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New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:12:45 am »
This is the first lesson that I have posted. I teach at a Technical High School; therefore, the students are super low level and most do not study.  So my lessons are super simple and somewhat repetitive. Also, I donít use that much text in my slides. I use PPT as a guiding tool.  Let me know what you think would add to the lesson. Much loveĖ Scott from Daegu


Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 10:06:07 am »
 :D This is such a great lesson! It is such a practical thing to teach students and the powerpoint is put together so well that it really keeps the students interest!


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 10:42:37 am »
What an unusual but very practical theme for a lesson!  Thanks and great job!


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:47:26 am »
Hi guys,

Could someone please post this in a different format.  I'm using 2003, and it's not reading the file.  My country is school appears to have some outdated software ㅠㅠ

Thanks in advance!  happy fri!
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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 07:51:54 am »
Scott this was a HUGE hit with my intermediate and lower level middle school students.  I didn't try it with my "higher" level students yet bc they have such a short attention span that I might revise it for them a bit.  In any event, thanks for sharing and saving some of my students from a week of boring lessons from the textbook - Paolo from Goryeong.


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 07:58:05 am »
Hi guys,

Could someone please post this in a different format.  I'm using 2003, and it's not reading the file.  My country is school appears to have some outdated software ㅠㅠ

Thanks in advance!  happy fri!

I had a similar problem with the teachers' laptops; they don't use the 2003 powerpoint, but hopefully this works for you, if not, sorry!





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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 08:36:37 am »
This is a really great idea!! Trying to get my students to pay attention is nearly impossible so I'm really excited to try this powerpoint out!


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 09:21:43 am »
thank you i like this!!!


Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 09:02:47 am »
This lesson is great and useful! Thanks for sharing!


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 10:46:27 am »
Thanks for posting.  I found myself pre-teaching my students vocabulary so they would better understand the lesson.  To do this, I just added a few slides explaining the vocabulary and then created a worksheet to check their understanding and drill it in.

Worksheet attached below.


Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 11:42:24 am »
Nice job!  If you want to throw directions in there, there's a video of comedian Yoo Jae Suk (Happy Together, Running Man, etc.) in the elementary lessons making a visit to NYU and he asks locals for directions.  It's quite funny.  Several PPTs made surrounding this video.  Good for show lessons.


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 11:50:06 am »
This was awesome, just did it with a class and it was a hit..so simple but so good.  And it was a really great way to help lower level students do a dialogue!
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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 08:32:09 am »
matthews world, have a link to that video?
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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 09:15:07 am »
None of the video links are working for me- youtube says they're private. If anyone has  updated links, I'd love to check them out. Thanks! Looks like a good lesson for the lower levels!


Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 10:52:55 am »
matthews world, have a link to that video?

Not off hand.  It's in the elementary index under any lesson that would pertain to giving directions.  Start with the old national textbook lessons first.


Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2014, 03:03:01 pm »
This is the first lesson that I have posted. I teach at a Technical High School; therefore, the students are super low level and most do not study.  So my lessons are super simple and somewhat repetitive. Also, I donít use that much text in my slides. I use PPT as a guiding tool.  Let me know what you think would add to the lesson. Much loveĖ Scott from Daegu
BTW, the second embedded youtube vid at "http://www.youtube.com/v/YXswC55vrzI&feature=related" doesn't play because the person who uploaded it marked it as private.


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Re: New York City Taxi Driver Lesson
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2014, 10:49:04 am »
Mega thanks for sharing, this is really well put together and makes it crystal clear for students. I look forward to using it soon.