Monthly Archives: October 2013

should we talk about how we learn?

Well, I think we should. Because I’ve seen many times that it does make a difference – when you share the responsiblity of learning and studying with your students. When you are not the only person who constantly tries to … Continue reading

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ways to finish a lesson – so that the students take something away with them

There are lots of ways to start off a lesson beautifully, maningfully, logically, etc. For example, to talk about how your students spent their week (here are 2¬† worksheets to help), or to ask about their plans, or to discuss … Continue reading

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Using outside materials in the classroom

a very interesting article about writing really good reading materials. Especially the “train test” idea appeals to me! Using outside materials in the classroom.

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an activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors

here is a short pre-int activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors I wrote to accompany a unit (unit 6, part 1, to be precise) from Global pre-int. I used it to make my student recall all the metaphors from our previous … Continue reading

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superlatives for elementary

A nice short speaking activity on superlatives! To practice phrases like “the best book/ the most interesting film/ the most difficult in a conversational manner, at an elementary level. for me and my group it work as a good finalising … Continue reading

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tense revision jigsaw puzzle – what it looks like

Here are some pictures to illustrate my favourite tense revision puzzle. very easy – you just give a “skeleton” and a pile of cards to your students to put together. And then you give a full copy to compare with … Continue reading

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food issues month

Today is a starting day of the Food Issues Month! #foodissuesmonth¬† No doubt, all the food topics listed on the SIG’s page matter very much. But somehow for me from what I see and hear, food labelling is the most … Continue reading

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