WORD CRIMES

Hi. After a long period I’m back here. It’s not that I’ve not created activities, it’s that I’ve forgotten to upload them.

LEVEL: B2 and above

AGES: 16 and above

TIME: 90 minutes approx

MATERIALS: youtube video projected in class and worksheet download link at the end)

GROUPING:  small groups and whole class

 

I did the lesson with my students yesterday and it was great fun as it triggers lots of discussion issues using humour at the same time. They even managed to solve all the questions.

Enjoy!

Download the lesson plan here.

Eating processed meat

A couple of weeks ago the WHO surprised us saying that eating processed meat increases the risk of suffering bowel cancer and placed these products in their list of unrecommended foods.

When I came across this piece of news I decided to use it in class. It’s a short video and it provides lots of interesting information. Before watching it we can ask students some questions about this issue to see what they already know. At the end we can discuss if we think they’re right, or if we are following their advice.

EATING PROCESSED MEAT.

Zen Christmas

This year I decided to repeat this activity I had done three years ago (explained here). This is what I wrote in that article:

Some days later I came accross this beautiful article thanks to my friend Laura Martín. The article appeared in the blog Zen Habits and talks about how much money we spend on Christmas presents and gives advice on how we could share costless things with our beloved ones. And I thought, why don’t we have our zen presents in class? And so this activity was born.
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Zen Christmas

Yes, Christmas is gone, thank goodness. But as I don’t want to forget this activity I’m posting it here.

My students’ task for their Christmas holidays was writing an opinion essay: ‘Christmas: a time to share time with your family or a time to waste money?’. I taught how to write an opinion essay and opened a discussion in class so as to give them ideas.

Some days later I came accross this beautiful article thanks to my friend Laura Martín. The article appeared in the blog Zen Habits and talks about how much money we spend on Christmas presents and gives advice on how we could share costless things with our beloved ones. And I thought, why don’t we have our zen presents in class? And this activity was born. Continue reading