B1 · B2 · Vocabulary

Vocabulary for speaking about work

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What do you do for a living? What’s your work like? Is it challenging or tedious? Do you consider that your job is well paid or is it badly paid? What’s important for you at work, wages, the working environment or the promotion prospects? Would you like to set up your own business? In this vocabulary activity, you ‘re going to see words that are commonly used to describe different aspects of this topic such as: payment, time and describing the job you do. Don’t forget to subscribe and/ or leave a like if you found the activity useful.

B2 · C1 · C2 · Listening · Vocabulary

Flipping cards Medical professions

Here’s another flipping card quiz, but this time with audio files so you can hear how to pronounce each word.

Two things I’d like to mention. One is that there are other ways to pronounce many of these word depending on where the English is spoken, but basically I’m sticking to my mother tongue, which is Brit English. Two, there’s a bit of white noise in some of the audios, but I don’t know how to remove this yet, because I’ve just started using the programme and it looks a bit like an aircraft control panel (all full of knobs and buttons).

Anyway, I’m really pleased about being able to upload audios and listen to them getting over the shame one feels when hearing their own voice.

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C1 · C2 · Vocabulary

Vocabulary quiz for illness and medical condition

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Is it pandemic, plague or epidemic? What’s the word for when I come out covered in rashes? Here’s a vocabulary quiz with some of the most Cish words I’ve found to help make learning vocabulary fun and above all, easy to brush up when needing to refresh our memory for certain words.

B1 · B2 · Vocabulary

Flipping quiz! Holiday vocabulary

With all the problems we’re having teaching during the pandemic, one has to reinvent activities and strategies that allow students to interact and do things in the classroom without putting their health at risk. Not long ago, my students shared cards, mixed and mingled with each other and spent their time interacting. Now, we can’t play board games or change partners and so on. Classes threaten to take the form of ‘the old days’ when students had to sit still and keep to themselves. I’m fighting against this, beating my brains trying to come up with new ideas or adapt old ones to the present-day situation.

For today, I’m going to try out a team quiz activity. I’ve used cards quite often, but they were facing downwards on a desk. Here the cards will be on the whiteboard and the class will be divided into two teams with a student from each team that will have the role of ‘messenger’. The messenger has to consult his or her team’s answers and write them on the blackboard (of course, each writer will have their own chalk and their half of the blackboard). Each messenger will be the only student that will be able to move around from the blackboard to where the team is sitting (in a circular form keeping safety distance).

We’ll see how it goes, I don’t think it’s perfect, but something is better than nothing and it seems to stick to the safety protocol.