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Lessons In A Can: For Supporters

We have100s of lessons! All with materials to download,  printables, extensions,  multimedia resources. Click and go. The "level" is only "recommended".  

Most can be modified for many levels.  The lessons are now for  lifetime supporters only - well worth it and you get upgraded to more great helpers! See the sample PDF of all lessons.  See free samples below. Enjoy, happy eating!

No. LESSON DESCRIPTION

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LEVEL
1 BATTLESHIP

[speaking, guessing, games, verbs]

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LOW
2 WHO IS IT? / CELEBRITIES

[ speaking, people,description, questions ]

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Low
3 READ ALOUD GUESS THE DIFFERENCES

[ reading, listening ]

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INTERMEDIATE
4 3 WISHES GAME

[ past possibility, game ] Intermediate

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INTERMEDIATE
5 MR. X’S AMAZING DAY

[ writing, daily routine, habits,verbs, video ]

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LOW
6 WHERE THE HELL IS MATT

[ music, geography, nationality, countries]

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INTERMEDIATE
7 BEST FUNNY STORIES

[ humor, retelling, past tense, ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
8 DO YOU BELIEVE IN …?

[ speaking, questioning, beliefs, pairs]

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ADVANCED
9 BIRTHDAY HOROSCOPE

[ months, personal adjectives, tasks]

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INTERMEDIATE
10 MINI-BOOK MAKING

[ writing, comics, storytelling, pasttense ]

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ALL
11 CLASSROOM INTERVIEWS

[ speaking, role playing,questions]

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LOW
12 POP – UP CARS

[ arts and crafts, colors, camps ]

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LOW
13 SIGN THE ALPHABET

[ alphabet, reading, vocabulary, TPR]

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LOW
14 TV COMMERCIALS

[ listening, critical thinking, media awareness ]

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INTERMEDIATE
15 TRANSL8IT – TEXTMESSAGES

[ writing, decoding, game ]

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INTERMEDIATE
16 TEACHING NUMBERS

[ listening, vocabulary, pairs ]

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INTERMEDIATE
17 BRANDS & PREFERENCES

[ speaking, comparatives, game]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
18 WHEN WAS THE FIRST/LAST TIME…

[ speaking, survey, past]

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Low
19 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

[ writing, idioms,humor]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
20 FINISH IT OFF!

[ listening, stories ]

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INTERMEDIATE
21 LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE!

[speaking, idiomatic expressions, pairs ]

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INTERMEDIATE
22 HORRIBLE, STUPID, FUNNY JOKES.

[ humor, questions ]

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INTERMEDIATE
23 AT THE MOVIES

[ media, posters, quizzes, presentations]

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LOW
24 WHAT TIME IS IT?

[ numbers, time, pairs ]

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LOW
25 THANK YOU GAME

[speaking, expressions, task, last lesson]

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INTERMEDIATE
26 THE FAMILY

[ family tree, vocabulary, getting to know students]

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LOW
27 CONVERSATION STARTERS

[ interviews, questions, prompts]

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ALL
28 PUBLIC SPEAKING

[ speaking, skills, presenting ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
29 WHO ARE YOU?

[ quizzes, pairs, questions ]
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INTERMEDIATE
30 SCHOOL IS……..

[ adjectives, stating “why”, because, pairs ]

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INTERMEDIATE
31 THE TOP 5!

[ vocabulary, ppt, game ]

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ALL
32 ALPHABET SIGNING

[ alphabet, TPR, vocabulary ]

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LOW
33 PRESENT GIVING

[ speaking, X-mas, saying thank you, vocabulary, task ]

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LOW
34 MR. BEAN

[ speaking, pairs, video, verbs ]

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LOW
35 . N.Y. TIMES LESSON OF THE DAY

[ current events, human interest

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ALL
36 LAST ONE STANDING

[ listening, music, vocabulary, game]

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ALL
37 THE 3 SENTENCE ACTIVITY

[ speaking, grammar, game ]

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ALL
38 ANGEL VS DEVIL

[ speaking, comparatives, transitions]

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INTERMEDIATE
39 BAAM GAMES

[ vocabulary, review, quizzes, game ]

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ALL
40 ZIP – ZAP GAMES

[ vocabulary, word association, game]

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ALL
41 ONE OF THESE THINGS IS LIKE THE OTHER

[ speaking,cooperative learning,critical thinking, comparing ]

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LOW
42 INTRODUCING THE TEACHER

[ question making, groups, first lessons, assessment ]

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ALL
43 GET TO KNOW YOUR STUDENTS

[ guessing, questions, pairs]

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INTERMEDIATE
44 MAKE A DIFFERENCE

[ song, story, critical thinking ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
45 WHERE YOU FROM?

[ geography, nationality, flags, countries
]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
46 BINGO GAME – LESSON PLAN

[ speaking, vocabulary, game ]

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LOW
47 LESSON IDEAS – PEOPLE

[ song, adjectives, grammar, have/has got ]

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LOW
48 BREAKING NEWS ENGLISH

[ listening, current events, news, exercises ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
49 WHAT’S YOUR JOB?

[ vocabulary, jobs, careers, listening]

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LOW
50 STORYBOOK MAKING

[ writing, past tense, comics, reading ]

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LOW
51 DIGITAL STORYTELLING

[ technology, reading, pictures, writing ]

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INTERMEDIATE
52 SURVEYS AND QUIZZES I

[ speaking, tasks, grammar ]

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LOW
53 SURVEYS AND QUIZZES II

[ speaking, reading,personality adj., quizzes ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
54 PLAYS – THE LITTLE MOLE

[ plays, listening, reading, animals ]

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INTERMEDIATE
55 WEBQUESTS

[ technology, internet, task, computers ]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
56 WHITEBOARD SOCCER

[ vocabulary, game, trivia, questions, test ]

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ALL
57 JUST A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER – I

[ drawing, vocabulary, creativity ]

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ALL
58 JUST A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER – II

[ introductions, personal information, questions ]

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ALL
59 JUST A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER – III

[ family, speaking,relationships ]

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ALL
60 . JUST A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER – IV

[questions, prepositions, homes ]

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ALL
61 $100 LAPTOP

[ listening, current events, technology, exercises, vocab. ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
62 . IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD!

[ song, music, vocabulary, brainstorming ]

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INTERMEDIATE
63 HOMONYMS AND HOMOGRAPHS

[ pronunciation, vocabulary, listening ]

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ADVANCED
64 TEACHING TEACHERS

[ question making, prof. development, skills ]

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ADVANCED
65 ? MAKING – GETTING TO KNOW YOU

[questions, surveys, conversation ]

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LOW
66 ? MAKING - WALKAROUNDS

[ speaking, tasks, vocabulary]

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LOW
67 ? MAKING - PHOTOS RESPONSE

[ questions, vocabulary, game ]

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INTERMEDIATE
68 ? MAKING - THE 5WS

[ current events, speaking, news, video, listening ]

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INTERMEDIATE
69 ? MAKING - TIC-TAC-TOE

[ questions, game, grammar ]

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INTERMEDIATE
70 ? MAKING - BATTLESHIP

[ game, vocabulary, questions]

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LOW
71 GAMES 4 REVIEWING TENSES

[games, grammar, tenses, questions ]

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LOW
72 TRAVEL TALK

[ conversation, retelling, past tense, holidays ]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
73 NOSY NEIGHBORS

[ speaking, vocabulary, verbs, game ]

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LOW
74 LET’S TALK!

[ speaking, vocabulary, game, conversation]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
75 DEBATE IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

[ debate, critical thinking, problem solving ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
76 GUESSING ABOUT CLASSMATES

[ classmates, questions, game ]

INTERMEDIATE
77 CULTURE SPECIFIC TEACHING

[vocabulary, grammar, poetry, expression]

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INTERMEDIATE
78 GOOD NEWS / BAD NEWS

[ speaking, idioms ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
79 PICTIONARY

[ speaking, technology, drawing, crafts,game]

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ALL
80 INFORMATION GAP

[ speaking, idea, tasks, communication]

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ALL
81 ASK THE TEACHER

[ speaking, game, interview, introductions]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
82 HOW MUCH IS IT?

[ game, numbers, shopping, prices ]

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ALL
83 COOPERATIVE LEARNING

[ critical thinking, group work,tasks ]

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INTERMEDIATE
84 CELL PHONE SCRAMBLE

[ technology, dialogue, writing, game ]

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INTERMEDIATE
85 THE POWER OF PREDICTION

[ reading, future tense, stories]

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ALL
86 JEOPARDY BRAINSTORMING

[ game, questions, brainstorming]

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ALL
87 CLOTHING

[ vocabulary, categorizing, description ]

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LOW
88 CLASS GIFT GIVING

[ vocabulary, thanking, task, Christmas, because ]

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INTERMEDIATE
89 CARD MAKING

[ Christmas, crafts, thanking, drawing ]

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ALL
90 COOTIE CATCHER

[ craft, game, vocabulary ]

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ALL
91 NFB SHORT VIDEOS

[ video, description, stories, vocabulary]

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LOW INTERMEDIATE
92 NEW YEAR Resolutions

[ future tense, resolutions, agreement, song ]

INTERMEIDATE
93 SIGNS

[ modals, song, vocabulary, commands ]

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INTERMEDIATE
94 EXERCISE AND TREADMILLS

[ video, music, current events, reading, vocabulary ]

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INTERMEDIATE
95 Current Events

[ current events, news, reading ]

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HIGH INTERMEDIATE
96 RUNNING DICTATION

[ writing, reading, game, korea ]

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ALL
97 FIND SOMEONE WHO

[ speaking, task, questions, game ]

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ALL
98 CLOZE ACTIVITIES

[ speaking, listening, vocabulary ]

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ALL
99 BACKDOOR

[ description, tenses, video, Mr. Bean ]

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ALL
100 USING FLASHCARDS

[ vocabulary, game, task, pictures]

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ALL
101 2 Way Tasks - Pair Work

[ speaking, pairs, communicative, tasks ]

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ALL
102 Listening Activities Galore!

[ listening, tasks, audio ]

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ALL
103 Reading Response

[ reading, writing, predicting, creative thinking ]

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ALL
104 The Class of 2010 [ listening, video,
current events]

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Adv.
105 World Cup Country Project

[ reading, writing, geography, presentation ]

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Int.
106 Music Appreciation

[ listening, opinion ]

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Int.
107 Summer Vacation

[ writing, past tense ]

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Low
108 Opinion Survey

[ conversation, feelings, adverbs ]

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Low Intermediate
109 Be an Inventor

[ vocab, video, project ]

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Intermediate
110 Describe and Draw

[ there is / there are, prepositions]

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Low Intermediate
111 Zoo Making & Animal Talk

[ animals, prepositions, here/there ]

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Low
112 The Multi Platform Male

[ commercial, adjectives, media]

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High Intermediate
113 Words,Words,Words

[ collocations, video, vocabulary ]

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Intermediate
114 Spiderman and Superheroes

ability, drawing, listening, song]

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Low Intermediate
115 Eminem: I'm Not Afraid

[ questions, chant, rap, lyrics rewrite, song ]

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Low Intermediate
116 This Is The Truth - Adidas

[ commericials, statements, motivation, writing, listening]

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High Intermediate
117 The Incident At Tower 37

[ retelling, story, environment, water, animation]

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Intermediate
118 Technologic: Talking about technology

[ verbs, technology, song, phrasal verbs, matching]

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Intermediate
119 Making a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

[ retelling, transitions, food, video, Mr. Bean]

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Low Intermediate
120 Getting Started - Procrastination

[ daily habits, routine, verbs, video]

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Intermediate
121 I Am Beautiful

[ adjectives, listening, song, describing]

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High Beginner
122 The Snowman

[ prediction, ordering, Christmas, holidays, video]

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Intermediate
123 The Force Be With You

[ home, reading, sequencing, commercials]

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High Beginner
124 Simply The Best
[ superlatives, adjectives, verbs, survey, song ]    

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Intermediate

 

125

The World We Live In

[ comparisons, critical thinking, nature, video, vocabulary ]

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Intermediate
126 Vowels: Pronunciation

[ vowels, pronunciation, sounds, phonetic alphabet, video]

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High Beginner
127

The Sounds Of Silence

[ description, listening, pronunciation, reading ]

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High Intermediate
128 Protech Your Dreams

[ dreams, possibility, the future, career, sports, film]

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Intermediate
129

What Did Ferris Do today?

[ past events, retelling, routines, film ]

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High Beginner
130 Forgotten

[ doing, homes, sounds like.., video, memories]

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Low
131

Split Screen: A Love Story

[ past, routine, daily activity, vocabulary, travel ]

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Beginner
132 Your Hands Can Do So Many Things

[ doing, verbs, song, video, commercial]

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Beginner
133

What Can I Change?

[ writing, inspiration, critical thinking, world issues, listening ]

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Intermediate
134 7 Billion People

[ critical thinking, numbers, video, world issues]

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Intermediate
135

New Year's Resolutions

[ holidays, future, speaking, video, listening ]

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Intermediate
136

Did You Know?

[ facts, present tense, guessing, quiz, ]

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High Intermediate
137

Guatemala

[ geography, video, listening, news, travel ]

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High Intermediate

Comment by Ellen Pham on March 9, 2009 at 6:11am
This is great, David... at first glance, I already found something I had forgotten about and am happy to have found again- this will be so useful for everyone
Comment by Eduardo Rossato on April 29, 2009 at 10:15pm
Ellen is right, this is GREAT!!!!!

Thank you so much!

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Comment by Karla Carmona on August 27, 2009 at 2:24am
This is better than GREAT!!!! It's AWESOME!!!! I'm a BA in ELT student and it helped me sooooooo much with my homework. Thanks!:)
Comment by Jennifer on November 4, 2009 at 7:12am
They are all really really great... practical, useful and fun ... thanks !!
Comment by Michelle Cillie on April 26, 2010 at 6:42am
Sometimes you refer to files on Mediafire. How can I access those? Thank you very much!

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Comment by ddeubel on April 26, 2010 at 9:12am
Michelle ,

Those are just for our members and you can access by clicking on the Mediafire button on the main page! or HERE. I think this is the largest library of English language teaching resources around - including the Smithsonian!
Comment by Michelle Cillie on April 26, 2010 at 12:48pm
Geezzz ! I see what you mean! This is amazing! Thank you so much...!

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Comment by Yen Tran on April 29, 2010 at 2:04am
I love this page so much. It is so helpful, especially for me, a new teacher. Thanks so much.

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Comment by Headrick von Pizza Head on April 30, 2010 at 5:56am
Where is that disappearning dialogue activity. I guess it disappeared

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Comment by ddeubel on April 30, 2010 at 6:50am
LOL! No, it is THAT good. I put it here in the Instruction PPT section of Resources.

The pdf of Lessons in a Can across the web is now passed 4,000 downloads! Wow. Free on a number of places and servers.... I'll be adding more lessons here shortly - easier and very non techie lessons to which all us tech saavy teachers can add our own spice!
Comment by Ellen Pham on April 30, 2010 at 5:10pm
The pdf of Lessons in a Can across the web is now passed 4,000 downloads!

Wow. That was fast!! I'm going to go google it and see what comes up : )
Comment by Ellen Pham on April 30, 2010 at 5:25pm
Gee David, where do you find it online? Ten Tips Good Girls Can Learn from Porn Stars at ivillage came up a page before this page... and this page was the first that led back to here!

So I tried putting the underscores in, and I got a nice list of the lessons and no other results, but still no PDF. Then I tried no spaces, yes, the lessonsinacan we all know and love came up top few spots, but still no link to the PDF. In fact, I can't remember where it is here! (Good thing I already downloaded it somewhere on my computer!)

Why not put it out in front more, David? Or maybe it is and I'm the one who is towards the end of the line, hard for me to say :D

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Comment by ddeubel on May 1, 2010 at 6:33am
Ellen,

Find it in my blog post. I'll add to the directory soon. But it IS online in many places, sites. Mediafire, rapidfire, ifile, englishtips, twitter, teacherpayteachers - to name just a few off the top of my head....

I'll be doing some housecleaning this weekend with the newsletter and will post up then.
Comment by Ellen Pham on May 1, 2010 at 7:32am
Upon rereading, my comment was barely comprehensible! I'll have to remember not to google and write at the same time. I hope that was it....

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