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April Fools' Day, C1 CAE

C1 Listening – Spaghetti Harvest

In times of information overload, it can be challenging to distinguish between real and fake news. Many could argue that fake news made people more sceptical and so a bit harder to prank on April Fools' Day. Look at some epic April Fools' pranks and put students' fake news detectors to the test by spotting… Continue reading C1 Listening – Spaghetti Harvest

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April Fools' Day, C1 CAE

April Fools’ Day-themed C1 speaking

Is it April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day? I've been researching that for a bit too long and still don't have an answer to this burning question. What I do know, though, is that I have been working on another Cambridge-style speaking exam lesson plan, so you all can take a breather and discuss… Continue reading April Fools’ Day-themed C1 speaking

A2 KEY, Halloween

A2 – Phobias (possessive adjectives and pronouns)

No matter how strong and fearless you may be, there is always that one thing that may scare you. Whether it's something serious like claustrophobia, something specific like arachnophobia, or something bizarre like trypophobia, we all have our reasons to be anxious. In this A2 grammar lesson, students get to talk about phobias while practising… Continue reading A2 – Phobias (possessive adjectives and pronouns)

B2 FCE

B2 – Listening Part 2 – Puffins

The beauty of being an ESL teacher is that you have an endless list of topics you can have a lesson on, no matter how niche or unusual they may seem. The other day, one of my B2-level students mentioned that his dream is to go to Iceland to see puffins, and wouldn't you like… Continue reading B2 – Listening Part 2 – Puffins

B1 PET

B1 Listening – Sleepy in South Korea

What's the value of sleep? In my opinion, the importance of sleep is priceless. It's an essential activity that every single one of us needs to do daily to function properly. Imagine a situation in which you are so busy at work that you sacrifice your precious sleeping time. Would you give up sleep for work?… Continue reading B1 Listening – Sleepy in South Korea

A2 KEY

A2 trial lesson plan by ChatGPT

Since everyone's been talking about the benefits of using ChatGPT at the workplace, I thought that I would also give it a go. My biggest day-to-day struggle is coming up with new and engaging ESL lesson plans. I've been using the same A2 trial lesson plan for a year now and I've finally decided that… Continue reading A2 trial lesson plan by ChatGPT

B1 PET

B1 – Cinema of the Future

This is the third lesson of the Preply course - Culture Vulture. This lesson is based on a short video on the history of cinema and everchanging technology which affects people's watching habits. It's a perfect opportunity for students to learn something more about the cinema while talking about their film preferences and cinema habits. The… Continue reading B1 – Cinema of the Future

Preply, Teaching Experience

One year on Preply🎊

Exactly one year ago, I sat through my very first lesson on Preply. I was unsure if this adventure would end sooner than it started, but 12 months later, here I am, still talking about it. Sit down, relax and read the story about the time I was questioning my solo venture when suddenly an… Continue reading One year on Preply🎊

B2 FCE

B2 – Writing Part 1 (Essay) – The effects of fashion on people’s lives

Love it or hate it, we all follow trends and fashion. It's also one of the evergreen topics that can be approached in many different ways. You can deal with fast fashion and sustainability, the newest trends during the fashion week, or do what I did and talk about its effects on our lives. My… Continue reading B2 – Writing Part 1 (Essay) – The effects of fashion on people’s lives

B2 FCE

B2 Listening Part 3 – The meaning of happiness

Happiness is one of the feelings that we all understand a bit differently. Listen to five speakers talking about happiness, and discuss what it means to you. Is it being with your family, making everyone else around you happy, or being by yourself? Occasionally, I like to look at Cambridge sample papers and oftentimes find… Continue reading B2 Listening Part 3 – The meaning of happiness