Category you tube lessons

Learn English with Muhammad Ali – a quotes worksheet for your English class

A brilliant athlete, entertainer and role-model, Muhammad Ali used his language skill to attack, humiliate and make fun of his opponents even before they stepped into the ring. Here’s a warmer/ filler/ cooler lesson on his quotes and life. This should take about half and hour and would be good for intermediate EFL / ESOL or ESL students […]

IELTS Listening – Monty Python’s four Yorkshiremen

  Here’s another lesson you can give to your IELTS students for homework or as an activity in class. This time it’s a comedy sketch from the unique and very funny English comedians, Monty Python. You’ll need access to YouTube.com and a way to show the video to students, this could be on their smartphones […]

Learning English with The X Factor…

Can’t be bothered to read the blog? Get the worksheet here. https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/britains-got-talent-lesson-plan.doc Like so many, I have a love/hate relationship with The X-factor and Britain’s Got Talent. I like watching it… but I hate watching it. I’ll leave any descriptions as to how bad it is and how it is destroying the music business to […]

Making a quick song sheet using www.youtube.com – an activity for teachers and students.

Here’s another youtube.com lesson, you’ll need at least one computer with access to the internet per two students. Below you’ll find instructions on how to make song sheets your students can use when they are watching and listening to their favourite tracks on youtube.com. BUT: THIS WORKS MUCH BETTER if you get your students to find a […]

YouTube Presentation Lesson for ESOL / ESL and IELTS

This is a really simple lesson using youtube.com to get students to give an interesting and persuasive presentation. Set up I used this lesson with a group of pre-intermediate learners but the idea could easily be extended to higher levels and might tie in nicely for students preparing for speaking exams such as IELTS or […]