Month: July 2014

Introductory Paragraphs: How to teach and write them

When writing academic essays in English, students need to be aware that they will not only need to focus on their language accuracy (as well as tone, register, etc), but also that there may be differences in conventions of structure and logic. In EGAP, the introductory paragraph is an important part of any essay, and it is here … Continue reading Introductory Paragraphs: How to teach and write them

Teaching the Passive Voice – A Lesson Idea

GUEST POST BY EVA, SARAH, THERESA & JANA (my trainee-teacher students). If you like this lesson idea, please leave a comment, share, or ‘like’ the post using the buttons below! You can help Jana, Sarah, Theresa and Eva win a prize 🙂   phase content interaction media used time (min) introduction Ask the learners what they know about the … Continue reading Teaching the Passive Voice – A Lesson Idea

Teaching Second Conditional – A Lesson Idea

GUEST POST BY NINA, ANNA, FREDERIKE & JENS (my trainee-teacher students). If you like this lesson idea, please leave a comment, share, or ‘like’ the post using the buttons below! You can help Jens, Frederike, Anna and Nina win a prize 🙂 Context Setting Use a picture to introduce the topic of the lesson, for example “Winning … Continue reading Teaching Second Conditional – A Lesson Idea

Teaching Present Progressive – A Lesson Idea

GUEST POST BY LAURA, MATHIAS, PASCAL & MARIUS (my trainee-teacher students). If you like this lesson idea, please leave a comment, share, or ‘like’ the post using the buttons below! You can help Marius, Pascal, Laura & Mathias win a prize 🙂 Here is a downloadable version of the lesson plan: Lesson Plan Present Progressive Phase … Continue reading Teaching Present Progressive – A Lesson Idea

Teaching Reported Speech – A Lesson Idea

GUEST POST BY DANIEL, MARC & MARIUS (my trainee-teacher students). If you like this lesson idea, please leave a comment, share, or ‘like’ the post using the buttons below! You can help Marc, Marius & Daniel win a prize 🙂   First of all, here is the worksheet that you can print out and give to your … Continue reading Teaching Reported Speech – A Lesson Idea

Introducing Present Perfect – A Lesson Idea

GUEST POST BY JULIA, JENNIFER & KATHARINA (my trainee-teacher students) If you like this lesson idea, please leave a comment, share, or ‘like’ the post using the buttons below! You can help Katharina, Jennifer & Julia win a prize 🙂 ENGAGE PHASE Show a picture of an old colonel and let the pupils describe the … Continue reading Introducing Present Perfect – A Lesson Idea

Teaching the Third Conditional – A lesson idea

GUEST POST BY WOLFGANG, DAVID & CHRISTINA (My trainee-teacher students). If you like this lesson idea, please leave a comment, share, or 'like' the post using the buttons below! You can help Christina, David & Wolfgang win a prize 🙂   CONTEXT: World Cup 2014   Show the picture and ask learners to brainstorm what … Continue reading Teaching the Third Conditional – A lesson idea