Tuesday, 19 December 2017

General Vocabulary of Farming: Phonetics, Intonation and Pronunciation

Students revise the general vocabulary of farming, learn/revise the pronunciation of the words (stress, sounds and intonation), and practise their listening, speaking and writing skills.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Web quest: Native Americans in North Dakota (short version)

Students learn about Native Americans and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and practise their reading, writing, and speaking skills.

This article is a shortened version of a webquest I already published in a post. You can find it here:

It is intended to take up to an hour for the students to browse the internet on flagged websites and find out the answers to the questions.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Vehicle and Tractor Features Vocabulary Quiz

Students learn and practise general vocabulary related to vehicles and tractors through a vocabulary quiz on vehicle features.

as well as the 2017 News quiz

Find out how to create your own quiz on this post: Create a Quiz with Google Forms: Vocabulary, Writing and Reading Activity

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Talk about Vehicles and Tractors Using Comparative and Superlative: a Vocabulary and Grammar In Context Lesson

Students learn adjectives to talk about a vehicle, revise how to use the comparative and superlative, and practise their writing and speaking skills.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Vocabulary Games: General Vocabulary of Farming and Farm Equipment

Students learn or revise some general vocabulary of farming and farm equipment through a guessing game, as well as other vocabulary games, and practise their speaking and listening skills. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

BTS Final Oral Exam (CCF): Example of Assessment Paper and Useful Expressions

One of the assessment situation is a 5-minute oral presentation in English on a set of documents followed by a 10-minute followup discussion (still in English). In this post, you will find an assessment paper that I made last year to prepare my students for their final oral exam (BTS TSMA Sujet CCF) along with an example of what a possible presentation might look like. I have also included lists of useful expressions that I put together and that can be used to describe a picture, to make a presentation and to talk about a text. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

A Future with Farmers TEDx Listening, Reading and Speaking Lesson

A listening to practice the vocabulary of farming and learn about the differences between traditional commodity corn farming and a new trend of young farmers, who grow vegetables and rear animals on pastures.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Talk About the News Using Past Simple: A Grammar in Context Lesson

Students revise/learn how to form and use past simple, and put this grammar point into practice by writing about the news. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

2017 News quiz

Students learn and practice current affairs vocabulary through a vocabulary quiz about 2017 news.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Superheroes and History (the Example of Captain America): Reading, Writing and Speaking Activities

In this lesson, students analyse the link between history and superhero stories (through the example of Captain America), and practise their reading, speaking, and writing skills.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

TEDx Talk Listening, Grammar and Pronunciation Skills Lesson: How to Introduce Yourself, Present Perfect Progressive, Since and For

Students practice their pronunciation and listening skills and learn how to use present perfect progressive, since and for to talk about what they have been doing. They also learn how to introduce themselves in a formal situation such as a presentation or their end-of-year speaking exam.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Create a Quiz with Google Forms: Vocabulary, Writing and Reading Activity

Students have fun creating a quiz with Google Forms, learn about any given topic or vocabulary, and practise their reading and writing skills.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tractor Transmission: Mechanics Vocabulary Quiz

Students learn and practice tractor mechanics vocabulary through a vocabulary quiz about mechanical terms related to tractor transmission.

You can also try the General Tractor Vocabulary Quiz

and the Tractor Features Vocabulary Quiz 

as well as the 2017 News quiz

Find out how to create your own quiz on this post: Create a Quiz with Google Forms: Vocabulary, Writing and Reading Activity

General Tractor Vocabulary Quiz

Students learn and practise general tractor vocabulary through a tractor vocabulary quiz.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Analysing Superheroes: Speaking, Writing and Listening Activities

Students synthesise everything they know about superheroes (and heroes) in order to analyse superhero stories, and practice their speaking, listening, and writing skills.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tractor Troubleshooting Vocabulary Speaking Lesson

Students learn extensive mechanical vocabulary - including verbs, nouns and expressions - and practice their writing and speaking skills.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Superheroes Web Quest: Reading, Writing and Board Game Activities

Students practice their reading and writing skills, as well as learn about different famous superhero stories, and revise the interrogative form.  

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Open Source Tractors: Listening, Reading and Speaking Activity

Students learn about copyright issues in tractor repairs, and find out about the Open Source and Maker Movement. They also practice their listening, reading, and speaking skills for the BTS final exam.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Memorising Vocabulary Using Visual and Associative Memory

Students practice their memorising skills and learn a new memorising technique which involves their visual and associative memory.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

100+ Farm Machines and Tools French-English Vocabulary

A comprehensive French-English list of farm machines and tools designed for land-based engineering, farm and Ag equipment maintenance and services students.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

How Recruiters Test your English: Speaking Activity

Students practice their speaking skills in a job interview role-play, learn about questions potential employers might ask them to test their fluency in English and revise basic grammar rules, such as present simple, past simple, future, expressing likes and dislikes... 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Right to Repair and Copyright Law: Listening, Reading and Writing Lesson

Students learn about copyright issues in tractor repair and practice their listening, reading and writing skills for the BTS end of program exam. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Tractor Buying Facts: Reading Activity and Oral Presentation Skills Practice

In this lesson, students will practice their reading and oral presentation skills for the final exam, as well as learn about tractor features.