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Famous People in History: An EFL Project

Our coursebook presents the Past Simple tense via a number of famous historical figures like Mahatma Ghandi and Mother Teresa, and completes the unit with a biography project.


In my attempt to make it a bit more motivating and to offer some guidance to my students, I've prepared a presentation on Adobe Spark, providing, among other things, a list of recommended websites for research and graphic organisers for note-taking. 

Feel free to go through it and use it for inspiration! Leave me a comment below.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a Carnival festival that lasts for several days and ends the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is always on a Tuesday in February or March. It is the day before the start of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter when many Christians fast. 

People celebrate Mardi Gras by having parties, attending parades, wearing costumes and masks, and eating King Cake. Because Lent is a somber time, Mardi Gras is a last chance to live it up and celebrate. Two of the largest Mardi Gras Carnival celebrations are in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro.

You can find all this information and more in the presentation below, together with downloadable worksheets, printable masks and a short video on the basic samba steps. Suitable for A2+ teens. 


Ten Ways to Say "I Love You"

Valentine's Day is approaching in a few days. How are you going to express your love to your Valentine? Whether you're writing a card, an email, or face to face, below are some other ways to say "I love you" to someone.