Clear and Concise Notes
The content of the lessons works by giving small bite-size pieces of English that, over time, provide the students a more comprehensive skill set.
The students will learn and then demonstrate whatever the lesson objectives are. Lessons usually fall into the same structure of intro. Next, have the teacher demonstrate and practice role-play to let the class perform practical activities.
The lesson plans are little or no prep with a short warm-up – show and tell, followed by keywords & expressions, short grammar activities, and practical activities/projects – all suitable for flexible classroom sizes with varied skill levels. Below are a few more details on each part.
Show and Tell – This is a quick start and a taster of the lesson and should be done in a fun and entertaining manner. Start on the right foot,
Keywords – These are based on both the subject and the grammar point to discuss the topic gently,
Expressions – These cover the structure of the grammar with being loosely based on the subject and keywords,
Lesson Activity – This section uses the words and phrases learned in a small grammar-based activity. The students should understand the grammar point by this time,
Practical – This is part 2 of the lesson subject, complete with a presentation or review.
All lessons have helpful grammar explanations to save the teacher's grace. An important note: The grammar listed here is not a comprehensive guide and has been reduced in some areas to fit accordingly with the lesson subject. Don't worry; it's grammar made easy.
Again, the grammar has been simplified purely for usage in these lessons. As with most English, many exceptions and rule breaks would have been too complicated for the ESL learners. And as with most materials, if they do not understand, try more formal explaining with worksheets.
Fun Lesson Topics
This book has 30 subject-based topics but has over 60 actual timed lessons, a grammar lesson, and a practical. They cover various areas to engage the students in working in English. This book provides an initial formal experience and a more open and creative functional activity. Allowing the students to be expressive and have fun is the key to ESL lessons.
The book has 30 lessons that have:
Develop conversation skills,
Help with critical thinking skills,
And create simple questions and answers. Free Printable Worksheets
Most lessons also need preparation. These lessons can include printing worksheets or bringing props for Show and Tell.
The free printable resources mean you can reuse the lessons repeatedly, which builds familiarity and confidence. Details on the free resources can be found inside this book.
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Tried and Tested Lessons
Nigel draws upon more than ten years of teaching English and encouraging students to speak openly and be motivated. He has created this step-by-step guide of some successful lessons to build and make your lessons more efficient and teach them well. You can see more on the
Learning page and the Wellness page