Thomas Heatherwick – Building The Seed Cathedral

This lesson plan is based on a 2011 TED Talk by renowned British designer, Thomas Heatherwick, where he discusses four of his most innovative projects. The lesson plan includes a PowerPoint presentation and variety of exercises that involve listening practice, note taking, discussion and an introduction to cognitive language and how it is used for discussing abstract concepts.

How Not To Be Boring

This is a great lesson that not only challenges your advanced learners’ listening skills, but also exercises their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. There is also an engaging post-listening speaking exercise where students discuss the topics raised in the video and the meanings of some of the rich, descriptive phrases Read more…

A Brief History of Alcohol – Rod Philips

In this lesson plan, students will have a brief discussion about alcohol before watching a fascinating animated presentation about its history. As well as practicing listening skills with a Cambridge exam style exercise, the lesson also includes written exercises to introduce the students to new vocabulary. Finally, your students can Read more…