Category Archives: vocabulary

Used to and other patterns – rethought and put into practice

In the morning today I had a chance to see how my substitution table from the previous post worked. I knew my student would still be struggling with all the 4 patters (get used to, be used to, used to, … Continue reading

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“8 secrets of success” TED-talk lesson plan

here is the lesson plan based on the TED talk by Richard St John that I referred to in my previous post about my teaching in a field. Hope you’ll find it useful. The talk itself conveniently takes only 3 minutes, … Continue reading

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May holidays and an emotional worksheet

In my country the first 2 weeks of May are not really very busy: first there is the Labour day (1.05), then the is the Victory Day (09.05), and in between a lot of people take some days off. As … Continue reading

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using Realtimeboard for teaching English online

I want to share an absolutely fantastic tool for online use: Realtimeboard.com 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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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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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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the summer is almost over – ELT-wise?

Everybody around is talking and writing about “back to school” stuff…well, this year I’m not having this “back to school” feeling – but still, I’ve been thinking about a good material suitable for a talk about how the students spent … Continue reading

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Teacher’s notes for the Leadership Worksheet

Have finally finished teaching notes for the Leadership worksheet. Couldn’t help improving and rewriting the Leadership worksheet, so here it is again, updated and upgraded! Now there is a follow-up section too! lesson share leadership Teachers notes leadership Related articles … Continue reading

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Using images in class

When I bought a tablet PC (oh my, I don’t know how I had lived before!), I also started a collection of pictures for ELT. Every time I came across an interesting picture, I stored it onto my tablet. There … Continue reading

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