The great thing about teaching English is that it’s just an excuse for learning lots of other stuff. This week I’m sure my students went away having actually learnt something useful, here’s what we did:
- Ask the students how to sew on a button, brainstorm any vocabulary and then show them this video
- Brainstorm a list of other tasks students don’t necessarily know how to perform, changing a bike tyre, etc.
- Students “research” how to do the task they choose, i.e. watch a youtube video on how to…!
- They then “teach” their new skill to the rest of the class.
You could always get them to research at home and then actually perform the task in class while they explain, maybe easier to do with a button than a bike!!