Publishing a new material to be used in class if you are planning a speaking&reading lesson on travelling, travel experiences, guide books or simply books! The worksheets based on Bill Bryson’s book “Neither here, nor there” include 2 book reviews and an authentic reading exercise with an element of jigsaw reading, as well as a lot of speaking. Good for group work, but can also be used for a one-to-one speaking&reading class.
Here is a short story:
About a month ago I started working with a new student, who as I found out at our first lesson was much more advanced than I could possibly expect from what she had told me on the phone. Anyway, after that I started looking for different ways of using authentic materials and doing something not-so-trivial at higher levels, as she obviously had had a lot of different learning experience and was hard to surprise.
At the first lesson we started talking about living in different cities and worked with a text from Global Upper-intermediate about the world capitals, so I was looking for something to do with travelling experiences, cultures, etc.
And then I remembered a great book by Bill Bryson, “Neither here nor there”. It’s funny, full of good language and amazing experiences he had during his Europe journeys.
I started re-reading it and honestly, I couldn’t stop. It is so hard to choose the best bit out of this treasure! So I opted for the very beginning, where the author describes his way to Hammerfest to see the Northern Lights.
You are welcome to download the materials here, and I will be happy to get your feedback!