Category Group Work

The Google Translate Challenge

Language students routinely turn to the web to do their translating and there’s not much better than Google Translate. It effortlessly handless data and will translate into different scripts like Arabic and Russian, it can even translate some idiomatic phrases. It’s still a long way from being perfect, however and it gets a lot wrong. […]

More Complete Lessons Using PowerPoint – Money and Banks

If you can’t be bothered to read the post then download the lesson here. https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/money-and-banks.ppt Here’s another Complete Lesson Using PowerPoint following on from what the two I’ve done already, Complete PowerPoint Lesson – Relationships, Complete PowerPoint Lesson – Technology This time I’ve gone for Money and Banks. The lesson is aimed at Pre-intermediate to […]

Using Digital Cameras in the ESOL / ESL / IELTS classroom Part 2

Can’t be bothered to read the blog? Download the lesson here https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/telling-stories-with-photographs.doc This is the second time I’ve blogged about using digital cameras in the language classroom, so if you missed it, here’s a link to my first effort. https://chrisspeck.wordpress.com/category/using-digital-cameras/ Last time I got students to take photos of different nouns, and also some abstract nouns like […]