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Quick Lessons

No time? Choose one of our Quick Lessons: free-standing individual lessons on a variety of subjects.


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QL001: Could have been worse...

Topic: Read about a climbing accident that could have gone worse
Skills: Reading and speaking
Language Focus: 3rd Conditional, should have, would have, could have
Task: Speak about an accident or close call; discuss what you should have done.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced


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Lesson Guide: Back Translation for Noticing

Topic: Teacher's selection
Skills: Reading and writing
Task: Students translate a short text into L1 then translate back into English
Level: Intermediate to Proficient


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QL002 A Memorable Day

Topic: Listen to an anecdote about a memorable day
Skills: Listening and Speaking
Language Focus: Past Narrative Tenses
Task: Write and speak about a picture of a memorable day
Level: Upper Intermediate - Advance


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QL003 A Useful App

Topic: Useful smartphone apps
Skills: Reading, writing and speaking
Language Focus: phrases for describing tools/apps
Task: read a review of an app; write a review of an app you use; speak about a useful app you use
Level: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate


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QL004 A Good Diet?

Topic: diet
Skills: reading and speaking
Language focus: lexis for quantity and diet; (not) enough, a lot, too much, avoid -ing, try to
Task: write and speak about your diet
Level: Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

Lesson Guide: Photo Archiving with Google Docs

Topic: Teacher’s selection
Skills: Writing and Speaking
Language Focus: There is, present continuous; past narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect).
Task: Write an ‘archive note’ for a picture from your phone
Level: Intermediate to Advanced