Stuart Mill English

How to Learn, How to Teach English

Website Review:

In short: Super lesson plans based on current events. Every three days, Sean Bannville writes and records a brief summary of a current event and puts together a lesson plan around it. The lesson plans always follow the same format and the format is perfect, so why not? (There are nice warm-up activities, discussion questions, and vocabulary exercises.) Plus, most teachers and students will find that there is more material than they’ll ever use for one article. You can always use different parts of the lessons if you need some variety.

If you like this one, check out his other sites:,,, and

For students: There are six games that come with each lesson. Four of the games are great for practicing the vocabulary. The other two (“No Letters” and “Sentence Jumble”) will help you write like a native speaker.

For teachers: In addition to using these lessons regularly, you might just print off a few, make copies for your class, and carry them around. You’ll always have a wonderful back-up plan in your bag for when your things go wrong or you finish quickly.

July 19, 2010 - Posted by | Website Reviews | , , , , , , ,

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