Monthly Archives: February 2014

using Realtimeboard for teaching English online

I want to share an absolutely fantastic tool for online use: As I already told, now I teach online, using Skype. When I was preparing for my first online lesson, I was feeling very uneasy – first of all, … Continue reading

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my favourite ways of revisiting vocabulary

I’ve recently come back to work! yes, for 9 month I was off work – at least I wasn’t teaching English to real people, that is. I was a blogger and materials writer. But now 2 times a week I … Continue reading

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“lost interview”: a recreative activity to practise asking closed questions

here is a short but effective activity to train asking closed questions like are you…/ have you…/ did you…/ do you…?.- the ones that cause a lot of difficulties with some of our students… in this activity students are only … Continue reading

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