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Using authentic interviews in class

I love using interviews at my classes! Do you? I think they are just what you need to practice speaking, tenses, word order, and at the same time they let you make the lessons fun (obviously, depending on the interview … Continue reading

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a song to remember for a before a New Year time

I’ve stumbled upon a great song, just an English teacher’s dream!)) thanks to the site http://www.tefltunes.com/ ! the song is all about how smb is going to do smth next year and about New Year resolutions. not too actual now, but I’ll … Continue reading

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apartment renovation: teaching English for virtually any topic with authentic materials

Are there many ESL materials that would encourage speaking about a flat renovation/redecoration or repair? Surprisingly, they are scarce! and the ones existing are not what I want them to be, to tell you the truth. So after some really … Continue reading

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using famous songs to revise tenses: thanks, U2, Beatles and others

Do you often get students who is really confused about tenses? “I living in a big city”, “they speaks Spanish” and even “he is has been …”. oh and… “future? how do I make future? ” I am sure you’ve … Continue reading

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“I’ll be back” post :)

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages! (not a very original start, I know. But it’s still true. and it’s actually 2 posts). So I’ll be back (soon, really soon) with 2 posts, one containing an audio file … Continue reading

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teleconferencing – a nice video to start with

Have you noticed how scarce the teleconferencing materials are? especially for higher levels. And for one-to-one? A struggle! but while I was looking for some decent materials and came across this: it can be called authentic material, but it’s not  … Continue reading

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a mental note)

I have two things that I’ve been meaning to write about for some time now: a commercial that can be used to teach and train narrative tenses and my experience of teaching English to a young learner using Lego people … Continue reading

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Used to, get used to, be used to and would – an activity to train, revise and speak

A couple of days ago I felt there wasn’t a good material on would, be used to, be used to used to and get used to that would meet all the requirements for my student. And so I decidecd to … Continue reading

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I am a slowpoke or How chunking helps with connected speech

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the video I nearly lost: looks like a great base to revise&refresh grammar tenses

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