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Teaching Guide: This is me and my community

Author: Diana Rocío Muñoz Hernández – Description: This lesson plan gives students the opportunity to foster cultural knowledge of the world throughout the creation of videos. Besides, it gives teachers a chance to integrate English grammar topics to the students’ real life throughout meaningful projects. All in all, this lesson plan is a simple and fun way to have the students engaged with the learning process while interacting and knowing their own community.

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Teaching Guide: Describing jobs

Author: GABRIELA COTAMO – Description: This plan will help beginners to start reading in English by using strategies to help them develop reading skills to better cope with written texts. Students will also have a chance to practice language in a meaningful and contextualized way.

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Learning Guide: Celebrations and festivals

Author: Andrés Bermúdez Duque, Astrid Elena Lopera Lopera, Elmer Antonio Córdoba Mosquera – Description: This English self-study guide helps you practise describing traditional Colombian celebrations. All the activities are related to the topic of celebrations and festivals presented in English Please Student’s Book Fast Track 9th grade, Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 7. It begins with a vocabulary task, a matching exercise, and writing about celebrations. Then, it asks you to complete some sentences about celebrations and customs. Next, do a multiple choice exercise about wh- question words. Finally, do a reading exercise and comprehension activity. At the end, there is a class project to do during the term to be presented at the end of it.

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Teaching Guide: Personal Care Habits

Author: Maritza Cáceres Zárate – Description: This lesson plan has been designed for seventh grade students who have A1 level in an urban area away from the city, who come from rural sites with very little knowledge of English language. In this lesson plan you can find step by step activities that will lead students to practice speaking, which they will practice at all times with the pair work. In this plan, the students will learn by themselves, they will be the most important actors in the class and as a teacher I will only be a guide waiting to give feedback when necessary. Finally, with this lesson plan we leave the traditional class and focus on more dynamic activities, which lead students to be motivated with the practice of English. This can be a very useful and productive class if you want to put it into practice with your students.

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Teaching Guide: Top 10 places in Colombia

Author: Gustavo Antonio Herrera Cardona – Description: This activity plan focuses on biodiversity in Colombia through a Reading activity. This topic raises awareness about the actions we can take to protect our landscapes in the country.

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Learning Guide: My Family

Author: Ofelia Vargas- Cielo Barreto – Description: This English self-study guide helps you practice vocabulary related to family members. It starts with a vocabulary activity and in the language awareness section, read the examples about describing family relationships. This section has two exercises for you to practise. Then, in the reading task there are two exercises and finally, you should describe your family tree and send it to a classmate.

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Learning Guide: The influence of images in the world

Author: Tatiana Paula Lozano, Daisy Viviana Montilla Gonzalez – Description: This self-study guide will help you to follow instructions in a written form. Some activities are
related to the English Please 3 Student ́s Book Module 2, Unit 2 that will help you to reinforce
the vocabulary related to advertisements, modal verbs: can, should, could and to show your
creativity and ability to convince others.

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Learning Guide: A common day in life

Author: Luz Adriana Garcia, Julian Andrés Yaya, Angela Carolina Villa – Description: This self-study guide helps you to describe your daily routine in written form. All the activities are related to things that we do regularly. Some of the tasks are presented in Way to go workbook 6 Module 2 unit 2 lesson 2. The tasks begins with an unscramble activity and matching exercise, then you have to complete some grammar points, some reading exercises and end up with written sentences.

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Learning Guide: My classroom

Author: Wendy Johanna Salcedo, Virginia Patricia Buelvas, Arnulfo del Toro Alarcón – Description: This English self-study guide can help you practice vocabulary related to your classroom and the objects inside it. The activities are based on the topic Classroom Description presented in English Please 2 Student Book. The first part has some vocabulary revision activities. Then, you have to read some texts to comprehend some knowledge about the terms to refer to the description of objects and the distance from you. After that, you will end up making a poster about your classroom describing the different objects and you will have to send a picture of the poster to your teacher.

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Teaching Guide: Sustainability and Conservation

Author: Gladys Eugenia Imbago – Description: This activity is designed to meet the needs of a rural 7th grade class. It is simple to adapt and it provides a hands-on student cantered activity. It will also motivate Ss to work, as their posters will be displayed for everyone in the school to see.

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Teaching Guide: Going camping

Author: Bertha Cecilia Agreda Peña – Description: This plan can be used in any kind of context. The teacher can adapt and use vocabulary and describe places that are closer to what students know. The idea is to give them a reason to communicate and to get them involved in a real-life task. If it is possible, it would be a great idea to actually plan a picnic or a small trip with your students and really go.

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Learning Guide: The biggest cities

Author: Samia Arrieta, Victor Guerra, Jhon Moreno – Description: This self-study guide will help you to introduce, learn, describe and practise the adjective and their form
as a superlative. The activities will strengthen your writing skills doing some simple exercises in which
you have to focus, do a good job, improve your vocabulary, and at the same time, work on reading as a
subskill.
You will complete the following activities taking into account the following explanation: ACTIVITY 1:
Identify the vocabulary that will be worked about adjective and superlative form. It is divided in two (2)
exercises. ACTIVITY 2: Reading comprehension and answering questions (two exercises). ACTIVITY 3:
using superlative form and choosing the best option by contextualized sentences. ACTIVITY 4: analyze a
chart and write an e-mail to your friends or parents, ACTIVITY 5: answer some questions as a
self-assessment with parent’s help.
We are going to use the English student book: “Way to Go 7” (Student’s book page 141 Exercise 3)
(you can download it clicking on the next link: http://aprende.colombiaaprende.edu.co/es/node/94010).
For those students that don’t have connectivity, we will add the pages we are suggesting at the end of
this guide.

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Teaching Guide: Living my city

Author: Juan Diego Vanegas Marin – Description: This plan is going to be helpful for those teachers that want their students to keep motivated with English through topics of their interests. The topic “Living the city” pretends to engage the students with topics as simple present, descriptive adjectives, there is/there are and quantifiers based on touristic places and plans they do or they can do in their own city (Medellin).

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Lesson Plan: A Tale of Two Animals

Author: Veronica L. Diptoadi – Description: A lesson plan about animals with a skit. These resources were originally created for English language learners and teachers around the world by the Office of English Language Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Visit the American English page here: https://americanenglish.state.gov/

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Teaching Guide: Healthy physical routine

Author: Diana Luz Jaraba Ramirez – Description: This plan is a great opportunity to help your students to understand the need of keeping healthy through some physical routines. There are a lot of fun activities that can improve their communicative skills and their English learning process in an easy and meaningful way.

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