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We have put together some of our favourite lesson ideas at Churchill House and put them on this site for you to download. Choose your lesson idea (or ideas) from the list below.
Revision cards with questions to practise specific tenses. Students work in pairs or groups, they take a card and ask the questions to the other students.
- The very bad Yorkshire joke
- Integrated skills activity based on an old Yorkshire joke. Students listen to you tell an old Yorkshire joke a couple of times then work in groups to reconstruct the joke from the jumbled up parts of the text that you hand out.
Practises idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs to describe relationships e.g. "to get on like a house on fire". Matching cards activity and handout with a record of the expressions and some questions for further practice.
Reading - 10 techniques
Teacher handout on ways to exploit reading texts. The internet is a great source of material for classes - particularly reading material. In this handout you will find 10 generalisable techniques for exploiting reading material in class - whether from the internet or elsewhere. The techniques are designed to be as teacher-friendly as possible - i.e. involving a minimum of preparation!
handout of the most common irregular verbs. They are grouped according to their pattern.
Talking about grammar
A handout of names of words to talk about grammar, e.g. nouns, prepositions. Students have to match the examples to the names and definitions.
Could I borrow your…?
A version of the card game "Happy Families" but to practise asking for common classroom objects.
A handout of typical expressions a teacher might say to a student and a student to a teacher. Space for the student to write a translation in their own language.
The classic game of Battleships but practises spelling of vowels and thirteen / thirty problem numbers.
How to get that first!
Jigsaw reading of two articles about UK students who were very successful in their university studies. Also includes vocabulary work, follow up activity and teachers' notes.
A game in which students write the phonemes for words. Also includes a sheet with the British English phonemes and example words, which you are welcome to photocopy.