Speaking/Writing: Lists with a Twist (30 minutes or so)

Levels: intermediate to advanced.
Ages: teens; young adults
Type: variation on the old “pyramid discussion” activity.
Skills: listening; speaking; writing (spelling).
Language focus: grammar – modals of speculation/possibility; any vocab as arises.

Speaking: Circles Coursebook Topic Discussion

Levels: pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: teens; adults.
Type: conversations based on the coursebook topic title; mingle.
Skills: listening; speaking.
Language focus: previewing coursebook vocab (and perhaps grammar structures).

Interview Lesson (50 minutes to 1 hour 30 mins)

Levels: strong elementary to advanced.
Ages: older kids; teens; adults
Type: conversational; breaking the ice; revising question forms.
Skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, (pronunciation).
Language focus: revising vocab; revising question forms (grammar).

Limerick Dictation/Pronunciation Lesson (about 1 hour)

Levels: pre-intermediate to intermediate.
Ages: older kids; teens; young adults.
Type: using limericks to teach sentence stress, rhythm and revise English word order.
Skills: speaking; listening; reading; writing; pronunciation (sentence stress, conveying emotion through emphasis).
Language focus: vocab – extending through finding English rhymes; textual cohesion.

Intonation Lesson (about 50 minutes)

Levels: pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: older kids; teens; adults
Type: drama; intonation practice through improvised role-play, investigating body language.
Skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation (sentence stress; conveying feelings and status through emphasis/intonation).
Language focus: vocab and grammar as it arises.

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