Even simple social tasks like inviting a person out to a restaurant can cause embarrassment and stress. This lesson includes discussions of why such situations are difficult, as well as plenty of practice.
What do you and your students know about the non-competitive urban sport, parkour? In this lesson students read about this activity, focus on informal language, then ask and answer questions about other activities in pairs.
For many people, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and trying to socialise with them can be terrifying, especially if they have to use a foreign language. This lesson can help your students overcome their fears.
A persistent problem area for students is phrasal verbs. This story activity presents the verbs in a context helping the students to work out the meaning. It is also memorable so it's easier for students to remember them too.