I was looking for some short and useful activities which I could use in class. For a long time I could not find any interesting, yet extremely short texts which I could use if I had between five and ten minutes to spare. And then I encountered Pope Francis’ tweets and I tried to convert them into a teaching material.
Pope’s English – video
Pope’s English – worksheet
After that ask the students to answer the reading comprehension questions and discuss the questions first in pairs and then in bigger groups.