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How to start a lesson after being away for two months


How to start a lesson after being away for two months
Hi all
I �ve been sick for two months and my classes didn �t have any substitute teachers. Now I �m better and will resume classes.
I was wondering if you have any ideas about activities I could do with my classes after this long break.
All of my classes are adult learners, upper-intermediate to advanced, business and conversation classes.
Thanks so much and have a great day!

2 Mar 2016      


I �ve been in your situation before but my students had a substitute teacher, so I didn �t have to start from scratch.
I would probably try to do a re-introduction activity with them, maybe by asking them to choose a few adjectives to describe themselves and then they would have to say whether they agreed with their classmates description.
I would do a short round-up with all the classes, too, in order to see what they may or may not have forgotten and I would move on from there.
These are really basic activities, which normally work well but let us see what other teachers have to say.
I �m glad you �re feeling better now, that �s the most important thing.
Have a nice day!

2 Mar 2016