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Intermediate to advanced EFL lessons with teacher's notes, links and lesson handouts.

Markets
A discussion, description and reading lesson for recycling professionals on the topic of commodities and emissions trading markets. May require some knowledge from the teacher. Approx 90 minutes

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Migration
A reading, listening and discussion lesson on various aspects of migration, including categories or migrants, pros and cons, news reporting, political polarisation and a debate. Approx 2 hours

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Stereotypes
Including descriptions and comparisons of pictures, European nationalities and stereotypes, as well as a questionnaire about British customs and the opportunity to write cultural advice for visitors to their own countries. Approx 2 1/2 hours

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British democracy?
A lesson on British politics, dealing with the roles and make-up of the Houses of Commons and Lords, famous quotes and a review of 2015 'Queen's speech' detailing the programme of government for the next year. Approx 2 hours

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Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
A conversation questions to four videos about the gas extraction technique commonly known as fracking. Approx 2 hours

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What has the EU ever done for us?
A communicative lesson on pros and cons around membership of the European Union, including videos, descriptions and analysis of charts, reading about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and role play.Approx 3 hours

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Graphs and Characters
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Music Festivals
A conversation class based around the British Council's 'Music is Great' lesson, but also including a clip from Waynes' World and a structured productive phase where the students have the chance to design their own festivals. Approx. 2 hours

Picture and table
Teacher's notes & links

A History of Ideas
Philosophical themes using short animations from BBC Radio 4's 'A History of Ideas'. Use the questions as you see fit, some before watching the videos, some during and some after to encourage conversation.

What is beauty?
Teacher's notes for a conversation/listening lesson around the ideas of beauty. It uses links to videos from BBC Radio 4's 'A History of Ideas' series. Approx. 2 hours

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The meaning of Freedom
Teacher's notes for a conversation/listening lesson around about ideas around freedom, from Sartre to Mill to Thomas Hobbes. It uses links to videos from BBC Radio 4's 'A History of Ideas' series. Approx. 2 hours

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Justice
Teacher's notes for a conversation/listening lesson around ideas that go to form our justice system. Looking at ideas as ancient as the viel of ignorance and Lex Talionis, it goes through Habeus Corpus and Civil disobedience guided by clips from BBC Radio 4's 'A History of Ideas' series. Approx. 2 hours

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The Good Life
Teacher's notes for a conversation/listening lesson on the ideas around flourishing, from Aristotle to Ayn Rand and using links to videos from BBC Radio 4's 'A History of Ideas' series. Approx. 2 hours

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Profitbricks
A series of lessons designed for in-company classes to IT professionals. Communicative in nature, the course spans various skills and relevant topics.

Argument

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Business Lunch

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Copyright

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Crisis

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Descriptions and Deductions

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Etiquette

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Experience/Interviews

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Making a Difference

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Meetings

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Turing

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About

Here you can access a selection of plans and handouts for my English as a Second or Other Language lessons, as detailed. All lessons are aimed at intermediate-level students or above, but I would advise you check the content for level before using them with classes that are not 'advanced' (C1-2). If you would like to comment on these lessons, have any requests, or are in Madrid and interested in professional EFL classes, one-on-one tuition or exam preparation, you can contact me here.

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