Number one for English language teachers

Minimal resources: The world around you

Scott Thornbury and Jonathan Marks show us how to use the world around us to create an endless stream of classroom activities.

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  • Minimal resources: Everyday objects

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Teaching notes

    Jonathan Marks gives us some ideas for activities that make use of everyday objects.

  • Minimal resources: Lesson sequences

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Teaching notes

    One of the tricks of teaching with minimal resources is devising ways of making one activity evolve into another, and even another, so that you have a chain of linked activities, none of which involves the use of materials. Scott Thornbury suggests a few simple sequences that you can use in most classrooms, however big or whatever the level.

  • Minimal resources: The immediate environment

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Teaching notes

    Scott Thornbury offers some valuable tips and ideas for making use of your immediate environment for imaginative language lessons.

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