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Type:
A meaning from context reading activity
Skill:
Reading
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Reading
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Compensation Culture
 
 
As an accompaniment to the article of the same name from New Intermediate Cutting Edge, this handout offers vocabulary support where it is needed and encourages learner autonomy by getting them to guess the meaning of unknown words.
Type:
A vocabulary race
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
'The Perfect Crime' Vocabulary
 
 
If your students have had trouble with 'the Perfect Crime' reading task featured in Cutting Edge, then employ this vocabulary race after to get the students speaking using those difficult words.
Type:
A class mingle activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work together as a whole class
Focus:
Auxiliary Verbs
 
 
Are your students stuck on the thorny grammar of auxiliary verbs? Don't want to present multiple grammatical structures on the board? Use this easy to do, mid-level 'find someone who' handout that allows students to build questions confidently using auxiliary verbs.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work individually then in pairs
Focus:
Auxiliary Verbs
 
 
Looking for a communicative activity on auxiliary verbs that doesn't get bogged down in tenses and grammar? This paired speaking task involves students choosing the correct auxiliary and discussing the questions they have made.
Type:
A group taboo game
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary speaking practice
Work:
Students work in groups of 4 with 2 teams of 2
Focus:
British/American English
 
 
Taboo works well at this level, and this British/American English version is no exception. The words up for explanation are the American English equivalents of twenty four common British English words.
Type:
A topical lead-in
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
5-10 minutes
Stage:
Lead-in
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Cheating
 
 
Depending on the culture of your class, this lead-in can be great for provoking debate and discussion. Students work in pairs and discuss the effects of cheating in education, work and life.
Type:
A topical lead-in
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
5-10 minutes
Stage:
Lead-in
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Classroom Habits
 
 
Use this lead-in to address a number of student bad habits that might have arisen through their previous learning experiences with English. This can be a fun and amusing way of beginning an Intermediate course.
Type:
A group card game
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in groups of 3-4
Focus:
Comparative Adjectives
 
 
This fun group card game is a popular practice of comparative adjectives, and with good reason. A random card game in which any object that falls into the scope of this level can be compared at random leads to good student improvisation and many laughs.
Type:
A split crossword activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Vocabulary speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Compound Nouns
 
 
This is a great communicative activity on compound nouns. Students have to describe half of the compound by giving examples of what the word usually collocates with. An excellent accuracy task which may involve a lot of bleeping.
Type:
A topical lead-in
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
10-15 minutes
Stage:
Lead-in
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Course Aims
 
 
An ideal way to start any Intermediate course is for students to discuss what they would like to achieve. This pair work discussion activity involves students prioritising a number of course aims.
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