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Retelling the text without noticing it, a trick?)

 I’ve been a firm believer in deep and profound work with texts for a long time. No need to repeat that it (and “texts”, obviously can stand for listening/ videos) has tons of benefits, acquiring vocabulary from the context and … Continue reading

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How to ask questions to encourage more fluency in class?

How to ask the right questions to provoke more speaking&discussion in class? You might have heard that to be good at (Business) English teaching, you don’t have to know all the specifics of our students’ business, you have to ask … 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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multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT

I love using real things for teaching English. By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That’s why I prefer usual movies (and not educational ones – they are … Continue reading

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how to make your students come back to your lessons again, and again and again?

to make sure students always (and joyfully) come beck to your classes, I think you should… be an interesting person (or at least make such an impression). You can share some of your real-life if you have something nice to … Continue reading

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