Category Archives: Lesson Plans

Plans for the last lessons together

3ºC – we’ll continue as usual with time for Speaking Test practice Y5’s: About the textbook, my plan is to do the Self-Help Books listening activity, and then practice Speaking Tests. Then we could do a listening activity I’ll design … Continue reading

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For CAL students! Zokorro! :D

Dear students, I’ve been gathering the General Useful Classroom Language everybody sent in, but my eyes are sore after 10 pages and I’m not sure it’s ready for publication and recording, so here’s what. If you find some time, can … Continue reading

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Fifths: Three projects underway

5A is working on a 10-point Manifesto — peeps, I need someone to send me the text once you finish. 5CAL is working on the audio project of Useful Classroom Language — I’ll try to upload the checked sentences asap, … Continue reading

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Y5 – Writings: Essays (LoM 1)

Thanks for your work. Although I’ve continued checking it at the C1 level, I can notice great improvement. Hopefully, you’ll do a wonderful job in June! 🙂 ❤ List of Mistakes 1  As you know, the most important thing this … Continue reading

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Plans for today and next week

Y5A: Today: doing the money recordings. We could use the second lesson next week to work on the Ten-Point Plan from the novel and on your own Ten-Point Plan! Next week: Y3C: we’ll start the next unit. Hopefull, people will … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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Y3: About unit 7

We need to finish it in April, but if we take a lesson in May, it’s not too bad. Anyway, it all depends on your work. What do you want to check in class? AND Do you want me to … Continue reading

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Updates

I have updated your Diaries, dear students, but I have not included links to all the stuff I’ve been posting, so make sure you watch the videos by students at least! Check the blog out, come on! Tercero: you should’ve … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigol Hotel – Discussing the movie

Today and tomorrow students will be using their English for the real purpose of discussing this movie and topics that come up in it! What language did you learn? What did you learn about India and Britain? What topics were … Continue reading

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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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Y5A: Forgot sth!

On our first day back together, apart from discussing the movie, we can also talk about the novel. If people have no ideas, we could write a Manifesto, like that by the Black Panthers included at the end of the … Continue reading

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Y5B: The Happiness Discussion

Today in Y5B we had a plenary discussion on happiness, which actually lasted our complete 2hour 15min lesson! It was very interesting and a lot of different ideas came up. As we mostly considered the extremes, we decided to tackle … Continue reading

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Y5A: today and for your spring break

Today we had a lovely lesson. First we talked about roma people (gypsies, in Spain) and indians, then about religion, also in the USA and in Europe. I thought we had to do the video at the end of unit … Continue reading

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Y3: today and for the spring break

Today we talked about people’s mistakes in the job-application letter, and reviewed Exam Strategies for writing applications, plus their structure. People will improve their work and bring a final version for after the holiday. I gave out a Pack on … Continue reading

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Y5’s: First Lesson after the Spring Holidays

Today we’ve arranged in Y5A that we’ll hold a complete plenary lesson to talk about the novel and the movie. People have to prepare a three-minute presentation of whatever they want to say about each. After we listen to everybody, … Continue reading

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About Certificate Exams!

Here is the new guide! Everything is carefully explained. Guía Alumnado PUC 2013_14 (36 pdf pages) “SPEAKING” PROPOSAL FOR MY CERTIFICATE GROUPS: Please, every week, have a look at some of the Speaking Tests that have been given in previous … Continue reading

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Star signs (wot?!)

When I was a teenager, at home, we had great fun reading a very thick red book by Linda Goodman, where she depicted “How to recognize” people having whichever star sign. I do not believe in astrology (for we are … Continue reading

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Why I am not moved by people saying they were nervous (edited)

I’m not moved when I have to certify that students have reached a level and they can’t show they have the level because “they were nervous”. Everybody is nervous in a speaking test, forgodssake! But some manage, and some don’t. … Continue reading

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Today and next week

Y5A, this is what we’ll do next day: What we did in the other Fifths today: We checked your homework (first two pages in 3B) and left the Grammar (also third page) and Grammar Banks 3A and 3B for next … Continue reading

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Y3. Intensive listening!

In Tercero, we have used February to train in Exam Format exercise, except for the last lesson in the month. In January, I had suggested students work on unit 5 throughout February at home, because Exam Practice Month gave you lots … Continue reading

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Y3. Mon., March 3

Deadline for Writing. Checking your homework (unit 5A): we talked about sports, while developing awareness about the use of modals and tenses as we speak and to make our range richer and our dialogues more interactives. Then checked page 45 … Continue reading

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Y5. Presenting May – Your work with textbook

Today and tomorrow our lesson plan… (I’ll update this post after tomorrow’s lesson, supposing something comes up in Y5CAL and Y5B) Your work in unit 2 at home. Any oral work to share, or questions, or requests for us to … Continue reading

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Y3. Lesson Plans, Your Work at Home (unit 5 & Revising 1-4)

Here is a reminder of how we are scheduling our work: Textbook: Unit 5 was scheduled for February, but because we had Exam Practice — I presented techniques, we have practiced with two different exams — and because the last … Continue reading

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For all my students

I have updated your Diaries above. Check them out!

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The Movie Project – Reminder and script!

Just a post to remind you that in our last February lesson in the third Feb week you should be talking about the movie you’ve been watching at home for the past months. You should be sharing your fav scenes, … Continue reading

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For all my students (homework for the weekend)

Download the Guide to Certificate Exams (PUCs) and read it. Jot down your questions for me in class. Remember I only answer questions about exams in class, at Plenary.  PUCs_guia_2012-13 (35 pdf pages) Tip: Don’t print it – it’s old and … Continue reading

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Rearranging Lesson Plans Y5’s

Last lesson this week: Small Groups finish checking pending homework: Grammar Bank 2B + 2A Handout, + if time allows, p. 21, p. 25 (vocabulary). Plenary for doublechecking answers and language questions. Orals on childhood and multitasking (Y5A also this … Continue reading

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Your Projects. Y5B has a plan now! One Crazy Summer

As you can see in our schedule for January, we’re having the a lesson for projects at the end of this month. 5CAL has decided they will just do the Audiobook Project, consolidation stage, and then if time allows I’ll … Continue reading

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Y5: Unit 2 – New Lesson Plans (updating the Draft)

You can replace the day for the One Crazy Summer Project Day with the Audiobook Project, if you like. It depends on how many people want to contribute things and which kind. That’s what depends on your decisions. Lesson 1. … Continue reading

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January School Announcements

At the state-run adult language school where I work there are two announcements students need to learn about! Fire Drill: some day in the month the fire alarm will set off so we can practice how to get out to … Continue reading

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Working to turn English learning into a true like or a passion!

Summary of my Intro to 2nd half of the course in our first lesson of the year! Listening to English every day should now be a habit you have acquired in the first half of the course, and something you … Continue reading

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Welcome Back! Happy New Year!

Dear students! Welcome back! I hope this second part of the course is of your interest, and that you intensify your work, to consolidate your learning and learn much more! I’m preparing an orgasmic Exam Practice Month for February! So … Continue reading

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Reminder Winter Hols & Draft Lesson Plans for January

Over your winter hols you should be listening to English every day (podcasts, videos, textbook audios, last year’s textbook audios – these are especially important to automatize fluent and accurate production). If you find time for more, remember consolidate: practice … Continue reading

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With love, for a better world

Gender Issues: Discussing the Gender Learnings in the Patriarchal System for the ebook I’m preparing with other teachers… with infinite sadness but also with loving fury! Printer-friendly version: genderissuesforebookHANDOUT (3 pages, pdf)

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Feminist materials to discuss gender issues

Connecting things to better chances for good analyses than those offered by materials in textbooks. Thinking is Action. Communication is r-EvoLutionary! genderissuessexistquotes (6 pages)

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New TP Podcast episodes: relative clauses!

For my Y5 students / for Upper Intermediate/Advanced students (Functional Translation while Oral Drilling!!): Useful Language: Relative Clauses: Consolidation 1 For my Y3 students / for Intermediate students (Listen and Repeat): Useful Language: Relative Clauses: Intro 1  

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Y3C – Consolidation: speaking & grammar

Considering the trouble people had holding 5-minute dialogues the other day, I’ve put together a consolidation pack! You need to read (and complete9 the sentences at home, many times, till you know how to say them, and then come to … Continue reading

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Exciting plans for your winter holidays!

Teresa, in 5CAL, told me today she had BEEN TO the Hilma af Klint exhibition in Málaga, and that she had taken a brochure in English, so as to do the exercise I designed for you all all! The timed … Continue reading

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Y5’s – Celebrating Human Rights Day – Dec 10

I have prepared this doc, but we have so many things to do next week in class (OPs, dialogues, C-Day!) that I’m not sure we’ll get time to do this. Anyway, if you could print it, that’d be good in … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Dear students, remember to bring your December Writing (Tercero, Quinto) and your Term Self-Evaluation Sheet (the last one on this page) the last day you come to class before the winter holidays.

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