Monthly Archives: July 2013

Here is a follow-up task for the leadership worksheet. Something you can start the next lesson with, or might use as a short homework. The task is, of course, to match the features to an appropriate style and to comment … Continue reading

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students: we love them and we hate them…?

when recalling my past experience with the bank executive and the leadership course, I caught myself thinking if I’d like to come back to that student one day, if that student was my “red carpet student”, and mostly, how¬† we … Continue reading

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an ESP activity on leadership

This is a new speaking&reading activity inspired by my old experience of making an ESP course on leadership for a very important person in a very important bank. At the time my student was preparing to go on a very … Continue reading

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branding yourself

yesterday I took part in a webinar by Justine Arena on branding yourself as a teacher. It was a great experience – firstly because I had some quality time to myself sitting with a tablet at our summer house terrace … Continue reading

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my favourite bits of “grammar” by Scott Thornbury

UPD: The review is finally complete! a couple of months ago I went to a bookshop, where, after spending quite a considerable amount of time and money, I bought, among other titles, Scott Thornbury’s “Grammar”. At the time, I was … Continue reading

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an activity on positive feedback – reviewed

Recently I’ve been reading a book on how to write vocabulary materials. For me the best way to remember anything is to put it into practice, that’s why along with reading I was writing a material. It took me some … Continue reading

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an activity on sharing positive impressions

have been working on it for more than a week, and here it is – a vocabulary activity on how to give positive feedback about books, movies, rerstaurants and trips. It is based on authentic reviews and lets your students … Continue reading

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TV shows to improve your English?

I have been a fan of watching series for fun&for learning English for a very long time, having started with Friends and continuing with many other, including “Mind your language”, “Yes Minister”, “modern Family”, “BIG BANG” and many other.. now … Continue reading

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please share your ideas!

am writing a worksheet on ways of giving positive feedback and sharing good impressions from books, movies, etc. Can you remember any good (worth teaching) expressions, phrases, collocations?

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