is the largest area of ELT and is often divided into Upper Intermediate,
Intermediate and pre-intermediate. It is a good time to start using
simpler authentic material and really build students vocabulary.
I find that Intermediate students can often handle magazines aimed
at the teenage market and I always try to collect magazines such
as Cleo and Just 17.
VAK Learning Styles
This is a simplified Visual Audio Kinaesthetic (VAK)learning style quiz designed to make it quicker for students to have a better understanding of their learning styles and techniques that they can use to help them remember things better.
- Handout version (56KB PDF)
Complete quiz with helpful advice sheet
- Interactive version (269KB Flash)
This version asks 12 questions, calculates your score and provides simple advice on what you can do to improve your learning.
- Downloadable version (1.08MB EXE)
This version can be downloaded to a Windows PC for school or class rollout.
Resources on this Website
Complete Lesson Walkthroughs
Each of these lessons is ideal for new teachers with minute-by-minute
guides as to what to do. I did them during my CELTA training
and each lesson was very well received. They also contain
Word files with matching cards, which are good templates for
novice Word users.
Reading expressions with prepositions
(332KB PDF) Handouts (200KB Zipped
Electronic Flipchart file (506KB)
Lesson Plan (265KB
PDF) Handouts (28KB Zipped
Electronic Flipchart file (188KB)
Handouts and Exercises
- Create a Money Board Game (158KB PDF)
This enables students to create a money board game, which is both useful for reviewing some business concepts and encouraging creativity.
- Sentencing (240KB PDF)
A look at crime and punishment in England. This would make a nice starter for discussing cirme particularly for ELT students studying citizenship or preparing for the Life in the UK test.
- Football (203KB PDF)
introductory guide to football that will not only provide insight into
British English, but also provide some interesting Trivia about the
world's Number 1 game.
- Top 10 Games of 2007 (116KB PDF)
short reading exercise with vocabulary, discussion and writing
exercises to encourage students to discuss their hobbies. Could also
lead into a review writing lesson.
- Describing Feelings (116KB PDF)
A handout to encourage students to describe their emotions
and talk to each other.
- Top 5 Inventions (131KB PDF)
A reading exercise that can lead into superlatives and comparitive
grammar presentation or a compare and contrast essay.
- Children of East
Asia (181KB PDF)
An exercise that explores children's values, aspirations
and expectations in East Asia. It includes, a vocabulary
exercise, reading comprehension, discussion and writing
questions and an IELTs style Writing task 1.
- House Plan (216KB
A good discussion exercise. Also revises prepositions of
place and furniture lexis.
to make a vocab book (62KB pdf)
Step by step guide to making your own vocabulary book.
- Dress Codes (317
Complete Lesson plan with Matching cards and exercises
to assist students understanding of dress codes.
- How Do You
Like To Learn? (52KB PDF)
Survey to encourage student centred learning
- Getting To Know You Survey (53KB PDF)
A simple survey to encourage students to get to know each
other. Also useful for creative writing sessions.
For Girly classes
Ideal handouts for all-girl classes...
Other Useful pages
- Top 20 Fillers
We provide a First Aid kit sure to revive any English lesson
How to use comics in lessons
How to use TV in lessons
- Sound Scripting
your speeches and presentations more natural
How to use the International Phonetic alphabet
- Using Realia
How to use real life material in your class
Our Intermediate guide to writing essays
Handouts and tips for teaching and learning grammar