Materials idea

A great place to find simple texts for classroom use is the website My Life Is Average. It’s a site where people post about the funny little things that happen in ordinary life. They mostly seem to be written by high school kids so tend to be short with simple, casual lexis. One I often use in class is:

Today, I wore different colored socks to school. Nobody noticed.

The texts often have a clear generic pattern of a very simple recount:

  1. Orientation (Today)
  2. Events in chronological order (I wore…socks)
  3. Comment (Nobody noticed)

They can easily be used for nearly every level in adult classes.

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About eflfunc

I'm an EFL teacher in Japan and this is a blog to record some thoughts on using Systemic Functional Linguistics in the foreign language classroom.
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