I always like to catch the attention of my students and make lessons memorable. In fact, it is by packaging our lessons in this way that we enable a lot of long term memory activation and "real" learning to happen. (here's a nice read about this salient fact)
One great way to make a lesson stand out for students is to begin each one with a hook. Something that grabs their attention. I've written about this previously but here I want to describe an easy way to do this - Challenge them!
There are many videos on youtube that show simple tricks that you can challenge your students to do. If (usually when) they can't/fail then show them the way to do it. Your students will be amazed and with practical, "show me" explanation, they'll be learning a lot of English through a purposeful activity.
Quirkology is a great "go to" place for these style of videos and examples you can use in your class. Here are two of my favorities, I've done the penny trick and the glass (upside down) trick to great effect. Try one and if your students enjoy them, start each lesson with one .....
Also see "10 possible lesson hooks"
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