C1. 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.

C1-C2. 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…