Lesson ideas on dating and relationships 3 – speed dating

Levels: strong pre-intermediate to proficiency.
Ages: older teens and adults.
Type: discussion-based lesson idea, unjumbling questions and conducting a mock speed dating event.
Skills: writing; speaking; listening.
Language focus: vocabulary-building; grammar work on forming questions in English.

Lesson ideas on dating and relationships 2 – working with a text

Levels: upper-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: older teens and adults.
Type: discussion and grammar dictation/reading tasks based on a text about speed dating.
Skills: reading; writing; speaking; listening.
Language focus: grammar- and vocabulary-building, using (semi-)fixed expressions from the text, and your students’ own words.

Three things

Levels: pre-intermediate to proficiency.
Ages: older teens and adults.
Type: ice-breaker; developing conversation.
Skills: speaking; listening; reading; writing.
Language focus: reviewing emergent grammar; practising question formation in English; extending vocabulary in a personalised way.

Reading from nothing

Levels: strong pre-intermediate to proficiency.
Ages: teens and adults.
Type: writing in a chosen genre, reading student-generated texts, reading and writing for pleasure.
Skills: reading; writing; speaking; listening.
Language focus: revising pre-selected grammar points, or any problematic grammar, register or vocabulary as it arises.

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