An entertaining video about whisky-tasting is used as the initial model for this lesson. Learners analyse the functional vocabulary in the video to see how the presenter makes his instructions clear. This is followed by a sequence of further listening and speaking tasks, with the aim of training learners to become more effective at explaining both procedures (‘How to…’) and concepts.
Category: C1 Lessons
MINIMALISM (C1 Module)
An extensive teaching resource covering minimalist music, poetry, architecture, Marie Kondo’s ‘tidiness empire’, and corporate debranding, using these topics as a springboard for developing speaking skills and vocabulary.
GETTING AROUND (C1 Module)
An extensive lesson at C1 level, using multiple listening clips from a German documentary (with English voiceover) about the habits of domestic cats. Also includes speaking, listening and reading activities on themes related to navigation and how humans interact with their surroundings.
ENGLISH FOR LEARNER DRIVERS (B2-C1 Lesson)
Vocabulary training for any learner drivers who need to use English for their driving test. Includes quizzes and conversational practice covering parts of a car, driving-related verbs, directions and manoeuvres on the road, and safety issues typically covered in driving theory tests.
BANKING (B2-C1 Lesson)
Vocabulary training for learners who need to speak with bank staff in English. Includes names for bank accounts, terms typically used in the ‘small print’, and general vocabulary for interacting with customer service agents.