Here are several activities I produced for the Delta Downloads section of the Delta Publishing website from 2015 to 2016 – all free. Click on the link to download:
A reading activity on the Notting Hill Carnival suitable for teachers to use with intermediate level learners. Also includes discussion activities and a ‘Create your own fact or fiction text’ Creative writing activity. Particularly topical for teachers to use in August when the Notting Hill Carnival happens in London.
A fun game for learners to play in teams of 2-4. By linking Halloween related riddles and jokes to their solutions, learners make their way through the maze.
Based on a recent article about plans to return to the moon, this discussion activity involves a problem-solving task in which learners must make important decisions to ensure that a future moon colony will be successful.
A jigsaw reading and discussion activity based on (fairly) accurate historical information regarding the multiple sources contributing to our current understanding of who Santa Claus/Father Christmas is, where he comes from, etc.
A fun game played by learners with counters and dice on a gameboard. Learners must answer general knowledge questions regarding informal British English and slang as well as UK culture. Particularly useful for learners living and studying in the UK, or interesting UK culture. Perhaps less useful for learners using English for International communication!
Role play activity, as per the film. Usually works well in a range of contexts. Feel free to break the gender stereotypes implied!
A quiz about everyone’s favourite food… well, mine, at least. Also provides practice of a variety of passive structures.
At risk of becoming out of date, but still an interesting discussion for language practice! Spoiler alert – we went. 😦
A 3-text jigsaw reading activity about the animal that we all love, but probably wouldn’t want to dine with… any ideas?
Based broadly on Rebecca Oxford’s recommendations, this activity involves pairwork discussion of various synopses, and then peer-scoring based on these.