Autor: Paul Kearney

Lesson Plan: Chat GPT

Discussion: How do you think Artificial Intelligence could change the world/work? What about in your profession? Lead-in: Have you heard of «Chat GPT»? What do you think it might be? Watch this video and find out: Comprehension Do you know the answer to these questions? How is GPT-3 different from other language models? Can GPT-3…
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2022

What would you say are the important events for 2022? For the world, your country, yourself? Watch this video. Were any of them mentioned? What were these events? The James Webb telescope; 8 billion humans alive; The inflation reduction Act; Russian invasion of Ukraine; Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Lawsuit; Protests in Iran. The world will…
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Lesson Plan: How to make gravy

What do you think might be difficult about writing an Australian Christmas song? How do you think a Southern Hemisphere Christmas might be different from a Northern Hemisphere one? Listen to this audio: What sort of Christmas does the song describe? Details. Are the following sentences true or false? The song doesn’t have a chorus…
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Lesson Plan: Christmas Songs

Christmas songs Lead-in: What are some Christmas songs you like, if any? Why? Do they remind you of a certain time of your life? Listening: Watch this video. What is the order of the songs they mention? Grandma got run over by a reindeer Oh! Holy Night All I want for Christmas is you! It’s…
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Lesson Plan: Love and Music

Do you have a song that was very important to you when you were young? Why? Listen to this podcast, 0:33-4:53 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/podcasts/modern-love-teenage-mixtape.html? Which of the following are mentioned? Dancing to a song Writing the words of a song on shoes Remembering someone a long time after the relationship Sharing a taste in music Learning how…
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Conversations with Mum

What do you talk to your Mum or Dad/ Son or Daughter about? Politics                  Family gossip                      Health                 Love life               Movies                Books      TV Series             Exercise                               Children              Grandchildren   Cooking               Weather Watch this video. Why are they having the meetings? What are the topics of conversation? Detailed questions How often will they have…
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Materials for self study

The best thing is to find activities you enjoy doing, that you can do regularly. Ask me if you have any questions about any of the materials. Listening (best downloaded to your phone on your apple or android podcast app ) English Learning podcasts 6 minute English 6 minute vocabulary Learning English News News Podcasts…
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Lesson Plan: Sammis Reyes

Lead-in: What qualities do you think you need to be successful in the NFL? How difficult would it be for a basketball player to make it? Watch this video. Why might Sammis Reyes be good at American football?: https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1377742574392201218 Lead-in: look at the pictures in the article what doyou think it might mention: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31828911/from-chile-nfl-sammis-reyes-prepares-new-challenge-washington Read…
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Lesson Plan: My Unsung hero

Lead-in: What do you think the concept «unsung hero» might mean? Look it up in Brainy Quotes. https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/unsung-quotes Does that give you a better idea of what it means? Who do you think could be an unsung hero in your community/ family? Reading: Why do you think a nurse might be an unsung hero? Read…
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Lesson Plan: 2021

What would you say are the important events for 2021? For the world, your country, yourself? What about the associated emotions? Watch Google’s year in search. Were any of your things mentioned? What sort of year has it been, according to the video? Language What are the following adjectives and verbs mentioned in the video?…
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