Level C1

Empower C1

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In this General English coursebook for Adults by Doff, Thaine, Puchta, Stranks and Lewis-Jones, I wrote a video script storyline and accompanying page spreads in the book to highlight functional ev

White Christmas

Massive Mondegreen

Have fun in class and raise awareness of how pronunciation affects listening at word level and across words. Find the teacher's notes and worksheet pdf below, plus a video/karaoke of the song, and an audio-only mp3.

Wrong Lyrics 3

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This is a fun awareness-raising activity based on a video - see below. There is also an audio-only version available to download. See also Yes, today and Hay chewed.

Blues Band

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Want to know about a new blues band's first visit to Spain? Justin Coe tells us about the band, their music and reviews their recent concerts in Madrid and Barcelona.

Patagonia

ELT Materials: Patagonia
This activity is based on a video about the first European settlers in the Magellan Strait. The video is used as a springboard for vocabulary work, and leads into an internet research activity in which students find out more about the events in the video.

Internet Debate

ELT Materials: Internet Debate

In this activity, students read an article in favour of internet censorship. Then they prepare for a class debate for and against this kind of censorship. The activity is inpired by the debates in For and Against by L G Alexander (Longman 1969).

You're the Judge

ELT Materials: You're the Judge

In this group discussion, the students have to rank 5 different crimes in order of seriousness and decide on an appropriate punishement for each.

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