This is an activity based on the true story of Merhan Karimi Nasseri, a man who was unable to leave Charles de Gaulle airport. This became a popular story in the press and was later used as the basis for the Tom Hank's film "Terminal".
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This lesson is about modern technology and the effect it has had on people’s lives in recent years. A reading text provides the main focus of the lesson and the skill of speed-reading is developed. Students are encouraged to identify the meaning of vocabulary within the context and to focus on the pronunciation of regular past simple verbs.
This lesson is based on a short video about a family who has a takeaway meal from the chip shop every Friday. Learners will develop their knowledge about fish and chips and how, for many people, a takeaway meal is an enjoyable treat.
In this lesson, learners watch a short video about a typical British neighbourhood. Learners take part in meaningful speaking, listening and develop their language through collaborative activities based on the video. Particular focus is given to vocabulary and revision of the present simple tense.
Do your students need to practise using simple prepositions to describe where places are on a typical high street? In this lesson, your students will listen to some information about where places are and fill in a map. They'll also practise asking and answering questions using prepositions and consolidate the language by taking part in a role-play.
This lesson, about writing messages to friends on social networks, develops students’ ability to write personal messages and features example threads with comments, which students have the opportunity to contribute to. They can also post new messages, and comment on the postings written by other students.