The context of this lesson is life ski lls and the material is
based on information on a website called wikiHow, which
gives help and advice {sent in by readers) on how to do
thousands of different things. The lesson begins with
Sts reading some humorous but useful advice on what
to do and say (and not do and say) when you meet your
boyfriend f girlfriend / partner’s parents for the first time,
They then listen to Nigel meeting his girlfriend’s parents
to see how he gets on. In Grammar, Sts learn when to
use the in finitive form with to (after certain verbs, after
adjectives, etc.). In Vocabulary, the focus is on some high
frequency verbs which arc followed by the infinitive form,
and in Pronunciation Sts practise the weak form of to in
phrases using an infinitive and linking. Finally, in Speaking
Sts read and re-tell two more How to.., texts (surviving a
first date and surviving at a party where you don’t know
anybody) and then in Writing they write some tips o f their
own on a d ifferent subject.







A magazine article in which different journalists from the
same magazine talk about their idea of happiness provides
the context for Sts to learn three common uses of the verb +
-ing form (often called the gerund).
The lesson begins with grammar and the magazine article
presents examples of the gerund. The vocabulary focus
is on common verbs which are followed by the gerund.
In Pronunciation Sts look at the two pronunciations of the
letter i and learn some spelling and pronunciation rules.
The speaking and listening activity focusses on singing
and Sts listen to an interview with the director of a singing
school and a woman who did a singing course there. In
Writing Sts write their own sentences about their idea of







The title and main context of this lesson were inspired
by an article in the British press where an experiment
was done to see how well someone could learn a foreign
language in just a month. When the month was up, the
person travelled to the country itself and carried out
a series of tasks to see how much he or she had learnt.
The lesson begins with a grammatical focus on modal
verbs expressing obligation: have to / don’t have to and must,
and there is a pronunciation focus on must and mustn’t.
Then Sts read an article about an experiment to see how
much Spanish a British student, Max, can learn in a month
and then they listen to hear how Max got on in Spain when
his course finished. Then there is a vocabulary focus on
modifiers like quite, really, and incredibly before Sts talk
about their experiences as learners of English. In Writing
Sts write a formal email to a language school asking for