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A ghost's guide to London: Episode 1: Camden

Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London, takes students on a thrilling audio tour of Camden. In this lesson students will: learn about Camden, past and present; practise listening for gist and reconstructing audio stories from memory; compare and contrast standard forms of English with colloquial expressions and then practise these expressions in a personalized speaking task; prepare personalized anecdotes about a favourite concert or club night.

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Readers' comments (25)

  • Definitely something a little different from the usual listening/speaking exercises. My upper-intermediate students liked it, once they got past the initial reservations at the presence of a ghost.

    Looking forward to next week's installment.

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  • Did it twice this week with both an intermediate and an upper intermediate group. Worked a treat, although we didn't have time to do the last speaking bit as we added a translation of the colloquial expressions into Swedish and compared the coll. to the standard language to get a further understanding of what standard formal language actually is. In one of the groups that also led to a discussion about group language and social structures, which was really good!

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  • I really like the look of this lesson. Can't wait to use it with my adult intermediate evening class, especially as we are planning a trip to London in May and I was hoping to take my students to Camden Market on a Sunday morning. Brilliant!

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  • Really good stuff! I am going to use it in my next lesson for my students in the International Department. Thanks a lot!

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  • Just did this with an Upper Int class...Heard about this at IATEFL...Fantastic stuff


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