Telephone English


Telephone English always goes down well in classes. It's more difficult than it looks - there are lots of fixed phrases that need learning - so your students will want plenty of practice.

 


 

Title
What kind of food do you like?
Target Structure
Likes and Dislikes
Level
Elementary
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Likes and dislikes is a great topic for lower-level students, as it gives them the opportunity to personalize the language they are learning.

This worksheet looks at some common expressions associated with likes and dislikes. This includes:

* I'm a big fan of...
* I'm really into
* I can't stand
* I don't mind

There is a conversation, some practice exercises and role-play.

The lesson finishes off with a class survey.

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Title
How did you meet?
Target Structure
Idiom Building
Level
Upper Intermediate to Advanced
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common idiomatic language themed around how people met.

There is a mix-and-match idiom game which you can either cut up or (if you're short of time) hand out as it is. This is followed by some short readings.

The lesson continues with idiom practice and discussion.

Expressions covered include:

* pluck up the courage
* love at first sight
* lose touch with someone
* a mutual friend
* have a crush on someone

and more.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced-level students.

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Title
Phrasal Verbs: Crime
Target Structure
Phrasal Verbs
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet is another great filler lesson, helping your students build their knowledge of phrasal verbs.

Our crime phrasals cover:

* let someone off
* make off with something
* hold up
* break in
* tip off
* break out

There is a gap-fill exercise, followed by a caption quiz and lots of discussion questions.

It's great both for vocabulary building and discussion practice!

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Title
Public Speaking
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary & Disussion
Level
Upper Intermediate to Advanced
Time
60 minutes
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Description
Are you (or your students) confident when standing up in front of others? Can they deliver a speech or presentation with panache?

This worksheet looks at some ways we can become better public speakers. There is a reading, vocabulary practice and discussion. Expressions covered include:

* to find something nerve-wracking
* to parrot something
* to have someone in stitches
* to relish the prospect of doing something

...and much more!

There are exercises to consolidate the language, and your students will have the opportunity to use them in discussion at the end of the lesson.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced learners.


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Title
Speaking in Public
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary & Disussion
Level
Pre-Intermediate
Time
60+ minutes
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Description
This is a lower-level version of our worksheet 'Public Speaking".

This worksheet looks at some advice on becoming a better public speaker.

Following the lead-in, there is a collocation matching exercise and then a brief gap-fill text.

Expressions studied include:

* give a presentation
* stand up in front of others
* take a deep breath
* fall asleep
* go on a course

Following comprehension questions, there is preposition practice and discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate classes.

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