan (yr 8-C2)

10 TED-Ed Lessons to inspire your New Year’s resolutions |

10 TED-Ed Lessons to inspire your New Year’s resolutions |https://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/01/07/10-ted-ed-lessons-to-inspire-your-new-years-resolutions/With the exhilarating (and exhausting) holiday season behind us, January offers a month of new beginnings and boundless optimism. – Viewing / Listening (yr 8-C2)

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | Overcome the Odds - YouTube

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS | Overcome the Odds – YouTube (8:00)https://youtu.be/UEF6ipQFEkYStart the New Year right! New Year’s Resolutions are an old tradition that many of us partake in. (yr 9-C2)

The New Year's Eve song, explained - YouTube

The New Year’s Eve song, explained – YouTube (6:34)https://youtu.be/_xWxyxsVAsQThe US associates “Auld Lang Syne” with the New Year, but not everyone does. Join the Vox Video Lab! (yr 9-C2)

 

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Elementary History 4-6 History 7-9 Themes

The Legend of King Arthur

A Theme Page about the legend of King Arthur, suitable for lower-intermediate and intermediate students (A2-B1), year 4-9 in Sweden

Warm-up

The Legendary Myth of King Arthur of England - YouTube

The Legendary Myth of King Arthur of England – YouTube (5:24)https://youtu.be/CaiqIOdCFhgA “King Arthur” project, created by our a senior class students. Enjoy!

 

Songs

CAMELOT - YouTube

CAMELOT – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/A4sulsDydts

Venture back through the mists of time to the glorious lost age of King Arthur, the sorcerer Merlin and the valiant Knights of the Round Table.

The Sword in The Stone (1963) Part 2 - YouTube

The Sword in The Stone (1963) Part 2 – YouTube (2:29)https://youtu.be/HWG0h4sXJ9MA legend is sung of when England was young And knights were brave and bold. Lyrics (yr 6-9)

I'm a Knight ("Friday Night" by Lily Allen) - YouTube

I’m a Knight (“Friday Night” by Lily Allen) – YouTube (3:04)https://youtu.be/AtCxl9leYQ4We love Lily. And history. A quick overview of the life of a typical European knight during the Middle Ages. – With subtitles (yr 7-9)

 

Vocabulary

Medieval Life Flashcard Game

Medieval Life Flashcard Gamehttp://bogglesworldesl.com/medieval_flashcards.htmThese flashcards contain vocabulary on the theme of medieval ages and knights.(yr 4-6) Knights and Castles Worksheets

 

Lesson Plans

The Legend of King Arthur

The Legend of King Arthurhttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Legend-of-King-Arthur-3155407

A short story with lesson activities of King Arthur at lower intermediate English level for English language learners. Available at TeachersPayTeachers for $3. (yr 5-7)

The legend of King Arthur worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

The legend of King Arthur worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/the_legend_of_king_arthur/past-simple-storytelling/48248

A reading activity of the famous legend. The lesson plan is included: pre-reading activity, reading activity by levels and post-reading activities, also with a song, documentary videos and a film. I hope you find it useful. We will make a project with role plays out of it. – ESL worksheets

King Arthur and Excalibur, a jigsaw legend - English ESL Worksheets

King Arthur and Excalibur, a jigsaw legend – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-worksheets/grammar/past-simple-tense/king-arthur-and-excalibur-jigsaw-legend/115463Pupils have to put in order the jigsaw puzzles dealing with the legend of Excalibur and the Lady of the Lake. In this worksheet, they will find other exercises to understand better the story. – ESL worksheets

Knights of Arthur's Round Table: Legend & Overview - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com

Knights of Arthur’s Round Table: Legend & Overview – Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.comhttp://study.com/academy/lesson/knights-of-arthurs-round-table-legend-quiz.html#lesson

The Knights of the Round Table were an important component of King Arthur’s legacy at Camelot. Registering required (yr 8-9).

 

Listening

Learn English Through Story | King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table Audiobook - YouTube

Learn English Through Story | King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table Audiobook – YouTube (1:24:49)https://youtu.be/w1JLjQd-Siw

Learn English Through Story | King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table Audiobook (yr 8-9)

King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table Archives - Storynory

King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table Archives – Storynoryhttps://www.storynory.com/category/educational-and-entertaining-stories/knights-of-the-round-table/

The stories of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table are romances set in the mists of time somewhere between the dark ages and the middle ages. – Listen and Read (yr 8-9)

 

Reading

King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone - English ESL Powerpoints

King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone – English ESL Powerpointshttps://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-powerpoints/grammar/past-simple-tense/king-arthur-and-sword-stone/115348This display summarizes the well-known Arthurian legend of the Sword in the Stone.After that, they can use the matched worksheet (also available on ISL collective) to go further. – ESL worksheets

EBK for Kids: King Arthur's Life-Story

EBK for Kids: King Arthur’s Life-Storyhttp://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/kids/arthur_life.html

Lots of writers have told us Arthur’s story. No-one really knows who he was, but this is what is usually said about him. Separate sentences (yr 6-9)

 

King Arthur - King Arthur's Knights

King Arthur – King Arthur’s Knightshttps://kingarthursknights.com/king-arthur/Who was King Arthur? Was he a real person, King, or Warlord? These questions have been debated and sought after for years and years, but where lies the answers? (yr 9-C2)

Viewing

Level 5-7 The Sword in the Stone | Kids' Classics Readers from Seed Learning - YouTube

Level 5-7 The Sword in the Stone | Kids’ Classics Readers from Seed Learning – YouTube (4:44)https://youtu.be/QCq7Sz774lIThis is an old story from Europe. It’s a story about bad men and a good king (yr 4-5)

The Sword in The Stone (1963) Part 1 - YouTube

The Sword in The Stone (1963) Part 1 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZLYkRe2atscThis video starts a playlist of 30 very short clips that compile the whole film. Start from Part 2 (yr 4-6)
The Legends of King Arthur: The Knights of the Round Table | UR Play

The Legends of King Arthur: The Knights of the Round Table | UR Play (8:27)https://urplay.se/program/190293-the-legends-of-king-arthur-the-knights-of-the-round-tableA synopsis of the legends of King Arthur from UR, a Swedish Educational TV. Choose the English subtitles. (yr7-9)
King Arthur is a MYTH - YouTube

King Arthur is a MYTH – YouTube (9:08)https://youtu.be/6Cmxgr03S6MKing Arthur and his Noble Knights of the Round Table is a legendary story everybody had heard of. But was he real? Or was he the concoction of an inventive writer?

King Arthur 2004 Trailer HD | Clive Owen | Keira Knightley - YouTube

King Arthur 2004 Trailer HD | Clive Owen | Keira Knightley – YouTube (2:29)https://youtu.be/4M4D8vyK1mATrailer. A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Official Trailer [HD] - YouTube

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Official Trailer [HD] – YouTube (2:16)https://youtu.be/jIM4-HLtUM0Trailer. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” (yr 9-C2)

KING ARTHUR: LIFE AND LEGEND (INCREDIBLE HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube

KING ARTHUR: LIFE AND LEGEND (INCREDIBLE HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) – YouTube (1:15:11)https://youtu.be/EGQo3N-3sfEKing Arthur, the mythological figure associated with Camelot, Documentary (yr 8-9)

Is there any truth to the King Arthur legends? - Alan Lupack - YouTube

Is there any truth to the King Arthur legends? – Alan Lupack – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/RBsY88Lir-A

King Arthur has risen again and again but where do these stories come from, and is there any truth to them? Alan Lupack traces the evolution of King Arthur (yr 8-9)

 

More Materials

King Arthur, the legend of Camelot

King Arthur, the legend of Camelothttp://www.legendofkingarthur.co.uk/

King Arthur, who was he? Was King Arthur a real person or a folk tale? Depending on the source he might be a late Roman, a Celt; a king, a general, or a guerilla warrior fighting the Saxons, the Romans, or even the Picts in the north of England.

Isle of Avalon | Arthurian traditions in Glastonbury

Isle of Avalon | Arthurian traditions in Glastonburyhttp://www.isleofavalon.co.uk/avalon-arthur.html

Arthur was a semi-legendary, semi-historic king or leader of the Britons during the 500s CE. At this time, Britain was in its post-Roman phase – the Romans had left Britain around 410 (yr 9)

 

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Course Plan A1 Teen Beginner Themes

Unit 09 Daily Routine

Background

Talking about what happens every day at certain times can help our students find a feeling of security in the daily routines and in the certainty of knowing that tomorrow will be just like today.

Warm up

Destiny - Animation Short - EFL Classroom

Destiny – Animation Short – EFL Classroom (5:25)https://community.eflclassroom.com/video/destiny-animation-shortA silent movie showing morning routines over and over again from EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Destiny - Animation Short - YouTube

Destiny – Animation Short – YouTube (5:25)https://youtu.be/wEKLEeY_WeQDestiny is a silent short movie showing morning routines over and over again

 

Song

Daily Activities | Present Tense | ESL Classics - songs for learning English - YouTube

Daily Activities | Present Tense | ESL Classics – songs for learning English – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/k0FHGnc6iHgLearn English by listening to classical music. – A funny song about the daily routines, A1.2 – A2

 

Vocabulary

Everyday Actions | EFLnet

Everyday Actions | EFLnethttp://eflnet.com/vocab/dictionary/everyday-actions-list35 common verbs of everyday actions with a photo and audio to listen to and repeat. Activities here

daily routines vocabulary - English vocabulary lessons - YouTube

daily routines vocabulary – English vocabulary lessons – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/sIe8lwgDcVYdaily routines flashcard slideshow with audio. Use the video with your students and find more options including the words used in a sentence

daily routines ESL - YouTube

daily routines ESL – YouTube (3:17)https://youtu.be/g5Autn4ipqkJoshua teacher’s daily routine. – Very slow-moving video with narration and script on screen about a teacher’s day.

Daily routines: worksheets, printable exercises pdf, handouts.

Daily routines: worksheets, printable exercises pdf, handouts.http://www.agendaweb.org/vocabulary/daily-routines-worksheets-resources.htmlWorksheets: daily routines. Printable exercises pdf, handouts, vocabulary activities   Custom Search

 

Daily Routine: Talking about your Daily Activities (with Useful Examples) - Love English

Daily Routine: Talking about your Daily Activities (with Useful Examples) – Love Englishhttps://loveenglish.org/daily-routine/My Daily Routine!!! How to describe your daily routine in English? These 30+ useful phrases will help you describe your daily activities like a native. – Scroll down!

Lesson Plan

# 131 - SplitScreen: One Day In The Life (beginner) - EFL Classroom

Splitscreen: A Love Story on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/25451551The video is all about one day in a man/woman’s life, shown with split screen. A Lesson plan to go with the film: One Day In The Life (beginner) – EFL Classroom

 

Worksheets

ESL, English vocabulary, printable worksheets, daily routines

ESL, English vocabulary, printable worksheets, daily routineshttp://www.esltower.com/VOCABSHEETS/Routines{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}20&{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}20Chores/routines.htmlKiz School provides: Video Tutorials, PPT, Interactive Games & Quizzes, Printable PDF Worksheets & Flashcards, among others. You don’t need to be a professional teacher to use our…

Daily Activities - All Things Topics

A1.2 – A2.1 Daily Activities – All Things Topicshttp://www.allthingstopics.com/daily-activities.htmlall things topics Worksheets with all four language learning skills for Elementary Level 

 

Listening

My Day

My Dayhttp://www.adelescorner.org/listening/my_day/my_day_1.htmlEvery day I (1) at half past six. First I (2) to the kitchen and (3) a cup of tea and toast for breakfast. Then I (4) to the bathroom and (5) my teeth. After that, I (6) dressed and (7) my hair.

What a Busy Day!

What a Busy Day!http://www.esl-lab.com/day1/day1.htm

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top] Talk about your daily schedule starting from when you wake up until you go to sleep. What activities do you enjoy?

Daily Schedule | Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Daily Schedule | Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Labhttp://www.esl-lab.com/easy/daily-schedule/A daily schedule can keep you on track to accomplish your goals. Listen to a conversation on the topic.

Beginner English #01 Tell me about your day?

Beginner English #01 Tell me about your day?http://www.elllo.org/english/beginner/B01-JohnSarah-PresentSimple-Routine.htmIn this listening lesson, John talks with Sara about his morning routine. Students can listen and take two interactive quizzes.

 

Reading

Elementary Reading | Tom's Day | esl-lounge Student

Elementary Reading | Tom’s Day | esl-lounge Studenthttp://www.esl-lounge.com/student/reading/1r1-toms-day.phpTom’s Day: A text with comprehension questions and the same text with True or False questions

 

Viewing

A Cat's Day - YouTube

A Cat’s Day – YouTube (3:40)https://youtu.be/mKkdiYD0xykLearn English with cool Gifs and cooler celebrities like Tom Cruise. “Hi, my name is Tom. I’m a cat. I wake up at…”

Learn English with Video - Talking About Your Daily Routine - YouTube

Learn English with Video – Talking About Your Daily Routine – YouTube (3:20)https://youtu.be/0qwZ8UUQfQwThis English video series is a brand new way to learn English, and will teach you how to express your daily routine with ease. Learn everyday vocabulary and key verbs in this English video lesson.

Daily Routine - Jack's Day - YouTube

Daily Routine – Jack’s Day – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/HvFE65ruMRMFor ESL students: Jack’s Day in short sentences with audio and script on screen. “He wakes up. He shaves…”

Mr. Bean´s daily routine - YouTube

Mr. Bean´s daily routine – YouTube (7:44)https://youtu.be/4gde1mhw-A0With annotations about what he does and at what time – the same video is below under “Writing” without annotations.

Mr Bean Daily Routine - YouTube (10:53)

Mr Bean Daily Routine – YouTube (10:53)https://youtu.be/msqsxVX_gjsBusy Day. Animated Mr Bean story with sentences about his daily routine anotated on the screen. Another version above.

 

Speaking

Habits and routines: a flip book. – On the same page

Habits and routines: a flipbook. – On the same pagehttps://onthesamepageelt.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/habits-and-routines/By having students draw a hint next to each day of the week, this weekly routine flipbook can effectively become the basis for a speaking activity

Speaking Situations: Simple Sentences

Speaking Situations: Simple Sentenceshttps://eslgold.com/speaking/ss_simple_sentences/Speaking Situations: Simple Sentences: Example dialogues to modify to suit the students’ own routines.

 

Writing

Getting up Late for the Dentist | Mr. Bean Official - YouTube

Getting up Late for the Dentist | Mr. Bean Official – YouTube (7:29)https://youtu.be/IacjiYGj9l4Mr Bean wakes up late for his dentists appointment and has to rush there. He gets dressed in the car. From The Trouble with Mr Bean. – Write your own daily routine.

 

Focus on form

daily routines - YouTube

daily routines – YouTube (3:14)https://youtu.be/jW7tt0Ut3dMAfter 1:06 it becomes a grammar lesson, but until then it’s a good listening task for the 3rd person singular -s.

 

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Calendar Uncategorized

Planning for Spring Term/Semester

WebEnglish.se hopes to make every teacher’s life easier by presenting term plan examples and templates to use together with your students and/or colleagues to plan an enjoyable spring term.  WebEnglish.se suggests your plan be filled with themes, books, films and whatever else the class might come up with.

If you are familiar with Google Forms, you can make a COPY of this spreadsheet (in Chrome):

WebEnglish.se Themes in Google Forms yr 3-6

WebEnglish.se Themes in Google Forms yr 7-9

Then, click on FORM and Edit Form to adapt the questionnaire for your students and SHARE it to them to answer. Their answers will be collected in the spreadsheet.

To continue using paper and pen, just follow these steps:

1. Choose your class level and PRINT OUT (or show on the whiteboard) the list of WebEnglish.se themes:

Spring topics 3
Spring topics 4
Spring topics 5
Spring topics 6
Spring topics 7
Spring topics 8
Spring topics 9

2. Let your students choose which themes they would like to study in English.

3. Plan when the themes will be studied and mark them on a Term Plan

Download Term Plan Templates:

Term Plan Template by week – Spring
Term Plan Template 2 lessons – Spring
Term Plan Template 3 lessons – Spring
The templates are adaptable for all levels

See examples:
Example Term Plan by week – Spring
Example Term Plan 3 lessons – Spring

4. Check the Calendar and choose which annual celebrations you wish to acknowledge in class

5. Plan time for a project on English Speaking Countries

6. Plan time for reading real books

7. Plan time for formative and summative assessments

8. Leave leeway for sudden changes due to world news.

Suggestion: Show an empty plan to your students and fill in together or show an example plan and let them choose the themes, films, test dates, calendar topics, etc.

Click here to read my blog post:

 

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Calendar Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9 Themes

Chinese New Year

This theme page about the Chinese New Year will be updated by January 25th 2020 to include the latest materials for the celebration.

Background

Chinese New Year 2020 - Spring Festival Celebration !

Chinese New Year 2020 – Spring Festival Celebration !https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/chinese-new-year-traditions/The Chinese New Year 2020 falls on Tuesday, January 25 and is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. It is the beginning of a great Metal Rat 2020!

Chinese New Year around the world in 2020

Chinese New Year around the world in 2020https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/chinese-new-yearRead about Chinese New Year around the world in 2020. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals.

 

Warm-up

Happy Lunar New Year! - YouTube

Happy Lunar New Year! – YouTube (1:02)https://youtu.be/849Tk-ezcfYThe Lunar New Year is celebrated by over 1 billion people around the world

 

Songs

[ Happy CNY ] Chinese New Year Song - YouTube

[ Happy CNY ] Chinese New Year Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Y150S2vivFoThe 1st English CNY Song by Lleon 吕俊梁 featuring cute cute Tiger cartoon and animation. – In English, with lyrics (yr 4)

Happy New Year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Happy New Year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/happy-new-yearListen to a song about the traditions of Chinese New Year. – Song in English, with lyrics (yr 4)

Chinese New Year 2008 - 过年2008 - Happy New Year 2015 - YouTube

Chinese New Year  – Happy New Year  – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7laBfy89qK8This video is about the Chinese New Year. There is an English translation at the top of the video. (yr 5-7)

15 Days of Chinese New Year (12 Days of Christmas Parody) - YouTube

15 Days of Chinese New Year (12 Days of Christmas Parody) – YouTube  (4:00)https://youtu.be/ugtSa8vpTKQA parody of the lunar new year celebrations. The text is partly hard to follow, but it’s still fun to watch (yr 8-9)

 

Lesson Plans

The Chinese New Year - Intermediate English Reading Comprehension

The Chinese New Year – Intermediate English Reading Comprehensionhttps://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/190109/1901091.htmlPeople in China celebrate New Year in the month of January or February. The Chinese New Year begins on a different date each year between January 21 and February 20. – Interactive quiz (yr 6-8)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Chinese New Year's Day

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Chinese New Year’s Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/01/chinese_new_years_day.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Chinese New Year (yr 6-8)

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and | TED-Ed

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac – Megan Campisi and | TED-Edhttps://teded.herokuapp.com/lessons/the-myth-behind-the-chinese-zodiac-megan-campisi-and-pen-pen-chenWhat’s your sign? According to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen recount this classic myth. (yr 8-B1)

 

Reading

The Chinese Zodiac Story - Topmarks

The Chinese Zodiac Story – Topmarkshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNewYear/ZodiacStory.aspxA slide show telling the myth behind the Chinese Zodiac Animals. (yr 6-7)

All About Chinese New Year | kiddyhouse.com/CNY

All About Chinese New Year | kiddyhouse.com/CNYhttp://www.kiddyhouse.com/CNY/A text to read about the lunar calendar and the New Year – from 2015 (yr 6-8)

Chinese Zodiac for Kids

Chinese Zodiac for Kidshttp://www.china-family-adventure.com/chinese-zodiac.html#.VORkhPnF_iUThere are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. They came when Buddha summoned them to him. A race was held to determine which would be first in the cycle, guess who came in first and why? (yr 7-B1)

21 Chinese New Year's Customs and Traditions You Should Know

21 Chinese New Year’s Customs and Traditions You Should Knowhttps://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/new-year/customs.htmThe Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is sometimes called, is a 15-day festival in traditional custom. (yr 8-B1)

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiachttp://www.chinatoday.com/culture/zodiac/zodiac.htmAs students in a class are mostly born in the same year, you can study that sign together (yr 8-B1)

Chinese Zodiac 2020: The 12 Animals Signs, Compatibility

Chinese Zodiac 2020: The 12 Animals Signs, Compatibilityhttps://chinesenewyear2020.org/chinese-zodiac/Before celebrating the Spring Festival with your friends and family, learn more about the 12 Chinese zodiac animals here! (yr 8-B1)

 

Viewing

Chinese New Year began as a horror story - YouTube

Chinese New Year began as a horror story – YouTube (1:44)https://youtu.be/UzdhyAuCWagThere’s a special legend about the lunar new year – here’s our animation of the story. (yr 7-9)

The great race | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The great race | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council (2:17)http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-great-raceThe Jade Emperor chose the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. How did he decide? Watch and find out! (yr 6-7)

Story of the Chinese Zodiac - YouTube

Story of the Chinese Zodiac – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/Iw0adpGLIdkThe story of the Chinese Zodiac is a classic legend. – An animated story of the origins of the Chinese Zodiac aminals (yr 8-9)

Chinese Zodiac 12 Animals Symbols - YouTube

Chinese Zodiac 12 Animals Symbols – YouTube (4:04)https://youtu.be/06YdupyVpG0The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle symbolized by the 12 animals. Each animal has a different personality and characteristics (yr 8-9)

chinese new year story "nian" - YouTube

Chinese new year story “nian” – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/0uJbp8d_d9cIf you want know about Chinese new year, this animation will tell you. – A well-known story of the origins of the tradition in Chinese with English subtitles (yr 8-9)

14 Ways To Survive Chinese New Year - YouTube

14 Ways To Survive Chinese New Year – YouTube (5:14)https://youtu.be/RdT3nF_s8bMLearn how to survive annoying relatives this CNY! – A satirical video about the tradition (yr 8-9)

 

More Materials

Chinese New Year | ESL Teaching and Learning Resources

Chinese New Year | ESL Teaching and Learning Resourceshttp://www.esolcourses.com/topics/chinese-new-year.htmlPrintable classroom resources and online lessons for teaching and learning about the Chinese New Year

 

Categories
Beginner Elementary Intermediate Themes

London, 3-9

This theme page presents lesson plans and materials to learn about London in year 3-9 of Swedish Compulsory School (A.1.-B.1.)

Related Page: UK Countries

Warm-Up

What is London to you? #LondonIsOpen - YouTube

What is London to you? #LondonIsOpen – YouTube (0:43)https://youtu.be/K0I–En4pugLondon is so many things to so many of us. Brexit won’t change what we love about our city.

Ride in London | Funny Clip | Classic Mr Bean - YouTube

Ride in London | Funny Clip | Classic Mr Bean – YouTube (2:53)https://youtu.be/bArQmvCNfHYMr Bean takes a trip to London’s St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace on the top of his Mini

Quia - What's happening in London?

An ’emaze’ presentation with pictures, sounds and short texts to whet your appetite for London (and a comprehension “game” of Jumbled Words) (yr 5-9)

Friends - London Baby! - YouTube

Friends – London Baby! – YouTube (2:14)https://youtu.be/6-ma0ZDQ6IgFriends Comedy: Season 4 Episode 23. Taking a trip to London (yr 7-9)

 

Songs

Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner.m4v - YouTube

Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner.m4v – YouTube (0:39) https://youtu.be/ysYiDZWGIpIA simple version of Maybe it’s Because I’m a Londoner with lyrics on screen (any age) Piano Singalong

London song Big Ben rap | Song about London for kids | Learning English | English Through Music - YouTube

London song Big Ben rap | Song about London for kids | Learning English | English Through Music – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/XJrE9Ko-82k

LYRICS: Big Ben is not a person Big Ben is not a clock Big Ben is not a tower It’s a bell: ding dong – A rap about the sights (yr 3-7)

Ralph McTell Streets of London - YouTube

Ralph McTell Streets of London – YouTube (7:06)https://youtu.be/DiWomXklfv8The best version of Ralph McTell singing The Streets of London through the years.  lyrics here (yr 6-9)

The Lambeth Walk - YouTube

The Lambeth Walk – YouTube (4:16) https://youtu.be/wkS0lIysivQAny time you’re Lambeth way Any evening, any day You’ll find us all Doin’ the Lambeth walk (yr 7-9)   Karaoke

Worksheets

English exercises: This is London

English exercises: This is Londonhttps://www.englishexercises.org/buscador/buscar.asp?nivel=any&age=0&tipo=any&contents=london#thetop  Welcome to English Exercises .org. Here you will find thousands of online English exercises created by teachers from all over the world. (yr 4-6) A better page

London Puzzles

London Puzzleshttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/london-puzzles

Here’s a brand new collection of printable word search puzzles, mazes and word scrambles for kids, all on a London theme (yr 3-7)

 

Lesson Plans

A Virtual Trip to London - A student activity

A Virtual Trip to London – A student activityhttp://www.projectbritain.com/activities/index.htm

Shops and Markets in London Find the nearest underground station and take The Tube to one of the famous shopping districts in London. A page to plan your trip to London (yr 5-7)

London - DreamreaderDreamreader

London – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/london/  London is a big city in the South-East of England, on the River Thames. It is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. – Reading, Quiz, Vocabulary and Audio (yr 6-7)

Inside Out

Inside Outhttp://www.insideout.net/blog/elessons/video-lesson-15-londons-west-end

This video lesson could be used as an extension to the reading text in Unit 3 of the New Inside Out Advanced Student’s Book on page 30. A video and downloadable worksheets (yr 7-9)

Let's Learn About London - EFL Classroom

Let’s Learn About London – EFL Classroomhttp://community.eflclassroom.com/forum2/topics/let-s-learn-about-londonHere’s a nice series of worksheets for exploring London and a video-based listening activity about a tour of London.

The City of London | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

The City of London | LearnEnglish Teens – British Council (2:09) http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/video-uk/city-london

Everyone knows Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, but what else is there to the city of London? Learn about London’s past, present and future in this video. (yr 6-9)

Reading

Big Ben Facts: 14 Facts about The Big Ben ←FACTSlides→

Big Ben Facts: 14 Facts about The Big Ben ←FACTSlides→http://www.factslides.com/s-Big-BenDid you know that… London Big Ben is not the tower? It’s the bell inside it.

Facts and information about London

Facts and information about Londonhttp://www.projectbritain.com/london/Click on the squares for various topics to learn more about London (yr 6-8) 

Tim's box LONDON MAP Landmarks ESL english

Tim’s box LONDON MAP Landmarks ESL englishhttps://www.thinglink.com/scene/357176935547142146TOUCH this image to discover its story. – Information about the sightsImage tagging powered by ThingLink (yr 8-9)

Top London Attractions | London Tours & Attractions | LondonTown.com

Top London Attractions | London Tours & Attractions | LondonTown.comhttp://www.londontown.com/London/Top_London_Attractions

London is one of the culture capitals of the world and is brimming with exciting things to see and do. – A short text with an advanced language of the main attractions (yr 8-9)

 

Listening

Tour of London | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

Tour of London | LearnEnglish Teens – British Council (2:30) http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice/tour-london

Take a tour of London by listening to this tour guide and do the exercises to improve your listening skills. (yr 6-8)

A ghost's guide to London: Episode 1: Camden | Onestopenglish

A ghost’s guide to London: Episode 1: Camden | Onestopenglish (7:35)http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/listening/cinematic-listening/a-ghosts-guide-to-london-episode-1-camden/551984.article

Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London, takes students on a thrilling audio tour of Camden. 3 Audio files (7:35, 2:17, 1:09) and a downloadable lesson plan (yr 6-8)

London - Things you need to know

London – Things you need to know (0:22)http://learningapps.org/20595Watch the video and click the correct statements below – Interactive listening comprehension (yr 7-9)  Just the video 

Life in the UK - The London Underground

Life in the UK – The London Undergroundhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/london/the-tube/london-underground-intermediate-listening.html

The oldest sections run just below street level, with the newer sections running twenty metres or so below the surface. With a quiz below (yr 7-9)

The tube (learn English with pie) - YouTube

The tube (learn English with pie) – YouTube (4:06) https://youtu.be/qUGB0R7smQQThe London Underground is 150 years old. This video is from podcastsinenglish.com (yr 7-9) 

How to do London: The Basics - London Travel Guide | ESL Video

How to do London: The Basics – London Travel Guide | ESL Videohttps://www.eslvideo.com/quiz.php?id=26624London ESL Video Quiz: How to do London: The Basics – London Travel Guide – Interactive listening comprehension (yr 7-9)Just the video

Visit Britain Podcast - London - YouTube

Visit Britain Podcast – London – YouTube (2:57)https://youtu.be/nuRTQ1lOrgMVisit Britain’s video podcast tourist guide to London – find out more details at http://www.visitbritain.com (yr 8-9) video quiz

Quia - The Tower of London

An intriguing presentation with pics and clips about the Tower and a “game” of comprehension questions (yr 8-9)

How to Pronounce 20 London Underground Stations - YouTube

How to Pronounce 20 London Underground Stations – YouTube (11:19)https://youtu.be/y7mjp_GeLBA

When you visit London you’ll almost certainly use the London Underground also known as the Tube. Use one of these maps to find the stations: Find StationPrint-Out Interactive Large

 

Viewing

VisitLondon virtual tour

VisitLondon virtual tourhttp://360.visitlondon.com/#Interactive page with virtual tours to several London sights. Click the 360-dots to move to the street view.

EF - Live The Language - London on Vimeo

EF – Live The Language – London on Vimeo (1:52)https://vimeo.com/18967093Commercial for EF International Language Centers. – Video with some easy vocabulary (yr 3-4)

London (for beginners) - YouTube

London (for beginners) – YouTube (1:22)https://youtu.be/piIXzRnJ8PMWith slow, simple commentary. London is the capital of *Great Britain. (*Actually the UK)  (yr 3-4)

Miles Around London Children's book - YouTube

Miles Around London Children’s book – YouTube (8:42) https://youtu.be/ZknELYHOXfQ‘Miles Around London’ is a children’s picture book idea by Caroline Harris and Douglas Pledger. This is promotional video (yr 4-5)

This is London | ESL Video

This is London | ESL Video (9:13) http://www.eslvideo.com/eslvideo_quiz_lowint.php?id=23187Video about London • Low Intermediate – Interactive ESL Video Quiz (yr 4-5)

About London 8 8 ESL video1 - YouTube

About London 8 8 ESL video1 – YouTube (5:49) https://youtu.be/0EeUiZSj5aMLearning English Online Video: Introduction to London, Simple and clear language (yr 5-7)

English - London sightseeing (A1-A2 - with subtitles) - YouTube

English – London sightseeing (A1-A2 – with subtitles) – YouTube (2:53)https://youtu.be/WFRR0zC70-0London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, British Museum, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace… (yr 5-8)

Pudding Lane Productions, Crytek Off The Map - YouTube

Pudding Lane Productions, Crytek Off The Map – YouTube (3:29)https://youtu.be/SPY-hr-8-M0A 3D representation of 17th century London before The Great Fire. – Student project (yr 5-9)

Things to know BEFORE you go to LONDON - London travel tips 2019 - YouTube

Things to know BEFORE you go to LONDON – London travel tips 2019 – YouTube (11:36)https://youtu.be/tntJWPhwCzQIn this video, we’ll share important information about what you need to know before traveling to London.

London -10 Things You Need To Know - Hostelworld Video - YouTube

London -10 Things You Need To Know – Hostelworld Video – YouTube (8:30) https://youtu.be/16ztSXkbquo“Find out how to get around, save money and see all the best attractions.- Introduction to London (yr 6-9)

TOP 10 things to do in London 2019 - YouTube

TOP 10 things to do in London 2019 – YouTube (6:26)https://youtu.be/lZ_E6HggA4wIn this video we’ll show you 10 best things to see in London. Here are our top 10 picks. (yr 6-9)

London in 1927 & 2013 on Vimeo

London in 1927 & 2013 on Vimeo (6:01)https://vimeo.com/81368735

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. A “silent film” showing the change in London in 84 years (yr 8)

London Walk, St Paul's To London Bridge - YouTube

London Walk, St Paul’s To London Bridge – YouTube  (5:18)https://youtu.be/7AjhPM6zbSM

A short walk from St Paul’s Tube Station to London Bridge, Taking in St Paul’s Cathedral, The London Millennium Footbridge, Tate Modern, The Globe Theatre, (yr 8-9)

London | Travel Guide & Overview | HD 1080p - YouTube

London | Travel Guide & Overview | HD 1080p – YouTube (22:59)https://youtu.be/qaBZPI7If14

London, England! A modern city built on thousands of years of history. From Millennium Bridge to Big Ben, from the London Eye to Buckingham Palace, we’re covering some of London’s most iconic landmarks! (yr 8-9)

How To Travel Around London and Buy an Oyster Card - Important Tips! - YouTube

How To Travel Around London and Buy an Oyster Card – Important Tips! – YouTube (5:25)https://youtu.be/LlZ_xDx2Zl0Here are some very important tips on how to travel around London and buy an oyster card. (yr 8-9)

Things NOT To Do in London - YouTube

Things NOT To Do in London – YouTube (3:23)https://youtu.be/qaK1z0J_mwUHey guys, today we’re taking a look at good ‘ole Londinian. Let us hop straight on board and take you through some London underground etiquette. (yr 8-9)

10 ESSENTIAL Do's and Don'ts in London (Don't make these MISTAKES!) - YouTube

10 ESSENTIAL Do’s and Don’ts in London (Don’t make these MISTAKES!) – YouTube (14:45)https://youtu.be/7x9dMaf0n74I’m a Londoner born and bred and I’ve lived in this city for 35 years. This is my essential guide to the 10 do’s and don’ts in London. (yr 8-9)

Harry Potter London Magic Walking Tour and Film Locations - YouTube

Harry Potter London Magic Walking Tour and Film Locations – YouTube (17:25)https://youtu.be/hBZAv-a7crQHarry Potter London Magic Walking Tour and Film Locations London’s favourite guide takes you to all the main Harry Potter film locations in London (yr 8-9)

Buckingham Palace Expedition - YouTube

Buckingham Palace Expedition – YouTube (9:40)https://youtu.be/gen0NgJjry4To experience the tour in VR (virtual-reality) or 360 format, view through the YouTube app on a smartphone.

360 video: Buckingham Palace Tour - YouTube

360 video: Buckingham Palace Tour – YouTube (2:15)https://youtu.be/FtGN2wK9g_s

Walk through the state rooms at Buckingham Palace and discover some of the most treasured objects in the Royal Collection. Text on screen.

Tower of London - YouTube

Tower of London – YouTube (1:42)https://youtu.be/_CqWuphG1iERevel in history at the famous Tower of London. No trip to London is complete without a visit to the Tower of London.

TOP 10 things to do in London for FREE | Travel Guide 2019 - YouTube

TOP 10 things to do in London for FREE | Travel Guide 2019 – YouTube (5:29)https://youtu.be/p__g7qaDcG8In this video, we’ll show you 10 things you can do in London completely free of charge.

 

Speaking

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: LONDON

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: LONDONhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/l/london.htmlESL Discussions: Free worksheet and online activity on London. – QUESTIONS to use in class, in pairs or small groups (yr 7-9)

 

More Materials

Welcome to London - visitlondon.com

Welcome to London – visitlondon.comhttp://www.visitlondon.com/

Planning your London trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in London such as events and attractions, key traveller information to make your London visit run smoothly or are planning…

Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London

Londontopia – The Website for People Who Love Londonhttp://londontopia.net/London certainly has a lot of great famous museums to visit. However, there are dozens more museums that might get overlooked because they’re not as large, even though they can be just as fascinating.

 

Final Words

 

Categories
Intermediate Themes

Teen Stuff 8-9

A theme page about Teen Stuff: lesson materials to read, listen to and discuss Teen issues for intermediate level (A2.2-B1), year 8-9 in Sweden.

 Background

Your Teen's Search for Identity

Your Teen’s Search for Identityhttps://psychcentral.com/lib/your-teens-search-for-identity//Their bodies kick into overdrive. They find themselves disoriented, scared and alone. They become moody, secretive and sarcastic.

 

Warm-up

I Am - YouTube

I Am – YouTube (1:30)https://youtu.be/SR8j_P1O0osIdentity I Am, by BlueFish TV. – How a teenager changes identity with clothes.  – Very awesome videos, bluefishtv.com

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence - YouTube

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome – Ray Laurence – YouTube (6:34)https://youtu.be/juWYhMoDTN0 Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD.

Teen Quotes - BrainyQuote

Teen Quotes – BrainyQuotehttps://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_teen.html?SPvm=1&vm=l

Share the best teen quotes collection with funny, inspirational, love quotations by famous authors on teenage love, friends, teenagers, adolescence.

 

Songs

Alphaville - Forever Young ~Official Video - YouTube

Alphaville – Forever Young ~Official Video – YouTube (3:37)https://youtu.be/t1TcDHrkQYgForever Young by Alphaville! Forever young, I want to be forever young. Do you really want to live forever?

RAMONES - I Don't Want To Grow Up - YouTube

RAMONES – I Don’t Want To Grow Up – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/73NdmMYZsnMWhen I’m lyin’ in my bed at night I don’t wanna grow up Nothing ever seems to turn out right I don’t wanna grow up. – Lyrics below.

Miranda (the rights rap) - YouTube

Miranda (the rights rap) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/pC8yATZkHJkMiranda (the rights rap) was made by Arcadea and SYMO as part of the Human Rights in the Community project.

 

Reading

Children in Sweden

Children in Swedenhttps://sweden.se/society/children-and-young-people-in-sweden/Here’s a brief overview of the Swedish school system, what children’s rights are and what children in Sweden do in their free time.

An Open Letter From a Teenager to High School Teachers Everywhere

An Open Letter From a Teenager to High School Teachers Everywherehttp://www.weareteachers.com/an-open-letter-from-a-teenager-to-high-school-teachers-everywhere/

Please stop telling us that high school is going to be the best four years of our lives. It’s not. So we’re asking for a bit of elbow room. An inch or two.

What's a typical American teen's life like? - Quora

What’s a typical American teen’s life like? – Quorahttps://www.quora.com/Whats-a-typical-American-teens-life-like

Typical Days American Ethnicity and People Teenagers and Teenage Years The United States of AmericaWhat’s a typical American teen’s life like?

Information about health, growth, and emotions for teens - Nemours KidsHealth

Information about health, growth, and emotions for teens – Nemours KidsHealthhttps://kidshealth.org/en/teensRead and listen to articles about any imaginable side of teen health issues

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep - The Atlantic

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep – The Atlantichttp://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/how-smartphones-are-ruining-our-sleep/385792/Blue light makes the brain think it’s time to wake up, just as you’re getting ready for bed.

Life as a YouTuber – level 1 | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

Life as a YouTuber – level 1 | LearnEnglish Teens – British Councilhttps://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/graded-reading/life-youtuber-level-1

Jessii Vee makes videos of herself and puts them on YouTube. Millions of people watch them. Here, she tells us about her life as a YouTuber.

The pros and cons of social media use for teens

The pros and cons of social media use for teenshttp://info.trinity.nsw.edu.au/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-social-media-use-for-teens

Social networking and online use play a significant role in the lives of today’s youth. We uncover the pros and cons of social media use for teens.

 

Listening

First Date

First Datehttps://www.esl-lab.com/dating/datingrd1.htm

Imagine that your 16-year-old daughter is about to leave on her first date. What questions do you ask her before she leaves? Are you concerned at all? Why or why not?

Teens going veggie | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

Teens going veggie | LearnEnglish Teens – British Councilhttp://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening/advanced-c1-listening/teens-going-veggie

Listen to five teenagers talking about becoming vegetarian or vegan and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

American Teens Talk! | American English

American Teens Talk! | American Englishhttps://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/american-teens-talk

Americans Teens Talk! is a collection of interviews of American high school students in both written and audio format. Each interview is accompanied by vocabulary notes and discussion questions.

 

Lesson Plans

Teenage Behavior | Listen & Read | Spotlight English

Teenage Behavior | Listen & Read | Spotlight Englishhttps://spotlightenglish.com/listen/teenage-behaviorRobin Basselin and Joshua Leo discuss a question many people ask themselves – why do teenagers behave that way?

ESL Lesson Plan on Teenagers - Breaking News English Lesson

ESL Lesson Plan on Teenagers – Breaking News English Lessonhttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/1709/170921-teenagers-2.html

English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Teenagers – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events.

A brief history of graffiti - Kelly Wall | TED-Ed

A brief history of graffiti – Kelly Wall | TED-Ed (4:32)https://teded.herokuapp.com/lessons/a-brief-history-of-graffiti-kelly-wall

Spray-painted subway cars, tagged bridges, mural-covered walls – graffiti pops up boldly throughout our cities. And it turns out: it’s nothing new. Graffiti has been around for thousands of years. And across that span of time, it’s raised the same questions we debate now: Is it art? Is it vandalism? Kelly Wall describes the history of graffiti.

Two Fingers | Film English

Two Fingers | Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/2014/05/16/two-fingers/This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Jamie Thraves used as a music video for Jake Bugg and his song Two Fingers.

How to fight cyberbullying - lesson plan for teenagers | ESL Brains

How to fight cyberbullying – lesson plan for teenagers | ESL Brainshttps://eslbrains.com/cyberbullying-lesson-plan/

This cyberbullying lesson plan is perfect both for your teenage ESL learners as well as the parents. Learn, watch and discuss with ESL Brains lesson plans!

Teaching Guide: Getting Along with Parents - Character Education - Social Emotional Learning - Life Skills - Lesson Plans & Curriculum

Teaching Guide: Getting Along with Parents – Character Education – Social Emotional Learning – Life Skills – Lesson Plans & Curriculumhttps://www.goodcharacter.com/middle_school/getting-along-with-parents/

A teaching guide to help young adolescents get along well with their parents. Includes classroom discussion questions, writing assignments, and student activities. For grades 5-9.

 

Viewing

Who Are We? Teen Identity - YouTube

Who Are We? Teen Identity – YouTube (8:27)https://youtu.be/ZXnnbYsT_hIWhat makes you unique? How do you define yourself? And how do you react when others misunderstand or pigeonhole you?

I am who I am - YouTube

I am who I am – YouTube (4:13)https://youtu.be/nxg7DvRVaTcI asked my Grade 11 students to answer the question ‘Who am I?’. The following are excerpts from their responses.

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | TED Talk

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | TED Talk (2:35)https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread

“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.

Talks for when growing up is hard | TED Talks

Talks for when growing up is hard | TED Talks (11:49)https://www.ted.com/playlists/552/talks_for_when_growing_up_is_hard

The path to adulthood is, at times, a rough one. These talks offer words of comfort and heaps of advice for those moments when life feels way too overwhelming.

Your body language shapes who you are - Amy Cuddy | TED-Ed

Your body language shapes who you are – Amy Cuddy | TED-Ed (21:02)https://teded.herokuapp.com/lessons/your-body-language-shapes-who-you-are-amy-cuddy

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” might even have an impact on our chances for success.

How Smartphones Keep You Awake - YouTube

How Smartphones Keep You Awake – YouTube (2:50)https://youtu.be/mnDfPpUC_jgYour smartphone addiction isn’t helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.

What Does Cannabis Do To The Brain? | Brit Lab - YouTube

Smoking vs Juuling - YouTube

Smoking vs Juuling – YouTube (4:06)https://youtu.be/vKXVtdkmZbsJuuling and smoking both contain nicotine, but is one healthier? We talk Juuling on our Podcast!

16-Year-Old Warns Peers About Vaping Dangers - YouTube

16-Year-Old Warns Peers About Vaping Dangers – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/rhMXA02YmowA Wisconsin teen has an urgent message for his peers about vaping. Logan Krahn, 16, has been through a frightening medical ordeal.

VOICES FROM WITHIN - Voices from Sing Sing - YouTube

VOICES FROM WITHIN – Voices from Sing Sing – YouTube (6:14)https://youtu.be/unSvcD7xnsY

Imagine prisoners left alone in a room with only a camera. Listen to their frank conversation and the pain they carry and their plea to others to not make the same mistake.

5 ways we misunderstand adolescents, according to brain science | World Economic Forum

5 ways we misunderstand adolescents, according to brain science | World Economic Forum (1:30)https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/we-misunderstand-adolescent-brains-science/

There are more young people than ever in the world, yet we know so little about them. Here’s how to remedy that, says adolescent psychologist Ronald Dahl. – SCROLL down to the bottom of the page!

Our tomorrows: teenagers around the world share their fears and dreams - YouTube

Our tomorrows: teenagers around the world share their fears and dreams – YouTube (7:33)https://youtu.be/IgmFn-suAi4

Young people talk about how it feels to grow up in 2018, from dealing with racism in New York and fighting for LGBT rights in Jakarta to facing exam pressure. Subtitles (yr 9)

Biological Male Anatomy - YouTube

Biological Male Anatomy – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/G2ciOhidKpg

If you’re between the ages of 10 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty or some of the changes that happen when your body changes

Biological Female Anatomy - YouTube

Biological Female Anatomy – YouTube (2:00)https://youtu.be/j9QgcCK6FKM

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty, or the changes that happen when your body changes

 

Speaking

120+ Conversation Starters for Teens | WeHaveKids

120+ Conversation Starters for Teens | WeHaveKidshttps://wehavekids.com/parenting/Conversation-Starters-for-Teens

When it comes to chitchats, teenagers have a lot to say most of the time. It’s all just a matter of sparking a conversation with them. On that account, this list provides 120+ conversation starters for teens that are ready for use!

ESL Conversation Questions - Teenagers (I-TESL-J)

ESL Conversation Questions – Teenagers (I-TESL-J)http://iteslj.org/questions/teenagers.htmlConversation Questions Teenagers A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom. As a teenager, what do you think you can contribute to society? At what age should teenagers leave home? What…

 

Worksheets

All Things Topics - Teenagers - All Things Topics

All Things Topics – Teenagers – All Things Topicshttp://www.allthingstopics.com/teenagers.htmlall things topics – Students read and then discuss or write about possible solutions

 

Writing

Here is what life is really like for teenagers today - Daily Nation

Here is what life is really like for teenagers today – Daily Nationhttps://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/family/Teenage-voices-from-around-the-world/1954198-3090410-2a8h3j/index.html

For teenagers the world over, life is often an edgy, even volatile balance — do you live for the moment or plan for what’s ahead, chase the ideal or focus on the pragmatic. Read the article with 4 teenagers’ stories from around the world and write your own

 

Categories
Intermediate Literature Themes

Holes

Reading guide for the book and film Holes by Louis Sachar, suitable for intermediate level students (A.2.2-B1), year 8-9 in Sweden.

Viewing

Holes - Trailer - YouTube (2:11)

Holes – Trailer – YouTube (2:11)https://youtu.be/NEvLRtDKT0c

The award-winning bestseller comes to life in this phenomenally fun, adventure-filled movie starring Emmy Award-winner Shia LaBeouf.

Holes Trailer - YouTube

Holes Trailer – YouTube (1:00)https://youtu.be/5R8lYS8GZTwA new theatrical version of the multi-award-winning novel by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break.

PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Presentationhttps://player.slideplayer.com/24/7028986/#

Stanley is a student, just like you!  He is found guilty of a crime he did not commit. His bad luck can be traced back to an old family curse! More Slideshows

ON STAGE: Holes by Louis Sachar - YouTube

ON STAGE: Holes by Louis Sachar – YouTube (2:37)https://youtu.be/TbNO8r5qZ5QIntroduction to a stage play at Main Street Theater Houston, TX MainStreetTheater.com

'Holes' Interview - YouTube (4:36)

‘Holes’ Interview – YouTube (4:36)https://youtu.be/Hd-k-HuSbkY

‘Holes’ Interview. Kate Eckman interviews Andrew Davis, Khleo Thomas, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, and Tim Blake Nelson

Holes full movie - YouTube

Holes full movie – YouTube (1:57:28)https://youtu.be/rqi_StXDhpU

A boy being punished for a crime he didn’t commit learns there’s more going on at a juvenile correctional facility than meets the eye in this comedy-drama.

 

Reading

Holes Ch 1-5 - YouTube

Holes Ch 1-5 – YouTube (6:23)https://youtu.be/2-ir2GNJLPUA short, simple version, with text, pictures and audio. – Recorded with http://screencast-o-matic.com Ch 6-9 (5:42)

SparkNotes: Holes: Plot Overview

Holes - Louis Sachar - pocket (9780440228592) | Adlibris Bokhandel

Holes – Louis Sachar – pocket (9780440228592) | Adlibris Bokhandelhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/holes-9780440228592

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.

 

Activities

EDUCATOR’S GUIDE

EDUCATOR’S GUIDEhttp://www.walden.com/wp-content/uploads/2003/04/Holes_EdGuide.pdfA comprehensive educator’s guide to reading Holes in class on .pdf

Resource Room: Reading Comprehension - Literature - Louis Sachar's Holes Comprehension Companion

Resource Room: Reading Comprehension – Literature – Louis Sachar’s Holes Comprehension Companionhttp://www.resourceroom.net/Comprehension/literature/holes/holescomp.html

Enjoying literature is one of the joys of reading. The goal of the “Holes Comprehension Companion” is to help teach reading comprehension in an enjoyable context

Holes Teaching Guide | Scholastic

Holes Teaching Guide | Scholastichttp://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/holes-teachers-guideIn this unit, students explore various plotlines and cause-and-effect relationships from the book. Plus, they learn about author Louis Sachar

Holes Vocabulary Boosters | Scholastic

Holes Vocabulary Boosters | Scholastichttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/holes-vocabulary-boosters/

Enhance students’ vocabulary with this list of words used in Louis Sachar’s novel Holes.

Holes Discussion Guide | Scholastic

Holes Discussion Guide | Scholastichttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/holes-discussion-guide/

This discussion guide for Holes by Louis Sachar features summaries of the plot, themes, and conflicts, as well as details about the setting and characters.

Holes in Holes!

Holes in Holes!https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/resources/ks3/holes-by-louis-sachar/prose/holes-in-holes/2528We use cookies to deliver functionality and provide you with a better service. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Camp Green Lake Incident Report

Camp Green Lake Incident Reporthttps://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/resources/ks3/holes-by-louis-sachar/prose/camp-green-lake-incident-report/2527We use cookies to deliver functionality and provide you with a better service. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Kate's Diary

Kate’s Diaryhttps://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/resources/ks3/holes-by-louis-sachar/prose/kate-s-diary/2580We use cookies to deliver functionality and provide you with a better service. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Green Lake Informer

Green Lake Informerhttps://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/resources/ks3/holes-by-louis-sachar/prose/green-lake-informer/2526We use cookies to deliver functionality and provide you with a better service. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Holes Text vs. Film: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan | Scholastic

Holes Text vs. Film: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan | Scholastichttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/holes-lesson-plan/

This culminating activity asks students to compare and contrast the book Holes and its movie adaptation.

Free Summary and Study Guide for Holes by Louis Sacharhttp://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Holes/Holes01.html

Holes is about Stanley Yelnats, a boy with terrible luck due to a curse on his family, sent to a juvenile detention center called Camp Green Lake.

 

 

Categories
B1 Level Intermediate Themes

Aboriginal People

The contents of this Theme Page have been approved by an Aboriginal scholar.

WARNING: Some of the videos show pictures and mention the name of people who have died.

Aboriginal People and History

Australian History 101 - Darah (Australian Aboriginal Hip-Hop) - YouTube

Australian History 101 – Darah (Australian Aboriginal Hip-Hop) – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/uCZneDswWS0The song is something I wanted to get out for a while now. It is a history of the experiences of my people since colonisation. – Lyrics avaliable below. Interiew with Darah

Discover Aboriginal Experiences - YouTube

Discover Aboriginal Experiences – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/khA7RDKnRVgDiscover Aboriginal Experiences is a collective of quality, authentic Aboriginal guided tourism offerings.

Brief Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Culture - YouTube

Brief Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Culture – YouTube (4:24)https://youtu.be/R6xlUg7i1gsThis presentation was made to briefly educate people on the culture of Aboriginal Australian people.

Our Generation - Full length version (2010, 73min) - YouTube

Our Generation – Full length version (2010, 73min) – YouTube (1:13:42)https://youtu.be/Tcq4oGL0wlIThe original version of the ground-breaking Indigenous rights documentary Our Generation.

A real history of Aboriginal Australians, the first agriculturalists | Bruce Pascoe | TEDxSydney - YouTube

A real history of Aboriginal Australians, the first agriculturalists | Bruce Pascoe | TEDxSydney – YouTube (12:33)https://youtu.be/fqgrSSz7HtwIndigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe draws on first-hand accounts from colonial journals to dispel the myth that Aboriginal people were hunters and gatherers. (B1)

Aboriginal Culture

About

About Aboriginal Stories – Audiobook (6:06)http://esl-bits.net/listening/Media/2018-04-04/Aboriginal.Stories/default.htmlSkip’s ESL BITS – English Language Learning – ESL Listening Stories, Songs, Audiobooks       …

Dreamtime Stories - Biladurang The Platypus - YouTube

Dreamtime Stories – Biladurang The Platypus – YouTube (2:57)https://youtu.be/lDl5QwAR8DIDreamtime Story Animation “Biladurang The Platypus” – Starts a playlist of Dreamtime Stories.

The Dreaming. The Story Of The Spirit Fingers - YouTube

The Dreaming. The Story Of The Spirit Fingers – YouTube (6:01)https://youtu.be/KXDUS1EFzfwThis is a beautiful story with a moral content which is good for children to watch.

Aboriginal Dreamtime Story - YouTube

Aboriginal Dreamtime Story – YouTube (5:33)https://youtu.be/Sle62XV0BO0Based on an Aboriginal Dreamtime story of Waatji Pulyeri (the Blue Wren) OUT

How does Aboriginal art create meaning - YouTube

How does Aboriginal art create meaning – YouTube (1:39)https://youtu.be/mQi1NMh9CvAColin Jones, lecturer in Aboriginal History, talks about his culture, his history and his art.

360 Aboriginal Storytelling - Preview - YouTube

360 Aboriginal Storytelling – Preview – YouTube (2:08)https://youtu.be/rSXNPOyl6SkThe WilderQuest Aboriginal Campfire 360 Videos are a collection of authentic Aboriginal profiles to Country of traditional Aboriginal owners within NSW.

Stolen Generations

Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) Trailer - YouTube

Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) Trailer – YouTube (2:50)https://youtu.be/Lbnk8wSVMaMA trailer to the epic film Rabbit Proof Fence from 2002, telling the story of how aboriginal children were stolen by the white man. Watch more clips from the film:
Rabbit Proof Fence Stolen Generation 

A Look Inside the Heartbreaking Story of Australia's "Stolen Generation." - YouTube

A Look Inside the Heartbreaking Story of Australia’s “Stolen Generation.” – YouTube (3:55)https://youtu.be/wikX7V3nXDEIn this episode of A Broad Abroad we hear from direct descendants of Australias stolen generation.”

Australia Apologises

Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples (2008) - YouTube

Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples (2008) – YouTube (3:11)https://youtu.be/RThkO3XBThsThe 13th of February, 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples. In particular, it included an apology to the Stolen Generations. – A clip. (A2)Transcript of the clipThe whole apology with transcript (B1)

Response to Government to the National Apology (Tom Calma) - YouTube

Response to Government to the National Apology (Tom Calma) – YouTube (starts at 1:50; 7:85)https://youtu.be/FxHw1KK_gNw?t=110Response to government to the national apology the Stolen Generations by Tom Calma the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.