Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Gift of the Magi

A simple lesson plan for Christmas, based on the classic short story by O. Henry.  You can find the original story here (and on many other sites too) and an audio version with accompanying worksheets here at onestopenglish.  The original text works … Continue reading

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A book review from a six year old

[this post has been languishing in my drafts for some time … since the spring in fact … but then a few days ago the books were back on our kitchen table after I’d lent them out to a friend … Continue reading

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Let it snow …

This lesson plan is an old-favourite of mine.  It’s based on a poem by Carol Ann Duffy and is great for a winter’s morning, afternoon or evening – especially if it’s been snowing.  But it works just as well if … Continue reading

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#eltchat summary : dealing with failure

This is a summary of the #eltchat that took place at  12pm GMT on November 30 2011. How to Deal with Students who are about to Fail Chatters from a range of backgrounds and contexts, business English classes, private language … Continue reading

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