Author Archives: fabenglishteacher

About fabenglishteacher

Here you will find everything you need to make this year's English class a success, if you don't - contact me :)

#ELT Project Ideas for teens

  Write a letter – last year we wrote a letter to the queen, who replied. This year we wrote to Harry, who apparently has been to busy to answer. So next year, rather than write one letter from the … Continue reading

Posted in #YL, Advanced English Programme, Fab ideas, Fab YL ideas | 2 Comments

Things I’ll be doing in the first week back

It’s that time of year again and I don’t know about you but I’m really looking forward to going back to school. I always think it’s a good idea to start the year with some original activities because a) the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Another look at art class

The other day I came across this fab idea on Facebook and copied it in class. It’s a great way to introduce some classic (and not so classic) artwork in class. Firstly I handed out some famous painting flashcards that … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced English Programme, Fab ideas | Tagged | Leave a comment

10 things to do when you finish the coursebook

I don’t want to rub it in but we have less than two months of school left and that time is filled with school trips, bank holidays, exams etc. This means we’re arriving at the time when we get to … Continue reading

Posted in #YL, Fab ideas, Fab YL ideas, last minute plans, survival tips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning with Lego

The exams had just finished and I’d promised we would play in class today, and we did – but we learnt too. So, I gave each pair the same 5 pieces of lego, they don’t need to be the same … Continue reading

Posted in Fab ideas, Fab YL ideas, last minute plans | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Vocabulary Games

Two teams (or more), choose a cool name for your team, then give the students 3 minutes to note down as many things as possible that: are yellow have 6 letters can be found in my pocket smell nice Rhyme … Continue reading

Posted in #YL, Fab ideas, Fab YL ideas, fast finishers, last minute plans | Tagged | Leave a comment

An Inclusive Whiteboard

Here are some of the things my students have found useful in relation to whiteboard use: Use a blue pen rather than lots of different colours, green is often hard to see against the glare of overhead lights.   Lots of … Continue reading

Posted in Fab ideas, Inclusive Practices, Special Educational Needs | Tagged | Leave a comment

Collaborative Writing activity

We did this in class this week and it worked really well, give a different scenario to each group. After writing the letter one student from each group got together in new groups and had a role play dialogue discussing … Continue reading

Posted in Fab ideas | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fab Idea of the Day : This is writing, not a reading comprehension (well kind of)

I always feel uncomfortable with writing activities, I feel I’m not being a proper teacher if I sit and watch my learners work for an hour, without butting in! So this activity suits my need for a bit more bustle … Continue reading

Posted in Fab ideas | Leave a comment

End of Year wrap up: a well-being activity for learners AND teachers

I had thought of calling this article something like ” how to achieve an hour of silence with 25 teens” because that’s just what happened when we did this activity last week. It’s actually incredibly powerful and I not only … Continue reading

Posted in wellbeing | 4 Comments