Using WordPress posts for higher levels

As this is a WordPress blog, I thought I might start with sharing a WordPress activity for higher levels. I have been reading WordPress Freshly Pressed posts for some time and have constantly been feeling that this could be an invaluable resource  for using in my classroom. The Freshly Pressed posts seem to me a great alternative to a coursebook from time to time for a number of reasons:

first, they are authentic. No educational material, no matter how high quality it is, can offer such a natural, every day and fresh language; second, the posts are often thought-provoking and make your students want to share their own thoughts and to comment on the posts  you are discussing; and third, the topics and ideas are usually very much up-to-date and live, which helps your lesson to be as actual for your students as possible.

So here is an example of how you can make a vocabulary&conversational lesson out of a blog post.

You can download all the documents in Word Format:

10 Things I Wish Weren’t replaced by modern technology

Teacher’s notes 10 things modern technology
10 things I wish weren’t replaced by the modern technology A
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About Svetlana Urisman (Englishteachingnotes)

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for almost a year now and a teacher for about 5 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to forget or lose them You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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