Tag Archives: advanced

(authentic) resources for an HR English course

I’ve recently finished teaching a one-to-one HR English course (which lasted, on and off, about 18 months), and I feel it would be good to share some materials I’ve been choosing, using and sometimes creating. The situation The course started … Continue reading

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Intermediate+ speaking and reading worksheet:How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED translators

If you ask me, I like to reflect (and inspire my students to do the same) on learning languages and what works and what doesn’t, so I’m always happy to offer to my students such opportunities. Here is a worksheet … Continue reading

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how much personalisation is enough?

That’s the question that has been constantly nagging  me laltely. Don’t get me wrong, I am a true advocate of personalising materials for our students, basing the whole activities on their experience and expertise, and asking them for their professional … Continue reading

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Here is a follow-up task for the leadership worksheet. Something you can start the next lesson with, or might use as a short homework. The task is, of course, to match the features to an appropriate style and to comment … Continue reading

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an ESP activity on leadership

This is a new speaking&reading activity inspired by my old experience of making an ESP course on leadership for a very important person in a very important bank. At the time my student was preparing to go on a very … Continue reading

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working with newspapers in class

I love working with newspapers in class. And here is just one of the many things you can do in class. A fluency activity based on newspaper headings and lead-ins, a perfect start to a Business English one-to-one or group … Continue reading

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a highly flexible activity

Here is one more easily adaptable game you can use with any level depending on its contents. I used it for the first time with an elementary group where we worked with international express elementary. I wanted my students to … Continue reading

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Using WordPress posts for higher levels

As this is a WordPress blog, I thought I might start with sharing a WordPress activity for higher levels. I have been reading WordPress Freshly Pressed posts for some time and have constantly been feeling that this could be an … Continue reading

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