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Hi everyone, Steve has been constantly informing me on sources online that could be of use when preperaing lesson plans. Here is the one that I liked the most and find most practical for all levels. http://lessonstream.orgThe website provides free lesson plans utilizing commonly watched youtube videos and the level varies from beginner to advanced. Here is one them:http://lessonstream.org/2011/06/24/the-wrong-guy/I'm sure most of you will remember the "Guy" in the video. The key language tested and reviewed is Past simple tense; affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. You might find the lesson plan a bit too teacher centered and could add more speaking tasks and pair and group work, but especially for language revision, it's quite handy. It's a good idea to search this extensive database of lesson plans to provide variety in our lessons and integrate techology in the steps of a communicative lesson plan. Moreover, most of the youtube videos take a short time to watch and the lesson plans try to exploit these short clips as much as possible. As I said before, they can easily be adapted or extended depending on your goals. Erhan.