TEFL Lesson Plan – British quiz

 
Here’s another TEFL lesson plan free to use in your English classes.
This is probably best used with teenager or young adult students from strong Pre-intermediate level and up.

If you are teaching on a UK-based summer school course, this might be a nice lesson to do in the first week, as an introduction to British culture. The class also includes activities which could help bond a newly-formed group together with a chance to learn about each other’s culture (towards the end of the lesson).

There is a student handout and teacher instructions sheet which comes with the answers. Both can be donwloaded for free below.

 
The whole lesson is based around a short video and 10-question multiple-choice quiz on some basic general knowledge about Britain. Both the video and quiz can be found in the blogpost on our Student blog here.

So, you will need a computer with internet access in your classroom to be able to show the video and quiz in this lesson (and preferably a projector, too, but it’s not essential if you can gather all the students around one monitor).

 
 
STUDENT HANDOUT

How Much Do You Know About Britain Student Hand Out

 
 
TEACHER INSTRUCTIONS/PLAN WITH ANSWERS

How Much Do You Know About Britain Lesson


 
 

TEFL Lesson plan – TEACHER INSTRUCTIONS in Full

 
Who are these people and what do they do?
In groups – Ss discuss the pictures questions and write answers on worksheet.
1. Elizabeth – Queen of England 2. Wayne Rooney – Footballer for Manchester United
3. Harry Styles – Singer for ‘One Direction’ 4. Victoria Beckham – Fashion designer (used to be singer
in ‘The Spice Girls’)

Play the video on blogpage – http://www.stgeorges.co.uk/blog/british-quiz-how-much-do-you-know-about-britain/
– Groups decide on answers – Feedback answers to class
1. Next King – Prince Charles (eldest son) 2. Last World Cup win – 1966
3. Parliament location – Westminster 4. Cricket thrower of ball – The bowler

Do you know anything about Britain, The UK, England or London that you can tell the class? (First practise quickly in groups what you are going to say)
Board (to help with ideas) – sport, food, places, books, films, music
Get student feedback

Multiple-choice quiz on blogpage – Put Ss into New groups
Go through each Q – Ss write down answer to the 10 Qs.
Do NOT click on answers (A, B, C etc) as it will show correct answers immediately. Just click on RIGHT ARROW to go to the next question.
When Ss have guessed all answers, pass papers around to another group for marking. Click through the questions again (maybe refresh the page) to see correct answers.

Further activities or Homework Options
OPTION A
Using phones, tablets, school computers
Access wikipedia in English to find out some info about UK or Celebrity.
Make multiple-choice question for the rest of the class.

OPTION B – monolingual class
What simple questions could you make for your country?
Board a simple example

OPTION B – multilingual class
Make a simple question about your culture for the rest of the class

 
 
IF YOU USE THIS LESSON PLAN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW IT WENT AND IF YOU MADE ANY ADAPTATIONS TO IMPROVE THE CLASS. THANKS.
 
 

Bren Brennan

About Bren Brennan

Bren initially trained here at SGI and then joined the staff in 2005. Since 2006, he has taught abroad in Budapest, Berlin and now at Mondragon University in Spain. He returns to teach at SGI London every summer and completed the SGI Trinity DipTESOL in 2011. He also regularly writes posts for students here.
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