Using short stories in the English language classroom

Text: A Cry for Help Students: Secondary 2 students Module:  Relationship (Values) Unit: What’s love? How do you inspire people around you? Themes: Personal feelings and Personal growth Genre: Short-story Language forms and functions: The uses of vocabulary items about feelings and figurative language to convey the message of importance of love Generic Skills: collaboration skills, […]

Lesson Plan — Present Perfect Tense

Level: Secondary 1 Number of Students: 40 Time: 35 minutes Type of Lesson: Grammar Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to consolidate the form and function of Present Perfect Tense; distinguish the difference between Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense; use appropriate adverbs (ever, yet, for, since, etc.) (last night, yesterday, in […]

Lesson Plan — Comparatives and Superlatives

Level: Secondary 1 Number of Students: 40 Time: 35 minutes Type of Lesson: Writing Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to consolidate the langauge items learnted before in preparation of the test; enhance writing skill through composing a short descriptive writing; recall the structures of Comparatives and Superlatives (e.g. "big" -> "bigger" -> […]

Lesson Plan — Wildlife Protection (a TBL Package)

Level: Senior Secondary 2 Number of Students: 40 Time: 45 minutes Students’ Proficiency Level: Intermediate Topic: Wildlife Protection Objectives To revise with Ss the pronunciations of 8 endangered species: Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Dolphin, Chimpanzee, Rhinoceros, Penguin, Green Turtle & Leopard; To introduce the linguistic features of taglines; To provide a context for Ss to […]

Lesson Plan — Teenage Problem

Level: Secondary 6 Number of Students: 30 Time: 100 minutes Students’ Proficiency Level: Upper-intermediate Topic: Teenage Dating Types of Lesson: Writing Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify the pros and cons about teenage dating; use opinion markers and cohesive devices to connect ideas; organize the informantion and present […]