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Grammar, Reading
Students practice reporting what others have said by changing direct (quoted) speech forms into indirect (reported) speech forms. Students read and compare conversations in direct and indirect speech and learn how to retell what has been said using say and tell in indirect (reported) speech.
Daily LifeTravelWork
Check students’ understanding of talking about the future by reviewing four future forms: will/won’t, be going to, present continuous, and present simple. Students practice using the different ways to talk about schedules and timetables, decisions made in the moment, planned events, and predictions with and without evidence. Consider teaching these…
Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Researchers assessed how effective caffeine was in counteracting the negative effects of sleep deprivation on cognition.  As it turns out, caffeine can only get you so far.
Daily LifeTravelWork
Asking questions, Discussion, Grammar
Students discuss how they keep track of things and learn how to use the present continuous to talk about arrangements with people in the future. Students discuss schedules and will be able to plan a holiday with their partner.

You speak English, don’t you?

A2+, B1
2 pages
60 mins
ESL Lesson Handouts - You-speak-english-dont-you
Daily Life
Asking questions, Grammar
Tag questions are commonly used by native English speakers. They are statements followed by a question tag to check or confirm information they know or think to be true. Students learn how to construct tag questions and practice asking and answering them. Modal and auxiliary verbs are reviewed.
Daily LifeTravel
Grammar, Vocabulary
Students learn new vocabulary and collocations for free-time activities with special focus on will and be going to and how they are used for plans and decisions made in the moment. Students will also be able to use ‘will’ or ‘be going to’ for predictions with or without evidence.
Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Students will be able to read and tell the time in both the 12-hour and 24-hour formats. Vocabulary related to timetables, schedules, and travel itineraries is reviewed.

‘Sky Pool’ Opens over London Streets

A2+ to C1
2 - 3 pages
90 - 120 mins
ESL Lesson Handouts - Sky-Pool-Opens-over-London-Streets
Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Are you afraid of heights?  Embassy Gardens, a London development, has opened what is being called the world’s first Sky Pool.  The completely transparent swimming pool has been built between the roofs of two adjacent buildings, making swimmers appear as if they are floating in the air.

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