Category Archives: Other

Pronunciation Pyramids


Summary:

Students learn the difference in the pronunciation of similar sounding words.

Level: Any

Time required: 10 minutes.
Skills: Listening

Essay Writing – Self Checks


Summary:

Students learn how to check their English writing for mistakes.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Reading Writing

Essay Writing – Writing Body Paragraphs


Summary:

Students learn about the structure of body paragraphs and how to turn ideas in a brainstorm map into body paragraphs.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 50 minutes.
Skills: Reading Writing

Essay Writing – Writing Introductions


Summary:

Students learn how to write an introduction containing a) a good first sentence answering the essay question; and b) a summary of the reasons in the body paragraph.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Reading Writing

Essay Writing – Brainstorming


Summary:

Students learn about the importance of brainstorming before writing an essay, and how to do it.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Listening Writing

Essay Writing – Essay Structure


Summary:

Students learn about the structure of English essays.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading

Essay Topic – Refugees in Japan


Summary:

Students learn about the status and treatment of refugees in Japan. Then they write their opinion in an English essay. In Lesson 4 of the Mainstream English 2 textbook (2nd edition) students learn about Sugihara Chiune and how he helped refugees in WW2. This essay topic builds on that theme. There are two double sided worksheets which can be done in two 25 minute classes or one 50 minute class. Suits intermediate or higher level classes.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 50 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading Writing

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Make Your Own Comic


Summary:

Students practice writing English by filling in the speech and thought bubbles in the comics. These worksheets are also handy if some students finish an activity/worksheet before everyone else (they can work on the comics while they are waiting).

Level: Any

Time required: 20 minutes.
Skills: Writing

My Monster


Summary:

This is a fun activity for an English writing class. The students seem to enjoy it, and it is great to see the monsters they draw. It is also a good way for them to practice giving descriptions in English.

Level: Any

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Writing

Jeopardy Quiz Game


Summary:

In groups of four, the students play a Jeopardy style quiz game. This game works well as a fun end of term activity. You can easily adjust the difficulty level by changing the questions. You can also include words and phrases the students learned during the term.

Level: Any

Time required: 50 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading Speaking

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