Try something new for 30 days : Free downloadable lesson

A free downloadable lesson, based around a short TED talk by Matt Cutts on how carrying out 30 day challenges helped him to improve his life.

Suitable from PreIntermediate/A2+, the lesson starts with a quick review of present perfect for experience: Have you ever + past participle?

Students then watch the video (3 minutes), which is quite simply and clearly expressed, looking at what challenges Matt carried out, and the impact these challenges had on his life.

There is a focus on some idiomatic language, and then the lesson concludes by asking students to think of some challenges they’d like to do themselves (and that they’d like to set for the teacher!)

 

Download PDF here: ELT Resourceful – Try something new for 30 days

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9 responses to “Try something new for 30 days : Free downloadable lesson

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  2. Jane Marshall

    I’d like to thank you, Rachael, for all your posts (not only this one: the most recent) – they are excellent in every way, and have been a great boon to me in moments when I have felt too exhausted to create my own materials. I really appreciate your generosity in sharing your work, and producing it in such a clear and attractive way that I can walk straight into a group and know that they will be motivated, engaged and learn a lot with hardly any preparation from me! I work with adults in Spain (most of them teachers themselves) and their feedback has been positive – I’d like to pass this on to you with many thanks.

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  4. Have you ever (take) ______ a photo every day? (sounds a bit wierd to me!)

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  6. Carmen Goncalves

    Good morning!

    Fantastic resources for ELT classes: imaginative and motivating, students adhered to the tasks very well, fully understood the activities planned, and enjoyed viewing and sharing their own ideas – after personalising it and presenting their own plans.

    Thank you very much!

    Carmen Sofia Gonalves

  7. thank you very much for your great efforts

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