David Buckley

Modern Television — a Talking Points lesson plan for reading, speaking & vocabulary

Modern TV today is just rubbish, isn’t it? Just the same kind of shows repeated again and again. Why do TV companies only show these kinds of shows? Why not show something different? This is a lesson plan all about television. Today’s students probably watch TV shows via their smartphones, but you can still use …

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Organised Street Crime — a Talking Points lesson plan for reading, speaking & vocabulary

Many cities around the world have organised street crime. Run by professional gangs who take advantage of the large number of people and the anonymity the city provides. In this lesson, we are looking at street crime and the highly organised gangs that operate in big cities. This is a great lesson plan to help …

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Five innovative classroom management strategies for English teachers

This is a guest post from Jessica Robinson. You can find more of Jessica’s writing at The Speaking Polymath. Here, she introduces some fantastic methods for classroom management. Many thanks, Jessica!     Every classroom has some noisy and disruptive students. Classroom management is essentially the process of preventing disruptive behaviors from students so that …

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Breastfeeding in Public — a Talking Points lesson plan for reading, speaking & vocabulary

Do women in your country breastfeed their babies in public? In many Western countries, young mothers do this. Most people think nothing of it, but some people believe they should do this in private, not out in the open for all people to see. In this lesson plan, you can discuss the idea of breastfeeding …

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