Showing posts with label communicative skills practice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label communicative skills practice. Show all posts

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Free E-learning Lesson from Macmillan - Inside Out Series

Two Countries

This is a Macmillan Inside Out Series TEFL learning resource I would suggest is probably at Intermediate level (B1). It may also be suitable for Pre-Intermediate TEFL learners (A2) It contains:-

- A reading gapfill exercise about the country of Bhutan

- Answers requiring questions to be formed for them

- Facts about another unknown country.  Try to guess which country it is.  Remember it begins with 'B'.

Some Additional Websites to Research

Official website of the Bhutan Tourism Corporation, containing interesting facts and photos as well as conveying a sense of the government’s ambivalence towards tourism.

Facts about Bhutan from the US government’s Central Intelligence Agency website.

A guide to B----- from National Geographic, with photos, facts, map and a video

Other Lesson Resources

There is a teachers guide/answer key at:-

And a glossary of useful vocabulary for the exercises at

Learning English - Words in the News - Stagecoach

Learning English - Words in the News - Stagecoach

What do you think they use old trams for in Mexico City?

A BBC short video that firstly introduces 5 new words, the presenter then makes the video report explaining what the Mexicans use old trams for.  The 5 words are subtitled as they are used.  The video is then replayed with a full transcript which you can read. Finally you have the opportunity to use the 5 words learnt in a new context as a gapfill exercise.

Keep a note of the new vocabulary that you learn in your vocabulary book.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A Video Report on a School for Deaf Students in Jordan

The Holyland Institute for the Deaf 

by Brother Andrew de Carpetier!/videos/player/talking-hands

Consider the quote:

“Blindness separates you from things, deafness separates you from people”

Practise listening, reading, speaking and writing skills at:- 
TEFL Global Resources Communicative Page 

I would suggest this TEFL Global Resource is suitable for Upper Intermediate/Advanced TEFL students.