A free downloadable lesson, about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. Every day people vote on the most popular wish, and CrowdWish will grant it! Students start by discussing some wishes taken from the site, then read a short text about what the site aims to do (so don’t tell them at the start of the lesson!) There is then a focus on some useful idioms, before going on to watch a video in which the founder of the site, ‘pitches’ his idea. Students then look at the grammar used with ‘wish’, particularly at the use of ‘would’ when you want someone else to change their behaviour. Finally the students come up with their own wishes and vote on them, like on the site. You could even try and grant the top wish if you’re feeling creative..
The lesson would be suitable from B2 upwards, as the video is quite challenging in places. A transcript is provided.
(lesson plan covers to 5.24 only)
Download lesson plan PDF here: ELT Resourceful – Crowdwish
7 Responses to CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson
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A great example of a communicative lesson plan, using authentic resources to stimulate discussion. There is a grammar focus, but it comes from the topic and activities, rather than constituting the starting point of the lesson. Link to video and transcript provided, CC licence – what more could we ask?
Thank you, Shona 🙂
Hello! I loved your blog! Useful resources! Congrats!
Thank you 🙂
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‘Wishes + would’ = free lesson plan!
really great site and resources!!! thanks!!!!
Thanks, Maria 🙂