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Mat Wright

Our lesson plans give you a series of activities to use in your classroom, including procedure and worksheets to download. Find our latest monthly lesson plan below:

Mandela Day

Mandela Day is on 18 July. This integrated skills lesson plan for upper-secondary students looks at Nelson Mandela's life and explores some of the themes surrounding South Africa during apartheid.

My holiday English book

This lesson plan for teachers of primary students looks at several creative ideas for making an English activity book in the summer holidays.

Festivals

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level B1 explores the theme of festivals. Students will read about different festivals and invent an exciting new one.

World Book Day

This is an this integrated skills lesson, aimed at young learners with an English level of A2 and above to help them learn about World Book Day.

Drawing dictation

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on using prepositions of place to describe and draw a picture.

Love poems

This lesson is aimed at teenagers and young adults with an English level of A2-B2. Students will work together to practise their creative writing skills.

Film reviews

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on discussing and writing film reviews.

2014 World events quiz

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2+ and focuses on world events in 2014.

What's your name?

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on developing listening skills based around the topic of ‘names’.

Snack facts - recording vocabulary

In this engaging series of activities, which use four short texts about 'snack culture', students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary. They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the meaning of new vocabulary based on suffixes and word-building patterns. If you have internet access, your students will also have an opportunity to use the British Council's LearnEnglish Teens website.

Dictionary skills for primary students

In this fun and engaging lesson plan for primary pupils aged 8 or over, you will find a quiz to help your learners develop their reading and dictionary skills, as well as a series of enjoyable tasks designed to promote group work.

Dictionary skills for secondary students

In this fun and engaging lesson plan for teenage students, you will find a quiz to help your learners develop their reading and dictionary skills, as well as a series of enjoyable and challenging tasks designed to promote group work and learner autonomy.

June 2014: Football and motivation

Our monthly lesson for June focuses on the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and uses activities from the British Council's Premier Skills English website to look at the theme of motivation. Motivation is an essential part of learning a skill. This lesson combines traditional approaches to motivation with the role of a self-concept in motivation.

May 2014: Space - the sun, moon, stars and planets

This lesson plan uses a number of online and downloadable resources from the LearnEnglish Kids website. In this lesson, children play a game using vocabulary about space, sing a song about travelling to the sun, listen and read a story about a fictional planet, and design their own story with support from a structured template, and then write about it.

May 2014: Weird museums

In this lesson, students practise word building in preparation for part 3 of the Use of English test in the FCE exam. Through a series of activities, students will become more aware of word ‘families’, enabling them to do the Use of English (part 3) more successfully.

April 2014: Planning and writing a story

This lesson uses materials in the writing skills section on LearnEnglish Teens and focuses on helping students plan and write a story.

March 2014 - Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature and our monthly lesson plan for March looks at this event in more detail. Students watch a promotional video for Earth Hour, read a text about Earth Hour in the UK, and talk about issues related to the topic. Students listen to a song from the video as an extension activity.

February 2014 - Online safety

February 11th is Safer Internet Day. To help raise awareness of this important issue, our monthly lesson plan for February 2014 is all about online safety and young learners.

In this lesson, students start by talking about how they use the internet, they then watch a video about online safety and read about staying safe online. They do a speaking activity based on the video and the text, and finish by making a poster with their top tips for staying safe online.

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