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#MeToo

#MeToo
Lesson plans and materials for discussing the #metoo campaign in intermediate level (A2-B1) English classes, yr 9 and En5 in …

At the Restaurant, 6-8

At the Restaurant, 6-8
A Theme Page about going to a restaurant with lesson plans for intermediate (A2) students, year 6-8 in Swedish Compulsory …

Beauty and Physical Appearance, 8-9

Beauty and Physical Appearance, 8-9
A Theme Page about beauty and physical appearance with lesson plans for intermediate (A2.2.-B1) students, year 8-9 in Swedish Compulsory …

Crime 5-9

Crime 5-9
 This theme page about Crime and Mystery presents lesson plans and materials for intermediate level (A2-B1), year 5-9 in Sweden …
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Fairy Tale, Cinderella

Fairy Tale, Cinderella
The Story is about an ill-treated girl who, with the help of her fairy godmother, travels to a ball in a pumpkin coach. She flees the ball at midnight and loses her glass slipper. A prince, who has fallen in love with her, finds her lost …

Fairy Tale, Rumplestiltskin

Fairy Tale, Rumplestiltskin
The Story is about a miller, who lies to the king, telling him that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king calls for the girl, shuts her in a tower room filled …

Fairy Tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Fairy Tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Story is about a girl, whose stepmother has a magic mirror that tells her she is the fairest in the land. One day the mirror names Snow White as …

Fairy Tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes

Fairy Tale, The Emperor's New Clothes
The Story tells of an Emperor who cares for nothing but new clothes. He hires two swindlers who promise him the finest suit of clothes. It will be made from a fabric …
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Any Country

Any Country
Info This page presents most of the links used in all the other country pages. Use these links to start your research on any country. Most of the links have …

Australia

Australia
Map Pictures Pixabay Elementary EnglishGrOnline Kids’ World NatGeoKids Kwintessential Ducksters FactMonster A Brief History Of Australia (5:59) Tourist Guide Virtual Tour Sidney Virtual Tour, Coral Reef Lonely Planet BBC Travel …

Bahamas, The

Bahamas, The
Map Pictures Pixabay Elementary EnglishGrOnline NatGeoKids Kwintessential CultureCrossing Ducksters Geography Now! (10:39) History Tourist Guide Lonely Planet BBC Travel Destination360 Wikivoyage WorldTravelGuide Things to do VisitTheBahamas Videos 10 Top-Rated Tourist …

Cameroon

Cameroon
Map Elementary NatGeoKids Geography Now! (11:29) Ducksters CultureCrossing Our Africa Pictures Pixabay Tourist Guide Lonely Planet WorldTravelGuide Wikivoyage Why You Should Visit Cameroon! Yaounde Travel Guide News The Guardian W3newspapers …
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Black History – Civil Rights

Black History - Civil Rights
Related Pages: Slavery, Racism, Tolerance, Martin Luther King Jr, Human Rights Background The history of Black History Month – YouTube (1:13)https://youtu.be/V-S_UtYOBDEBlack History Month commemorates the achievements of African-Americans throughout U.S …

British History: Robin Hood

British History: Robin Hood
A theme page about the story of Robin Hood, who robbed the rich to give to the poor, suitable for yr 5-9 in Sweden (A2-B1) Warm-up Robin Hood and Little …

British History: Stonehenge

British History: Stonehenge
A theme page about the mysterious stone circle, Stonehenge, suitable for intermediate level A2 students, yr 6-9 in Sweden. Warm-up Ylvis – Stonehenge [Official music video HD] [Explicit lyrics] – …

British History: Vikings

British History: Vikings
Theme Page about myths and facts of the notorious Vikings, suitable for intermediate level (A2-B1) students, yr 7-9 in Sweden Warm-up BBC HISTORY – Vikings on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/39594231The third episode of …
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100 free short English stories for ESL learners


100 free short English stories for ESL learners
100 free short English stories for ESL learnershttps://www.rong-chang.com/qa2/

For each story there is a choice of two recordings to listen to. Good stories, but the activities are difficult to manage for a class. Best done individually (Year 7-8)

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle Schoolhttps://www.rethinkela.com/2014/05/40-excellent-short-stories-for-middle-school/Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story.

5 tips for impressive Public Speaking

5 tips for impressive Public Speaking - YouTube (10:01)
5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – YouTube (10:01)https://youtu.be/NINQjgyMEwI5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – Speak with confidence | Personality Development

5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasure


5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasure
5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasurehttp://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better

Julian Treasure gives an 8-minute TED talk about how we can improve our listening skills in the world of noise.

8 traits of successful people


8 traits of successful people
8 traits of successful peoplehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOl0v54DaXo

A collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world (7:17)

A Lesson a Day


A Lesson a Day

A Lesson a Dayhttps://community.eflclassroom.com/page/a-lesson-a-day

Use this interactive presentation to have a new group chat every day (year 5-8)

An Education


An Education
An Educationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn9IMe5jmf0

8-9th grade. 100 min. An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. (Wikipedia)

Awesome Stories


Awesome Stories
Awesome Storieshttps://www.awesomestories.com/

Some students prefer factual stories to imagined ones (yr 9)

Ba Ba Dum


Ba Ba Dum
Ba Ba Dumhttps://babadum.com/

Easy game to play, vocabulary level varies

Book Recommendations


Book Recommendations
Book Recommendationshttps://webenglish.se/childrens-books/

WebEnglish.se presents a list of 52 Children’s Books suitable for English ESL/EFL classes 2-9 in Sweden

Book Report Qs

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfiction

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfictionhttps://www.dailyteachingtools.com/reader-response-questions.htmlReader Response Questions: These prompts give students focus and purpose as they respond in writing to fiction and nonfiction they have read

Books for Reluctant Readers

The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader in Middle School

The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader in Middle Schoolhttps://www.weareteachers.com/the-perfect-book-for-every-type-of-reluctant-reader-i-see-in-middle-school/I love reluctant readers. Finding the right book for them is like waiting for the long, skinny brick in a game of Tetris when you have the perfect spot.

Breaking News English

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News Materials | Current Events | ESL Materials

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News Materials | Current Events | ESL Materialshttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/English News Lessons in 7 levels with graded multi-level listening and variable scrolled-reading, and all-skills activities.

CommonLit

CommonLit | Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources

CommonLit https://www.commonlit.org/Free Reading Passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12.

Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Creative Writing Journal Promptshttps://www.superteacherworksheets.com/journal-prompts.htmlThis page contains creative journal writing prompts for students. Super Teacher Worksheets also has thousands of writing worksheets and printable activities.

Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts Part One [1-50]

Creative Writing Prompts Part One [1-50]https://busyteacher.org/creative_writing_prompts_part_one.htmlShowcase of our creative writing prompts. A unique collection of fresh, one-of-a-kind writing ideas. Take your writing lessons to the next level!

Denzel Washington – Fall Forward


Denzel Washington - Fall Forward
Denzel Washington – Fall Forwardhttps://youtu.be/egqvO6BM-78

Denzel Washington clips from a commencement speech he gave at Penn. (4:27)

Do you believe in me?

Dalton Sherman Keynote speech - First (HD) high quality version to appear on the web - YouTube

Dalton Sherman Keynote speech – YouTube (8:04)https://youtu.be/hMe8Nil2i20Watch this 9 year old student, Dalton Sherman, grab the attention of 20,000 adults and hold them in the palm of his hand.

Dream Reader Academic English


Dream Reader Academic English
Dream Reader Academic Englishhttp://dreamreader.net/Lesson/academic-english/

Interesting Reading Comprehension texts with a quiz. Choose the right level from Beginner (yr 6+) to Advanced (yr 9+)

Elementary podcasts


Elementary podcasts
Elementary podcastshttp://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/elementary-podcasts

Three series of podcasts with activities; 1-2 are 24 min each, series 3 is 10 min each

ELLLO! Listening


ELLLO! Listening
ELLLO! Listeninghttp://www.elllo.org/

This is the portal to 2500 listening activities

en.news with CNN

en.news with CNN

en.news with CNNhttps://en.news/lesson-browser/lesson-storeStart learning for FREE by reading CNN articles. Read as many as you want and come back every day for new lessons at https://en.news.

esl-bits Audiobooks

ESL English Language Learning - Adult Literacy - Listening & Reading - Audiobooks - Stories

ESL-bits.nethttp://esl-bits.net/ English Language Learning – Adult Literacy – Listening & Reading – Audiobooks – Stories

Famous Failures

Famous Failures - YouTube

Famous Failures – YouTube (2:58)https://youtu.be/zLYECIjmnQsInspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you fail

Film English


Film English
Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/

Lesson plans revolving around the use of video and film to teach English. Registering encouraged.

Fluent

FLUENT
FLUENThttp://www.roadtogrammar.com/fluent/Test Your Knowledge of English, a game for ESL learners

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday trailer - YouTube

Freaky Friday trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/UShtvCen6SoFreaky Friday movie trailer starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Nice family movie.

Free Novel Online


Free Novel Online
Free Novel Onlinehttp://freenovelonline.com/

Loads of Young Adult e-books to browse and read

Free Rice Vocabulary Practice

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Freerice.comhttp://freerice.comPlay online, learn online and feed the hungry | For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.

Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers Official Trailer! - YouTube

Freedom Writers Official Trailer! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Hbjiw9EP4HQIt’s 1994 in Long Beach, California. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher

Funbrain e-Books


Funbrain e-Books

Funbrain e-Bookshttps://www.funbrain.com/books

See also banner below. Find Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Galactic Hot Dogs” for a reluctant reader to enjoy. ”

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice - Anonymous - böcker (9781416914631) | Adlibris Bokhandel

Go Ask Alice – Anonymous – böcker (9781416914631) | Adlibris Bokhandelhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/go-ask-alice-9781416914631?utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=retargetingA teenager whose life is dominated by her drug problems recounts in her diary her experiences from her indoctrination into the world of drugs to three weeks before her death. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Goodnight, Mr. Tom

Good Night Mr.Tom Book Trailer - YouTube
Good Night Mr.Tom Book Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1ugNGFsaKWcGoodnight Mister Tom is a 1998 film adaptation of the book of the same name by Michelle Magorian. (Wikipedia)

Grammar Practice


Grammar Practice
Grammar Practicehttp://speakspeak.com/a/html/d3_resources_grammar_practice.htm

A variety of free English grammar and vocabulary practice exercises in three levels.

Grammar video clips

Grammar: Your or You're? - YouTube

Grammar: Your or You’re? – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/pjAJswDB14sIn this video, you’ll learn more about when to use “your” and “you’re” correctly in American English. A watchlist of appr. 1-min clips.

Gratitude


Gratitude
Gratitudehttps://youtu.be/gXDMoiEkyuQ

A TED-talk turns into a nature film by Louie Schwartzberg. (9:55)

Holes

holes 2003 full movie - YouTube

Holes 2003 full movie – YouTube (1:57:30) https://youtu.be/YltWhu5tCLkYou take a bad boy, make him dig holes all day long in the hot sun, it makes him a good boy. That’s our philosophy here at Camp Green Lake. (rogerebert.com)

Holes


Holes
Holeshttps://webenglish.se/holes/

Reading guides for the novel by Louis Sachar, suitable for yr 8-9

Homeless Valedictorian


Homeless Valedictorian
Homeless Valedictorianhttps://youtu.be/e5iEhd-hW_k

Whatever your circumstances, do not ever give up! (2:09)

How to Actually Find Your Purpose

How to Actually Find Your Purpose | Tom Bilyeu | Goalcast - YouTube (4:19)

How to Actually Find Your Purpose | Tom Bilyeu | Goalcast – YouTube (4:19)https://youtu.be/WO1onAijq88Tom Bilyeu talks about the day he suddenly realized that everything he had worked for was all for nothing.

How to Disagree With People

Kid President Is Over It! - YouTube

Kid President Is Over It! – YouTube (5:09)https://youtu.be/ghk-nDJB3TkLet’s treat people like they are PEOPLE, people! There’s a lot of disagreeing going on in the world right now. So, it’s time to teach us kids how to disagree.

How to know your purpose

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu - YouTube

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu – YouTube (10:33)https://youtu.be/vVsXO9brK7MAdam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events.

How to start a presentation

How to start a presentation - YouTube (3:27)
How to start a presentation – YouTube (3:27)https://youtu.be/LrjlW00kkwsHow to start a presentation is just as important as the ending of one. Your opening often determines how long the audience will “tune in” to your presentation

How to Succeed


How to Succeed
How to Succeedhttps://youtu.be/hS5CfP8n_js

Motivational short video – How to succeed – cartoon (0:55)

How to win an English speaking competition

Learn English: How to win an English speaking competition - YouTube (1:45)
Learn English: How to win an English speaking competition – YouTube (1:45)https://youtu.be/i9aFjGm-O4QAustralia Plus Learn English speaks with some students who won an English speaking competition about how they did it.

IELTS Listening Practice Tests


IELTS Listening Practice Tests
IELTS Listening Practice Testshttp://ielts-up.com/listening/ielts-listening-practice.html

Listening test similar to Swedish National Tests, but easier. Numbers 7 and 9 recommended (yr 7-8)

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills - YouTube (6:44)
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills – YouTube (6:44)https://youtu.be/zJkMZwAXWbYImpromptu Guru is proud to present this sampling of 60 Second Guru videos. Free example video.

Infosquares.com


Infosquares.com
Infosquares.comhttp://www.infosquares.com/eslvideo/

Movie trailers. Watch 1 min., answer questions. Watch again.

Inspirational Short Stories


Inspirational Short Stories
Inspirational Short Storieshttps://www.inspirationalstories.eu/

Inspirational stories that encourage us to seek for our dreams and never give up, teach us to notice the magical beauty of life,

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kidhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-9780141324906

Suits reluctant readers in years 8-9. The first in a series of at least 9 books. Online: See Funbrain banner below

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagullhttps://youtu.be/8COt1n3jDqA

The tale of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the bird determined to be more than an ordinary gull, determined to find a reason for living-determined to be free. (45:43)

Kid President: Fear

Kid President presents THE SCARIEST THING IN THE WORLD - YouTube

Kid President presents THE SCARIEST THING IN THE WORLD – YouTube (5:05)https://youtu.be/x9SwbLN-OvY75% of Americans are more afraid of speaking in public than they are of dying… yes, DYING. WHAT?!? But you know what we should all really be afraid of?

Lawrence’s remix Good Times!

Lawrence's remix Good Times! - Present & Continuous! - YouTube

Lawrence’s remix Good Times! – Present & Continuous! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/zimcloUsRjYFluency! Dance your way to learning English! Lawrence continues to go ‘disco’ in dealing with the present continuous in his adaptation of the hit ‘Good Times…

Lead by example, with hope never fear

Michelle Obama 'Lead by example, with hope never fear' - YouTube

Michelle Obama ‘Lead by example, with hope never fear’ – YouTube (2:49)https://youtu.be/QOFa0f_CyeAMichelle Obama has urged young people to work hard and get a good education, in her final speech as US First Lady.

Lessons on Movies


Lessons on Movies
Lessons on Movieshttp://www.lessonsonmovies.com/

Free Handouts, MP3s & Online Quizzes on Film English

Lisa Kudrow: I Got Fired From Frasier

Lisa Kudrow: I Got Fired From Frasier

Lisa Kudrow: I Got Fired From Frasier (3:00) https://www.goalcast.com/2017/09/26/lisa-kudrow/Lisa Kudrow delivers a commencement speech about overcoming adversity and believing in yourself regardless of the circumstances because it all happens for a reason.

Listening Master


Listening Master
Listening Masterhttp://lingual.net/game/listening-master/

Game with listening tasks and questions, intermediate suits year 9, beginner 7-8

Literacy Shed

THE LITERACY SHED - Splash

THE LITERACY SHED – Splashhttps://www.literacyshed.com/A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Lyrics Gaps

Lyricsgaps.com - Learn Languages Online - Exercises Listening - Fill in the gaps

Lyricsgaps.com https://www.lyricsgaps.com/Learn Languages Online – Exercises Listening – Fill in the gaps

Lyrics Training

Learn Languages with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke!

Learn Languages with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke!https://lyricstraining.com/Enjoy learning languages for free playing with the music videos and filling in the lyrics of your favorite songs.

Marc Mero Mother's Day


Marc Mero Mother's Day
Marc Mero Mother's Dayhttps://youtu.be/YYCO1yWjdec

Marc Mero Makes Emotional Speech about His Mother (5:50)

Mark Zuckerberg


Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberghttps://youtu.be/BmYv8XGl-YU

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Commencement Address 2017 (32:00)

Matilda

Matilda (trailer) - YouTube

Matilda (trailer) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/VfJAvIA9aJYMatilda is a 1996 American fantasy children’s film based on the book by Roald Dahl. 94 min.

Movie Clips


Movie Clips
Movie Clipshttp://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/index.html

Short clips with a quiz to practise listening concentration with

My English Pages


My English Pages
My English Pageshttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading.php#.VB1yAvm1xcb

Over 100 Texts on General Knowledge Topics with 3-4 questions. 1:1 but easily copiable on paper.

News in Levels


News in Levels
News in Levelshttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/news-in-levels.pdf

Printable student instructions for self-sustained reading practice by Philip Konac

Nick Vujicic – Attitude is Altitude.com

Nick Vujicic - Attitude Is Altitude.com and Life Without Limbs.org - YouTube

Nick Vujicic – Attitude Is Altitude.com and Life Without Limbs.org – YouTube (45:36)https://youtu.be/84Kj3BfHQuINick Vujicic is an Australian preacher and motivational speaker. A highly thought-provoking and inspirational talk for teens

Novel12, Free Books Online

Books Online Free - Novels Online - Novel12

Books Online Free – Novels Online – Novel12https://novel12.com/City of Bones Views : 200121 The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window Views : 177479 Perfect Chemistry Views : 168995 The Twilight Saga 4: Breaking Dawn Views : 136489 Bared to You Views

Opening Lines

21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children's Books - WeAreTeachers

21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children’s Books – WeAreTeachershttps://www.weareteachers.com/21-of-the-best-opening-lines-in-childrens-books/We’ve gathered the best opening lines books for kids or young adults have to offer. Idea: Ask students to continue the story before revealing the title.

Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail

Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail | Keith Peters | TEDxWestBrowardHigh - YouTube

Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail | Keith Peters | TEDxWestBrowardHigh – YouTube (11:08)https://youtu.be/HyZV8Ql1PI0Keith Peters, an educator and elementary school principal, shares some ideas on the importance of making failure a part of our school curricula.

Overcoming Obstacles


Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacleshttps://ed.ted.com/lessons/there-s-no-dishonor-in-having-a-disability-steven-claunch#watch

Steven Claunch, who was born without fingers on his right hand and with one leg shorter than the other explains why obstacles can provide an opportunity to both inspire others and develop character (4:22)

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward - Trailer - YouTube

Pay It Forward – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/A4rXdJkg1mQSocial studies teacher Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey) gives his class an assignment: look at the world around you and fix what you don’t like.

Pep Talk from Kid President to You

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You - YouTube

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You – YouTube (3:27)https://youtu.be/l-gQLqv9f4oWe all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up

Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language

Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language - YouTube (4:19)
Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language – YouTube (4:19)https://youtu.be/y4O5szBzIA0Your effectiveness as a speaker is directly related to your ability to invoke emotion and interest through the use of nonverbal communication.

Practise with Obama

Speak English confidently with Obama speech - YouTube (1:43)

Speak English confidently with Obama speech – YouTube (1:43)https://youtu.be/Ub6wIsblpLIListen to how Obama speaks English and learn about the English pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm.

Precious

Precious (2009) Official Trailer #1 - Lee Daniels Movie HD - YouTube

Precious (2009) Official Trailer #1 – Lee Daniels Movie HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/06ZF3zw1gHsIn New York City’s Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer [HQ] - YouTube

The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer [HQ] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/89Kq8SDyvfgAn American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle with homelessness.

Randall’s Video Snapshots

Randall's Video Snapshots: For ESL/EFL Students
Randall’s Video Snapshots: For ESL/EFL Studentshttp://www.esl-lab.com/videoclips.htmSimilar to Randall’s ESL Listening site but with talking videos instead of dialogues.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab


Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Labhttp://www.esl-lab.com/index.htm

Short listening activities with 5 questions on 3 levels; easy (7), medium (8), difficult (9).

Ray

Ray - Trailer - YouTube

Ray – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/X1rJvSF3l6kJamie Foxx stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul, Ray Charles, who overcame impossible odds and humble beginnings to become an extraordinary music legend

Read Any Book

ReadAnyBook.com
ReadAnyBook.comhttps://www.readanybook.com/New free books – online reading for free.

Reading Comprehension Tests, yr 7


Reading Comprehension Tests, yr 7
Reading Comprehension Tests, yr 7http://www.5minuteenglish.com/reading.htm

23 tests, most with vocabulary, text and true/false questions. 1:1, but easily copiable on paper.

Reading Comprehension, yr 8


Reading Comprehension, yr 8
Reading Comprehension, yr 8http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm

Read a short paragraph and answer vocabulary questions. Best done with paper copies.

ReadTheory.org

Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory

ReadTheoryhttps://readtheory.org/Online Reading Activities | Accompany your students on a journey through our vast library of reading comprehension content.

ReadWorks

ReadWorkshttps://www.readworks.org/Assign articles and research-based reading comprehension curriculum to your students at http://www.readworks.org, completely free.

Recommendations from Common Sense

Best Movies for Families | Common Sense Media

Best Movies for Families | Common Sense Mediahttps://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/essentialmovies#Age-13-17-1152111Find over 180 all-time-favorite kids’ movies: animated, classic, fantasy, action, and more essential movies for kids, teens, and the whole family.

Roald Dahl, Matilda


Roald Dahl, Matilda
Roald Dahl, Matildahttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/matilda-9780142410370

Suits year 8, but even stronger year-7 students. A film version is available at Amazon.co.uk

Rockford's Rock Opera


Rockford's Rock Opera
Rockford's Rock Operahttp://www.rockfordsrockopera.com/music/chapter1.asp

A nice story (60 min) with music to listen to online. Suits year 7, but may be difficult for some

Say It In Six


Say It In Six
Say It In Sixhttp://www.sixwordmemoirs.com

How to write six-word memoirs. Registering required. Suggestion: Let the students choose the most important word of their lives and then write a 6-word sentence.

Senior Monitor Jake Bailey’s Speech

Senior Monitor Jake Bailey's Speech - YouTube

Senior Monitor Jake Bailey’s Speech – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/P9G1Swk26acSenior Monitor Jake Bailey’s Speech at the 2015 Christchurch Boys’ High School Prize Giving. (The Original Video)

Serial


Serial

Serialhttps://serialpodcast.org/season-one/1/the-alibi

A series of podcasts (appr. 50 min each) telling a story about a disappearance of a high-school student.

Slumdog Millionaire

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - Trailer - YouTube

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/AIzbwV7on6QFrom Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, comes the story of Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai.

Speech Example, Thomas Suarez

A 12-year-old app developer | Thomas Suarez - YouTube (4:40)
A 12-year-old app developer | Thomas Suarez – YouTube (4:40)https://youtu.be/Fkd9TWUtFm0Speech Example: 12-year-old Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create video games. He is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.

Spell It

Spell It
Spell Ithttps://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games/spell-it10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

Spellaroo

Spellaroo

Spellaroohttps://www.funbrain.com/games/spellarooSuitable for grades 4 – 8, SpellaRoo lets you help the kangaroo with his spelling by choosing the misspelled word in each sentence.

Stone Cold


Stone Cold
Stone Coldhttps://youtu.be/Gj3e9XtRGbs

A film based on the book, in three parts, 10 min each.

Stories in Sand

Kseniya Simonova - YouTube

Kseniya Simonova – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Kseniya+SimonovaIdea: Show a Kseniya Simonova’s sand story and have your students write it down in words

Story Toolz


Story Toolz

Story Toolzhttps://www.storytoolz.com/

Various tools to help students start writing and improve their writing

StoryCorps


StoryCorps
StoryCorpshttp://storycorps.org/

American interviews with transcripts available. Natural language, advanced level.

Suli Breaks – Why I Hate School But Love Education

Suli Breaks - Why I Hate School But Love Education [Official Spoken Word Video] - YouTube

Suli Breaks – Why I Hate School But Love Education [Official Spoken Word Video] – YouTube (6:07)https://youtu.be/y_ZmM7zPLyIAs the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about education rages on, the topic – somewhat ironically, often poses more questions than it provides answers.

Talking Cards


Talking Cards
Talking Cardshttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/talking-cards.pdf

574 cards with discussion questions to copy, cut and laminate. Advice: Choose before Use

Teach With Movies


Teach With Movies
Teach With Movieshttp://www.teachwithmovies.org/char-devel-index-1.htm

LESSON PLANS BASED ON MOVIES & FILM! Suitable movies categorised according to a major theme, mostly for yr 7-9, some for yr 5-6

TED talks

Lingorank.com: English listening exercises and tests with selected talks

Lingorank.com: English listening exercises and tests with selected talkshttps://lingorank.com/Great talks to improve your English listening and vocabulary skills, while learning about interesting topics | Lingorank.com

TEDEd lessons


TEDEd lessons

TEDEd lessonshttps://ed.ted.com/lessons

Short videos with animations and activities on year 7-9 level

Tell Your Mum


Tell Your Mum
Tell Your Mumhttps://youtu.be/WI0Twlt1aek

(4:38) The Simple Message from a Wrestler Brought This Middle School Class to Tears

The benefits of a bilingual brain

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli | TED-Ed

The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli | TED-Ed (5:03)https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speaking-multiple-languages-benefits-the-brain-mia-nacamulliMia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.

The Bully

Bully Trailer Official 2012 [1080 HD] - YouTube

Bully Trailer Official 2012 [1080 HD] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/eUy2ZWoStr0Bully is a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools. Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis.

The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-time

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon - pocket (9780099470434) | Adlibris Bokhandel

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time – Mark Haddon | Adlibris Bokhandelhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-9780099470434The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, Christopher, is fifteen and has Asperger’s, a form of autism.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank The Whole Story Official Movie Trailer - YouTube

Anne Frank The Whole Story Official Movie Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/r6OPtrp6Nds✡ Anne Frank ✡ The film was based on the personal diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who lived in hiding with her family during World War II. (Wikipedia)

The Giving Tree


The Giving Tree
The Giving Treehttps://webenglish.se/the-giving-tree/

A theme page about the book Giving Tree by Shel SIlverstein from 1964 (yr 4-9)

The Joneses

'The Joneses' Trailer HD - YouTube

‘The Joneses’ Trailer HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/n2Y3GoN2PGwA seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but they don’t exactly come clean with their neighbors.

The Landlady


The Landlady
The Landladyhttp://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/landlady

A short story by Roald Dahl to read and/or listen to, with activities

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and The Sea - YouTube

The Old Man and The Sea – YouTube (19:55)  https://youtu.be/W5ih1IRIRxIA wonderful and inspiring adaptation of Earnest Hemingway’s story of the same title.

The Onion


The Onion

The Onionhttps://www.theonion.com/

The Onion is an American digital media company and news satire organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. (Wikipedia)

The power of passion


The power of passion
The power of passionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNu6on8dk2o

Richard St. John suggests that passion, not money, is one of the key drivers of success.

The Power of Yet

C.J. Luckey (@cjluckeydope) - The Power of Yet - Offical Music Video - Directed by Andre Kahmeyer - YouTube

C.J. Luckey (@cjluckeydope) – The Power of Yet – Offical Music Video – Directed by Andre Kahmeyer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/J6CnrFvY94EC.J. Luckey releases the official music video for his single “The Power of Yet” from album C.A.P.S. (Celebrating All Persevering Students).

The Pursuit of Happyness: Basketball Scene


The Pursuit of Happyness: Basketball Scene
The Pursuit of Happyness: Basketball Scenehttps://youtu.be/ajjGtsjI7CM

This is the scene where Chris (Will Smith)takes his son, to play basketball and tells him to never give up on his dreams

The Secret Door


The Secret Door
The Secret Doorhttp://www.safestyle-windows.co.uk/secret-door/

Click the door to find a secret place to write about. What happens there?

The Secret to Self-Motivation


The Secret to Self-Motivation
The Secret to Self-Motivationhttps://youtu.be/2Lz0VOltZKA

(22:11) The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal, apply the 5 second rule.

The Storymaker


The Storymaker
The Storymakerhttps://www.readathon.org/the-storymaker/

Be a 30-second author with our ever-popular Storymaker Game

The surprising science of happiness

The surprising science of happiness - Nancy Etcoff | TED-Ed

The surprising science of happiness – Nancy Etcoff | TED-Ed (14:22)https://ed.ted.com/lessons/nancy-etcoff-on-the-surprising-science-of-happiness
Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff looks at happiness — the ways we try to achieve and increase it, the way it’s untethered to our real circumstances, and its surprising effect on our bodies.

The Tell Tale Heart Animated

The Tell-Tale Heart by Annette Jung - YouTube

The Tell-Tale Heart by Annette Jung – YouTube (8:01)  https://youtu.be/wDLLHTdVSgUEd hates the disgusting eye of his father and so he made up his mind to take the life of the old man to rid himself of the eye forever.

This Day in History

This Day in History - What Happened Today - HISTORY.com

This Day in History – What Happened Today – HISTORY.comhttps://www.history.com/this-day-in-historyLearn what happened today in history around the world including major events on crime, entertainment, and more.

Tiger’s Son

Tiger Son - An Ancient Chinese Tale
Tiger Son – An Ancient Chinese Talehttp://www.magickeys.com/books/tigerson/index.htmlA Chinese story of a tiger living with humans. Listen and read, from Children’s Storybooks (Yr 7)

Tim Minchin: 9 Life Lessons from A Comedian

Tim Minchin - Live To Learn - YouTube

Tim Minchin – Live To Learn – YouTube (6:42)https://youtu.be/acVLqyURx_QThese 9 life lessons from comedian Tim Minchin will make you laugh — and learn Source: The University of Western Australia

Tiny Texts


Tiny Texts
Tiny Textshttps://tinytexts.wordpress.com/

Very short texts with audio and a discussion question (yr 6-7)

Video Writing Prompts


Video Writing Prompts
Video Writing Promptshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzDOGMsmDvev9eeJeNUAJx7N8SOGLRwMJ

A set of short videos to spark creative thinking and help students fall in love with writing.

Vocabulary Co


Vocabulary Co
Vocabulary Cohttps://www.vocabulary.co.il/

One Thousand Free English Vocabulary Building Games

Walk the Line

Walk the Line [2005] - Trailer - YouTube

Walk the Line [2005] – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/eXqlIlkCmDYBiographical Movie Based on Johnny Cash’s life(Musician), going from his childhood through his drug addiction and exploring his hidden romance

What are you most proud of?


What are you most proud of?
What are you most proud of?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keibTBgigQ8

100 people answer the question. What makes you think and be happy! (3:21)

What makes a good life?


What makes a good life?
What makes a good life?https://youtu.be/8KkKuTCFvzI

(12:46) Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

Why You Need to Fail

Why You Need to Fail - by Derek Sivers - YouTube

Why You Need to Fail – by Derek Sivers – YouTube (14:54)https://youtu.be/HhxcFGuKOysThe importance of failure – for effective learning, growth mindset, and quality through experimentation.

Winner’s Mindset

WINNERS MINDSET - Best Motivational Videos Compilation - YouTube (18:39)

WINNERS MINDSET – Best Motivational Videos Compilation – YouTube (18:39)https://youtu.be/jwjGw3BCryIHOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE? “WINNERS DON’T MAKE EXCUSES” – HARVEY SPECTER QUOTES

WordVille


WordVille
WordVillehttps://wordville.com/ReadingComp/index.html

Reading Comprehension Texts in several levels, interactive questions, 1:1

Write the World


Write the World
Write the Worldhttps://writetheworld.com

When you have an exceptional writer in your class, let them publish their essays

Writing Sparks


Writing Sparks
Writing Sparkshttps://writingsparks.com/

Writing Sparks lets students select a writing genre and then provides an outline for students to write the essay.

Zing e-books


Zing e-books
Zing e-bookshttps://www.schoolwide.com/zing Free e-books at several levels, registration required

Seasonal Themes

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Related topics: Best of Christmas 1-6, Best of Christmas, 6-9,  Background The Life of Charles Dickens BBC – YouTube (4:36) https://youtu.be/3AB9poWDeDsAn animated story of Dickens’ life Why should you read Charles Dickens? – …

Autumn – Fall 2-6

Autumn - Fall 2-6
Warm-up Autumn – YouTube (5:53)https://youtu.be/DLr1oWjIC44October dream. music: “La Petite Fille de la Mer” by Vangelis Play this while the students settle down Songs Gary Kazoo – “I Like Apples” – Children’s Song …

Banned Books Page

Banned Books Page
Background Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access …

Best of Christmas 6-9

Christmas
Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas 1-6, A Christmas Carol Background English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas Origins – YouTube (4:44)https://youtu.be/taVWVLK1wEcLearn British English idioms, phrases, expressions, and vocabulary, Father …
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