Friday, 23 February 2018

Debate Competition: a Speaking and Listening Activity

Students take part in a debate in form of a game/competition and practise their speaking and listening skills.

Friday, 16 February 2018

How to Spot Fake News: Listening, Reading and Speaking Activities

Students discuss how to make the difference between real news and fake news, and practise their speaking, reading and listening skills.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Farmer Interview - Teaching the Vocabulary of Farming: Writing and Speaking Lesson

Students learn the vocabulary of farming, revise how to make questions, and practise their speaking, listening and writing skills.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Fake News and Conspiracy Theory: Listening and Speaking Activities

Students discuss the difference between real news and fake news, and practise their speaking, and listening skills.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Learning the Vocabulary of Farming through Songs / Parodies: Reading, Listening and Speaking Activities

Students read about farmers who create parody songs, listen to a parody about life on the farm, then create their own parody, and practise their reading, listening and speaking skills.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Fixing Tractor Hydraulics: Listening Activity to Learn English for Mechanics

Students learn how to easily fix a tractor hydraulic pump, as well as some technical English for mechanics, and practise their listening, writing and speaking skills.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

General Vocabulary of Farming: Phonetics, Intonation and Pronunciation

Students revise the general vocabulary of farming, learn/revise the pronunciation of the words (stress, sounds and intonation), and practise their listening, speaking and writing skills.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Web quest: Native Americans in North Dakota (short version)

Students learn about Native Americans and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and practise their reading, writing, and speaking skills.

This article is a shortened version of a webquest I already published in a post. You can find it here:

It is intended to take up to an hour for the students to browse the internet on flagged websites and find out the answers to the questions.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Vehicle and Tractor Features Vocabulary Quiz

Students learn and practise general vocabulary related to vehicles and tractors through a vocabulary quiz on vehicle features.

as well as the 2017 News quiz

Find out how to create your own quiz on this post: Create a Quiz with Google Forms: Vocabulary, Writing and Reading Activity

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Talk about Vehicles and Tractors Using Comparative and Superlative: a Vocabulary and Grammar In Context Lesson

Students learn adjectives to talk about a vehicle, revise how to use the comparative and superlative, and practise their writing and speaking skills.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Vocabulary Games: General Vocabulary of Farming and Farm Equipment

Students learn or revise some general vocabulary of farming and farm equipment through a guessing game, as well as other vocabulary games, and practise their speaking and listening skills. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

BTS Final Oral Exam (CCF): Example of Assessment Paper and Useful Expressions

One of the assessment situation is a 5-minute oral presentation in English on a set of documents followed by a 10-minute followup discussion (still in English). In this post, you will find an assessment paper that I made last year to prepare my students for their final oral exam (BTS TSMA Sujet CCF) along with an example of what a possible presentation might look like. I have also included lists of useful expressions that I put together and that can be used to describe a picture, to make a presentation and to talk about a text. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

A Future with Farmers TEDx Listening, Reading and Speaking Lesson

A listening to practice the vocabulary of farming and learn about the differences between traditional commodity corn farming and a new trend of young farmers, who grow vegetables and rear animals on pastures.